2019 Pre-X Student Application: VCU da Vinci Center for Innovation
The VCU Pre-Accelerator (Pre-X) is the university's premier offering for high potential students and companies. The goal of the VCU Pre-Accelerator is to identify and support exceptional student innovators and entrepreneurs (undergraduate, graduate, and professionals) through the early stages of invention, idea formation, and business development.

The 2019 Pre-X program will run from March 26th to April 24th. The program will be offered on Tuesday nights from 5-8:40 pm on the Monroe Park Campus and on Wednesday nights from 5-8:40 pm on the MCV Campus. A mentor hour will be held from 5-6 pm on both campus where dinner will be provided. Students are welcome to attend sessions on both campuses, however, those interested in healthcare innovation are encouraged to attend Wednesday sessions on the MCV campus.

At least one member of a Pre-X team must be a currently enrolled VCU student.

Applications are accepted January 14th through March 1st.

For questions please contact Kelsey Steenburgh at steenburghbk@vcu.edu

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Primary contact's VCU eID: *
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Primary contact's VCU Email Address: *
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Describe your idea, product or company. *
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How many additional people are on your team? *
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Which Pre-X Session do you plan to primarily attend? *
Please note that both Tuesday and Wednesday sessions are open to all accepted students, however, for planning purposes, we need to know how many students to anticipate.
What problem does your idea, product or company solve? Be specific in describing what need it meets. *
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Describe your primary customers. *
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Describe your idea, product or companies market opportunity. *
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Describe why your idea, product or company is superior to your competitors, or the solution your customer is currently using to solve the problem (Also known as value proposition or competitive advantage). *
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Clearly and concisely describe where are you in the development of this idea, product or company. (For example, you developed a minimum viable product or prototype, received customer feedback, generated revenue and / or signed up any initial customers.) *
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How many customers have you spoken to and how have you conducted customer discovery to date? *
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How much revenue has your idea, product or company generated to-date? *
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How much money have you or other invested in this idea, product or company to-date? *
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What is your largest barrier to launching your idea, product or company? *
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Co-founders or team members: (for each person) Please state their name, equity stake, role in the idea, product or company and how long you have worked together. *
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Please list your idea, product or company URL and relevant social media accounts: *
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