At a university near you
"FOUNDER.org has given an incredible boost to our UC Berkeley startups. Their program is deep and their global connections broad. We are proud to nominate our best teams every year to apply."
Every year we award millions of dollars to students, recent alumni and faculty at universities around the world to provide young innovators with the start they need. But its more than just money. We bring our 8D company building science to campus together with university innovation and entrepreneurial courses, clubs, incubators and competitions. Our mission is to inspire more young innovators to pursue their passions and provide them with the tools they need to creating world changing companies.
Our university associates represent FOUNDER.org at their school. They work hard to find the best innovations on campus and prepare applicants to present to our team. Undergraduates, master students and PhDs are welcome to apply for an association position at your school. Its hard work but incredibly rewarding.
Moses Lo, UC Berkeley
My experience with FOUNDER.org has been tremendous over the past two years. The 8D Challenges have helped me understand the dynamics of building a company. Working with students on campus at UC Berkeley motivated me to start my own company. I’ve been responsible for recruiting, organizing presentations and evaluating applicants. I was especially excited when I met the Symbio Robotics team on campus. I knew they had a really world changing approach to making manufacturing safer and more efficient and FOUNDER is a great fit for the Symbio team who are highly technical.
Quintus Liu, University of Cambridge
Joining Founder.org as an early Associate opened up the world of entrepreneurial possibilities. At Cambridge, I applied the 8D metrics to find the real industry-disruptors that are so distinct from prevalent cheesy apps. During my work with the most hopeful innovations on campus, I was fortunate to start my own company Serket as well. Bringing the 8D holistic mindset to Cambridge has helped create a major pool for healthcare innovation for FOUNDER.org. At the World Founder Forums, I witnessed some of the most amazing companies among whom the next billion-dollar valuation surely belongs, the outcomes of just one year of working with FOUNDER.org executives.
Jack Dent, Harvard
When I understood the real impact FOUNDER.org could have for students building companies, I immediately went through my network to find incredibly talented founders who would appreciate the business insights and industry know how that the FOUNDER executive team provides. I have stayed engaged with many of the companies that I connected with during my time as an associate. At HBS, companies like Dramatize really were able to take advantage of the tremendous opportunities at FOUNDER.org.