FoT2021

14th-18th June 2021 in Copenhagen

‘Regenerative visions – beyond sustainability’

Applications to FoT2021 are open!

In June this year, we will together explore the questions:

In five days, 60 participants from diverse backgrounds will travel through nature’s wisdoms, regenerative leadership, businesses and organisations, exponential technologies and beyond.

Join us in connecting the dots and creating ideas for regenerative life-affirming businesses powered by exponential technologies.

Where and how?

The camp will be held in Copenhagen either fully physically, in a hybrid format or fully virtually depending on the pandemic and recommendations from the Danish authorities. Most likely, the camp will be a combination of virtual and physical elements. 

When?

Monday to Friday 14th-18th June 2021 

When

Applications for Founders of Tomorrow 2021 will be open between  1 st  February-30 th  April  2021 . You’ll know by 10 th May whether you were selected.

For whom

We are looking for a diverse group of individuals with curiosity towards impact, emerging technologies and new business models. You can be a techie or a non-techie, an aspiring or a more experienced entrepreneur, an employee “an intrapreneur”, or something else. What we are looking for is people with motivation, openness, commitment to making a difference, and a belief that best ideas are born in diverse teams.

About participation

The program is held in English. In order to be eligible to join, you will need to be a resident or citizen of Denmark and above the age of 18.

Keep in mind that seats to the program are limited. This means that if you are selected and accept a seat, you are expected to participate in the program fully. The program consists of long days between 8: 30-20: 00 during which you will not be able to catch up on work or studies.

Supported by Danish Industry Foundation, participation in Founders of Tomorrow is free-of-charge, including learning materials and meals. Participants coming from outside of Copenhagen will need to organize travel and accommodation at their own expense.

Program overview

We will start by diving into regenerative leadership and what it means to build life-affirming initiatives. We will also look into root causes and unfolding of the ecological to social and human crises we are facing: some of the challenges which will form the basis to our exploration in teams. 

On the second day, we will open up for what nature can teach us. We will explore ecosystem design thinking, circularity and approaches such as waste-equals-food and cradle-to-cradle. We will also travel through the present and future of biotech and biomimicry. 

On the third day, we will widen our scope to include a variety of exponential technologies, such as AI, nanotech, space technologies and digital manufacturing. We will discuss the challenges and opportunities they bring while asking the question whether they can be harnessed for realising regenerative visions.  

The fourth day of the camp will begin by looking into regenerative businesses and business models. We will learn from new and more established businesses that have embraced regenerative visions. The day will close with individual and team reflection opening up space for radical innovation. 

On this day, we will give space to the ideas for regenerative businesses that have emerged during the exploration. We will come together and pitch the ideas to the fellow founders of tomorrow and a wider ecosystem. We will look ahead and reflect on what we will bring home from this experience and what role we might take in the quest towards realising regenerative visions.