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Founders Academy #9
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Find your perfect fit and join the Academy
The industry expert
You have professional and industry experience. On the basis of industry problems that you encountered you found the one business idea that you want to build up your own company and revolutionise your industry. You are looking for a strong team and the lean methods.
You come from an academic environment where you have been working in technological projects. Now you want to build a business case on the base of your academic research. You are looking for a strong team and real market feedback.
You are an enthusiast for technological innovations that shape the future and you want to participate as a first mover. Your core strengths is execution and now you are looking for a promising business case to commit yourself to and the right team to join.
Doesn’t sound like you?
We love people who don’t fit into boxes.
WHY TAKE THIS PROGRAM?
Our three workshop weekends and meetups in the evening hours allow you to participate beside your current occupation, let it be a full-time job, a master thesis, a research project…
Strong track record
Many of our Academy alumni developed scalable startups that are successfully operating in the market today. We don’t hesitate to address white spots you often miss in your validation, which later on enables you to scale faster.
Your application process
Four steps One big leap
Opportunities don´t happen, you create them!
Frequently asked questions
Anna-Luisa KorteProgram Manager Education
Too old – it doesn’t exist! Quite the opposite: It can be a real advantage to have professional experience in your luggage and a serious ambition to start a business!
We provide you an amazing network of experienced and committed mentors from our network. We will introduce you to the mentors and will recommend that you apply to a mentor shortly afterwards. We suggest that you meet with the mentor (virtually or on site) once a week. Your Idea Sponsor will automatically become your mentor if you are applying for an external business case by one of our Idea Sponsors.
EDP/Tech/software knowledge is not absolutely necessary for the reasoning. Because one never founds alone (at least in our philosophy). A complementary and quick-witted team is one of the top 3 success factors. For this reason: To know one’s own strengths but also missing competences is a good basic requirement.
Participation is covered by a fee of €199. This includes everything from workshops to catering – and therefore, we expect your full dedication in return! Alternatively, you can also apply for a scholarship. To be considered for a scholarship, your average monthly gross income over the past 12 months must be less than €3,000.