ERA Summer 2017
The companies selected to participate in the four-month program will receive a $100,000 investment and the potential for follow-on funding from ERA’s Fund.

Application Deadline: March 29, 2017, 11:59 pm Eastern Time
Program Start Date: June 12, 2017
Program End Date: Friday, September 29, 2017

Please give us concise, coherent responses; long, unfocused answers make us impatient.

We place extraordinary value on the strength of teams. Make sure it is clear why yours is amazing and why you are the team to win in your market.

Your first and last name *
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Your email *
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Your mobile phone number *
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Team Member 1 *
a) What is your role at the company? b) Your LinkedIn profile c) Additional background? If your LinkedIn is not updated, please provide details of degrees and institutions, skills, previous companies and experience (not bio). Also please include your Twitter, HackerNews, Facebook and GitHub handles if applicable d) Are you full time? If so, how long have you been full time? If not why not? e) Where are you based? (1,000 characters max)
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Team Member 2 *
a) What is your name and role at the company? b) Your LinkedIn profile c) Additional background? If your LinkedIn is not updated, please provide details of degrees and institutions, skills, previous companies and experience (not bio). Also please include your Twitter, HackerNews, Facebook and GitHub handles if applicable d) Are you full time? If so, how long have you been full time? If not why not? e) Where are you based? (1,000 characters max)
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Team Member 3
a) What is your name and role at the company? b) Your LinkedIn profile c) Additional background? If your LinkedIn is not updated, please provide details of degrees and institutions, skills, previous companies and experience (not bio). Also please include your Twitter, HackerNews, Facebook and GitHub handles if applicable d) Are you full time? If so, how long have you been full time? If not why not? e) Where are you based? (1,000 characters max)
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Team Members 4 and Beyond
a) What is your name and role at the company? b) Your LinkedIn profile c) Additional background? If your LinkedIn is not updated, please provide details of degrees and institutions, skills, previous companies and experience (not bio). Also please include your Twitter, HackerNews, Facebook and GitHub handles if applicable d) Are you full time? If so, how long have you been full time? If not why not? e) Where are you based? (1,000 characters max)
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Company Name *
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Company Website *
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One sentence pitch of the company *
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Pitch video URL
(Optional) Video of the Founders pitching the company, under 2 minutes please. (Not a product video)
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What is your product? *
(500 characters max)
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The Problem *
a) What is the problem you are solving? b) How are people solving this problem for themselves without you? c) What makes you qualified to solve this problem? (500 characters max)
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Market *
a) What is the market size/opportunity? b) Why is the market attractive? c) Is this a growing market? (500 characters max)
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Competitive Advantage *
a) What is your competitive advantage? b) Why and how will you win this market? c) What insight do you have that others in your space have missed? d) Please include competitors in your space. (600 characters max)
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Acquiring Customers *
a) How have you acquired customers to date? Any metrics? b) What is your customer acquisition plan going forward? (500 characters max)
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Business Model *
What is your business model? How will you make money? (500 characters max)
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Product *
a) What is the status of your product? b) Please include a link to your product if it's ready to use, when will it be ready if not? (500 characters max)
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Product Market Fit *
a) How do you know you have product market fit? b) How have you adjusted the business / product to incorporate market feedback? (500 characters max)
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Why your Team *
a) Why will your team win? Why are you passionate about this? b) Please tell us a bit more about how and when the cofounders met, and previous projects you may have worked on together. c) Also please tell us about a product or something impressive that each cofounder has built / hacked outside of this company. (500 characters max)
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Commitment *
a) What is the team's commitment to the Company? b) What commitment is the team making to ERA? c) Is your team committed to working on this startup for a year after ERA? d) Do any of the founders have existing commitments to return to school or to a job? e) Are you planning to be here for the duration of the program? (800 characters max)
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Legal Structure *
a) Can everyone work in the US? b) Where is the company incorporated (Delaware, New York, other)? How is the equity divided up? c) Do all founders have vesting schedules in place? (500 characters max)
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Financial *
a) How much cash have you raised so far? b) Please state the amount and names of the investors, as well as a brief description of your relationships with them. c) What is your monthly revenue? Historical revenue? d) What is your total monthly expense? (including all expenses such as salaries, hosting, office, etc) e) How much cash do you have in the company's bank account? (600 characters max)
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Traction *
a) How many customers/users do you have total? b) How many monthly active users? c) What is your MOM user growth rate? (500 characters max)
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Other Info
Anything you'd like to add? Include names of advisors, unique team skills, intellectual property, or anything about you, like notable achievements or awards. (250 characters max)
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How did you hear about ERA? *
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