Greatness is achieved together

The Intuitive Foundation teaches scientists with bright ideas how to build a tech startup, assemble great teams, and bring their innovations to market.

“Thanks to the Foundation, we have totally reinvented our efforts to launch new ventures from the CU ecosystem. This class has been a true partnership, bringing together students ranging from PhDs in Aerospace to MBAs to Sophomores in communications. The funding has been an ignition switch to first encourage cross-disciplinary collaboration, and then set these ventures on a trajectory to success.”

collaboration is essential

There is a disconnect between today’s brightest technologists, engineers, and scientists and the sharpest business minds and entrepreneurs. They do not often speak the same language. As a result, many ideas do not survive the early stages of business development or succeed in the market. Innovation is lost.

At the Intuitive Foundation, we believe that the future of our world depends on bringing today’s technologists and business leaders together in a collaborative environment to foster a culture of communication and creativity. These interactions have the potential to find solutions to real-world problems and bring disruptive technologies out of the lab and into the world.

Robert Dobkin created the Intuitive Foundation in 2017 to provide inventive minds with the resources they need to find sustainable solutions to the issues facing our world today. Through startup courses for college students, the Intuitive Foundation provides opportunities for young entrepreneurs to succeed. 

“I started the Intuitive Foundation to give back to engineers and the next generation of students. I like to help people and I like to help technology to go forward. From the Foundation, I want to see technological advances and I want to see people being successful.”

— Robert Dobkin, Founder, Intuitive Foundation

Our Mission

Pairing entrepreneurs in business and technology to achieve greatness together.


We envision a world where the best ideas never get stuck inside a lab. 

How to Build a Tech Startup that Succeeds

How do I create a tech startup that succeeds? It’s the age-old question that we receive again and again from students in both science and entrepreneurship alike.

Our response is simple: to build a tech startup that launches off the ground and achieves success, the key lies within collaboration and teamwork. When you have a diverse range of mindsets and skill sets, you can test and apply your idea to the real world.

Different opinions challenge both you and your product to grow and develop into the best possible version. If you want to make a tech startup that turns a profit, start by assembling your team.

What We Believe