Dell Names Its First 'Founders Club 50'
The 'world's largest startup' is shining a spotlight on and providing support to a group of promising American startups that have technology as a critical backbone. Last week, the Dell Center for Entrepreneurs announced its first-ever Founders Club 50. The class includes companies from 17 U.S. states that are on the verge of significant growth, collectively receiving hundreds of millions of dollars in funding, while making an impact across various industries, including analytics, healthcare, enterprise solutions, entertainment, IT and mobile computing.
Each participating company will take part in the Founders Club 50 for a two-year term, with programming designed to accelerate their growth, focusing on technology, sales enablement, networking, and capital. Member companies also will receive marketing support via inclusion in Dell’s social media, marketing materials and public relations efforts.
“The Founders Club 50 is a great opportunity for these start-ups, all of whom are on the verge of reaching the next level of innovation,” said Ingrid Vanderveldt, Dell Entrepreneur in Residence. “The program creates a win-win; by serving as a trusted advisor to these companies at this crucial early stage, we hope they will continue to grow with Dell in the future. Dell has always seen the value in fostering innovation and entrepreneurship, and the Founders Club 50 is the natural next step in continuing to help high-growth start-ups expand their networks, find valuable resources and use technology to transform their businesses.”
Spring 2014 Founders Club 50 List:
As some of the Founders Club 50 companies are currently operating in stealth mode, a few of the member companies have not been listed.
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Dell currently is accepting candidates for the fall 2014 class on the Dell Center for Entrepreneurs application page.