Foundum is an online platform for entrepreneurs, their startups and entrepreneurial stakeholders. Foundum is the one-stop-solution matching entrepreneurs with relevant entrepreneurial stakeholder to foster interaction and to mutually benefit from each other.
The local ecosystem embraces all different stakeholder of a specific city. The national ecosystem includes all the events and ocurrances which affect the players on a national scale. The global ecosystem englobes all the events and occurances on a global level.
A private investor is a private person, typically referred to as Business Angel, who invests in an entrepreneurial startup at the early and/or seed stage. A private investor can also provide the startup with contacts and advice.
A startup is created by an entrepreneur and often needs funding and know-how in order to become an established organisation. In Foundum's case, we target startups that are based on an innovative concept and target a high-growth expansion of their business.
By joining Foundum, you can profile yourself and the startups you have founded, advised or invested in. You may also search for other service providers. Members can make use of resources, contacts, a calendar of entrepreneurial events, and a map of the ecosystem where all service providers are easily visible.
Not everyone can join. Quality contacts are very important to us and to our members. This is why members can invite their contacts or you can request an invitation here. In order to join Foundum you need to be one of the mentioned stakeholders of the entrepreneurial ecosystem.
When you complete your registration, we will automatically send you a special link which you have to click on to verify your account. Until you have not clicked this verification link, you will not be able to join Foundum.
When the verification email arrives in your inbox, click the verification link, or copy and paste it into your browser. When you do this, you will be redirected to the registration process.
You can control the information you want to submit in your profile. By clicking on the link "View" on your profile page, you can see your personal information as others see it. If you click on "Edit" you can modify the information you either would like to display or not.
As a member you have the option to explore your ecosystem and to connect with other entrepreneurial stakeholders and search for local events. In the future we will add many more features which will be of value to you and your startup.
If you forget your password, simply click on "Request a new password" under the sign in area on the start page. After you enter your email address, we will send you a link to a password reset page. You can use this to create a new password. After that, you can immediately sign in to the site.
To change your email address associated with your profile, just click on "Edit General Information" on your profile page and edit the email address registered. Please be aware that for security reasons, you must re-confirm the contents of your profile once you have made your changes. You will then receive an email to your new email address. Please click on the link in the email to confirm the changes.
You can choose to register either as a member or as a service provider. If you choose to register as a member, your profile allows you to register as an entrepreneur, as an investor, as an advisor or all three. You can also register your organisation as a service provider if its offers products, services or funding to entrepreneurs. There are different types of service providers: B2B service providers, funding providers, knowledge institutions, government agencies and entrepreurial associations.
If you are an entrepreneur, you can create a profile of your startup. On your personal profile you need to be in the "edit" mode first. Secondly, scroll down to your startup section and click the edit button. Once you are in the edit form of your startup, you can create your startup profile by clicking add startup.
Member profiles are only for entrepreneurs, private investors and advisors whereas service provider profiles are for knowledge institutions, government agencies, entrepreneurial associations, B2B service providers and funding providers offering services to startups. In addition, startups can only be created through an entrepreneur profile.
At this moment only selected profiles have the right to upload events. If you would like to inform the members about an interesting entrepreneurial event, please get in touch with the the Foundum Team under Contact Us.
If you have worked with someone and you had a good impression on the work he or she has done, it would be nice to let others know. You can write a recommendation for this person and give them credit for what they have been able to achieve. We discourage writing recommendations if they are not authentic and sincere.
Go to the service provider's profile you would like to review. Once you are on a service provider profile you can click on the "review" button next to the service provider logo. Only member profiles (entrepreneurs, investors and advisors) are allowed to "review" service providers.
Review means you can write a comment about a service provider which will appear on of their profile. We invite you to post your honest opinion so that other entrepreneurs can learn from your experience with the service provider. Service providers have the option to reply to these reviews. In comparison if you've had a good experience or collaboration with a member or a startup you can recommend them.
You can search for other entrepreneurial stakeholders such as entrepreneurs, private investors and advisors. Furthermore, you can search for all types of service providers: knowledge institutions, entrepreneurial associations, government agency, funding providers and B2B service providers.