Offering a massive network of opportunities to early-stage startups.

Enabling tech startup founders connect, and unleash their potential worldwide.

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What is Startup Universe?

Startup Universe is a non-profit initiative for early-stage tech startups worldwide, in collaboration with Founderhood, connecting startups - especially in developing regions - with the best minds of the global tech community. Unicorn founders, known investors, and experts.

Our ambitious goal

Startup Universe aims to create a world innovation ecosystem and bring equality for all tech startups by easing access to the brightest minds of the diaspora, late-stage founders, angel investors, corporates, and experts through massive 6-week online national programs open for every founder around the globe. We want to give access to opportunities for funding, expansion across every country, and opportunities to find new clients to grow revenues.

How is SU going to achieve this?

Startup Universe will be joining forces with every participating nation and offer the branding and guidelines to enable them to run efficient 6-week online national programs. Every participating country will launch a program suitable for their nation. All 6-week programs will take place simultaneously on the Founderhood platform, in March-April 2023.

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Startups during the SU program had access to international markets. It was an amazing experience and journey. This is where we should focus. Enable startups to scale because, in the end, they lay at the core of the economy. It is our duty to protect, help these startups and build infrastructure for them.

Cristiana Bogățeanu

Romania

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Are you an early-stage tech startup founder?

Join your nation's online 6-week program, grab the opportunity to scale your business and grow revenues.

Registrations are open in mid-January ➱
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Are you interested in investing in tech startups?

You are at the right place! Thousands of promising early-stage tech startups worldwide are looking forward to meeting you.

Join SU as an angel investor ➱
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Do you want to support the global tech ecosystem?

Let’s create a massive network of opportunities for everyone and enable the tech ecosystem grow through equality in accessing opportunities

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Meet our ambassadors

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Fabrizio Porrino

Senior Independent Expert Advisor for EU, Tech, Startups, Innovation, and Investment

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Alex Farcet

Impact innovation, co-founder of Rainmaking & Startupbootcamp

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Alar Kolk

President European Innovation Academy

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Eva Kaili

Vice President of the European Parliament, MEP | Chair Science Technology & C4AI, STOA

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Karim Amellal

Ambassador
Interministerial Delegate for the Mediterranean at Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs

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Mariya Gabriel

European Commissioner
for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth.

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Οur community so far...

1000+

startups

120+

experts

120+

partners

15+

angel investors

5

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Frequently Asked Questions.

Who can participate in an SU program?
What is the cost to participate in an SU program?
What is the duration of the national programs, and where will they be hosted?
Is it possible for late-stage startups (growth-expansion-exit) to participate in the program?
How many founders/tech startups can participate from each country? Is there a selection process?
What if I am interested in joining a country’s program, but I am come from/am based on a different country?