AppWorks Accelerator #20 Application
———————————— AppWorks #20 Timeline ——————————————————

⦿ Early Mover Application: Now to Oct 28, 2019 11:59pm (Taipei Time)

⦿ Final Round Application: Oct 29, 2019 to Dec 16, 2019 11:59pm (Taipei Time)

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

⦿ AppWorks #20 Official Kick-off: Mar 11, 2020

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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, now with a network of 351 active startups and 1,044 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 admission decisions will be made based on what we learn during the interviews. Please note that the application period has two rounds of admissions. Historically, startups have a higher chance of getting admitted when applying in the Early Mover round.

And a few final friendly reminders: 1) we get a ton of applications so keeping your answers 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
Chairman & Partner
AppWorks

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

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1. The Basics
1-1. We are a startup working on... *
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1-2. Any AppWorks startup founder(s) would vouch for you?
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1-3. Company / Team Name *
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1-4. Company / Team Main URL
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1-5. Main Contact's Name *
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1-6. Main Contact's Mobile # *
(e.g. +886-922-333-444)
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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) main email address; 8) current city; 9) online presence (FB/LinkedIn/GitHub/blog... etc. URLs) *
***EXTREMELY IMPORTANT*** Please be as thorough as you can. We would skip your entire application if information provided here is incomplete.
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1-8. Who is your "CEO"? Why her/him? *
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1-9. 1-minute CEO self-intro video
Please provide the URL to a self-intro video by the CEO. You'll be 5x more likely to be invited in for an interview.
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1-10. 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.
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2. Product & Market
2-1. Please provide your startup's product & social media URLs. (include past products if there is any) *
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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, you can attach URL to your Whitepaper if there is one.
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2-3-1. (Required for blockchain startups) Why does blockchain solve your targeted problems better than a centralized database, PaaS and/or other existing platforms?
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2-3-2. (Required for AI startups) how do you build and secure your data pipeline?
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2-4. When did you (do you plan to) launch your product? Any traction to prove that your product does solve the problems? What are the key growth metrics you track? *
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2-5. Please briefly describe your market, its size, dynamics, and your go-to-market strategy (e.g. ICO). Why is the market attractive?
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2-6. Who are your current and potential competitors? Who is the strongest? How do you plan to beat them?
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2-7. What do you know about this opportunity (business) that others just don't get?
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3. Commitment
3-1. Why do a startup? Why now? What are your short-term and long-term goals? *
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3-2. How much money have the co-founders put into this startup? What is the % of the company (/token) each co-founder owns? *
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3-3. How much time do you give yourself for your current startup? What would you do if it doesn't work out? *
Your answer
3-4. Why AppWorks? How can we help you achieve your goals? *
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3-5. How many of you are full-time and will be physically in Taipei during AW#19? *
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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.
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3-8. Have you raised equity / coin / token rounds from investors? Please share the details.
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3-9. Your current monthly cash flow? How much runway do you have?
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3-10. Any plans to raise money in the near future? How much do you plan to raise? What is the use of proceeds?
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3-11. Anything else we should know?
(If you are an alumni or have applied to AppWorks Accelerator before, please let us know here.)
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4. Bonus Questions
4-1. 1) TensorFlow vs. PyTorch; 2) BTC vs. ETH; 3) EOS vs. TRON; 4) Google vs. Amazon; 5) Apple vs. Microsoft;
5 years from now, which will be more dominant? And, more importantly, what is your reasoning? (Pick any pair. Feel free to answer more.)
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4-2. Is there an AppWorks startup that you really admire? Why?
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4-3. Prior to this startup, what was the product / project that you are most proud of? Why? (Please provide URLs)
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