Pre-founder Project

The perfect place to start a company or join an early-stage team

The Pre-founder Project brings together pre-founders and founders who are about to start or join a startup. 

The event runs from a dinner on Friday evening to Saturday afternoon

The main idea is that you get to discuss your idea in a safe and confidential environment with new people who are in the same situations as you. Many have found co-founders and other collaborators at the event. We've also invested in several projects that have come out of the pre-founder project. 

We'll also have presentations by founders and the team about what we look for in startups and what we've learnt about the first 12 months of building a new company. 

You can join whether or not you have an idea you are committed to. 

The next Pre-founder project will be held on 

📅 November 8th–9th

Friday evening 17:00-22:00 and Saturday 10:00-18:00.

What's in it for you?

You will get access to our resources and professional feedback from a team of experienced investors, entrepreneurs and other pre-founders. All this and a ton of fun while connecting with people in the process, completely free of charge!

After the weekend you can continue your journey at the Icebreaker Community, getting to know new people and learning how to build a strong tech company. 

To put it short, Pre-founder Project offers the opportunity to 

🤔 learn a lot of a startup's first 12 months
👥 find co-founders
🔄 get feedback on your idea and improve it (if you have an idea already)
👋 get access to the 800+ professionals in the Icebreaker Community 
🤝 find potential clients or collaborators 
💰 get an investment from us

Who can apply?

  • People with 5+ years of relevant work experience in your field of expertise
  • People who want to start or join strong tech companies
  • People looking to test and improve their business idea in a safe environment

We only have a limited number of spots for each pre-founder project. We cannot accept all applicants and we decide the applicants based on their fit with the ideas that are presented and the ideas themselves. 

Apply now

Practical info

📅 November 8th–9th

Pre-founder Projects start on Friday at 5 pm and ends on Saturday at around 6 pm.  A detailed program will be delivered for attendees.

The events take place at House at Maria 01 (Lapinlahdenkatu 16, Helsinki). 


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