THE FUTURE OF
START-UPS IS DIVERSE
At Found Diverse, we work to advance diversity in start-ups. By harnessing the full potential of talents of all genders, ages, and backgrounds, the start-up scene will not only become more inclusive – it will also better fit the varied challenges we are facing. Change is necessary. And it’s here to stay!
TOGETHER FOR A
Found Diverse is an NGO with the purpose of advancing inclusion and diversity to maximise the potential in the establishment and growth of new companies. Change has begun but it isn’t finished in the blink of an eye. We need to join forces to accelerate the shift from mono- to multi-culture.
We provide a collaboration platform for a range of initiatives working towards our common goal: advancing diversity in the start-up scene to ensure that everyone will have access to talent, innovation, and funding.
TO GUIDE CHANGE
By Lynn Roseberry
DRAWING ON ALL TALENTS
DRAWING ON ALL TALENT is a CO:LAB initiative under Found Diverse with the purpose of enhancing diversity in the startup ecosystem and gaining access to the full potential of all talents, innovation, knowledge, and ideas.
It’s good business to invest in diverse teams. Danish investors have committed to supporting more diversity in startups by signing the Diversity Commitment. Their signature is their promise to improve concrete diversity measures and make a strategy that ensures that development. Diversity Commitment is delivered by Intentional and funded by the committing partners.
LEAP FORWARD is a customized accelerator program for Danish startups and scaleups with international potential. We aim at mobilizing startups founded by diverse teams to accelerate hypergrowth through internationalization. We are a business program intentionally designed for diversity and inclusion. The program is delivered by Intentional, and the Trade Council in New York under Found Diverse and funded by the Danish Industry Foundation.
RETURN ON DIVERSITY
How do we unlock the potential of better gender balance in the startup ecosystem? That’s the topic in the thorough guide with concrete advice and toolkits for startups and investors to improve diversity. Because you can fix gender imbalance and build a sound business at the same time. In fact, all studies show that diversity is key to sustainable growth. The report is written in collaboration with Bootstrapping and Nextwork.
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NEW REPORT: A FIFTH OF ALL INVESTMENTS GOES TO FEMALE FOUNDED STARTUPS BUT THERE IS STILL A LONG WAY TO GO.
A new report from The Diversity Commitment shows that more investments goes to female founders but we are still not there.
FEMALE DUO MAKES INVESTORS COMMIT TO MORE DIVERSITY [DK]
Goals and action plans should create more diversity in the investment portfolio and in the Danish start-up environment. The next step is the Nordics.
INVESTORS UNITE AROUND CREATING MORE DIVERSITY IN THE DANISH START-UP ENVIRONMENT [DK]
NGO PUBLISHES GUIDE FOR THE START-UP SCENE [DK]
A Danish NGO has published a guide for investors and entrepreneurs on creating more diversity in the Danish start-up environment.
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