VSV Accelerator Hanoi 2014 (EN)

June 2 - October 2 12:00am-11:59pm
Hà Nội, Vietnam

Premier Startup Accelerator in Vietnam: Mentorship & Seed Funding

   
  1. Company name:
  2. Company url, if any:
  3. Phone number(s):
  4. Company field:
  5. What is your company going to make?
  6. What do you understand about your business that other companies in it just don’t get?
  7. If you have already participated or committed to participate in an incubator, “accelerator” or “pre – accelerator” program, please tell us about it.
    Program type:....; Program name:....; From:...; To:... Example (Program type: Pre-accelerator; Program name: NEXT; From: 01/11/2013; To: 15/12/2014)

Tell us about the founders

  1. Provide a 1 minute video introducing the founders.
    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. Last Name:
  3. Middle Name:
  4. Name:
  5. English Name, if any:
  6. Age
  7. Provide education information & certificates:
    For each founder, please list: Degree Type (Certificate/Undergraduate/Graduate/Master/Doctor);Degree Name:...; School Name:...; Degree Status: (1st year/2nd year/3rd year/Final year/Graduated/In gap years/On hold for unforeseeable future); Year of graduation:...;
  8. Email:
  9. Personal url:
  10. LinkedIn url
  11. Facebook ID:
  12. Where do you live now?
  13. Are you able to move to Ha Noi?
  14. What is your primary role in this business (what would/should it say on your business card)?
  15. If you answered 'Other' for the role you would list on your business card, what is it?
  16. Your employer at the last job before this startup:
  17. Your title at the last job before this startup:
  18. If you receive funding, will you commit to working exclusively (no school, no other jobs) on this project?
  19. If you can't, why not?
  20. What level of commitment are you willing to make?
  21. Please tell us in one or two sentences about the most impressive thing other than this startup that you have built or achieved.
  22. How many developers/engineers are there on the team?
  23. How long have the founders known one another and how did you meet?
  24. Have any of the founders not met in person?
  25. Please tell us about an interesting project, preferably outside of class or work, that two or more of you created together. Include url if possible.

About the 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?
    Please don't password protect it; just use an obscure url.)
  3. How will you get users?
  4. If your idea is the type that faces a chicken-and-egg problem in the sense that it won't be attractive to users till it has a lot of users (e.g. a marketplace, a dating site, an ad network), how will you overcome that?
  5. What is different/interesting/new about your business?
  6. 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
  7. If other, please specify:
  8. Explain how you intend to (or already do) find customers?
  9. Why did you pick this idea to work on?
  10. Do you have domain expertise in this area?
  11. How do you know people need what you're making?
  12. Name of your competitors?
  13. Who might become competitors?
  14. Who do you fear most, why?
  15. What substitutes do people resort to because it doesn't exist yet (or they don't know about it)?
  16. If you've already started working on it, how long have you been working?
  17. How many lines of code (if applicable) have you written?
  18. Was any of your code written by someone who is not one of your founders? If so, how can you safely use it? (Open source is ok of course.)

History & Financials

  1. How far along are you?
  2. Do you have a beta yet?
      YES   NO
  3. If not, when will you?
  4. What is the current monthly cash required to pay all founders, employees and expenses (gross burn) (USD/month)?
  5. Are you launched?
      YES   NO
  6. If so, how many users do you have?
  7. Do you have revenue?
      YES   NO
  8. If so, how much (USD/per month)?
  9. How much revenue has your startup had in the last month (USD)?
  10. If you're launched, what is your monthly growth rate in users?
  11. If you're launched, what is your monthly growth rate in revenue?
  12. How much total revenue has your startup had in its lifetime (USD)?
  13. 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
  14. If other, please specify:
  15. Are you already incorporated?
      Yes - Incorporated   No - Not Incorporated
  16. If you’re incorporated, when were you?
  17. Employees: Not including the founders, how many additional employees are there (FTE)?
  18. Who are the shareholders and what percent does each own?
    Please list: Shareholders name & % Shares
  19. 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.
  20. Had you ever received funding that wasn’t from one of the founders?
      YES   NO
  21. If so, how much? From whom? When? At what valuation or valuation cap of ....USD?
    Please list all investors
  22. Do you plan to raise money in the future?
      YES   NO
  23. If yes, how much (USD)?
  24. And when?
  25. If you're not incorporated yet, please list the percent of the company you plan to give each founder.
    Please list: Shareholders name & %Shares
  26. Are there anyone else you plan to give stock to?
      YES   NO
  27. Please list the name of anyone you plan to give stock to.
    Please list: Person name & % Shares

Extra

  1. If you had any other ideas you considered to startup, please list them below.

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