Students participating in the Summer Startup Track are eligible to apply for a $10K grant at the end of the SST program. A maximum of five students will be awarded, if eligible. The following criteriStudents participating in the Summer Startup Track are eligible to apply for a $10K grant at the end of the SST program. A maximum of five students will be awarded, if eligible. The following criteria are required:
-Full participation in the Summer Startup Track, as defined through program requirements
-Both full and part-time participants are eligible, provided they have met the requirements outlined for their designated track
-Letter of recommendation from matched SST mentor (one-page)
-Personal statement, outlining intent for using funds to further venture beyond SST program (up to two-pages) and what milestones are now within reach
-Executive summary outlining venture (five to seven pages) including:
o What problem is your business/product addressing
o How big is this market? What is product/market fit
o What is your solution? What is unique about it?
o How will you acquire customers?
o Team overview
o Revenue/business model
-Completion of end of program survey
-Participation as a presenter at closing pitch event for SST 2017
All materials outlined above are due, with the exception of the closing pitch and end of program survey, 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, July 16. All students who have met these requirements are eligible to pitch if they are seeking the grant.
The SST closing pitch event, scheduled for Wednesday, July 26 from 6-8:30 p.m., serves as the final piece of the selection process for student ventures seeking a grant.more
This application to Summer Startup Track Grant Competition is now closedYou can no longer make changes