KnowCap is a platform that connects ambitious founders with world-class experts.
Learn how we can help founders change the world.
building economic development opportunities via entrepreneurship
Because in the early stages of building a company, experience is more valuable than capital.
We know how hard it can be to get an idea off the ground. If you are in a state that isn't in the top 7-10 for venture capital it can be 50x harder for your founders to get the support they need to truly have a shot on goal.
KnowCap wants to change that. By partnering with us, our expert network will give your founders the design, marketing, engineering, and operational talent to not only turn an idea into a fast-growing company.
But, also turn it into one that drives economic development and job creation.
benefits for partners
Neither you, nor your founders, are asked to pay anything upfront.
Proven Strategy for Success
Our Startup Engine process helps your entrepreneurs avoid mistakes to build their businesses the right way, the first time.
In the Trenches
Your founders will entire an intense, collaborative environment where experts are looking to bring their vision to fruition.
Take the Next Step
Having an idea is good, but what's even better is being able to execute and bring it to market. KnowCap is invests human capital to turn ideas into something more.
This tier of partnership gets you access to new perks that we're building for our network. The items listed below are just a start to what we're building.
Every company has a required engagement allocation of $25,000. Founders referred by Premium partners get that fee waived.
At any given time we have dozens of projects going simultaneously. This requires a waitlist. Founders from premium partners jump the line.
Our partners are accelerators, universities, economic development orgs, chambers of commerce, nonprofits, ventre funds, and more...
They understand our mission and intense desire increase economic mobility not just for founders we support, but for the communities they reside in as well.
Each partner receives their own co-branded page (here's a sample) on our site. While we don't have any parameters on what stage a founder needs to be to apply, we do want them to have a landing page to apply that can be directly linked from our partner website.
Revenue-based investment capital that pledges to be the first capital into early stage companies.
A staple in Detroit as the place to start a business with wide-ranging programs for every kind of entrepreneur.
One of the top accelerators in the company, Lighthouse takes no equity in their companies and offers grants of $20,000.
One of the few earliest stage venture funds to work purely on an "open" application where anyone can pitch them for funding.
Seeking Ecosystem Partners Accepting for 2023!
Give your founders a new way to grow their vision into something more. Our team of +30 across six teams can get them there.