Hey there! Welcome to the Techstars application. We are now accepting applications for London Winter 2014. Early App Deadline Final Deadline London (Winter '14) September 7, '14 September 7, '14

  1. Select your 1st preference Techstars location:
  2. In one sentence, tell us what your company does.
  3. In more detail, what will your company do or make? What’s new, interesting or different about it?
  4. Why we should choose your company?

Team

  1. Provide a 1 minute video introducing the founders. Videos longer than 1 minute will not be viewed.
    Please submit your video as a YouTube or Vimeo URL. Do not password protect your video (you should be able to make it non-public/unlisted so that only directly visiting the URL shows the video).
    Paste YouTube or Vimeo URL Link (ex. www.youtube.com/foo)
  2. Where do you plan for the startup physically to be after the program?
  3. Mobile Number (include country code)
  4. Skype ID
  5. Google Hangout account
  6. How long have all founders worked together as a team.
    This can include time that *all* founders have worked together on a prior project or company.
  7. How many founders are there?
  8. How many developers/engineers are there on the team?
  9. Employees: Not including the founders, how many additional employees are there?
  10. Employees: Please provide any Github URL and LinkedIN URLs for employees
  11. Supply links to anything interesting this team has built together in the past
  12. Can all founders attend the entirety of the Techstars program in person?
      Yes - All Founders will attend   No - We can't all attend
  13. If not all founders can attend the program in full, please explain.

Tell us about the Founders

  1. How did you meet your co-founders?
  2. What is your primary role in this business (what would/should it say on your business card)?
  3. If you answered 'Other' for the role you would list on your business card, what is it?
  4. Founder skills and background
  5. What is the approximate annual salary in USD you would expect working for a medium sized tech company (> 50 million in revenue) in the region where you live.
  6. How many years of full time work experience do you have directly managing people in a relevant field?
  7. If accepted, will you work full time on this startup with no other external obligations?
  8. If you cannot commit to working fulltime on this startup if accepted, please explain.
  9. Tell us something impressive you have personally built or achieved

Product

  1. Provide a 1 minute video demo of your product. Please *only* post a video demo of your product or prototype. Videos longer than 1 minute will not be viewed
    Please submit your video as a YouTube or Vimeo URL. Do not password protect your video (you should be able to make it non-public/unlisted so that only directly visiting the URL shows the video).
    Paste YouTube or Vimeo URL Link (ex. www.youtube.com/foo)
  2. What is the URL for your website/demo etc?
  3. What is different/interesting/new about your business?
  4. Who are you selling to/do you plan to sell to in the next year?
    Check all that apply
      Not sure   Consumers   Freelancers/Contractors   Developers   OEMs   Small-Medium Businesses   Large Enterprises   Government   Schools   Non-Profits   Other
  5. What monetization models are you using/do you plan to test in the next year?
    Check all that apply
      Not sure   Ads   Freemium   Subscription   Brick & Mortar   Channel Sales   Direct Sales   Licensing   Self-Service   Other
  6. Explain how you intend to (or already do) find customers?
  7. Who are your competitors? What differentiates you? Include URLs
  8. What is the most recent product or traction milestone of the business?
  9. What is your next milestone for this business and how long will it take you to reach it?
  10. What keeps you up at night?

History and Financials

  1. What date did you start this company?
  2. Are you already incorporated?
      Yes   No
  3. What is the total amount of cash invested to date in this startup?
    Please enter just a number and currency. Only count actual money invested in the startup, not 'in-kind' or service contributions.
  4. Enter the approximate person-months the team has worked on this startup.
    Person-months combined for all founders + employees. Examples: 2 people working for 4 months fulltime is '8 person-months'. If they are working half time, this would be '4 person-months'
  5. How are you dividing equity amongst founders, and if you have other shareholders how much do they own?
  6. What is the current monthly cash required to pay all founders, employees and expenses (gross burn)?
  7. How much total revenue has your startup had in its lifetime?
  8. How much revenue has your startup had in the last month?
  9. Do you plan to raise money in the future? If so how much and when?
  10. Name Techstars alumni/mentors that you know and any notable mentors/investors/advisors that you want to tell us about.
  11. The Global Accelerator Network is an invite-only, exclusive network of the top mentorship-driven accelerators located around the world.
    You can opt to share your application with the wider Global Accelerator Network to be additionally considered for other programs.
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