Companies inspired by the Founder’s Mentality® share a strong sense of insurgency, an obsession with frontline execution and an ownership mindset. Bain Alpha helps entrepreneurial companies grow while still nurturing these powerful traits so that they can sidestep the perils that plague slow-moving incumbents and instead flourish as scale insurgents.
Over the past five years, we have hosted the Bain Alpha Forums, inviting more than 1,865 founders to co-create core IP and develop practical tools.
- Argentina Forum: November 2016 (Attendees: 46 Founders/ CEOs)
- Australia roadshow: September 2016 (Attendees: 372 Founders/ CEOs)
- Belgium & The Netherlands roadshow: October 2016 (Attendees:42 Founders/ CEOs)
- Brazil Forums (4): February 2017, April 2015, September 2015, February 2014 (Attendees: 110 Founders/ CEOs)
- China Forums and roadshow (6): July 2017, September 2015, March 2015, September 2014, March 2014, January 2014(Attendees: 125 Founders/ CEOs)
- France roadshow: October 2016(Attendees: 96 Founders/ CEOs)
- India Forums and roadshow (5): July 2017, August 2016, October 2015, May 2015, May 2014 (Attendees: 131 Founders/ CEOs)
- Indonesia Forums and roadshow (3): October 2017, July 2016, December 2014 (Attendees: 85 Founders/ CEOs)
- Italy Forum: October 2015 (Attendees: 52 Founders/ CEOs)
- Japan Forums (2): May 2016, April 2016 (Attendees: 15 Founders/ CEOs)
- Malaysia Forum: October 2013(Attendees: 9 Founders/ CEOs)
- Mexico Forums (2): November 2015 (Attendees: 17 Founders/ CEOs)
- Nigeria Forum: July 2015 (Attendees: 7 Founders/ CEOs)
- Nordics roadshow: February 2017(Attendees: 230 Founders/ CEOs)
- Poland roadshow: October 2016 (Attendees: 27 Founders/ CEOs)
- South Africa Forum: November 2015 (Attendees: 6 Founders/ CEOs)
- Singapore Forum: October 2017 (Attendees: 42 Founders/ CEOs)
- Turkey Forum: March 2016 (Attendees: 75 Founders/ CEOs)
- UAE Forum: November 2014 (Attendees: 21 Founders/ CEOs)
- US Forums and roadshow (7): November 2017, September 2017, April 2017, February 2017, October 2016, September 2016, July 2015 (Attendees: 359 Founders/ CEOs)
Benefits of Bain Alpha
Companies engaged in Bain Alpha participate in Bain research and meet each other in executive forums around the world to discuss the challenges their companies face on their path to scale insurgency. Together, they co-create the strategies and tools that help them maintain their Founder’s Mentality and avoid the forces that push too many companies toward complacent incumbency or even struggling bureaucracy.
The Journey North
Young disruptive companies with ambitious founders know how to deliver on the front line. If they want to sustain growth in the long term, they will have to achieve scale without losing their insurgent mindset.