Finally: A Start-Up Seed Fund for Designers April 8, 2011Posted by reto wettach in entrepreneurship.
As I mentioned in my talk when applying for the full professorship, I think that designers, especially interaction designers, should become entrepreneurs! We invent really important and successful services and interfaces, but usually as “mercenaries for hire, helping other people get rich.” – as Enrique Allen of 500 Startups says.
Allen is also arguing that some of the most innovative start-ups recently were founded by designers – as you can see on the image:
So I am happy to see that there is finally a Start-Up Seed Fund tageting designers. Allen is currently establishing the d.fund, which will be giving designer-entrepreneurs access to mentorship by some of world’s most successful designer entrepreneurs.