preX: Round 1 Application
This form contains 24 required questions. Please set aside ~10 minutes to complete the form.
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1. First Name
2. Last Name
3. Applicant Email
4. Company / Project Name (or Anticipated Name)
e.g. Acme Corp
5. Company Website (if available)
6. Company Zip Code (if a company zip code is not available, please provide the applicant’s zip code)
7. Year Company Founded (if applicable)
8. Number of Founding Team Members
6 or more
9. Current Product Stage
Some Research and/or Business Planning
10. Current Business Stage
11. Do you already have a company formed?
12. One-Sentence Description (125 characters max)
e.g. We sell the best bird traps
13. Company / Team Location
14. Short Problem Description (625 characters max)
e.g. Roadrunners provide a great source of nutrition but those pesky birds are difficult to catch.
15. Detailed Description of Your Solution / Idea / Business (1,875 characters max)
e.g. The ACME Corp. provides you with a monthly subscription of the latest Rube Goldberg traps guaranteed to catch a roadrunner or your money back.
16. Have you ever applied to an Accelerator, Investor Group, or Investment Fund before?
Yes - I was accepted and received funding
Yes - I was accepted but there was no funding
Yes - I was accepted but decided to pass
Yes - I was not accepted / did not receive funding
I’m not sure
17. If you selected any of the “Yes” options above, please indicate ALL the PREVIOUS places where you have applied.
e.g. BeepBeep Accelerator, Looney Tunes Angel Group, and Warner Bros. Family Fund
18. Have you ever received funding before? Check all that apply (NOTE: Must be actual financial capital, NOT time invested)
Family & Friends
Venture Capital Fund
19. If you have received funding, please indicate the amount of funding you have raised to date (if none, put $0).
20. Revenue Generated in the Past Year (if none, put $0)
21. Has COVID-19 impacted your business?
No, it has not impacted business.
Yes, and business is still struggling.
Yes, initially but now business is back to near pre-pandemic levels.
Yes, initially but now business is better than ever.
Yes, but business has pivoted.
22. Why are you applying to preX? (1,000 characters max)
23. What has been the biggest challenge of doing business in Hawaii? (1,000 characters max)
24. How Did You Hear About the preX Program? (check all that apply)
Word of Mouth / Referral
Hawaii Business Magazine
Pacific Business News
Startup Paradise Entity Social Media
Startup Paradise Entity Email
In an effort to promote and support inclusivity, please answer as many of the following demographic questions (optional).
25. Race/Ethnicity - I and/or someone on my team identifies as (check all that apply):
American Indian or Alaska Native
Asian or Asian American
Black or African American
Hispanic, Latino or Latinx
26. Gender - I and/or someone on my team identifies as (check all that apply):
Non-Binary / Third Gender
27. I and/or someone on my team is a(n) (check all that apply):
Active Service Member
Spouse of an Active Service Member
Spouse of a Veteran
Individual with a Disability
English Language Learner
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and/or Questioning, Intersex, and/or Asexual
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