Banyan Cohort

Live Virtual in Q2


The Intensive is a seven week experience with a combination of live virtual sessions that include the full cohort and 1:1 private sessions with Dia Bondi.

Banyan Cohort
Live Virtual in Q2
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Week One: Focus Areas

  1. In a 1-1 session with Dia, you’ll define your focus areas. Your focus areas answer 3-5 core questions that define the work you’ll do in The Intensive. They help turn ideas into action and make the experience custom to you.

Week Two: Module 1 (Purpose Platform)

  1. In week two, we’ll build the first component of your Platform Map: Your Purpose Platform. We’ll articulate what purpose you serve and what impact you have when you are at your most compelling.

Week Three: Module 2 (Person)

  1. We’ll extract and articulate a more useful Founder story that teaches the world about both WHO you are and WHAT you’ve done. This turns your story into a strategic asset.

Week Four: Practice

  1. In week four, we’ll practice and strengthen the first two components of our platform map.

Week Five: Module 3 (Point of View)

  1. Your point of view is the foundation for your thought leadership and a strategic differentiator. In week 5, we’ll articulate how you can support your venture with a leadership voice in your area of expertise, vision, function, personal mission you ACTUALLY believe in.

Week Six: Module 4 (Principles for Operating)

  1. We'll discover what you need to operate at your highest level. Your Principles for Operating help your teams know how best to work with you to advance the business and makes it easier for you to communicate expectations and move quickly.

Week Seven: Practice

  1. In week seven, we’ll practice putting it all together.

Who is it for?

The Intensive is ideal for you if you are a founder who is:

  • Leading a company with a product in market and growing customer base
  • Facing massive growth in revenue and company size
  • Using your voice as a tool for aligning people, teams and cultures
  • Responsible for communicating with a variety of stakeholders (investors, board members, employees, etc.) with confidence and clarity
  • Establishing your founder reputation and thought leadership


Q: What If I cannot participate in 100% of the sessions?

  1. Life happens. We understand when unavoidable circumstances take you out of a session. But, the quality of the experience is dependent on you and your fellow cohort members. Please do your best to participate.

Q: Where are other founders sourced? Could I be placed with a competitor?

  1. Through our network, alumni and a number of VC portfolios to source founders for The Intensive. We only accept one founder per category, so you won’t be placed in the same cohort as a potential competitor.

Q: When will sessions be hosted?

  1. Cohort Sessions: Tuesdays and Thursdays, exact time TBD

Q: How much does it cost?

  1. Stand by for rates. You can pay all at once, or we can set up a payment plan for you.

Q: Will the sessions be recorded?

  1. Yes. But made available only upon completion of the cohort.

Q: How many people are in the cohort?

  1. Min 8, Max 12