FT partners with Founders Forum

The Financial Times has announced its media partnership with Founders Forum, a community for leading global entrepreneurs, inspiring CEOs and key investors in media and technology.

Now in its 8th year, Founders Forum is a two day event that brings together a dynamic group of 1000 digital entrepreneurs, giving world leaders an opportunity to find and highlight future technologies and inventions that will change future business.

The Financial Times will announce the winners of two awards at the forum: FT Digital Founder of the Year and FT Digital One-To-Watch. Judges for the awards include Niklas Zennstrom of Skype and Sir Charles Dunstone of Carphone Warhouse, along with other prominent entrepreneurs.

Financial Times Global Director of Communications Emma Gilpin-Jacobs said “The Financial Times is pleased to partner with Founders Forum and to have a positive impact on digital entrepreneurship. The FT awards recognise the importance of digital innovators and future leaders to the success of global business.”

Brent Hoberman, co-founder Founders Forum,, and PROfounders Capital, said “Founders Forum are delighted to be partnering with the FT for their coverage of the European “FT Digital Founder of the Year”(more established) and the “FT Digital One To Watch” (rising star) 2013 awards, to be announced at this year’s Founders Forum London on June 13th. We’re looking forward to working together with the FT to help promote, support and encourage entrepreneurship across the world.”

Jonnie Goodwin, co-founder Founders Forum, Lepe Partners and PROfounders Capital, said “Partnering with the FT in the year of its 125th anniversary is a huge honour. The FT has always supported the cause of entrepreneurship and its support of both established and emerging entrepreneurs through its sponsorship of the FF’s awards simply reinforces a reputation that has been built for over a century”.

Founders Forum is a community for the best global entrepreneurs, select inspiring CEOs and key investors, in media and technology. At its global events in London, Rio, Mumbai and NYC, it brings together over 1000 of the world’s best, brightest and most dynamic digital entrepreneurs, who engage in open debate, brainstorming, discussion and problem solving. The network has been operating for 7 years and was set up by two of Europe’s leading Entrepreneurs, Brent Hoberman (,, and PROfounders Capital) and Jonnie Goodwin (Lepe Partners, LongAcre, PROfounders Capital).