A new way to build and scale your startup.

Foundership supports startups to accelerate growth through coaching, raising capital and the founders' network.

Coaching: We coach the seed/pre-seed & early-stage startups to build initial growth with our Seed acceleration program. We run cohort programs for early-stage founders to solve business challenges. We host office hours to help founders to share their challenges and specific advice they need.

Capital: We bring Founders & Leaders to get startup funding signals via the Foundership Signal - A system for Funding. We invite our funding partners to participate in Seed Acceleration Program to work with startups and choose to invest.

Connect: We connect startups with incredible Founders & Leaders to get help and also expand their network. We help startups to grow via partnership and market access programs.

Strategy is great, but 90% of Startups fail with execution as one of the key factors. Thus, execution is the real engine for Startup Growth. The first 12-24 months of a startup are the most crucial part of the journey. Getting support at this stage in strategy, execution, talent, network, market access and funding/revenue will bring the right momentum for the startup to enable growth and successive funding rounds. At this stage executing on the right priorities matters and that's possible only when you have with clarity, direction, and focus.

We help founders make the key decisions about their startup, by helping founders understand the implications of each decision to their long-term missions. To help founders increase their odds of success by working with them in executing their weekly challenges.

Started in 2021 by veteran entrepreneurs like Santosh Panda from Explara, Bimlesh Gundurao from PitchCamp which helps founders perfect their sales and investor pitch (Previously, Bimlesh had launched PharmEazy -  India's first connected healthcare, connecting Pharmacies, Patients, Doctors, and Pharma Distributors) and later had an Exit.

To know more about how we do, check our Programs and ConneXions.

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Partners & Co-Founders.

Santosh Panda
Partner & Co-Founder

Entrepreneur. Optimist. Super fighter. Started up in 2007 to Launch India's First Event Ticketing & Management Platform.

Santosh is an entrepreneur with over two decades of experience. He built Explara.com - a profitable global business with a shoestring budget from bootstrapping to VC funding to $11m gross revenue to many challenges. He has extensive experience in software architecture, design, product development and system integration, both early-stage and FTSE 100 companies in the UK, USA, Finland, and India. He was involved in building products are BBC iPlayer, eBay UK, Cyclone Commerce, OnStation, William Hill Betting platform, Spoke Software and few startups. he has an undergraduate degree in Industrial & Production Engineering, Post-grad Diploma in Advanced Computing and MBA (from Alliance Manchester Business School).

Santosh is appreciated in his network as a resourceful person, having an ownership mindset and trustworthiness.

Bimlesh Gundurao
Partner & Co-Founder

3x Entrepreneur - Engineer turned Entrepreneur with a passion for building products from India for the global market.

A SIBM, BITS Pilani & NIE Alumni with over 24 years in the Software Industry across Startups & Corporate, he led Aguai Solutions to a successful acquisition-hire exit to US Fintech Company, after a pivot from Pharmeazy.com - India's first connected healthcare, Connecting Pharmacies, Patients, Doctors and Pharma Distributors. In his 15 yrs of corporate journey across Allscripts, Misys, Satyam & GA, he built teams 0-350 and led large Product Development & Product Management teams worldwide. He also led a pathbreaking Engineering Turnaround with 140 engineers across the world bringing agile practices in 2006 and delivering a release plagued by huge delays.

Bimlesh is an avid learner, experimenter, networker, cricket & movie buff. He has coached over 30+ startups through PITCHCAMP and is an active mentor at Numa Accelerator & BITS Pilani.

Why Foundership?

By Founders & Leaders. For The Startups. A new way to solve challenges and scale your startup.

No Limit

Every startup business needs a unique set of expertise. We have seen accelerators with only a limited number of partners try to contribute to everything. This is a sub-optimal solution.

No More Lonely Journeys

With Foundership Accelerator and Community, Entrepreneurship is never going to be a lonely journey. We will stand for you, work with you and solve your needs.

Open Founder Network

We believe the number of incredible founders has excellent unique insights and expertise to help budding startups in their core growth challenges. We are bringing this to help startup founders find the right mentors to work with you!

Execution Focus

We believe accelerator is not just about strategy but executing with a startup founder/team.

Ramp up Execution

We believe that more startups need the right push at the right time exponentially. Hiring the right team members at a very early stage is the biggest challenge for every startup founder. How about engaging founders to propel your growth with the right experiment while you are building your team?

Wall of Love.

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Frequently Asked Questions.

What is Foundership?

Foundership supports new startups to accelerate growth through coaching, raising capital and the founders' network.

How to join Foundership?

You can join Foundership's upcoming programs, book office hours and apply to get an invitation to join our community.

What are Foundership Programs?

Foundership Community is a curated community of high-performance founders & leaders who have scaled their business to bring the discipline, performance mindset and execution power to you to grow your startup. They are fighters, survivors and winners.

What is Startup Accelerator?

Foundership runs a Startup Accelerator to enable pre-seed/seed-stage startups to accelerate growth and get funding options. Our seed acceleration program is an intense 4-months program where we work hands-on with the startup founder. We don't take any upfront fees. Find more on https://foundershiphq.com/seed-acceleration-program

What is Founders & Leaders Community?

Foundership Community is a curated community of high-performance founders & leaders who have scaled their business to bring the discipline, performance mindset and execution power to you to grow your startup. They are fighters, survivors and winners. You can request an invitation here to join. This is an invitation-only community.

What are your selection criteria for Founders & Leaders?

We curate our Founders & Leaders based on their work.
Founders & Leaders need to have
-Empathy for another founder/startup
-Ethical in their approach and dealings
-Willingness and activities to help fellow founders

Do you work with founders from any country?

We are open to working with founders from anywhere in the world.