At Ignite, we believe startup communities are the heart of a vibrant startup ecosystem. We build founder-led, ground up startup communities and back the best founders within these communities.
What we do
At Ignite, we are interested in building sustainable, vibrant startup communities and backing the best founders within them. We focus on universities as they are a nexus of talent, ideas and energy - quintessential ingredients for startups to take root.
Ignite Fund I
We write 25,000 USD cheques to startups which demonstrate a clear founder-market fit, a sufficiently sizable market to disrupt and strong initial product traction.
We partner with universities to co-build a vibrant startup community via a bottom-up, whole-of-system approach. The aim is to build a student led entrepeneurial community, that self-sustains within two years.