empowering

global Talent

Support talented and passionate young people to learn from successful founders & operators across Europe.

empowering

global Talent

Support talented and passionate young people to learn from successful founders & operators across Europe.

empowering

global Talent

Support talented and passionate young people to learn from successful founders & operators across Europe.

The program

Founders Academy is an intensive training program enabling young tech talents to immerse themselves in a challenging and supportive learning environment for 6 months.

This unique experience will provide participants with an opportunity to learn truly practical skills that will be invaluable in their next ventures. It will also allow them to contribute to some of the most promising startups in Europe.


Visit FAQ section for more details about the program.

Founders Academy is an intensive training program enabling young tech talents to immerse themselves in a challenging and supportive learning environment for 6 months.

This unique experience will provide participants with an opportunity to learn truly practical skills that will be invaluable in their next ventures. It will also allow them to contribute to some of the most promising startups in Europe.


Visit FAQ section for more details about the program.

Founders Academy is an intensive training program enabling young tech talents to immerse themselves in a challenging and supportive learning environment for 6 months.

This unique experience will provide participants with an opportunity to learn truly practical skills that will be invaluable in their next ventures. It will also allow them to contribute to some of the most promising startups in Europe.


Visit FAQ section for more details about the program.

A program designed to be a win-win for both Startups and Tech talents.

A program designed to be a win-win for both Startups and Tech talents.

A program designed to be a win-win for both Startups and Tech talents.

10

+

Participants per cohort

220

+

Startups in
the ecosystem

6

+

Innovation
focused Universities

"Founders Academy is where Azerbaijan's brightest minds embark on an extraordinary startup journey! It's more than an internship; it's a deep dive into the heart of the world's leading startups, disruptors and ecosystem catalysts. The program is competitive and quite challenging to get in, but the real success comes from leveraging this opportunity to learn top-notch skills!"

Inara Valiyeva, Chairperson of Innovation and Digital Development Agency

"Founders Academy is where Azerbaijan's brightest minds embark on an extraordinary startup journey! It's more than an internship; it's a deep dive into the heart of the world's leading startups, disruptors and ecosystem catalysts. The program is competitive and quite challenging to get in, but the real success comes from leveraging this opportunity to learn top-notch skills!"

Inara Valiyeva, Chairperson of Innovation and Digital Development Agency

“I'm thrilled to be a part of this incredible journey, as I'm keen to delve deeply into the investment and startup ecosystem to later share my insights with those inspired to learn."

Ulviya Abasova, Co-founder of VValy

"Founders Academy is where Azerbaijan's brightest minds embark on an extraordinary startup journey! It's more than an internship; it's a deep dive into the heart of the world's leading startups, disruptors and ecosystem catalysts. The program is competitive and quite challenging to get in, but the real success comes from leveraging this opportunity to learn top-notch skills!"

Inara Valiyeva, Chairperson of Innovation and Digital Development Agency

“I'm thrilled to be a part of this incredible journey, as I'm keen to delve deeply into the investment and startup ecosystem to later share my insights with those inspired to learn."

Ulviya Abasova, Participant at Cohort #1

Participants

Meet the talented minds at Founders Academy

The most important resource in an ecosystem is its people.

Baku has a unique opportunity to develop one of the most talented, engaged and experienced startup
workforce in Central Asia.

The Founders Academy is designed to boost just that.

We believe that motivated young people can provide tech startups with countless benefits from niche expertise to cultural diversity as well potential long term collaborations.

Process for the
Host Companies

Interest

Once you have found a candidate that could be a match with your organisation and needs. Founders Academy will connect you via email for an interview.

Interest

Once you have found a candidate that could be a match with your organisation and needs. Founders Academy will connect you via email for an interview.

Interest

Once you have found a candidate that could be a match with your organisation and needs. Founders Academy will connect you via email for an interview.

Interview

Post interview you will decide if there is a good fit or requirement for an additional conversation. (Could be with the team lead, HR or an assignment).

Interview

Post interview you will decide if there is a good fit or requirement for an additional conversation. (Could be with the team lead, HR or an assignment).

Interview

Post interview you will decide if there is a good fit or requirement for an additional conversation. (Could be with the team lead, HR or an assignment).

Acceptance

Once you have discussed with the relevant people and there is a match we will move to the contracting and logistics phase. All that is required is a simple employment contract as you would sign with any other employee / intern.

Acceptance

Once you have discussed with the relevant people and there is a match we will move to the contracting and logistics phase. All that is required is a simple employment contract as you would sign with any other employee / intern.

Acceptance

Once you have discussed with the relevant people and there is a match we will move to the contracting and logistics phase. All that is required is a simple employment contract as you would sign with any other employee / intern.

Contracting

Once the contract is drafted and reviewed by both parties it will be signed via docusign and transferred to Founders academy. From that moment on the participants can start working remotely on the chosen date.

Contracting

Once the contract is drafted and reviewed by both parties it will be signed via docusign and transferred to Founders academy. From that moment on the participants can start working remotely on the chosen date.

Contracting

Once the contract is drafted and reviewed by both parties it will be signed via docusign and transferred to Founders academy. From that moment on the participants can start working remotely on the chosen date.

Visa application

Once the contract is signed the visa procedure will start supported by Founders academy and the IDDA team. All the documents will be submitted and the process should take 4 to 8 weeks in order to relocate to the host country.

Visa application

Once the contract is signed the visa procedure will start supported by Founders academy and the IDDA team. All the documents will be submitted and the process should take 4 to 8 weeks in order to relocate to the host country.

Visa application

Once the contract is signed the visa procedure will start supported by Founders academy and the IDDA team. All the documents will be submitted and the process should take 4 to 8 weeks in order to relocate to the host country.

Onboarding

As soon as the contract is digitally signed the participants can start working remotely with the team during the visa application process. A clear onboarding will take place digitally and the exciting journey will start!

Onboarding

As soon as the contract is digitally signed the participants can start working remotely with the team during the visa application process. A clear onboarding will take place digitally and the exciting journey will start!

Onboarding

As soon as the contract is digitally signed the participants can start working remotely with the team during the visa application process. A clear onboarding will take place digitally and the exciting journey will start!

FAQ

Program overview

Eligibility and application process

Benefits and learning opportunities

Logistics and support

Host companies’ role and responsibilities

Visa and travel arrangements

Program completion and post-internship opportunities

*For additional information contact us via Contact page.

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