We are convinced that there will be no digital future for Germany without a new generation of motivated founders who are not afraid to question the status quo and take unconventional paths. This is why we have been bringing together innovators of all levels of maturity in a unique, founder-centred start-up ecosystem with the Founders Foundation gGmbH and are training a new disruptive and digital generation of founders.
The location Bielefeld and the surrounding area is the scene of many successful and generation-spanning start-up stories, which to this day make Ostwestfalen-Lippe one of the most exciting B2B regions in Germany and have earned it the much coveted title of "Heart of the German Medium-Sized Businesses". The entrepreneurial DNA is thus part of our identity and as part of our start-up training we pass it on to technology-oriented and industry-oriented start-up talents.
Founding can be learned. And this is precisely why we bring together ambitious visionaries and future-oriented engineers and researchers and enable them to jointly found and scale not only a new digital SME but also internationally successful tech companies. In our startup training we teach sound strategies and methods that avoid costly mistakes and make it possible to get from the initial idea to potential marketability in the shortest possible time. Naturally, we place special emphasis on B2B and deep tech business models that fit the profile and history of our region. In this way we build bridges and offer a platform for established companies and start-ups to enter into direct exchange and to shape the future together.
The Founders Foundation