Chaired by Brent Hoberman CBE and run by Pierre-Simon Ntiruhungwa and Liam Tootill, Founders of the Future was launched in the UK by Founders Forum at 10 Downing Street in March 2016. Our mission is to build a world-class pool of diverse and exceptional entrepreneurial talent who will build tomorrow’s high impact sustainable startups. Our programmes, events and tools help talented individuals who are not currently founders in every steps of their journey to become tech founders.
We started by building an invite-only community of 430 people aged under 35, who are not yet founders but exhibit strong signals that they could be soon and by running The F Factor startup competition for under 25 year-old entrepreneurs taking place each year at Founders Forum.
We are now looking at developing programmes and events to further help our community members are running The F Factor which grew in scale this year becoming a grand national startup competition with a strong education layer and develop our selection process research and technology. The F Factor has the support of 10 Downing Street and was recently mentioned in The Times and The Evening Standard.
To date more than 70 of our members became full-time founders after joining the community and they collectively raised £20M+ of angel of VC funding. We also had 17 of our members selected in the prestigious list Forbes 30 under 30.