The Sprint

Make your company's future more positive.

Join future positive founders and operators in an adventure to build better companies. Grow your skills, processes, and networks as you choose and implement a practical project that advances simple ESG and impact improvements.

The next Sprint kicks off November 1st.
Register now to reserve your spot.

The first Sprint will focus on ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance).
Interested in joining a Sprint on another theme?
Sign up here to find out about the next edition.

Level up your company.

Every founder and operator wants their company to matter and contribute to a positive future. This is your time to make that happen. We'll help you unlock your next steps and take action.

Programming & Curriculum

Over 6 weeks, you'll find inspiration, allies, and the support to level up your company and make practical progress towards your mission.

Week 1: Welcome, Orientation, and Planning

Introduction

  • Learn how to get the most out of the ESG Sprint program.
  • Get to know your cohort of ESG champions.
  • Get oriented around ESG and its intersection with your company.

Prioritization and Planning

  • Pick and plan your capstone project.
  • Identify the necessary resources and potential obstacles.
  • Ready... Set... GO!
Weeks 2-5: Getting it done!

We provide coaching and pace-setting to make sure you are making real progress against your objectives.

  • Monday check-ins: Set your goals for the week.
  • Wednesday office hours: We help you strategize, brainstorm, and get unstuck
  • Friday report out: Tell us about your progress this week!
Week 6: Capstone Celebration!

We'll have a showcase where you can flaunt your progress and be inspired by your peers' work. Maybe one of them will sow the seed for your next Sprint 😉

Insights & Inspiration

On Tuesdays and Thursdays during the Sprint we curate private learning sessions and intimate fireside chats to help you learn from experts and peers.

What people are saying...

"Venture Better helps you discover what your company excels at and what work you need to do to get to the next level. It's mission-critical for any company wanting to grow mindfully."

Kyle
Director of Social Impact

"Venture Better provided us with the much needed meta-landscape on Social Impact... I particularly appreciated the focus on elevating and leveraging what is already in place rather than introducing new work that would require heavy resource investments up front. So grateful to have had the opportunity to learn and integrate such deep wisdom in such a supportive environment."

Karen
Head of Anti-racism, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

"The work with ... Venture Better provided very insightful guidance and really helped me and the team put some thoughts and ideas together on how to progress thinking about, presenting and implementing better ESG and DEI initiatives both internally as well as through our product offerings..."

Anastasia
CFO

Implementation Support & Accountability

A primary goal of the Sprint is to help you make practical progress. We provide the container and support to help you G.S.D.
Every impact sprint also includes...
Curated Peer Groups
Go deeper through shared experience, whether you are a founder, operator, startup or scale up.
Personalized Mission OS
Get organized and practical with a personalized Mission OS and the companion resources.
Expert Sessions and Demos
Geek out with expert practitioners and those building the tools for impact.
Fireside Chats
Learn from those with battle scars and the wisdom of experience.
Office Hours
Get access to exclusive office hour offerings from the community and guests.
Capstone Showcase
Share your insights and accomplishments at our capstone event with your cohort.
Proof of Progress
Use your time to take real action. Earn a Proof of Progress upon implementation.

Make real progress on building a better venture.

The next Sprint begins November 1st. Register now to secure your spot.

FAQ

Our most common questions, answered.

Who should apply?

The Sprint is designed for founders and operators at Seed to Series B-stage ventures. The Sprint is a good fit for people who:

  • Recognize that ESG has strategic significance to their company
  • Are interested in practical implementation
  • Want to connect with peers across companies and industries
  • Have been struggling to make time to work on ESG
  • Want to work on ESG projects but aren't sure where to start

Can more than one person at my company join?

Yes! In fact, for growing companies with teams of 25 people or more, we recommend having at least one founder or executive and one or more operators and managers participate together.

What if my company doesn't support me?

Leadership can come from any level of the organization, so we welcome individuals to participate whether they have company support or not. You can even use this program to build support for ESG in your company, or share the following resources to build support in advance: 🚀Understanding Mission-Driven Advantage in Venture.

What does it cost?

The program costs $2,490 with early-bird pricing as follows:

  • Applications received before September 1st: $1,290 USD
  • Applications received before October 1st: $1,990 USD
  • Applications received on or after October 1st: $2,490 (full-program cost)

What is the time commitment?

This a community oriented program, based on the value of peer-relationships and support. While we provide the container, resources, and curriculum, you can expect to get back what you put into it. We've designed this to work best for people who are able to commit 5+ hours per week.

Can I apply if I'm new to ESG?

Of course! Everyone needs to start somewhere. Consider this a crash course, but don't worry, you will be able to go at your own pace.

Is this a fully remote program?

Yes. This program is optimized to support a global community of peers.

How long will I have access to the community?

We are currently exploring models for ongoing community support after program completion and will share details when available.

Who are the organizers?

Claire Veuthey and Michael Lewkowitz are both impact and venture practitioners. They met (thanks Sophie!) and bonded over the gap they both see in simple, practical, G.S.D-focused resources on what ESG, Impact, DEI, etc mean for early-stage startups. After months of enthusiastic conversation, they decided to partner to launch the Sprint.

I have another question. Can I contact you directly?

Sure thing. Send us a note at support@venturebetter.org!