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 a program 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 research institutes, reach a larger portion of the entrepreneur ecosystem, or target high-potential ideas or skills in the national ecosystem. We can help you set up a framework of collaboration with universities, to focus on specific targets such as solution ideation, recruitment, short term support for projects, long term IP generation or ecosystem change. Apart from the social benefit of the program you are contributing to, the profile that you create by partnering with this ambitious initiative is positive for any sponsor who is involved in Innovation. Through engaging with the young entrepreneur population, You are building relationships with the new generation of ideas and skills, which leads to potential partnerships for the future of innovation in Australia. Sponsors are also put centre stage in conferences and other events, and have the first priority to be involved in funding of the ideas that interest them.

Companies can help out in various ways. Using state-of-art technology in the Founded platform helps the program 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 the Founded program. Lastly, co-organising competitions with us allows you to evaluate the best new ideas in Australia and develop relationships with institutes 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 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. 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 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.

Co-working Spaces

We provide you with resources to support the companies in your co-working space. The program includes personalised content for participants to learn about topics within entrepreneurship that interest them; provides a range of professional services and individual mentorship; 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 - We just want to make better services available to you. 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.

Investors - Venture Capital

Our platform 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 through the platform, interacting with participants, or obtaining insights from our reports. You can also partner with us to obtain a greater marketing impact with participants.

Experts in topics related to SME or Startups

Founded allows experts to transfer their knowledge to the younger generation of Australians and form new connections. We provide you with a platform to interact with participants and be more connected to the national ecosystem. You also will have the opportunity to present at the national conferences, where participants, industry partners and investors will be present. Experts are featured on our website and can choose the audience they would like to interact with.

What we need from experts is for you to provide interesting content for the participants. Content is normally based around key knowledge or abilities that help new ideas turn into successful businesses. Your contribution can include the sharing of useful resources with the participants, presentations, and engaging with participants through 1 on 1 mentorship. We will also allow you access to metrics to see how participants are interacting with your contributions. Most of your contribution can be performed remotely, so don't worry about location as a restriction.

Types of Collaborators

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

Interested in Collaborating?

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