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196 West Simpson

Tucson, AZ 85701

BARRIO + CO:

600 South Meyer Avenue - Suite 160

Tucson, AZ 85701

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OUR SERVICES

E Forum

A Cohort of Accelerating Founders

 

“Generating ideas is not a problem.  Incubation is.  Acceleration is.” 

- Rita Gunther McGrath

Two Day Kick-Off Weekend Retreat!

Dr. Rita McGrath, professor of management at Columbia Business School, summarizes the sentiment most entrepreneur’s share, everyone has ideas, few scale.  ‘Forum’ is a platform for founders and entrepreneurs striving to achieve the next growth accelerant for their companies and their own professional leadership – and want to give back to their community.  

 

We are now accepting applications for the 2020 E Forum. If you would like more information, please APPLY HERE

 

Cohorts engagement in the Forum consists of:

  • Two Day Kick-off Retreat in January

  • 12 monthly meetings (5 hours) with check-ins that include peer issue processing and accountability

  • Deeper engagement with local and regional founders, business leaders and resources to help you and your company

  • Other opportunities for linkages to financing and resources outside of Arizona

 

 

You may be a good Forum candidate if you:

  • Have a growth mindset both for your company and personally

  • Make a commitment to attend and fully participate in the Kick-Off Retreat and the monthly forum meetings

  • Engage with candor and compassion

  • Open to receiving and giving feedback

  • Believe “together we are stronger”

 

 

When:

  • KICK-OFF RETREAT: The Kick-off Retreat will take place January 17-18, 2020 in Tucson. 

  • MONTHLY MEETINGS: Monthly meetings will typically be the 3rd Friday from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm and include a standard check-in and issue processing protocol in which you will be trained on during the Retreat. 

  • OFFICE HOURS: We will also make ourselves available to Forum Members through posted Office Hours each month.

 

Requirements:

  • Founder or Owner of a scalable or high-growth company committed to personal and professional growth

  • Revenue of at least $500k + and/or investment capital of third-party financing (debt or investment) of at least $500k (or plans for financing in the next six months.) Companies who are slightly short of these milestone requirements are encouraged to apply as well and may be accepted into the Forum based on additional criteria

  • Completed Application

  • One Hour Interview

 

About Us

Gina and Katina have “real world” experience in leading and advising companies. We have served at both Executive and C-Suite Levels as owners and key employees. We understand the challenges of making cash last and the value of investment and debt financing when you need to scale quickly because we have lived it. As a CEO/Owner, Katina has led the growth of her family’s business that resulted in doubling sales and a very successful sale to a strategic acquirer. Gina was the operations leader as a company grew its revenue by 9x.

 

We both have a “hands on” approach to working with our clients and have advised and consulted with companies from startup to over $100M in revenue.

“Perception is strong and sight weak.  In strategy it is important to see distant things as if they were close and to take a distanced view of close things.”
 

– Miyamoto Musashi

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