Wistron Accelerator #2 Application
————————— Wistron Accelerator #2 (Powered by AppWorks) Timeline —————————

⦿ Accepting Applications: NOW to Nov 1, 2021 11:59pm (Taipei Time) for the Early-bird round

⦿ Interview Invitations & Admissions Offers: we will email you individually on a rolling basis

⦿ On-boarding: Jan 2022, Official Kick-off: Mar 2022

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Dear Founder,

Welcome! This application is your first step toward joining Wistron Accelerator powered by AppWorks. Admitted startups will be working closely with both CEOs of the Wistron Group and Mentors at AppWorks.

Wistron Group together with its subsidiaries and affiliated companies is an information technology leader, provides a variety of industrial products and services in communications, components and software solutions. Wistron Group owns its CVC and innovation center, which is proactively collaborating with startups and has invested in 50~60 startups in the past 10 years.

AppWorks holds the renowned 6-month free accelerator program in Taipei, Taiwan, now with a network of 414 active startups and 1,396 founders, one of the largest and strongest founder communities in the world.

We want you to know your application will be reviewed carefully by Wistron top-level executives themselves as well as the AppWorks team. From there, startups that seem most promising will be invited to come in / zoom in for an interview. Then, based on what we learn during the interviews, we will decide which teams to invite to the Wistron Accelerator #2.

A few friendly reminders: 1) keeping your answers concise is the best strategy; 2) browser crashes happen so remember to back up your answers along the way.

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

Yours Truly,

The Wistron Group and Team AppWorks

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

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1. The Basics
1-1. We are a startup working on / in *
Required
1-2. Company / Team Name *
1-3. Please provide your startup's product & social media URLs. (include past products if there is any) *
1-4. Main Contact's Name *
1-5. Main Contact's Mobile # *
(e.g. +886-922-333-444)
1-6. 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. Your entire application would be skipped if information provided here is incomplete.
1-7. Who is the "CEO" at your startup? Why her/him? *
1-8. 1-minute CEO self-intro video
Please provide the URL to a self-intro video by the CEO.
1-9. How did the founding members meet? In what capacity have you worked with each other previously? How long have you been working together on this startup?
Skip the first 2 parts if you're a 1-person team.
2. Product & Market
2-1. Who are your target users/customers? What problems do you solve for them? How did you find out about the problems? *
2-2. Please describe your product and its key features. How do these features solve your users' problems better than alternatives? *
2-3. When did you launch your product? What are the key growth metrics that you track? Please describe your traction and how your product does solve customers problems. *
2-4. Please briefly describe your market, its size, dynamics, and your go-to-market strategy. Why is the market attractive?
2-5. Who are your current and potential competitors? Who is the strongest? How do you plan to beat them?
2-6. What do you know about this opportunity (business) that others just don't get?
3. Commitment
3-1. Why are you doing a startup? What are your short-term and long-term goals? *
3-2. How much money have the co-founders put into this startup? What is the % of the company each co-founder owns? *
3-3. Why Wistron? How can working with Wistron help you achieve your goals? *
3-4. How can your startup contribute to the Wistron Group? *
3-5. Incorporated? Please provide information. *
3-6. Have you raised from investors? Please share the details.
3-7. Your current monthly cash flow? How much runway do you have?
4. Bonus Questions
4-1. Anything else we should know?
(If you are an alumni or have applied to AppWorks Accelerator before, please let us know here.)
4-2. Any customer(s) would vouch for you?
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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