Timeline of Founded Program

Find here an outline of an example Founded Gold Competition

Registration Open

You are able to submit ideas to join the program in your chosen Centre. You can participate individually or as part of a team.

Participate! 2 months before


Applications close and each Centre selects the ideas they want to represent. Most Centres include an interview process.

Selection Criteria 3 weeks before

Program Starts

The contest begins as participants meet the members of their Centre and start their 5 months of mentorship, workshops and activities.

Day 1

Inter-Centre Contest

Centres compete for a special group prize.

2nd Month

Pitching Contest

The best 2 minute pitches get to present on the national stage.

3rd Month

National Founded Day

Conference for all Participants. Includes mini-contests, guest speakers, break-out groups, networking activities and meals during the day. Travel costs partially covered.

4th Month

Business Plan Submittal

Deadline to submit the Business Plan you have been working on for the last 5 months.

4 Month

Project Presentation and Judging for Local Winners

The best Idea from each Centre is chosen based on their Business Plan, Presentation and Participation throughout the program.

Prizes 5th Month

Trip to Silicon Valley

Local Winners travel together to the United States to experience the global Startup environment and pitch to international investors.

Shortly after Presentations

National Winners Chosen

All are invited to the Awards Ceremony where the National Winners are announced.

Shortly after International Trip