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Future Founders Training

Kicking off 2022 with world class training for Future Founders, the Founders Forum will be leading a course and mentoring program for Future Founders from January 2022. Led by the Entrepreneur in Residence OpenUK’s Founders Forum is a group of UK based Founders, former founders, potential founders and senior business people experienced in businesses based on Open Technology who wish to support the founding and scaling of the UK’s Open Technology based businesses. The recordings

  • 21 January – Session 1 – Why found an Open Source Business?
  • 28 January – Session 2 – Open Source Product Market Fit / Developing a Product
  • 4 February – Session 3 – Corporate Structure, licensing and IP for Open Tech Businesses
  • 25 February – Session 4 – Sales in Open Source Businesses
  • 4 March – Session 5 – Revenue Generation and Models
  • 11 March – Session 6 – Raising and Runway in Open Tech Businesses
  • 1 April – Session 7 – Community and DevRel in Open Tech
  • 13 May – Session 8 – People, Hiring and Scaling

Recordings have been made available for anyone who could not join.

Watch the Future Founders Training Session Videos

Session 1: Introductory Session: Why found an Open Source Business?

Session 2:

Product Development

Session 3: Corporate Structure, Licensing and IP
for Open Tech Businesses

Session 4:

Sales in Open Source Businesses

Session 5:

Revenue Generation and Models

Session 6: Raising and Runway in Open Tech Businesses

Session 7: Community and DevRel in Open Tech

Session 8: People, Hiring and Scaling

Founders Forum Mentoring

OpenUK Founders Forum mentoring will be offered to a small group of UK based individuals. Interested Founders or potential Founders will be selected from applications received and matched with mentees with our team for one to one mentoring sessions and to offer support for the evolution of an ever stronger UK Open Technology business ecosystem.

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Speakers - Future Founders Training

Adrian Colyer

Venture Partner, Accel Partners

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Alexis Richardson

CEO, Weaveworks

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Alison Dowdney

Head of Student Outreach, OpenUK

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Amanda Brock

CEO, OpenUK

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Andrew Katz

Managing Partner, Moorcrofts

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Chris Eastham

Chief Legal Officer

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David Mytton

Co-founder, Console

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Dawn Foster

Director of Open Source Community Strategy at VMware

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Dominique Top

Solutions Engineer, HashiCorp

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Fiona Nielsen

Founder, DNAdigest and Repositive

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Henry Nash

CTO Developer Advocacy, Hybrid Cloud at IBM

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Justin Cormack

CTO, Docker

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Laura Czajkowski

Director, Developer Community & Enablement, Solace

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Leanne Kemp

Chief Sustainability Officer

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Lee Wright

Regional Director, Confluent, Inc

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Liz Rice

Chief Open Source Officer, Isovalent

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Lorna Mitchell

Head of Developer Relations, Aiven

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Matt Barker

Entrepreneur in Residence

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Matthew Yonkovit

Head of Open Source Strategy (HOSS), Percona

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Murielle Brenon

Head of People Business Partnering, EMEA at Confluent

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Paul Holt

Vice President, Jetstack Secure

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Rochelle Farmer

General Counsel

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Sam Weaver

CEO, Plural Labs

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Tom Wilkie

VP Technology, Grafana Labs

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Victor Tuson Palau

CTO, Ebury

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Matt Barker

Entrepreneur in Residence

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Meet the Founders Forum Leaders


Alexis Richardson

CEO, Weaveworks

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Amanda Brock

CEO, OpenUK

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David Mytton

Co-founder, Console

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Fiona Nielsen

Founder, DNAdigest and Repositive

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Henry Nash

CTO Developer Advocacy, Hybrid Cloud at IBM

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Justin Cormack

CTO, Docker

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Liz Rice

Chief Open Source Officer, Isovalent

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