A unique way to start a business, with almost zero risk
Work with experts
We’ve spent years perfecting a platform that shortcuts - and de-risks - building a business from scratch.
You'll join our dedicated studio team to validate your idea and build out the product alongside a team of functional experts.
Capital to build and get to market
We invest £250k in two tranches alongside 12 months support, which includes joining our Accelerator when you are ready to scale.
You can draw a salary from this funding which means you don't need to worry about fundraising early on and can focus on building and getting to market.
A community for life
Founders Factory and its sister organisations have built the largest technology ecosystem in Europe.
We will unlock significant value from our network of investors, partners and founders across geographies, and we'll help you to raise your next rounds of capital to rapidly scale.
Born in our Venture Studio
Innovation can improve the world we live in
The businesses we build in our Venture Studio are born out of trends and focus areas identified together with our partners.
Your dedicated team of experts
In our startup studio you can find a team of 100+ mentors and operators - all with deep industry, investment and entrepreneurship experience.
Together we will validate, build, launch and scale venture-backable businesses at pace.
Come and build a business with us in our startup studio
Joining our venture studio is a unique opportunity to build a business from scratch, with almost zero risk.
You may be wondering…
Typically, a venture studio turns ideas that are sourced and vetted within the organisation, into venture-backable businesses - hiring a CEO and founding team when the time is right. At Founders Factory, we believe some of the best ideas come from entrepreneurs and real-life experiences, so we welcome entrepreneurs to apply to join our studio to build a business with us, right from the beginning.
That means that together we will validate your idea, build out the MVP, test, iterate and acquire your first customers. And when you're ready, we'll help you accelerate your launch and hire your founding team.
We're looking for ambitious entrepreneurs who want to use technology to make a big impact. If you have an idea but haven't yet built the product or MVP, now's the right time.
If you don't have an existing idea, take a look at our careers page to run a concept we're already working on. If you already have a product in market and early traction, take a look at our startup accelerator.
We invest £250k in two tranches and provide 12 months support for an initial 25% equity. You'll join a bespoke studio team for 6 months who will help you validate your product concept and build out an MVP - as you prepare to launch, we'll incorporate your venture as an independent company and deploy the second tranch of capital into your business.
Whilst in build, Founders Factory will pay you up to £50k in salary and cover any costs incurred externally.
Each new venture will be supported by a dedicated studio team. Our skill sets include product, design, talent, data science, engineering, growth, fundraising, and corporate partnerships.
Until the business is incorporated, we'll give you an employment contract with Founders Factory.
On average our founders pay themselves no more than £50k. Your own salary is part of the budget and subsequent funding.
They don't. If a partnership forms with one of our corporate partners, it will be governed by the usual pilot or contract agreements between you and them all of which we can help with.
Founders Factory will provide office space, alongside other companies participating in the program. Here you'll be a part of the FF community, with events and other perks available. For the full duration of the Studio Program, we can offer up to 4 desks if needed full time and otherwise hot desks are available for your team. Further seats are available at cost or at the discretion of Founders Factory.