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The Founders Foundation not only trains founders and start-ups, but also offers companies the opportunity to make contact with young talents. With our exciting formats and events, we act as an connector and bring the German Mittelstand and start-ups together.

What is the Founders Foundation
for corporates about?

Founders Hackdays

The Founders Hackdays are about unfolding the joint potential offered by research and entrepreneurs. Highly qualified teams with members drawn from both areas will have three days and the best possible conditions to develop a market-relevant business idea. 

Founders Science Workshop

Turn scientific research into real business.

From Scientists to entrepreneur. If you’re a student, work in research or just dropped your degree-course, this half-day workshop invites you to unleash your own potential.

Hinterland of Things

Meet the most important Shapers of Innovation in Germany. Join the selected group of CEOs of traditional companies, Founders of Unicorns and Soonicorns, Investors, Editors as well as Facilitators of Change.


Hidden Champions? Check. Global market leaders? Check. International brands? Check. In the capital of the German Mittelstand, Ostwestfalen-Lippe’s industry champions have gathered to co-host the annual Hinterland of Things Conference and shape the digital future.