FoundX Founders Program Application Form
Both of English and Japanese are acceptable in this application form.

You and your teammates will receive an extra email for further information about your background after submitting this form. Please check your mailbox.

Introduction
Team Name *
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Team URL, if any:
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If you have a demo, what's the URL? For non-software, demo can be a video.
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Describe your product/idea in 50 characters or less. *
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What is your team going to make? *
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Which are you going to build, a "startup" or a "small business"? In short, are you willing to make the company IPO or private 10 - 15 years later? *
Which category best applies to your team? *
Founders
Please provide the email addresses of all co-founders in the startup including you.
Founders must have at least 10% equity in the company if you have founded a company.
We accept a team of (at most) four members including all co-founders.

We will send an email to each founder to fill out additional information about themselves.

(1) Name (you) *
Your answer
(1) Email address of a co-founder (you) *
Your answer
(1) Phone number (you) *
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(2) Name (second co-founder)
Your answer
(2) Email address of a co-founder (second co-founder)
Your answer
(3) Name (third co-founder)
Your answer
(3) Email address of a co-founder (third co-founder)
Your answer
(4) Name (forth co-founder)
Your answer
(4) Email address of a co-founder (forth co-founder)
Your answer
Please tell us about an interesting project, preferably outside of class or work, that two or more of you created together. Include urls if possible.
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How long have the founders known one another and how did you meet? Have any of the founders not met in person?
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Affiliation with UTokyo
Please tell us about relationships between your team and UTokyo
e.g.) One of the founders is an alumnus of the University of Tokyo
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Progress
How far along are you? Describe your progress. *
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How many months are you working on this idea? *
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How long has each of you been working on this? Have you been part-time or full-time? Please explain. *
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Which of the following best describes your progress?
When will you have a prototype or beta if unlaunched?
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If you have already participated or committed to participate in an incubator, "accelerator" or "pre-accelerator" program, please tell us about it.
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Idea
Why did you pick this idea to work on? Do you have domain expertise in this area? How do you know people need what you're making? *
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What's new about what you're making? What substitutes do people resort to because it doesn't exist yet (or they don't know about it)? *
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Who are your competitors, and who might become competitors? Who do you fear most? *
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What do you understand about your business that other companies in it just don't get? *
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Who writes code, or does other technical work on your product? Was any of it done by a non-founder? Please explain. *
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Equity & Legal
Have you incorporated, or formed any legal entity (like an LLC) yet? *
(If you have not formed the company yet) please describe the planned equity ownership breakdown among the founders, employees and any other proposed stockholders. If there are multiple founders, be sure to give the proposed equity ownership of each founder.
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(If you have formed the company) please describe the breakdown of the equity ownership in percentages among the founders, employees and any other stockholders. If there are multiple founders, be sure to give the equity ownership of each founder.
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(If you have formed the company) List any investments your company has received. Include the name of the investor, the amount invested, the premoney valuation / valuation cap, and the type of security sold (convertible notes, safes, J-KISS or stock).
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If possible...
What convinced you to apply to FoundX Founders Program?
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How did you hear about FoundX?
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