TreehouseTM is a network of cool people (including academics, advisors, change-makers, civic leaders, creatives, CxOs, entrepreneurs, founders, innovators, investors, and, most importantly, GIVERS) that empowers and inspires its members to take meaningful action (including favors, giving back, mentorship, paying it forward, referrals, and volunteering) via a series of small, invitation-only, nontraditional events.

The inspiration for Treehouse comes from the excellent book “Give and Take” by Adam Grant (including the networking approach of Adam Rifkin) and the perfect treehouse (which turns out to be a good analogy for building startups).

In the summer of 2003 and 2004, the perfect treehouse took shape in a four-stem maple in the back yard of a house in Acton, MA. The treehouse was built by Erik J. Heels and his three children: Sam, Ben, and Sonja. Shown here in all four seasons: winter, spring, summer, fall.
In the summer of 2003 and 2004, the perfect treehouse took shape in a four-stem maple in the back yard of a house in Acton, MA. The treehouse was built by Erik J. Heels and his three children: Sam, Ben, and Sonja. Shown here in all four seasons: winter, spring, summer, fall.

Treehouse was launched in December 2017 and held its first event in January 2018.