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The Ultimate Collaborative
Business Development Ecosystem for Social
Amplify your impact &
change the world
A development community designed to share, lead, co-evolve, innovate, learn, grow, and amplify their collective impact.
If you are a coach, consultant, thought leader, former executive, proven entrepreneur or skilled business professional, we invite you to play. You'll be able to earn rewards from 9 distinct revenue and equity streams while helping make the world a better place. Click the button below to watch a brief video that lays out the opportunity. We only have a few slots remaining, so act today!
where the art and science of
leadership, team building, and business development
come together to nurture amazingly
rich communities that thrive together
We believe in the essence of collaboration. Where good people come together to make an impact. Where leadership is more like coaching and less like a command & control hierarchy. Where talent arises from nurturing our humanity within a network of trust.
We believe in the power of innovation as a catalyst for growth. We get inspired by the creative synergy of 1+1=11. Where business success becomes inevitable through experimentation, adaptation, and refinement.
...a pioneer, innovator, catalyst. You have a driving passion to impact the world. You believe that business can change the world. In fact, you want to be part of that change.
You are ambitious, results-oriented and respected.AND…You don’t want to be the lone wolf trying to build it all alone.
We are not afraid to disrupt the status quo. To take a stand for what matters. We are forward-thinking, creative, and experimental. We have the gift of being able to see what’s possible, and we know that we can make it happen.
We are not just rule-breakers – we are game-changers.We have high standards of excellence.Together, we WILL change the world.
...then you've come to the right place.
By aligning with the United Nations Sustainable Development goals for 2030, we can tap into and synergize global resources and nurture a massive impact.
a collaborative community dedicated to growing lucrative businesses that have a powerful impact in the world. We recognize that business is a team sport, that it grows faster and stronger when we come together.
Who have the passion, the drive and the talent to lead a great company, but are still playing with ideas or seeking the right partners. We help you hone your idea and your talent for influence and collaboration so you can find the ideal partners to build your business with.
Who have a great idea and great products and are still working to get traction in the market.
Or who have some traction, and are starting to grow out your team.
Either way, we got your back.
Who have experience and expertise that can help environmental and social entrepreneurs build and grow their business.
Who have access to the money, people and resources that can help environmental and social companies grow quickly.
We call it The Nimble Path
live development workshops
monthly online conversations & classes
business development mentoring
collaborative "ecosystem" strategy
Grow your business more easily because solving your growing pains also increases your impact, expands your influence, and creates value in the marketplace that is unique to you.
Tap into the deep well of collective wisdom from successful peers that will save you TONS of time and money, provide access to untapped resources, and support you along your path.
Love your business more and more because you are playing on a bigger stage, with a group of people that help pull you to play a more powerful game.
We believe in Talent First.
You are a passionate professional. You care about making a difference. Maybe you are tired of working alone. Or maybe you are just looking for that perfect person to fill that critical gap in your leadership team.
We nurture transformational people into powerful entrepreneurs who can help lead the change we need to see in the world. Come be among your ideal partners from a pool of amazingly talented people.
Are you up for the challenge?
You have an idea for a business. Or maybe a new product or program or service.
Turning an idea into a business requires a special kind of rigor. The kind that hones and nurtures the details, tests the assumptions and explores the possibilities. But it should also happen fast. This is the magic that can be unleashed through collaboration.
We'll help you design a lucrative business model that translates your value proposition into a series of working and testable hypotheses that you can take into the market. You'll learn how to refine, pivot and persevere until you have a proven product that you can launch with much less risk than the traditional way of business planning. And all this can happen very fast.
What ideas could you build a thriving business around?
Launching a product is just the beginning.
Next comes the hard part of growing the business. Raising the right kind of capital. Finding and nurturing the right people to build out the team. Developing highly leveraged collaborative strategies that position your business for success. Building out your brand, your message, your lead generation, and your sales pipeline.
Our impact accelerator provides the right mentors, coaches, training, and guidance that helps your business thrive. And your impact grow.
Can you imagine how much impact you will have with the right support?
A growing business needs money.
And we'll help you find the right kind of money at the right time to grow your business and expand your impact. Investor equity, crowdfunding, friends and family, bootstrapping, partnerships, grants - these are just a few of the ways to get your business off the ground with the team and resources you need to grow fast.
How much faster could your business idea grow?
Sometimes the best sources of insights are from other founders who understand what it means to lead a business.
We hold several roundtable conversations every month focused on solving some of the sticky challenges of leading a business.
Collaborate to discover the solutions that are best for you.
Each company is assigned a concierge advisor who will work with you to identify the resources you'll need to take your ideas to the next level.
Training, coaching, mentoring, marketing, strategy, team-building, leadership. We'll help you find the resources you'll need to make success inevitable.
Collaboration invites partnerships. And we encourage it wherever we can.
We are big fans of "ecosystem strategy" - leveraging your position in any given market with the right partners that help you find the gaps in the market and the market in the gaps.
We build our community on a strong cultural bias toward sharing. Shared visions, agreements, and workloads, operating within shared decision-making, rewards, engagement, and organizational frameworks. These are the foundations of prosperity. Growth and impact arise naturally when the right people focus on the ideal solutions to make the world (and our experience within it) a better place.
We encourage participation in shared profit pools that allow members to share in the profits of the entire community. These shared pools encourage and reward collaboration and diversify risks.
Let us know if any of this sounds interesting to you. We will respond with a phone call or email conversation to explore together. Promise, no hard sales pitches or marketing blasts. Just a good, old-fashioned conversation.
"I believe the strongest companies thrive when there is organic collaboration, naturally expressed by how people come together in a carefully nurtured culture."
"The Symbeosis Mentors have spent years researching how teams best create and implement innovative solutions to difficult problems. It’s impressive. The result: Higher performing teams that produce great results."
“In my experience, Michael is an impressive leader. His training as a scientist serves his ability to bring innovative thinking and a solid approach to his work.”
Pete Heidi, Director of Forest Management
Washington Forest Protection Association
"What's most fascinating about Michael is how he connects his vast knowledge of ecology and the natural world to how businesses operate. Seeing organizations as ecosystems and understanding the interdependence of everything makes you get how to run a more effective business with less effort. He's got the perfect balance of instincts, strategy, and artistry in how he approaches his work."
Talent & Genius
"I highly recommend Symbeosis for any business owner who wants a super smart coach, with a keen mind for strategy, and the commitment to success that Symbeosis brings to the table."
Susan Liddy, Director
Bill Baren Coaching
We are launching our inaugural program in May, with our first LIVE workshops in July 2019.
Select from the options below for
a special "early-bird" offer
If you are an entrepreneur at heart, looking for a group of amazing collaborators to start your next business, then this is the place for you. Come with or without a business concept (we'll help you get more ideas than you can possibly implement). Or, maybe you are a coach, consultant or trainer who serves entrepreneurs. You are welcome here too!
It starts with our Talent First workshop: a 3-day experience designed to introduce you to our culture and potential co-founders. You'll learn about how to nurture a team with the seeds of collaboration. You'll explore your strengths, and identify those aspects that you'll need from your co-founders. You'll experience some fun dynamic teaming exercises that will help show you how people act under pressure. and you'll play with some ideas that might just turn into the core concept for your next business.
You have an idea, and a core group of co-founders ready to build it out. But you haven't really developed any customers or traction in the market yet. No worries! We'll help you iterate your way to awesomeness and will have you up and generating significant revenues in no time.
Our Explore program is a 4-month adventure where you and your co-founders will build and test your business model through a series of "sprints" designed to help you pivot or persevere on your way to a sustainable business. A blended mix of live and virtual workshops, coaching sessions, training, and actions designed to help you craft your products and services.
This is for you if you are ready to add some rocket fuel to your business. Ideal for companies with defined product and position in the marketplace. We'll help you leverage with ecosystem strategy, funding support, leadership & team development, sales & marketing support - Just what you need to take it to the next level!
This is the heart of our community. You'll participate in a collaborative community of mentors, coaches, consultants, experts, and other founder teams with proven experience in business development. We will support you and your team on the way to growing a lucrative, multi-million dollar organization that has a massive impact on the people you serve.
Symbeosis is a collaborative community dedicated to the growth and prosperity of social and environmental entrepreneurs and the audiences they serve.
1805 Clement Ave, Suite F
Alameda, CA 94501 USA
Call us: 510-473-0695
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