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TandemLaunch

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.

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Focus on the important things

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, equity and coaching, a full-time salary, and healthcare benefits so you can focus on developing solutions to real-world problems.

No "big idea"? No problem.

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.

We're looking for the best in class

If you have an exceptional technical mind with graduate research experience and strong leadership skills, we want to hear from you!

Give yourself a competitive advantage by building a startup with TandemLaunch.
Who is this program for?
  • 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
How it works
1 — Qualification Phase

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.

2 — Creation Phase

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

3 — Incubation Phase

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.

4 — Graduation Phase

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 is the ideal environment to build my 3rd software company: wrnch. Not only do they get it but they get it done!

Paul Kruszewski, PhD
Co-Founder & CEO at wrnch
Co-founders of Edgehog work on their technology

Siamak Kashi, M.Sc and Nasim Sahraei, PhD, Co-Founders of Edgehog are analyzing the results of their anti-reflective glass

Our EiR startup program in numbers

Our People
30+
ventures created

Since 2010, we have created over 30 deep tech ventures focused in the consumer electronics industry.

500+
deep tech jobs created

Through TandemLaunch and our portfolio companies, we have employed hundreds of people from entry level to executive level.

40+
different nationalities

We're proud to have a wide range of cultures at TandemLaunch so that we can learn from each other.

20+
languages spoken in the office

English, French, German, Italian, Greek, the list goes on!

Contribution
$500M+
value created

Success doesn't happen overnight but our model has enabled our portfolio companies to thrive.

$150M+
3rd party investment

Our ability to raise external financing is a testament to our expertise.

80%+
of our companies raise Series A financing

We are a spinout foundry with an international scope that produces high-impact, IP-focused companies.

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.

Soodeh Farokhi, PhD
Co-Founder at C2RO
We welcome our entrepreneurs by cohorts of exceptional individuals from around the world.
TandemLaunch's lab space

Entrepreneurs-in-Residence will be able to use our lab space to build their prototypes

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.

Ehsan Saboori, PhD
Co-Founder at Deeplite
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