FLair Academy

Where startup heroes are born.

Welcome to FLair Academy

This is an initiative by FLair (short for Founders Lair) to support any startup ecosystems globally and their community organisations.

FLair Academy will train you or your team within a short period to know everything you need to know about startup ecosystems and what you can do to support it.

We work together with startup community organisations and companies to train their volunteers and staff and vet for a certain basic knowledge that is needed for their roles. You can reach out to us if you are in need of a constant supply of qualified volunteers or employees – the training is free of charge both for organisations and the participants.

The FLair Academy consists of multiple levels, each level will be finished with a certificate after a successful completion.

If you should have any questions, or you would like to cooperate with us please Contact Us.

You do not need to be logged in to complete the course.

This is a short tutorial that will teach you all the basics you need to know about startup ecosystems. The content and tasks can be easily finished next to your studies or job within one month. You can finish it of course faster if you would like to spent more time on it.

The Ecosystem Basics Certificate has 5 Steps that need to be finished in order to pass.

1. Personal Information
2. Reading Material
3. Definition Test
4. Mapping Test
5. Motivation Check

We will get in contact with you after completion of all 5 steps and will inform you about the outcome.
We will introduce you afterwards to a suitable community organisation in your city, or we will continue the training with you to become a city ambassador.

In this stage our regional development managers will have weekly training calls with you and introduce you to theory of ecosystem players and their roles within the ecosystem. In the two months we will assist you with insights and resources to become an effective city ambassador.
Our goal after two months is to create together with you introduction materials for your ecosystem, that you can share the insights with anyone who is coming to your city or thinking about starting a startup in your ecosystem.

In extension to the previous training, we will teach you in certain concepts that will help you to support your ecosystem better. For example how to lead a community organisation, lean startup methods, and dynamics between different startup ecosystems and how you can leverage on network effects from multiple cities.

We will give you access to our resources for your country and train you to coordinate activities in multiple cities. You will be in charge of multiple Ambassadors and help to support the entire region with insights and best practices. This role can turn into a full-time position at FLair if you are interested in a career as startup ecosystem builder.

Please start your journey here. We will need your personal information in order to certify you afterwards.

This reading material is meant to train you on a lot of different angles on startup ecosystems. You can read through all of this within a week if you are quick. But we estimated that it will take you 2-3 weeks to read everything carefully.

We have 3 very simple stages to certify that you understand all the basics about startup ecosystems and to check your motivation. The first part of this test will be about definitions. The second will test the way you use your knowledge in more practical situations. In the last part, we want to know what drives and motivates you.

Please use here your own words and do not copy-paste from the articles.

Weekly call

The weekly call is temporarily unavailable, please check regularly for updates.

Our weekly call on zoom. Every Friday at 12:00 noon China time.

In this training, you will learn the dynamics of a startup ecosystem in a concise and practical way + build up a measurable knowledge foundation – all for free! Upon successful completion of your training, you will receive an official FLair certificate. We will also continue to support your involvement in your city’s ecosystem.
Become a Hero in your city – Your Startup Ecosystem needs you!

Need help?

Our team is always ready to support. Here’s how you can contact them.


Startup Ecosystem Expansion APAC

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Market Insights Support (Asia)