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FELLOWS

WE ARE FELLOWS

WHO WE ARE

Each Venture.Community is a cooperative society of venture company builders – and we need experienced Fellows like you that know venture. You may have worked with startups in a particular field, may have been a founder or venture builder, or had portfolio roles. We’re looking for startup experience in either particular verticals or horizontal service capabilities.

Venture.Community is founded by a group of Fellows who spend their time building venture companies and chose to open up their network to other Fellows and to exciting Founders that will be accelerated.

Our membership operates to democratic principles and secures benefits for their community, their companies and their teams. We work together to look after each other, our people and our companies.

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GREATER GOOD

FELLOW BENEFITS

Fellows engage in the Venture.Community to deliver services, build portfolios and/or venture build their own companies. Venture.Community membership provides Fellows access to the pool of startup talent within your region, as well as startups, expertise and capabilities of other Venture.Community branches as we expand. 

As a Fellow, you’ll become part of the process of admitting Founders and their startups and be able to sponsor the ones you find most interesting. This is a great way to start a relationship and build your portfolio.

Beyond our capability to bridge your expertise to early-stage promise, membership includes financial benefits in the form of interest bonds and equity in the startups you actively mentor.

FELLOWSHIP

BECOMING A FELLOW

As a Fellow you can join the Venture.Community on your historic entrepreneurial merit, or the merit of your area of specialty in helping early-stage companies. The sponsorship of an existing Fellow is an ideal form of reference. 

Venture.Community will bring together similar cooperatives that form in different regions to a common framework. All Venture.Community’s are interconnected via cooperation treaty, integrating the collective capabilities of our cooperative approach. 

Fellows are required to invest in their cooperative’s Community Shares offer, which is typically SIES/EIS eligible. This investment is the membership buy-in, unlocking the amenities of the cooperative. Terms may vary, but these shares are Community Shares under FCA rules, they have a fixed value, are withdrawable and pay a fixed rate of interest.

All Full Members buy-in, Fellows in cash, and Founders in a cash-equity mix.

We recognise the full membership of people (unincorporated persons), rather than your product (Associated Companies or Boutiques).

COMMUNITY SUPPORT

FELLOW EXPECTATIONS

Paid Work: Fellows are expected to provide mentorship, advisory or service support to the early-stage Founder Members. Fellows typically will take several Founders under their wing, as a Chair or Non-Exec for their company through their journey and supporting their endeavours and fundraising.  We have a framework we operate to and seek to support each other with our experience.

Voluntary Work: Venture.Community is committed to the wider community in providing free entrepreneurial education and free Events & Pre-Acceleration. As a Full Member you will be expected to contribute some of your time in sharing excellence. This is typically less than to 2hrs per year of “airtime” and will greatly enhance your personal brand. Fellows also participate in the admission process of new Founders and companies. Some Fellows opt to take an active role in their cooperative and run for election to the board of directors.

WE ARE FELLOWS

WHO WE ARE

Each Venture.Community is a cooperative societies of venture company builders – and we need experienced Fellows like you that know venture. You may have worked with startups in a particular field, may have been a founder or venture builder, or had portfolio roles. We’re looking for startup experience in either particular verticals, or horizontal service capabilities.

Venture.Community is founded by a group of Fellows who spend their time building venture companies and chose to open up their network to other Fellows and to exciting Founders that will be accelerated.

Our membership operates to democratic principles and secures benefits for their community, their companies and their teams. We work together to look after each other, our people and our companies.

GREATER GOOD

FELLOW BENEFITS

Fellows engage in the Venture.Community to deliver services, build portfolios and/or venture build their own companies. Venture.Community membership provides Fellows access to the pool of startup talent within your region, as well as startups, expertise and capabilities of other Venture.Community branches as we expand. 

As a Fellow, you’ll become part of the process of admitting Founders and their startups and be able to sponsor the ones you find most interesting. This is a great way to start a relationship and build your portfolio.

Beyond our capability to bridge your expertise to early-stage promise, membership includes financial benefits in the form of interest bonds and equity in the startups you actively mentor.

Amazing scenery of azure splashing waves rolling on rippling sea surface beneath light pink sunny sky
FELLOWSHIP

BECOMING A FELLOW

As a Fellow you can join the Venture.Community on your historic entrepreneurial merit, or the merit of your area of specialty in helping early-stage companies. The sponsorship of an existing Fellow is an ideal form of reference. 

Venture.Community will bring together similar cooperatives that form in different regions to a common framework. All Venture.Community’s are interconnected via cooperation treaty, integrating the collective capabilities of our cooperative approach. 

Fellows are required to invest in their cooperative’s Community Shares offer, which is typically SIES/EIS eligible. This investment is the membership buy-in, unlocking the amenities of the cooperative. Terms may vary, but these shares are Community Shares under FCA rules, they have a fixed value, are withdrawable and pay a fixed rate of interest.

All Full Members buy-in, Fellows in cash, and Founders in a cash-equity mix.

We recognise the full membership of people (unincorporated persons), rather than your product (Associated Companies or Boutiques).

COMMUNITY SUPPORT

FELLOW EXPECTATIONS

Paid Work: Fellows are expected to provide mentorship, advisory or service support to the early-stage Founder Members. Fellows typically will take several Founders under their wing, as a Chair or Non-Exec for their company through their journey and supporting their endeavours and fundraising.  We have a framework we operate to and seek to support each other with our experience.

Voluntary Work: Venture.Community is committed to the wider community in providing free entrepreneurial education and free Events & Pre-Acceleration. As a Full Member you will be expected to contribute some of your time in sharing excellence. This is typically less than to 2hrs per year of “airtime” and will greatly enhance your personal brand. Fellows also participate in the admission process of new Founders and companies. Some Fellows opt to take an active role in their cooperative and run for election to the board of directors.


APPLY TO BECOME A FELLOW

If you’re interested in becoming a Venture.Community Fellow fill out the form below or contact an existing Fellow. Fellows can be found in our Venture.Community Network

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