AppWorks Accelerator #17 Application
———————————— AppWorks #17 Timeline ——————————————————

⦿ 1st Round Application: Now to May-14, 2018 11:59pm (Taipei Time)

⦿ 2nd Round Application: May-15, 2018 to Jun-18, 2018 11:59pm (Taipei Time)

⦿ Interview Invitations & Admissions Offers: send out on a rolling basis

⦿ AppWorks #17 Official Kick-off: Aug-3, 2018

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Dear AI & Blockchain Founder,

Welcome! This application is your first step toward joining AppWorks, the renowned 6-month free accelerator program in Taipei, Taiwan, and gaining access to our network of 323 active startups and 780 founders, one of the largest and strongest in the world.

Your application will be carefully reviewed. Startups that seem most promising will be invited to come in for an interview, which is scheduled on a rolling basis. Final admissions decisions will be made based on what we learn during the interviews. Please note that there are two application rounds and the majority of AppWorks #17 startups are expected to be admitted during the first round.

And a few final friendly reminders: 1) we get a ton of applications so keeping it short and precise is the best strategy. Also, 2) browser crash happens so remember to back up your answers along the way.

Good luck. We look forward to reading your story and meeting you in person.

Yours Truly,

Jamie, Founder of AppWorks

More details: appworks.tw/accelerator | Questions: a@appworks.tw

親愛的 AI & Blockchain 創業者,

歡迎,這份申請書是你們加入 AppWorks Accelerator,得到半年的免費創業輔導,並且成為由 323 家新創公司、780 位創業者組成的 AppWorks Network 一份子的第一步。我們建議用英文填寫,但如果您認為自己用中文才能做最清楚而完整的表達,使用中文也沒問題。收到申請書後,我們將詳閱內容,再邀約最具潛力的團隊來 AppWorks 面談。根據面談結果,我們會發出最後的入選通知。請注意,AppWorks #17 申請共分兩輪,我們預期將在第一輪錄取多數團隊。(請參考上述申請時程表)

友善提醒:每屆申請團隊非常多,因此簡潔有力是最好的策略。這份申請書大約需要 30-60 分鐘填寫,建議先將答案整理成一份文件再轉貼過來,以免在過程中遺失資料。

祝好運 我們期待閱讀你的故事,也期待與你見面。

AppWorks 創辦人 林之晨

Email address *
1. The Basics
1-1. We are a startup working on... *
Required
1-2. Recommended by any AppWorks startup founders?
Your answer
1-3. Company / Team Name *
Your answer
1-4. Company / Team Main URL
Your answer
1-5. Main Contact's Name *
Your answer
1-6. Main Contact's Mobile # *
(e.g. +886-922-333-444)
Your answer
1-7. For *each* founder and co-founder, please provide his/her: 1) English/Chinese names; 2) age; 3) current employer and title; 4) previous employers and titles; 5) school name & year for *all* degrees; 6) high school name and year; 7) email address; 8) current city; 9) online presence (FB/LinkedIn/GitHub/blog... etc. URLs) *
***EXTREMELY IMPORTANT*** Please be as thorough as you can. Your entire application will be skipped if information provided is incomplete.
Your answer
1-8. Who is your "CEO"? Why him/her? *
Your answer
1-9. How did you meet? In what capacity have you worked with each other previously? How long have you been working on this startup? *
Skip the first 2 parts if you're a 1-person team.
Your answer
1-10. Prior to this startup, what was the product / project that you are most proud of? Why? (Please provide URLs) *
Your answer
2. Product & Market
2-1. Please provide your startup's product & social media URLs. (Include past products if there is any) *
Your answer
2-2. Who are your target users/customers? What problems do you solve for them? How did you find out about the problems? *
Your answer
2-3. Please describe your product and its key features. How do these features solve your users' problems better than alternatives? *
If you're a blockchain / crypto startup, please provide your Whitepaper if there is one.
Your answer
2-4. When did you (do you plan to) launch it? Any traction to prove that your product does solve the problems? What are the key growth metrics you track? *
Your answer
2-5. Please briefly describe your market, its size, dynamics, and your go-to-market strategy (e.g. ICO). Why is the market attractive? *
Your answer
2-6. Who are your current and potential competitors? Who is the strongest? How do you plan to beat them? *
Your answer
2-7. What do you know about this business that others just don't get?
Your answer
2-8. AI startups, what frameworks do you use? Why?
Your answer
3. Commitment
3-1. Why do a startup? Why now? What are your short-term and long-term goals? *
Your answer
3-2. How much money have the co-founders put into this startup? What is the % of the company (/token) each co-founder owns? *
Your answer
3-3. How much time do you give yourself? What would you do if it doesn't work out? *
Your answer
3-4. Why AppWorks? How can we help you achieve your goals? *
Your answer
3-5. How many of you are full-time and will be physically in Taipei during AppWorks #17? *
Your answer
3-6. Please check if following statements apply to your team:
(Will not affect your candidacy. But we might contact you for more details.)
3-7. Incorporated? Please provide information.
Your answer
3-8. Have you raised equity rounds from investors? Please share the details.
Your answer
3-9. Your current monthly cash flow? How much runway do you have?
Your answer
3-10. Are you raising money? How much do you plan to raise? What is the use of proceeds?
Your answer
3-11. Anything else we should know?
Your answer
4. Bonus Questions
4-1. 1-minute team self-intro video URL
A video of each co-founder introducing yourself to the camera. Historically, startups providing this are 2.6x more likely to be admitted, if kept at 1 minute.
Your answer
4-2. 1-minute product live demo video URL
Historically, startups providing this are 2x more likely to be admitted, if kept at 1 minute
Your answer
4-3. 1) TensorFlow vs. PyTorch vs. Caffe2; 2) Bitcoin vs. Ethereum; 3) Ethereum vs. Monero; 4) Google vs. Facebook; 5) Amazon vs. Alibaba; 6) Grab vs. Go-Jek; 7) Shopee vs. Lazada
5 years from now, which will be more dominant? And, more importantly, what is your reasoning? (Pick any pair. Feel free to answer more.)
Your answer
4-4. Is there an AppWorks startup that you really admire? Why?
Your answer
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