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We from the Founders Foundation train the next generation of successful founders, right in the heart of the German “Mittelstand” – the family businesses, the salt-of-the-earth type companies that form the foundation of the economy. We are pioneering the training of founders using our own Founders Foundation Education Model.
By building a lasting B2B startup ecosystem, we connect New and Old Business. We help shape the digital future out of Ostwestfalen-Lippe, a region characterized by both modern urban spaces and large rural areas. For this purpose, we launched the tech conference “Hinterland of Things” in 2018.
As a non-profit organization, the core of all our efforts is a success- and impactful cultivation of tomorrow’s founders. We do not take any shares in the companies.
WE RISE BY LIFTING OTHERS
For Germany to remain competitive in the race for the digital future, we need a new generation of visionary founders. They are the ones who can secure that future. We at the Founders Foundation support aspiring tech entrepreneurs and connects innovators within a unique B2B startup ecosystem.
As the leading foundry for talents in the heart of the German Mittelstand, we train the next generation of successful founders. Out of the region of Ostwestfalen-Lippe, we advance the digital future and the development of B2B startup ecosystems in Germany.
As pioneers in the training of founders, we rely on our Founders Foundation Education Model, a holistic and methodologically profound model that seamlessly and systematically maps all stages of the startup lifecycle: from the original idea, through the development process to the funding stage.
We are the soil in which successful entrepeneurs can grow! As a pilot project for Germany, we advance the creation of a B2B startup ecosystem that promotes startups and enables the successful union of New and Old Business.
NO EQUITY – PEOPLE FIRST
As a non-profit subsidiary of the Bertelsmann Stiftung, we make the impact- and successful cultivation of tomorrow’s founders the core of our work. We do not take any shares in the ventures we help create.
We are convinced that sustainable innovation is a decisive factor when it comes to reaching climate goals.
In the context of our future-oriented training of founders, we regard sustainability as a core element of our own company policy. Watch our Climate Officer Sebastian talk about our first steps towards good sustainability.
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