Leverage your knowledge by building a business
We help students leverage their knowledge through entrepreneurship and leadership, grow their network, stand out from peers and create a meaningful impact on people’s lives through building and running businesses.
Why join Student Founders?
Accelerate Your Career
By being part of Student Founders, you will leverage your knowledge through hands-on experience. The experience you gain will help you compound your learnings and develop you both professionally and personally.
Become a Leader
Building the right team is one of the most important steps to building a strong organization. Once you’ve set the right team you need to train, motivate, inspire and push them to reach your common goals.
Grow Your Network
As a Student Founder, you join a group of highly talented and driven individuals who all strive for success. You will develop strong long-lasting relations within the Student Founder Network during the journey.
Become an Entrepreneur
Entrepreneurship is one of the most fun, rewarding, but also challenging and hard journeys you can embark upon. We will make the hard times a bit easier through workshops, sparring and advice.
Thousands of students constantly work hard to stand out in the eyes of future employers. Having actual entrepreneurial experience is one of the strongest ways to demonstrate drive, proactivity and skills.
Make a Real Impact
Through our workshops and program, you will learn to build your own company, recruit, do marketing, sales, operations and strategy – in other words, you’ll be exceptionally equipped to make the impact you strive for.
Members of our Advisory Board are carefully selected and have deep expertise in everything from marketing and sales to strategy and recruiting and help our Student Founders on an ad-hoc basis.
There are many reasons, but one of them is simply that building your own businessis the best education you can get. You will learn how to do recruiting, marketing, sales, and pretty much everything else. All the fun and friendships you make along the way is an extra bonus. Click here to see more reasons.
No. In general, we invest in talented people rather than business ideas. Yet, we have a lot of ideas for business models we believe could become great businesses – the only thing you need is the will, skill and ability to work hard to make your company successful. If you have your own idea, we are of course always interested in listening to your thoughts.
Anyone! Great entrepreneurs come from all backgrounds and as long as you are a university student, we would love to hear from you. Our experience has shown us that grades are far from the only predictor of performance, hence we highly weigh your personality, motivation, goals and abilities when we assess your application (however, please remember to study for your exams).
While anyone can become a great Student Founder, not everyone can. You need grit, drive, self-motivation and the will to persevere when it gets tough. During the two years of Student Founders, we have had a 100% hit-rate with our businesses and we will do our very best to keep it this way.
No. We fundamentally believe that profitable businesses are the most healthy and resilient ones. One of the key reasons for us to have a project like Student Founders is to ensure students really learn how to build successful and sustainable businesses. We have learned that building profitable businesses is by far best way to compound learnings. Further, we have often seen non-profit organisations fall apart when key individuals leave. As one of our main goals are to build lasting businesses, we truly believe being profitable is the best way to foster continuity.
The Student Founder Network is the legal owners of the company. The aim is to build an organisation that will continue to grow and flourish after the founders graduate, and ideally we would love to continue developing the company with the founding team.
As said, we believe strong incentives fosters great results. Therefore, we give all founders the opportunity to co-invest in the company they are involved in building. As, usual reward follows risk and co-investors will naturally also receive their share of any profits produced.