What is Future Founders

Future Founders is a unique innovation programme that inspires, invests in, and guides early stage startups to success. Powered by Venturespring in collaboration with Tata Communications, Made, as some of the world’s biggest brands and business leaders, Future Founders propels early stage startups to the next level by unlocking corporate resources, investment and mentoring.

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Why we created Future Founders

We created the Future Founders innovation programme to give young leaders access to the resources they need to scale their startups. However, our commitment to early stage startups goes far beyond seed capital. Our team is dedicated to nurturing the next generation of game changers by providing a springboard for creating a positive, growth-driven future.


Bridging the gap between corporations and startups

We believe in supporting growth-driven startups that are developing game-changing solutions to the world’s biggest problems. Our unique approach to corporate-startup collaboration puts you on an accelerated track to innovation, empowering you to positively shape the future.


What do I get by joining?

Be on a better path to success. Push your startup further and get where you want to go on this accelerated path to unlocked corporate resources and mentoring.

  • Up to a $50,000 seed investment to propel your startup to the next level

  • Access to entrepreneurs with a proven track record

  • Access to a 6 week acceleration programme that will provide you with advice, mentorship, and hands-on support in key business areas

  • An invitation to the Future Founders Summit on Necker Island, where you’ll have the opportunity to meet with the world's most successful business entrepreneurs, including Richard Branson, Elon Musk, and other like-minded visionaries

  • An opportunity to hear Future Founder Summit speakers discuss key trends and learn about what corporate resources are available to help startups like yours


A powerful professional network is an invaluable resource. Our Future Founders Summit gives you a chance to mix and mingle with high profile industry leaders and tech visionaries such as Sir Richard Branson, Elon Musk, and other liked-minded entrepreneurs.  



Our Judges

Our panel of experts will review startup entries with the greatest potential to change our future. Startups will be judged based on originality, business model, team, design, and  potential for growth and engagement.


How do i get started?

Applications for the Future Founders innovation programme are now open! If you’ve got a revolutionary startup product that’s already gained some traction, then we want to hear from you. Fill out the registration form to apply. Good luck!