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The Designer Fund

The Designer fund support designers in founding startups.

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The organization allows designers to apply for an investment in their startup. Once chosen and given the personalized investment option,  the designers are paired with one of the organization's partners to help mentor them in their startup. In a six month period, they work on making their startup a reality.  You can find out more about the program on their website  The Designer Fund.

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Great inspiration - what I find most interesting about Designer Fund is that they have specialized themselves in entrepreneurs who are designers. They define themselves as "designers who invest in designers".

In the same way that not all web companies are the same, not all founders have the same profiles, and not all are going to need the same kind of help starting their businesses.

Being able to differentiate by the kind of startup (difficult to classify) or, more interestingly, by the kinds of profiles behind them might be a good idea to help entrepreneurs grow sustainable businesses.