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Silicon Valley Ambition, French Style
Connect by Jul 19 '18
Startup URL, if any
Where are you located today?
If you are not in Nantes: are you willing to relocate to Nantes for the 3-month acceleration
Email where we should contact you
How did you hear about Imagination Machine?
Please introduce the founders, list your roles, and provide a brief bio. Include links to your Linkedin/professional profiles if you can
How long have you known each other, and how did you meet?
Please tell us about an interesting project that you have created (ideally together) aside from this new startup.
Who have been your best mentors, teachers, or managers?
Do you have any other employees today?
How would you describe your working style?
Describe your concept as simply as possible
If you have a product, prototype, demo, or video, what's the url?
Paste YouTube or Vimeo URL Link (ex. www.youtube.com/foo)
Who are your users, or future users? How many of them are there in France, in Europe, and in the world?
Why did you pick this idea to work on? How do you know people need what you're making?
What technology have you developed, or will you develop, to make your idea work?
How is your concept or company connected to l’esprit nantais? We describe l’esprit nantais using these attributes: imagination, community, sustainability & culture.
How long have each of you been working on this? Have you been part-time or full-time?
What have been the key milestones you have accomplished so far (if any), and how long did it take to reach each one?
Do you have revenue? If yes, how much in the last week/month/year?
How much money do you spend per month, if any?
How much money does your company have in the bank now, if any?
Please describe one or more milestones that you think you can accomplish during the 3-month acceleration
Have you formed any legal entity yet? If yes, in which country?
Please list the equity ownership % of each founder, any employees, and any investors or advisors. If you have not yet formed the company, please describe your plan for ownership
Are any of the founders covered by noncompetes or intellectual property agreements that overlap with your project? If so, please explain
Who writes code, or does other technical work on your product? Was any of it done by a non-founder? Please explain
Is there anything else we should know about your company? (Pending lawsuits, cofounders who have left, etc.)
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