Describe previous startups you have worked on.
Provide a 1-minute video (max) introducing the founders and what your company does. This video is informal, it can simply be a video recorded on your laptop.
Paste YouTube or Vimeo URL Link (ex. www.youtube.com/foo)
How many founders are in your company and what are their roles (CEO, CTO etc)?
Please list all other employees of the company and their role (engineer, bizdev etc.) and whether they are full-time or part-time. Include their LinkedIn profile and any other links to portfolio work.
Please list people working as contractors (non-employees) and specify part-time or full-time.
If you are not working with contractors please put NA.
How long have the founders known one another and how did you meet?
Please list the percent of the company you have given to (or plan to give) each founder/employee, and anyone else you plan to give stock to (it’s important to discuss this early on).
Why do you think this is the right team to build the company? What is your competitive advantage?
If you are selected, will all the founders be able to attend the entire program?
If all the founders cannot physically attend the program, please explain, then list who specifically (including non-founders) would be attending in person for the duration of the program.
What is the URL to your website? (If you have one)
If you do not have a company website put NA.
Is your company fully incorporated?
Where and when? What kind of structure?
Please describe your plans for incorporation.
Have you launched?
What is the launch date (planned or actual)? What is your product/service development timeline?
Describe your product or service in one, short sentence.
Describe your product or service in a paragraph (elevator pitch).
What is the long-term vision of your company?
How far along are you with your product/service? How many lines of code have you written?
Do you have a beta yet?
Was any of your code written by someone who is not one of your founders?
How can you safely use it? (Open source is ok).
Do you have patents or IP protection over what you've built?
List the sources and amounts of capital invested to date (i.e. personal, private, VC).
How does the company plan to finance its day-to-day business operations until it gets its next level of financing (whether VC or Angel)?
What are your plans for future rounds of financing? Describe any progress made to-date on this effort.
What category would you put your company in?
Describe the market for your business. What is your addressable market? Please provide supporting evidence including estimates of market size and growth rates as well as how you arrived at those numbers. Be sure to identify specific market segments and the order in which they will be addressed.
Describe your target customer.
Who are your competitors, and who might become competitors? Who do you fear most? Please provide differentiators and URLs for each where possible.
What's new, interesting, or different about what your company will do?
What is your competitive advantage?
Please explain your revenue model. What are the basic economics of a purchase? (Price per unit, cost per unit, other costs). Where/how does the customer purchase similar solutions today (to the extent they exist)?
How many customers/users do you have? What is your monthly growth rate (in users or revenue or both)?
Do you have a financial plan for your company? If so, please state briefly. In addition to revenue & expenses, include the amount of financing and timeframe required to get cash flow positive. What roadblocks do you have to overcome to get there?
What exit strategies do you see as viable options for the company in the future?
Have you previously or are currently participating in another incubator or accelerator program?
Which one and when?
Please select the top three areas you believe your company needs the most support. Please check only the top three.
Anything else you would like us to know? You may use this space to provide a link to a demo video of your product or let us know of anything that you did not share yet on this application that would help us make a decision on your company.
If you have no additional information you would like to share please put NA.
How did you hear about Nex Cubed?
Please upload a Powerpoint presentation pitching your company.
(Max file size 30MB.)
Please upload a short Executive Summary.
(Max file size 30MB.)