About Founded

Our Mission

We believe that grassroot initiatives are key to developing the entrepreneur ecosystem. There are a great number of programs to support innovation and entrepreneurship, but it is often hard for them to deliver value to startups. At Founded, we connect Corporate, Public Administration and University programmes to the larger ecosystem. We design startup-friendly projects that align with global strategy and identify unique value opportunities for win-win scenarios. We also support the startup ecosystem to develop a greater volume of higher quality validated ideas and for companies to easily evaluate and onboard suitable projects to their program.

  • Provide resources and best practices to improve innovation programs or develop high quality programs from scratch.
  • Connect Universities, Incubators, Co-Working Spaces, Government, and Industry Leaders to form an international Collaboration Network.
  • Organise activities covering the entire investment/procurement pipeline.
  • Leverage innovation ourselves by incorporating new ideas into our services to make them as effective as possible.

Innovation is a priority for companies and universities worldwide, with 50% of economic growth driven by innovation. Companies which collaborate with startups or research institutes are more than doubly likely to report increases in productivity, develop more new-to-world products and services, and have an improved recruitment pipeline and professional learning environment. Companies recognise that collaboration is key to enhancing innovation, however, businesses feel that they are not aligned with the goals of R&D providers, they don't know where to start, or they do not have the right connections with people who can help. The Founded network looks to guide companies and public administration through their interaction with startups and entrepreneurs to create long term win-win situations. We provide the framework for success in innovation by building the right relationships between industry and research, and acting as an intermediary who can make sure that both parties have their goals represented clearly in the relationship.

From the perspective of R&D providers and entrepreneurs, we are here to support the development of ideas into successful businesses - the more ideas/entrepreneurs that are supported in their early phase, the larger and more effective our innovation funnel becomes.

To do this, we are developing international best practices for innovation and working closely with key players in the ecosystem to deliver outstanding programs. If you have would like our support, Contact us!