November 4, 2022
The Founders Games is curating one of the world’s biggest innovation communities. The platform is endorsing the most impactful founders and solutions shaping the inclusive, sustainable and resilient future.
We know how important timing is both for entrepreneurship and for the future. For more than a decade we have been building bridges by leveraging our network of thought leaders, decision makers, industry experts, VCs and impact startups. The Founders Games are empowering the innovation & entrepreneurial ecosystems by supporting the discovery and development of impact exponential technologies. With a $6M award pool being raised for 2022, our global community provides an abundance of opportunities for growth, innovation, inspiration, education and business development.
FG is the only global platform powered by the collective intelligence of over 300 investors. Late stage VCs, family offices, corporate VCs and private investors screen through and score over 3000 applications who go through 5 rounds of selection. Only the top performers get to present their solutions to a curated jury panel and join the race for the $6M investment award.
Each vertical has a winner who has the opportunity to reach the finals in Davos and choose a mentor from the investors. Being a mentor leverages and benefits both the startup with support on their way to the finals, and the investor who gets a financial benefit upon raising a next round of their mentee.
Startups and investors are matched with unprecedented diligence with demographics coming from 140+ countries and 17 industry verticals ranging from pre-A to Series C stages. 80% of the finalists from the past 6 years have raised a next round in less than 6 months after their participation. They have collectively attracted additional capital at a multiple of 6,9 times after being announced as finalists of the Founders Games which led to the creation of the FG6 index.
12 years of supporting the innovation ecosystem will come together with the Founders Games Gala during WEF 2023 for a get together of entrepreneurs, investors, business and policy leaders shaping the world of tomorrow. The startup finalists have the opportunity to present to a top-tier audience, meet business executives and decision makers from Fortune 500 companies, investors, media, policy makers and societal leaders from the Davos global community.
Our mission is to make more people aware of the challenges and yet manifest the opportunities by discovering the means of solving them through innovation, hard work and the dreams of thousands of founders & countless ecosystem players.
By joining the investors' jury you gain access to a premier deal flow and further receive the opportunity to provide a wildcard for participation in the competition to your portfolio companies.