Founders Forum started in 2005 with a simple thought in mind – to create the perfect environment for collaboration. The community was established as a response to the lack of credible, peer-to-peer European entrepreneur networks to rival those that existed in Silicon Valley.
The community was first convened to share ideas and forge new collaborations, through a 50-person event in London, where founders came together with investors, corporate and government leaders, to discuss the future of industries, new technologies and business models.
Today, Founders Forum meets annually in London each June, assembling the world’s top entrepreneurs and leaders for exactly the same purpose – to create the perfect environment for collaboration.
Founders Forum has a global footprint, hosting two flagship forums annually, and a number of international events from Los Angeles to Rio de Janeiro, Tel Aviv to Mumbai, and Paris to Hong Kong.
As our community has grown, we have also launched a family of businesses that exist to support entrepreneurs at all stages of their journey, covering advisory, executive search, education, diversity & inclusion, charitable giving and various others.
With the support of our partners, we remain committed to pioneering the future of industries, discovering and unearthing the latest trends in technology and promoting avenues to create a positive impact on society. We welcome you to be part of the journey!
"Founders Forum is remarkable for the high level of talent it attracts. The network is where friends are made and deals are hatched, where entrepreneurs are mentored and where investors are educated."
"Silicon Valley is no longer the only place to be if you want to succeed in tech."
Vice President Europe, Google