Through www.ExecutiveLeadersRadio.com we have access to 900+ CEOs each year running businesses $10million - $16billion, in a wide variety of industries, from New York through Northern Virginia. These CEOs can help mold an idea, accelerate revenue and profits, enhance valuations, and make funding easier. We will only approach a specific CEO with a substantial win/win/win proposition, cause we don't want their first impression becoming their last. Informally we began arranging introductions and small group meetings in 2008, creating relationships which have resulted in the formation of entities.
Through our evolution we've adopted Three Rules:
1. Whoever brings the idea controls it
2. Other members may or may not be involved, controlled by the originator of the idea
3. Participation is on simple pari-pasu formula, no stepped-up investor valuations.
John Vario + Herbert Cohen
John Vairo (and his partner/close friend Sid Amster) exited their software development and consulting business in 1999 to a public company, Herb Cohen exited 800-THE-PROS, co-founded the Pennsylvania Private Investors Group, QuiqMeds and Temple University's Entrepreneurial Center and met John (and Sid) through their involvement as adjunct M.B.A. professors at Temple. Sid continues to teach, even though John and Herb have tried to drag Sid into a mentoring group with PhillyStartupLeaders.
A Bridge Between
CoFounders Bridge is designed to gather like-minded serious entrepreneurs in their 20's, 30's, 40's, 50's, 60's, 70's and 80's from Princeton NJ through Greater Philadelphia through Northern Virginia (following the footprint of www.ExecutiveLeadersRadio.com, the #1 business radio show in these regions - which has interviewed in excess of 4,500 CEOs running businesses $10million - $16billion).
Our Members Are Not
Members are not looking for a job, or money. They seek a safe haven to compare notes, without fear of idea-theft. Established entrepreneurs learn from young entrepreneurs, and visa versa. We're not into process - rather continually evolving our environment to help entrepreneurs get their bearings after an exit, test the assumptions of a new potential business model, or find help with an existing emerging business model or operation.
coFounders Bridge continues to evolve to including occasional social engagements including spouses and families.
Join Us, Wont You?
If you're qualified, please join and help us figure out what we'll be as we grow up! We think we're a special place for the serial entrepreneur to land between launches to get his or her bearings on where opportunities may lie. And where entrepreneurs join to gain perspective on their existing business models and issues.