Getting Involved

Collaborating with Founded is Easy

Our experience has proven the saying "If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together". We have established an initiative that relies on many different collaborations from government, private companies, research institutes and industry experts. With so many opportunities to collaborate, it is easy for us to go far together, however it is important for us to outline exactly what we can offer you and how you can contribute. Opportunities are now open for you to help grow this initiative. Get in contact and we can discuss how best to work together.

Industry Partners - Companies

There are a number of benefits for developing a partnership with Founded. We are able to provide you with more options to develop products or services alongside R&D providers (startups and research centres), reach a larger portion of the entrepreneur ecosystem, or target high-potential ideas or skills on a global scale. We can help you set up a framework of collaboration, to focus on specific targets such as solution ideation, recruitment, co-creation, long term IP generation or ecosystem change. Apart from the monetary benefit of your innovation program, you will also see a boost to your social profile by partnering with Founded. Through engaging with the young entrepreneurs and startups, You are building relationships with the new generation of ideas and skills, which leads to potential partnerships for the future. We can also help to put your company centre stage in conferences and other events related to innovation worldwide.

Companies can help us out in various ways. Using state-of-art technology helps our programs to be a success. This includes the website, the virtual classroom, tools or resources to enable participants, and so on. Services are also welcome, in the coaching and assessment of participants ideas, or contributing to the organisation of Founded. Lastly, co-organising programs with us allows you to evaluate the best new ideas and develop relationships with R&D providers that share your objectives.

Universities

We provide the framework and resources to create your innovation and entrepreneurship programs from scratch, or to add value to existing programs. The Founded program brings expert mentorship and professional services to your participants; provides a request for tender marketplace for your university's IP; facilitates collaboration with Industry and Government; provides a platform aimed at reducing your administration costs for courses (not just innovation, but all your university courses); gives access to a national network of contacts and specialised events; gives national recognition of your initiatives; and provides more business opportunities to participants with high-potential ideas or valuable skills.

You don't need to pay anything to participate - in fact, we want to reduce the costs that you currently have in running your programs/courses. However, we would like you to collaborate if you can. This can be in sharing some of the resources you have developed, or just by letting others know that our platform is here to help. Later on, we will look to provide premium content and competitions that provide more knowledge and opportunities to your community, which you can choose to accept or not. To be a part of the Founded Competitions, you will also support the organisation and facilitation of judging local competitions, and other administration tasks related to your university. The focus is to make your program better, and we are happy to contribute ideas and any connections we have.

Incubators and Accelerators

We help make your online presence match your hard work locally. The Founded program includes personalised content for participants to learn about topics within entrepreneurship that interest them; engages your local community earlier; Lets participants collaborate remotely; brings more and better quality ideas to the incubation phase; gives access to a network of contacts and specialised events; gives international recognition of your initiatives; and provides more business opportunities to participants with high-potential ideas or valuable skills.

You don't need to pay anything to participate - in fact, we want to reduce the costs that you currently have in running your programs. However, we would like you to collaborate if you can. This can be in sharing some of the resources you have developed, or just by letting others know that we are here to help. Later on, we will look to provide premium content and competitions that help provide more knowledge and opportunities to your community, which you can choose to accept or not. The focus is to make your program better, and we are happy to contribute ideas and any connections we have.

Public Administration

Government bodies are key to the success of their local innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem. Many public entities already participate in the ecosystem, normally through positive regulatory action or grant/investment schemes for startups. However, one of the most valuable activities, both for the public body and for the startup, is currently severly underused. We help you to define startup-friendly Public Procurement processes that will see your innovation budget also work for you.

We want you to be open to new opportunities, and hope to work with you to transform your ecosystem into a thriving hub of innovation.

Investors - Venture Capital

Founded allows investors to engage with a larger startup community and to evaluate pre-validated business cases. Investors can focus on the sectors and stage of development that they want, and reduce the due diligence process for business ideas that interest them.

Investors can get involved by offering opportunities, interacting with participants, or obtaining insights from our reports. You can also partner with us to obtain a greater marketing impact with participants.

Types of Collaborators

See below for more information about how we can work together.

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