Founder’s Mentality 100 (FM100) is Bain’s initiative to partner with high-growth companies as they journey toward becoming a “scale insurgent.” To help accelerate growth and address the challenges these companies face as they increase in scale and scope, Bain is committed to an enduring partnership featuring flexible working models, IP that is developed to meet each company’s unique circumstances and a global peer network of founders/CEOs to learn from. Contact Bain to learn more about joining the FM100.

How tomorrow’s leaders tackle the challenges of growth

The next generation of growth leaders are going to come disproportionately from developing markets. Dunigan O’Keeffe, a partner in Bain’s Strategy practice, explains how the Founder’s Mentality 100 creates tailor-made strategies for these unique companies.

Previous events

  • 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 membership

Members of the FM100 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

the-journey-north-322Young 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.

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