Venture Creation

We at FoundersLink are pioneers in the field of Venture Creation! Venture Creation is a novel approach to entrepreneurship: we enable entrepreneurial individuals, who themselves do not have great business ideas, to become entrepreneurs, thereby matching great business concepts with talented individuals or teams.

FoundersLink fulfills the core entrepreneurial functions of identifying opportunities, creating business plans and building a team: a process normally done by the entrepreneur. We take the concept and then find entrepreneurs to start up and run the business – in other words, we make the ‘Big Bang’ happen.

FoundersLink is an institutional co-founder. The interests of FoundersLink and the entrepreneurs running the companies are completely aligned by our taking only equity in the new companies. FoundersLink is only able to generate income by selling shares or by receiving dividends.

We are only successful if the entrepreneur is successful!

Please take a look at the "How we do it" section and the "Process" charts for more detailed descriptions.

Our vision is to bring the FoundersLink concept to other countries, get more specialists on board and make our business model more scalable.

A good article on FoundersLink can be found at INSEAD Knowledge

You might also like to read a chapter about FoundersLink in "Stars des Internets: Erfolgreiche Web-Unternehmer und ihre Geschichte".

Engagement

Engagement in the Start-up Community

The founding partners, Oliver Beste and Fabian Hansmann, established FoundersLink with the vision of fostering the entrepreneurial spirit in Europe. The goal of FoundersLink is to strengthen the entrepreneurial ecosystem by creating an enduring and self-energizing impulse!

We support a number of initiatives pro bono, including Open Coffee Club, the Entrepreneurs' Organization, a variety of business plan competitions (such as INSEAD Business Plan Competition, Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow at EBS, Gründerszene Start-up of the Year, Deutsche-Startups Start-Up of the Year and more), the Media.net Berlin, and are a founding investor of Seedcamp.

EBS
EBS
Entrepreneurs Organization
Entrepreneurs Organization
INSEAD
INSEAD
media.net
media.net
Open Coffee Club
Open Coffee Club
Seedcamp
Seedcamp