THE CHALLENGE

To help solve global inequalities in internet coverage through partnership with the world's leading connectivity startups

OUR SOLUTION
  • Programme design: Worked with Facebook to design a programme that gave the start-ups access to Facebook expertise and assets as well as delivering on the strategic ROI for Facebook
  • Start-up Radar: Developed a pipeline of emerging start-ups in the global connectivity space across EMEA, defined selection criteria and ran selection process
  • Programme execution: Delivered day-to-day management and activities – including coaching, feedback and KPI reporting
THE IMPACT
  • 36% of the accelerator cohort launched strategic partnerships with Facebook during the programme
  • 50% of Facebook mentors on the programme reported driving significant strategic learnings that would go on to inform market and product strategy at the organisation
  • The programme strengthened Facebook’s brand positioning in the startup ecosystem – 75% of the cohort reported having a better perception of the organisation
  • Since Facebook’s partnership with Founders Intelligence, the accelerator has experienced 6x y-o-y growth in the volume of applications. This success led to Founders Intelligence being retained to run a new accelerator in 2020