SANTA BARBARA, Calif., March 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Christie & Co in partnership with Endeavor Consulting, Sustainable Law Group, and JPG Resources brings a highly-specialized program to the Colorado Backcountry that unites values-aligned investors and entrepreneurs for Resilient Growth™.
Per Forbes Magazine, 90% of startups fail, and those that succeed face significant challenges of growth – one of the primary barriers being how to fund their growth. Navigating the pitfalls and finding resources that align with the company's values is essential – and often just as challenging for the investors who spend countless hours and funds in the diligence process trying to find those "unicorns."
This process is often slow, fragmented and frequently painful for both the entrepreneur and the investor. What is the most effective way to build the relationship between investors and entrepreneurs to grow and scale a thriving company? With over 25 years of experience in growing companies and hosting investment summits, Christie & Co, a global communications and growth agency, has brought together pioneering thought leaders, investors and entrepreneurs to build the adVenturesAcademy and take business beyond the boardroom harnessing the power of adventure to develop deeper, more effective relationships between values-aligned investors and entrepreneurs. adVenturesAcademy hosts its Colorado Backcountry Investment Camp in the Rockies April 5 – 8, 2016.
"We created the adVenturesAcademy to harness the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship to revolutionize how to grow truly great, resilient companies that are committed to building a better world," explains Alissa Sears, Co-Founder of adVenturesAcademy and VP Growth & Strategy for Christie & Co. "The natural products and outdoor industries were founded by pioneers committed to doing business differently. Why shouldn't the funding process be done differently too? The program is based around innovative, experiential engagement between investors and entrepreneurs using survival training in wilderness and outdoor exploration. adVenturesAcademy is the ultimate relationship-building program for entrepreneurs and investors to develop more meaningful engagement and we are thrilled to bring this program to the Colorado backcountry."
From a pool of global applicants throughout the natural products and outdoor industries… these entrepreneurs were chosen by the Christie & Co world-class review team. They are pioneering innovative new products and lifestyles that solve problems, get people outdoors, help people live healthier lives, promote conservation, inspire fun, and build a better world. They dream big. Make it happen. And do it differently.
The adVenturesAcademy Colorado Backcountry Investment Camp includes the following pioneers and emerging leaders in their industries, selected for their innovation, mission, leadership abilities, team, offerings, traction, growth potential, and scalability across key driving trends and opportunities.
- Keith Eshelman / Parks Project (www.parksproject.us)
- Pete Spenuzza / Rise Bar (www.risebar.com)
- James Campbell / New Country Organics (www.newcountryorganics.com)
- Sara Gragnolati / Cocomama (www.cocomamafoods.com)
- Steve Katsaros / Nokero (www.nokero.com)
- Jim Moscou / Spiffly (www.spiffly.is)
- Hilary Harris of EVOROCK + FITNESS (www.evorock.com)
"For over 25 years, we have supported the growth of ethical companies globally. We developed the adVenturesAcademy to take that growth to new heights, harnessing innovation to support long-term growth for these visionaries pioneering new products, services, and technologies to build a better world," states Gillian Christie, Founder & CEO of Christie & Co. "We are excited to share this revolutionary model to build resilient growth for values-based businesses and investors, and change forever the growth model."
adVenturesAcademy Colorado Backcountry Investment Camp legal partner is Sustainable Law Group, operations partner is Outward Bound and outreach partners include JPG Resources and The LOHAS Group, and our catalyst partner is Colorado Office of Outdoor Recreation Industry.
Christie & Co's adVenturesAcademy is a highly-specialized, research-based experiential program ("curriculum in action") focused on strengthening and building resiliency in leaders dedicated to building businesses that create a better world. Created with the goal of deepening the engagement of entrepreneurs, investors and the growth ecosystem surrounding purpose-driven enterprises, adVenturesAcademy explores and develop survival skills in the wilderness that apply to the business world.
About Christie & Co
Christie & Co is a full service communications and growth agency dedicated to helping ethical companies bring their dream to mainstream. An industry leader for more than 25 years, representing every size of company from around the world, and specializing in market research, strategic planning, branding, social media strategies, website design, advertising and critical business development.
About Endeavor Consulting
Founded by Luis Benitez, world-renowned Mountaineer, Executive Leadership Development Expert and newly appointed Director of the Outdoor Recreation Industry Office for the State of Colorado, Endeavor Consulting specializes in programs offering Executive Level Leadership Development and Coaching, guiding global high altitude expeditions, and Keynote Business Leadership presentations skills
For media inquiries or to schedule an interview, please contact Meghan Spray of Christie & Co at 805-969-3744 or by email at email@example.com.
To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/adventuresacademy-proudly-announces-its-colorado-backcountry-investment-camp-the-chosen-companies-300241972.html
SOURCE Christie & Co