Collaboratory for Redemptive Entrepreneurs

Collaborate with me and 11 other high-caliber, Christ-following founders

Throughout my 10+ years running high-growth multi million dollar ventures, I looked for a group of peers with whom I could be real no matter if the challenge I was facing was “just business” or fundamentally spiritual. 

I never found that group. Mostly what I found was a lot of fellow entrepreneurs who felt the same way I did: isolated. 

Sure, there were mentors and investors I could talk business with. And there were colleagues I could talk to about some surface-level personal things. My friends didn’t really get my work at all. And no one got the full picture. 

It’s hard to feel fully supported when you don’t feel fully understood. 

That’s why I decided to start what I always wanted—a small group of like-minded believers who are serious about following Jesus and building exceptional businesses for his glory. I call this group the Collaboratory because it is much more than a typical “mastermind group." The Collaboratory is a space for you to co-labor with brothers and sisters in Christ who encourage and challenge you both professionally and spiritually.

Is the Collaboratory a good fit for you? Keep reading to find out.

"Leading a company can be really lonely and I joined the Collaboratory because I was craving strong Christian community with other founders. The group has added value to my life and business on so many levels. First, the community and quality of people in the group is diverse and top notch. As I've presented challenges and issues to the group, I've received solid, actionable feedback that has grown and strengthened my business. Second, I now have a much better understanding of the theology of work, and my relationship with God has grown as a result. Lastly, Jordan has become a trusted friend and mentor, and having unlimited access to him and his wisdom and experience leading ventures has truly been invaluable."

David Block
Founder & CEO of Previnex

About the Collaboratory

The Collaboratory is a cohort-based community of 12 carefully selected Founders led by me, Jordan Raynor. There are three core components of the Collaboratory: community, coaching, and content. Expand each section below to learn more about each.

MONTHLY FORUMS

Each month, the full cohort gathers virtually for our Monthly Forum: a 3 hour Zoom call during which we pray for each other, teach on practical business topics, offer focused feedback, and hold each other accountable to our business and spiritual goals. All Forums are recorded for access later on. Here’s the full agenda:

Devotional (20 Minutes)

Devotional from me that helps you more deeply connect the gospel to our work as entrepreneurs. If you’re subscribed to my weekly faith and work devotional, think of this section of the Forum as those devotionals on steroids. Each devotional is followed by the group discussing how the theological truths impact our lives and the lives of our ventures. Here are a few of the topics we have discussed in recent Forums:

  • Why we should be striving for "whole-life excellence" instead of "work-life balance"
  • How to identify symptoms that we are too self-sufficient in our ventures, failing to rely on God and His Church
  • What it means for our work as Founders that Jesus was mistaken for a "gardener" after His resurrection

Prayer (30 Minutes)

Every month, we spend a good chunk of time sharing prayer requests and praying for each other on the call. These prayer requests are then made available for the group to pray through in between Forums.

Teaching (20 Minutes)

At each Forum, I teach on a very practical business topic, drawn from my 10+ years of experience as an entrepreneur. Each talk is followed by Q&A and the group sharing best-practices related to the topic.

Upon signing-up for the Collaboratory, you’ll gain immediate access to the entire backlog of content. Here’s a partial list of topics you’ll find in the archive:

  • How to Recruit A+ C-Level Talent
  • Recruiting and Running a Great Board
  • How to Nail All-Hands Meetings
  • Motivating Teams with Phantom Equity and Other Non-Salary Compensation
  • Using Personalized Video to Create Superfans and Win Business

Hot Seat (90 Minutes)

Each month, 3 members of the Collaboratory get 30 minutes each to do a deep-dive on a big problem or question facing their venture and solicit input and offers of help from the group. Without fail, these sessions generate game-changing insights that have had massive financial impact on each business represented in the Collaboratory.

Closing Prayer (5 Minutes) 


OPEN FORUM

In between our 3-hour Monthly Forums, members have access to a monthly 1-hour Open Forum with a much less formal agenda. The purpose of these optional calls is simple: to workshop problems on a more regular basis in between Hot Seat sessions in our Monthly Forums. Got a problem or a question for the group? Hop on Zoom and we'll work through it together!


SLACK CHANNEL

In addition to the above, members of the Collaboratory have constant access to me and the other members of the group via our private Slack channel.

As a member of the Collaboratory, you have unfettered access to my calendar (yes—that means unlimited one-on-one calls and emails), my experience, and my connections. Whenever you need counsel on an issue personal or professional, I am there to help, leveraging my years of experience to help you win. For all intents and purposes, you are getting me as a co-founder of your business and I’m personally going to do everything I can to make your venture succeed. Not only have I personally gone through the same challenges you’re facing numerous times, but I have also counseled other founders on virtually every topic imaginable, including how to:

  • Manage the tension between “trusting” and “hustling” in your venture
  • Ensure your self-worth isn’t tied to the success or failure of your venture
  • Build a predictable sales machine
  • Raise venture capital
  • Inspire your team to care about the venture as much as you do
  • Replace yourself in the day-to-day operations of your venture
  • Hire and retain exceptional people
  • Discern the best opportunities from the merely good ones
  • Manage the overwhelming number of projects and tasks on your plate
  • Get to inbox zero every day
  • Know when you’ve actually found product market fit
  • Be exceptional at work and at home
  • Navigate acquisition opportunities

Chances are good that you likely first heard about me through my faith and work content on YouVersion, my weekly devotionals, my podcast, or in one of my bestselling books, Called to Create and Master of One. As a member of the Collaboratory, you will be gaining access to much more content to help you do your most exceptional work for the glory of God and the good of others.

Verse Of The Day

Short daily devotional from me to help put you in the right frame of mind for the day ahead.

Knowledgebase

Access to a well-organized repository of documents, pitch decks, spreadsheets, etc. that save you time and help you win.

Early Access

Advance copies of all of my future books.

Apply to Join the Collaboratory

Membership in the Collaboratory costs $1,250 per month and you can cancel anytime. Click the button below to apply to join the group!

"The Collaboratory members have been an invaluable asset. Not only have they made themselves available to help solve problems in my business, but they have also come alongside as encouragers and prayer warriors in support of me and my calling as an entrepreneur."

Shay Cochrane
Founder & CEO of Social Squares

About Me

It is my honor and joy to lead this Collaboratory, but I want to make one thing crystal clear: This group is not about me. As all of our current members will attest, the real value of the Collaboratory is being in a committed community of your peers, of which I am only one.

With that in mind, you may still be wondering what qualifies me to lead a group like this. That’s a fair question. Here are some highlights of what I’ve accomplished in my 10+ years as an entrepreneur: 

  • Sold 2 companies
  • Raised millions of dollars in venture capital
  • In just 2.5 years, successfully replaced myself as CEO of the venture-backed tech startup, Threshold 360, where I currently serve as Executive Chairman of the Board
  • Built multiple companies with millions of dollars in annual revenue
  • Led teams of 100+ people
  • Spoken on entrepreneurship at Harvard, SXSW, The Council of Europe, etc.
  • Consulted with dozens of other Christian founders
  • National bestselling author of Called to Create (a manifesto for Christian founders) and Master of One
  • Helped millions of Christians (most of them entrepreneurs) more deeply connect the gospel to their work

Apply to Join the Collaboratory

Membership in the Collaboratory costs $1,250 per month and you can cancel anytime. Click the button below to apply to join the group!

"The Collaboratory is the group I had been praying for for years. It's a group of people who have a big vision and are pursuing it. It's a group of people who love Jesus and understand the challenges of being an entrepreneur. It's a group of people who celebrate, pray, and problem-solve together. I have been a member of a number of different masterminds, and this is spectacularly better than all of them."

Menekse Stewart
Founder & CEO of Cheerfully Given

"The Collaboratory is the gift that keeps on giving. Jordan has assembled a group with diversity and perspective, which allows us all to prosper as we help one another through the trials and tribulations of life and business. I am so thankful for the group, their advice, and even their ability to help me grow my business. This group didn't come together by chance. It came together from the blessings of our Father, and Jordan is the best conduit of those blessings I could have ever hoped for."

Jason Adams
Founder & CEO of MEGASLAB

"Joining the Collaboratory was such a pivotal investment for me, because it allowed me to surround myself with people who just operated at a higher level both in their business and in their daily life. Proximity is power as they say, and in the Collaboratory, you'll be able to learn things that you can use for the rest of your life."

Glo Atanmo
Founder of The Blog Abroad

"Jordan has created something very special in the Collaboratory. I have lifelong friends already from this group—guys and girls that I will call on for years and years to come. Both as people who have encouraged my soul, but also people who have been influential in helping me grow my business."

Joey Gilkey
Founder & CEO of Tribe

"It’s been a privilege to journey alongside other founders who love God and seek to honor him with their businesses. The community has been an invaluable source of insight, advice and encouragement. Joining the Collaboratory has been well worth the investment."

Jason van Dyk
Founder & CEO of God's Fingerprints

"The Collaboratory has been an incredible resource to me both personally and professionally. It is a very unique combination of both faith and business that I have yet to find elsewhere. The principles, tactics, insights, and relationships are well worth the time and investment. "

Zach Williams
Founder & CEO of Venveo

Apply to Join the Collaboratory

Membership in the Collaboratory costs $1,250 per month and you can cancel anytime. Click the button below to apply to join the group!

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