1. In one sentence, tell us what your company does.

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. If you selected 'Other' as part of your background, what else would you add?
  6. 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?
  7. How many years of full time work experience do you have directly managing people in a relevant field?
  8. Select the approximate number of years of full time work experience you have in a product development or R&D role.
  9. Select all the applicable prior startup experiences you have had.
  10. If accepted, will you work full time on this startup with no other external obligations?
  11. If you cannot commit to working fulltime on this startup if accepted, please explain.
  12. 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. What are you selling/do you plan to sell in the next year?
    Check all that apply
      Not Sure   Electronic Product   Electronic Service   Physical Product   Physical Service   Licensed Technology   Other
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Explain how you intend to (or already do) find customers?
  8. Who are your competitors? What differentiates you? Include URLs
  9. What is the most recent product or traction milestone of the business?
  10. Please describe your answer to the above.
    i.e. if you have non-revenue customer traction, what is the metric you are measuring? If you have revenue, is it recurring? Is it growing?
  11. What is your next milestone for this business and how long will it take you to reach it?

History and Financials

  1. What date did you start this company?
    YYYY-MM-DD format please
  2. Are you already incorporated?
      Yes - Incorporated   No - Not Incorporated
  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. How did you hear about this program?
  11. By submitting my application, I understand that Barclays: i. will receive many applications to participate in the Barclays accelerator program, and that these applications may include identical or similar ideas to those set out in my application; ii. may already be working on projects that are identical or similar to the ideas set out in my application and that nothing in my application can prevent or restrict Barclays from continuing with any such projects; and Barclays is under no restriction with regard to the companies it contracts with and the products and services that it develops or offers; iii. may receive and store my contact details from Techstars to keep me up to date about relevant events, products and opportunities and that I can change my mind and opt-out at any time; iv. will use the information I submit for Barclays and Techstars to process and assess my application. Where my application includes the personal information of other people, I have obtained their consent to provide it for this purpose.
      Yes, I understand.

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