Project 500 Application Form
JPMorgan Chase & Co. is supporting Ascend 2020 DC, a new partnership between Project 500™ and the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business, Washington Area Community Investment Fund (Wacif), and Latino Economic Development Center (LEDC) as part of their Small Business Forward initiative. Ascend 2020 DC is part of a national initiative led by the University of Washington Foster School of Business; the program is creating local support ecosystems for neighborhood-based businesses, inner-city businesses, and minority-owned businesses in Atlanta, the Bay Area, Chicago, Los Angeles, Seattle, and Washington, D.C. by linking business schools, business service-providing organizations and community development financial institutions (CDFIs). Over the next three years, the goal is to support 350 businesses, across the six cities to increase revenue by $1 billion.

Project 500 is currently recruiting business members to participate in Ascend 2020 DC. We ask that you take a moment to tell us about yourself and your business so that we can make an assessment of your eligibility for the program and insure alignment between your needs and our program.

Name *
First and last name
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Email *
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Phone number *
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Highest Educational Degree Achieved *
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Primary Language spoken *
Gender *
Name of company *
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Company description *
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Company industry *
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Website address *
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Type of company *
What state is your company incorporated? *
What state do you live in? *
What year did you incorporate
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What type of incorporation *
Where do you operate your business?
Business Address
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Business Mission *
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Ward Number *
Chose "other if not in DC"
At what stage is your company? *
Team size *
Please indicate the number of people on your team (including you)
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Current number of FT employees *
Please indicate the number of people who work of you full-time.
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Current number of PT employees *
Please indicate the number of people who work of you part-time.
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What is your role
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Do you have a board of directors? *
List other business programs you have participated in *
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List membership organizations you belong to *
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Do you have a co-founder? *
This is someone that you started your business with.
Do you have a technical co-founder *
If you are a tech or tech-enabled company, do you have a technical cofounder? (this is someone who is responsible for building out your technical platform)
Which of these do you handle internally? *
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Which of these do you outsource? *
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What are your growth goals?
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What areas below do you need the most help? *
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2014 revenue *
Please indicate just the dollar figure without symbols
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2015 revenue *
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2016 revenue *
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Year to date revenue *
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Average revenue per month *
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Average expenses per month *
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Are you profitable? *
If you are not profitable, please pick "other" and indicate what year you expect to be profitable
How much have you raised to date? *
Please indicate just the dollar figure without symbols
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What were your total startup costs? *
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What were the type(s) of your startup capital *
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What were the source(s) of startup capital *
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Are you going to raise capital in the future? *
If yes, please estimate the amount you hope to raise *
Please indicate just the dollar figure without symbols
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Do you have a support network? *
Where do you get business advice? *
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What are your biggest challenges? *
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How would you rate your understanding of Managing Finances? *
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