Launch your own technology startup
Team up with us to build a leading-edge startup!
Our Entrepreneur-in-Residence startup program offers aspiring and established entrepreneurs a proven path to build world-class deep technology companies in 12 to 18 months.
Please note that we do not fund ventures that were not built with us from the ground up.
Our startup model provides you with the support you need to get your business off the ground. We provide you with $600k in pre-seed financing and support on every aspect of your venture. While under development, you and your team will benefit from coaching, mentorship, a modest stipend, and competitive benefits. This day-to-day support allows you to focus on building your venture and developing solutions to real-world problems.
You don’t need a "big idea" to become an entrepreneur. At TandemLaunch, we constantly scout disruptive technologies that you can use to create a tech startup.
If you have an exceptional technical mind with graduate research experience and strong leadership skills, we want to hear from you!
- •—PhD in Electrical/Computer Engineering, Physics, Computer Science or similar technical fields
- •—MS in the above fields with industry and/or project experience
- •—Great communication skills, a passion for entrepreneurship, and the drive to build something from the ground up
- •—Previous experience in successfully leading a team is a plus
During this period, we will determine if you’ll be a good fit for the program. This period is spent training you in startup building basics and placing you temporarily with one of our existing ventures to give you an insight into what building a company at TandemLaunch looks like.
The goal of the Creation Phase is to prepare viable investment opportunities, including validation of the technology and its market viability, formation of the initial core team, establishment of an initial business plan and definition of the early financial structure for investment
You'll establish a complete team, formalize the product and technology, and secure third-party financing. It is during this phase that the majority of the $600,000 investment from TandemLaunch is unlocked.
If all the criteria are met, you will become an independent company. Third party angel and/or venture investors (often from the TandemLaunch network) generally finance the growth of the company at this stage.
TandemLaunch's model works. Don't take our word for it, let the numbers tell the story:
On average, companies built by TandemLaunch triple in value with each round of financing. Founders' value follows a similar trajectory, offering rapid growth in the value of their shares.
TandemLaunch is the ideal environment to build my 3rd software company: wrnch. Not only do they get it but they get it done!
Being an entrepreneur, especially a technical woman is tough, but I cannot think of a better place than here to be one. A combination of true mentorship, business guidance and support while being surrounded by passionate and young entrepreneurs.
I wanted to do something more realistic and closer to my background. As a student I always wanted to create a start-up but I couldn’t. I was looking for this kind of opportunity. The first time I heard about TandemLaunch I said: Yes, this is a place I can do that.
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