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Leverage a global network of connectors with access to the startups you are looking for. International corporates, governments, accelerators and many more use Founders Lair to find startups in any industry at any stage.

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Startup sourcing

Your entire startup sourcing funnel in one place

Optimize your startup sourcing strategies with concrete metrics that you can pull into any report or presentation.

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Innoway
Situation

Innoway aims to help Korean startups land in Beijing in partnership with the Korean ministry of SMEs and Startups.

Solution

Founders Lair used its network of connectors to source more than 60 Korean startups interested in the Chinese Market.

Impact

12 Korean startups has been selected to be supported by Innoway in their international expansion to China.

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HiCool Beijing
Situation

The Beijing Government and HICOOL aim to source startups from all over the world. They needed an additional 100 startups globally.

Solution

Founders Lair activated over 40 connectors in 20+ countries to help source startups for their competition.

Impact

HICOOL and Beijing government received 104 applications. They rated our solution as the best startup sourcing channel they ever experienced.

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Skoda
Situation

Skoda Auto Digilab China aims to source innovative startups in the realm of car travels with kids. Skoda’s end goal is to partner and deliver PoC (Proof of Concept) with the selected startup.

Solution

Founders Lair, through its network of connectors, sourced a number of innovative startups.

Impact

Skoda is having productive talks with one of the introduced startups to work on a PoC on seat belt safety for kids.

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Walmart
Situation

Walmart has the goal to contribute with innovative solutions to the ease of the global pandemic and climate change. The company is looking for global startups to join their innovation pipeline to develop joint POCs and participate in their Acceleration Program.

Solution

Founders Lair sourced for Walmart the highest quality startups in the area of “Post Pandemic Food Delivery Methods”, “Temperature Monitoring and Cold-Chain Risk Management”, and “Safer, Healthier, Greener Solutions for Consumers”.

Impact

Founders Lair has joined the Innovation council of Walmart next to 40 other leading players. We have been able to activate connectors all around the world to source top technology solutions in the area.

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Situation

Hartmann is a leading company in the Healthcare segment and based in Germany. The innovation department of Hartmann is constantly looking for new ways to collaborate with startups in terms of POCs, strategic investment and partnerships.

Solution

Hartmann is looking for startups in the field of digital solutions in elderly care and new ways for infection prevention. Founders Lair market place instantly opened up networks in the field of healthcare, elderly care and infection solutions through the global connector system.

Impact

Startups from Korea, Germany, Canada, China and India were introduced for further collaboration.

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FAQs for Corporates

Frequently Asked Questions

Simply go to “My Projects”, click on “Add new company” (If you have not added any company yet), click on “Create Project”. Fill out the Project Information as detailed as possible. “Publish” and the project is visible to connectors to refer startups and founders to apply.

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.

Everyone can access Founders Lair for free and become a project owner. You can upload “Startup Sourcing” projects for free. We have decided to choose our business model for success, which means that only if you get startup applications that you are satisfied with, you will have to upgrade and purchase “FLair Credits” in order to get access to the contact details of the applicant.

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

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.