Founders Hub is part of the Sopro Group.
As a group, we are 200+ subject matter experts united by the desire to help businesses sell more. As a team, we are committed to making Founders Hub the World’s best free peer community for founders.
Frustrated with how a powerful lead generation tool such as email was being left behind by social media, long-time friends Ryan Welmans and Rob Harlow founded Sopro, coining the phrase “social prospecting”.
Ryan and Rob set to work, developing a technology stack that would rewrite the rules of B2B prospecting. 4 years later, Sopro was named Campaign Magazine’s Tech Company of the year. It is now the World’s biggest fully compliant B2B email marketing service.
As Sopro’s customer base grew, Ryan and Rob met numerous founders whose businesses could benefit from Sopro’s expertise to create a low-cost sales pipeline whilst designing and building better systems and digital platforms. This triggered the creation of 2 more businesses; Sopro Ventures , working with business founders on a formal accelerator programme and the Founders Hub, a social platform for entrepreneurs.
In 2020 the Sopro team began developing Outbase, a SaaS platform that could plug businesses directly into Sopro’s prospecting technology, powering sales in ways they had never thought possible.
Like many good ideas, Founders Hub was born out of a genuine need. Ryan and Rob were keen to talk to and learn from other founders, but despite 15,000 LinkedIn followers, their conversations felt one-sided, with lots of posts and little interaction.
So, they created Founders Hub, a free online community for entrepreneurs to learn from one another and receive free advice from subject experts in all the right places; strategy, brand, product design, strategic partnerships, sales, marketing, publicity, communications, data, leadership, mentoring, talent, finance and fundraising. Stronger together. A proper community.
In five years, we have grown to well over 200 team members, with experts in tech, data science, artificial intelligence, compliance, copywriting, marketing, sales, and of course, prospecting itself.
We are an entrepreneurial business with sales at its heart. We are a team of 200+ experts forming an extraordinary collection of passion, creativity and technical brilliance.
And we’re here to help.
So when we say our team, we really mean your team.
Here are just a few of Sopro Group’s recent achievements.