Bridges for Enterprise Startup Application Form 2019
Bridges for Enterprise an international non-profit organization that provides a free incubation programme (consisting of consulting, financial and legal services) to social enterprise start-ups in developing countries. We will match you with consultants from the world's most prestigious universities and professional mentors to deliver strategic advice for your business. Our financial and legal teams will work with you to make your enterprise investor-ready.

Please fill in the form accurately, honestly and to the best of your ability. Our resources are limited, and we want to do our best to support entrepreneurs who are passionate about their business and whose business have potential.

We are now accepting applications on a rolling basis. We will notify you through e-mail if you have been shortlisted for interviews. After the interview round we will select the successful start-ups.

For more information, including details of the consulting and financial engagements, please visit http://www.bridgesforenterprise.com/ or contact us at startup-recruitment@bridgesforenterprise.com.

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Please note we are looking for businesses that:
i) have already begun operations and
ii) are seeking to expand or modify their business model
Section 1: Basic Details
Name of Startup *
Your answer
Website of startup
Link to your organisation's website, if any. Facebook and other social media pages are also acceptable.
Your answer
When was the start-up founded? *
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Country of legal incorporation *
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Legal structure of the startup *
Financial structure of the startup *
List of countries with active business operation
Your answer
Section 2: Main Contact Details
This is the person in your company whom we will contact
First name of contact *
Your answer
Last name of contact *
Your answer
Position of contact person *
Your answer
Email address of contact person *
Your answer
Contact WhatsApp number
Your answer
Contact phone number *
Your answer
Contact Skype ID *
or the email address link to your Skype profile
Your answer
LinkedIn profile URL (if any)
Your answer
Section 3: Founder
Fill in this section only if founder is not the main contact person
First name of founder
Your answer
Last name of founder
Your answer
Email address of founder
Your answer
WhatsApp number of founder
Your answer
Skype ID of founder
Your answer
LinkedIn profile URL
Your answer
Does the founder work full-time or part-time on the business? *
Is this business currently the founder's only source of income?
Section 4: Business Model
Which industry sector best applies to your company? *
If Other please explain
Your answer
What is your main product/service
Your answer
Who are your target customers? *
Your answer
How do you reach your customers? *
Your answer
Who are your competitors? *
Your answer
What is unique about your business as compared to the competitors (if any)?
Your answer
Do you rely on any external suppliers or manufacturers for your business *
Do you rely on any external distributors or retailers for your business? *
List out the main concerns that your business is facing *
Your answer
What are the key capital investments for your business (e.g. building a factory/ purchasing machines/ etc.) *
Your answer
Have you tested a prototype/ pilot product/ service? *
If yes, when did you first launch it?
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Have you generated any revenue in the past year through this product / service? *
If yes, what is the amount in USD?
If pre-revenue stage, what are your plans to generate revenue?
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If pre-revenue stage, when do you realistically plan to generate revenue?
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Number of full time employees *
Your answer
Number of part time employees *
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Have you received any funding aside from your friends and family? *
If yes, please explain
Your answer
Currently, are you actively applying to grants or looking for investors? *
What is the main social problem that you are trying to solve through the business? *
Your answer
What is the social impact of your business? How does your business help the local or wider community? *
Your answer
How do you measure your social impact (e.g. through collection of data or client feedback)? *
Your answer
Section 5: Applying to BfE
What is the most pressing issue you would like consultants to address? *
Give more details on your choice above. What kind of help do you want from BfE? *
Your answer
Why do you think you are suitable for the Bridges for Enterprise programme? *
Your answer
How did you hear about the Bridges for Enterprise programme? *
If you first found out about BfE through a website, please let us know which keywords you used to search
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