Alissa Sears, co-founder of the adVenturesAcademy, has seen it over again: entrepreneurs and investors bond in the outdoors, in challenging circumstances, in ways they never could in the boardroom. Just as importantly, sometimes they discover that they don’t want to be in business with someone when the chips are down. Trips with Alissa’s adVenturesAcademy don’t just build character, they reveal character as well. For entrepreneurs looking for investors, learning who can handle challenges without flipping out is important. Vitally important. And the same is true for investors evaluating entrepreneurs—they simply can’t afford to invest in an entrepreneur who will cut and run at the first sign of trouble. adVenturesAcademy involves mostly mission-driven entrepreneurs, investors and advisors in the outdoor and natural products industries. Trips are rigorous trips from climbing to surfing in places as varied as Ecuador, California and Colorado. Never miss another interview! Join Devin here: http://bit.ly/joindevin.