Starfleet Application

Thank you for considering Starfleet accelerator and welcome to the application form of Starfleet 3!

This is our second accelerator this year and it will be held in the beautiful country of Malta. Starting 4th of November and finishing 8th of December with a Demo day organised in front of all our friends, partners, investors and community. We invest up to $100k after Demo Day in the teams that best fit our criteria. Teams will be able to join us remotely via live video streaming or on site.

Application for Starfleet should take around 20-30 min and deadline for submission is the 20th of October.

As a note please consider that we receive quite a lot of applications on a daily basis and review it as they come. The earlier you submit your application the higher the chance is to get a response.

If you have any questions, please contact us at investments@aeventures.io

Best of luck and hope to see you soon!
1. Who should apply?
An early stage startup, that has:

1. Complete founding team - the founders have skills to cover all the essential parts of their business (e.g., deep tech requires deep tech cofounder/biz dev heavy business requires a biz dev cofounder).
2. Clear vision.
3. Precisely defined problem they are trying to solve.
4. A product or service to utilize blockchain.
5. Existing MVP or plan for one that includes: architecture, wireframes and list with features that they are going to make within 1 month.
6. Go-to-market plan to get the first clients and idea on how to get the revenue.
2. What are the benefits of participating in Starfleet?
1. Intensive one week program of workshops and lectures provided by industry experts. At the end of the week we will select certain number of startups to continue the program.
2. Introduction to the ecosystem of æternity blockchain (i.e., lead developers, dev tools, libraries, DSKs, major apps, communication groups, architecture and software tools, libs, established practices, etc.).
3. Intensive one month mentoring with each of the selected startups including business and technical matters - one on one.
4. Demo day with program graduates presenting to investors and partners.
5. Investment offer by AE Ventures (up to $100.000 in Ae tokens and services).
3. What we expect from each team during the accelerator?
1. Full commitment during all workshops, lectures and private sessions. Each team has to be present with at least 2 members attending each workshop during the first week.
2. Preparation before participation in any session. Materials will be provided to the selected teams.
3. Working on assignments provided by mentors or AE Venture team.
4. The team can participate online or onsite (in which case they cover travel, food and accommodation costs).
5. Use æternity blockchain as main blockchain in their product/service.

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Company
Company name: *
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Company URL, if any: *
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If you have a demo, what is the URL? For non-software, demo can be a video.
(Please, don't protect it with password. If it is needed, just use an obscure URL)
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Describe your company in up to 140 characters: *
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What is your company going to make? *
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Where do you live now and where would the company be based? *
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Contact
Contact info of the founder who is filling out this application form.
Email address: *
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Do you want to receive news and information from AE Ventures by email? *
LinkedIn:
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Telegram username:
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Wire username:
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Founders
Founders must have at least 10% equity in the company.
Please, list the email addresses of the other cofounders *
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Please, enter the URL of a YouTube video (max 2 min) introducing the founders and explaining the product: *
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Please, tell us about a project that you have created together (other than this one). Include URLs if possible. *
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For how long have the founders known each other and how did you meet? Have any of the founders not met in person yet? *
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Progress
How long have you been working on this idea? Did you work on it together? Full time or part time? *
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What is the current stage of the project? *
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Do you have revenue? *
How much money do you spend per month? *
(in USD)
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How much money does your company have in the bank account? *
(in USD)
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How long is your runway? *
(e.g. 5 months)
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If you have already participated or committed to participate in an incubator, accelerator or pre-accelerator, please tell us about it.
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Idea
Why did you pick this idea to work on? Do you have the expertise in this area? How do you know that people really need what you are making? *
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What is new about what you are making? What substitutes do people rely on because the proper solution does not exist yet (or users do not know about it)? *
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Who are your main competitors now? Who might become your competitor in the future? Who do you fear most? *
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What do you understand about your business that the other companies do not get? *
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How do (or will) you make the money? How much? *
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How do you plan to onboard users? *
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Blockchain
How does your solution use blockchain? Please, explain the mechanism. *
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What advantages does blockchain provide to your solution over using traditional systems? *
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Equity
Have you incorporated or formed any legal entity yet? *
Describe the equity ownership breakdown among the founders, employees and any other proposed stockholders: *
If not incorporated yet, then the planned equity ownership.
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Please, provide any other relevant information about the structure or formation of the company:
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Legal
Are any of the founders covered by noncompetes or intellectual property agreements that overlap with your project? If so, please explain.
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Who writes the code or provides other technical work for your product? Was any of it done by a non-founder? Please explain.
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Is there anything else we should know about your company?
(Pending lawsuits, cofounders who have left, etc.)
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Curious
What convinced you to apply for Starfleet? *
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How did you find out about Starfleet Accelerator? Did you get referred by someone? If yes, who was it? *
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Do you want to share anything else with us?
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