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We, at Openner, believe in innovation. We strengthen local startup communities and actively engage with startup founders, mentors, partner organizations and more to create an environment where innovation never stops and entrepreneurship thrives.

Over the years, we have built a support system for startups to help them make better decisions throughout their startup journey that includes cash and services.

Cash Investment – Cash and financial resources are pivotal to startup success, but that resource alone is not enough.

Resource Investment – Openner pairs a cash investment with in-house development resources, AWS credits, dedicated legal counsel and mentorship.

We know that developing a startup is a tedious job. It takes a lot of sweat and unnerving red flag moments to build a dream or dent a change into the world. Startup founders walk a thin rope to success, leaning in one direction or other, balancing precariously all the time, inching forward, and hoping not to plunge. But startups, you don’t have to do it alone!

We celebrate innovation, commitment and entrepreneurship, and develop communities and create leaders to support founders regardless of whether they are in our program or not. The startup community is where the ecosystem begins and ends.

We know how hard it is to found a venture, and having at it alone is no easy walk. We connect with startup founders at the critical stages of their ideas forming by providing:

  • Events to provide knowledge to help shape new ideas.
  • Pitch platforms to share ideas.
  • Online startup challenges to validate new ideas.
  • Office Hours with strategic and skilled mentors to support startups at each stage.
  • Meetups to connect the community.
  • Connections to and collaboration with other startup communities.