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Innovation sourcing without borders

Founders Lair is a marketplace where you get connected to startups anywhere in the world in any industry through 100+ global connectors.

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Source startups globally

On Founders Lair you get connected to

Talents

Entrepreneurs

You can source early entrepreneurs, technical founders, startup enthusiasts, or solopreneurs who have not yet registered a company. Also here you can define the background or skills they require. This is ideal for hackathons, demo days, university entrepreneurship programs, and venture builders.

Startups

Ideas

You can source early stage startups who do not yet have a company registered. These are usually teams of people working on a shared vision. You can specify the industry and sector. This is ideal for hackathons, demo days, university entrepreneurship programs, and venture builders.

Mature startups

Startups

You can MVP stage or already mature startups who have a company registered and a product on the market. You can specify the industry and sector. This is great for corporate POCs, Investment, Accelerators, competitions, and landing programs.

3 steps to get on board

Start sourcing startups today

Become a project owner as a company, organization, or government and source innovation partners.
The Founders Lair global network of connectors extends to every part of the world referring startups, entrepreneurs, founders, idea stage and MVP stage startups.

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Setup an account and add your company

Projects

Define your sourcing demand and publish your project

Applicants

Ready to receive applications referred by our connectors

decentralize your innovation strategy

Founders Lair helps you to tap into the network of hundreds of people worldwide

Innovation requires the right access to resources and the right people to come together. Our global community of connectors will share your innovation demands with their network and refer the right partners to apply. The referrals are warm leads because they are personal introductions to your business.

this is how we do it

A strong community of highly connected individuals and organisations from over 30 countries

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FAQS

Frequently Asked Questions

This depends on the project description, your requirements, the benefits you are offering, the region that you are targeting. We have projects that achieve over 200 applications, and projects that only reach 5-10. As a start, you can expect to receive at least 10 applications within the first week. If not, please reach out to our connector coordinators, they will help you to improve the wording and to activate connectors for you.

We focus at the moment on “Startup Sourcing” Projects. Here you can select from “PoC”, “Acceleration”, “Investment”, “Incubation”, “Landing Program”, “Competition” and a few more choices.

We also have for certain clients the opportunity to upload hidden projects that focus on “Investors Sourcing” or “Mentor Sourcing”. Only chosen connectors can see these projects and you will receive applications and referrals for investors and mentors.

You only pay for the contact details of those startups that you are keen to reach out to. If you receive for example 100 applications, but you consider only 10 as quality, you would choose to top up “Flair Credits” in order to access the contact details of those 10 startups.

You only pay for the contact details of those startups that you are keen to reach out to. If you receive for example 100 applications, but you consider only 10 as quality, you would choose to top up “Flair Credits” in order to access the contact details of those 10 startups.

If you have further questions or need clarification, please reach out to us in the chat.

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