Join us to solve some of the systemic food problems in the world. Transform your career into entrepreneurship and build a startup with a food system solution. Find people that share your dream of a more purposeful life and career.

Why Profounders


Many people have an aspiration to break out of their present organization and jump into a startup. They would like to realize their dreams and potential in an entrepreneurial context. Fortunately, many people can leverage from years of leadership in private businesses, NGOs or in the public sector. Experience and skills that are in high demand in small companies with ambitions to become the next global enterprises.

Profounders will support your ambition of a new business adventure.


All problems in the world are interconnected. You can not isolate a certain fault in the way we live or conduct business and just solve that. The triple planetary crisis – climate change, biodiversity and ecosystems breakdown and environmental pollution – needs a systemic approach.

Profounders will help you to understand the many causes to the global problems and give you design thinking skills to create sustainable business concepts.                                                                                  


To find the right peers to co-found your own startup is not an easy and linear path. It takes time to match yourself with people passionate about the same problem. And to take ownership on a joint vision. To conquer the global marketplace a strong and long-lasting team must also be complementary in skills and diverse in personalities.

Profounders will match you with people that are experienced and passionate enough to build a startup that can make a big difference.


Our global society are in desperate need for new and systemic inventions on the many large problems surrounding us. Scalable technology can be a way forward. But with sustainable solutions comes a responsibility to ensure that the positive impact we like to achieve really happens.

Profounders has the learning environment needed for you and your new team to design, validate and implement business solutions that can solve some of the global problems and attract capital from impact investors.



We are looking for you!

The programme embraces people from all strands of society regardless of background, education, work experience and age. We think the characteristics are individuals with a passion for solving the climate challenges, who are adaptive to new ways of thinking and working and have the personal risk-taking mindset to act and succeed as an entrepreneur.


Stay tuned – Applications for the Spring 2022 batch will open soon!

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We look for top talented individuals from the business community blended with post grads and specialists. All participant profiles should have a personal aspiration to become co-founders of startups solving climate change problems.

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We will select people who have a learning mindset, who are open to re-assessing their prejudices about what the world should look like, who like to personally change accordingly and who are eager to perform in this new context.

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We look for people with a go-getter mentality, a willingness to take personal risks and go the extra mile. We will open our ears and hearts to people who dare to imagine the seemingly impossible with a strong wish to prove it is achievable.

A 12-month transformative programme

No Fees

Free but challenging

The programme is entirely free for participants as we believe price shouldn’t be a barrier for great entrepreneurs and ideas to succeed. What we’re requiring from you is a strong commitment, both in time and effort throughout the 3 steps of the programme. Our selection process will make sure that only motivated, dedicated, and passionate applicants will be offered a seat.


From discovery to full-time

The programme embarks you on a risk-free journey where you start exploring the entrepreneurial world on weekends only (step 1), move with your team onto developing your solution during evenings on our online platform (step 2), and finally become a full-time entrepreneur with a purposeful career co-owning an impact startup (step 3).

Global Network

In the Nordics and beyond

The programme has world-class trainers and coaches who are tailored to your needs, as an individual, as a team, and as a startup. Our network of dedicated mentors will assist you throughout the programme on the more specific aspects of your growth and your impact. Finally, we offer access to large network of investors and VC network, commercial partners, and alumni.