In this next phase – from idea to start-up – much theoretical and practical research is required and offices premises are needed to carry this out.
In this next phase – from idea to start-up – much theoretical and practical research is required and offices premises are needed to carry this out. Ifund not only provides this space (an office and a lab, for example), but also creates synergy for the various start-ups in this phase of their development and that share the same objectives. Best suited for these purposes is the current incubator model. In this case, ifund compiles a network of mentors to fully support the Foundation and its associated entrepreneurs, to maintain contact with universities and to draft internship assignments.
The ifund Foundation is the investor behind BlueCity in Rotterdam, located in the former Tropicana swimming pool. Ifund runs its office from here and the entrepreneurs in whom ifund invests can move into inspiring office accommodation amongst other impact entrepreneurs and make use of the available dry and wet lab facilities. Click here for more information.