Groundswell Explorer Program begins March 13th from 5:30-8:30pm
Have an idea for a company or product but don’t know where to start? Groundswell’s Explorer Program equips new founders with the skills necessary to create, manage and scale a company. Please fill out one application per company/idea. We encourage all founders to participate. If you have any questions, contact admin@swellstartups.com.
✎ Apply
 
What's your first name, stranger? *

 
If accepted, will you be participating alone? If not, how many partners do you have?

We encourage you to build a team with diverse skillsets but not mandatory for this program.
 
How did you hear about the program? *

 
Have you started a company before? *

If not, no problem.
     
 
If yes, please describe your previous experience

 
What problem does your company/idea solve? *

 
Why now? Why do you want to start a company? *

 
Describe your business/idea in two sentences or less *

 
How much time do you have per month to dedicate to this new venture? *

 
If admitted, can you commit for the entire 4-week bootcamp? *

We meet every Tuesday night from 5:30-8:30pm starting on March 13th and ending on April 3rd.
     
 
Of the characteristics below, pick 3 that describe you... *


 
Please rate your expertise among the following

 
I know how to develop an idea/concept into a business *

(1) Beginner or (5) Expert





 
I can pitch my concept or business effectively *

(1) Beginner or (5) Expert





 
I am a marketing genius *

(1) Beginner or (5) Expert





 
I know how to build and manage financials *

(1) Beginner or (5) Expert





 
What is your long-term vision? *

Are you trying to grow and exit a venture-scale company, build a strong lifestyle business, or solve a big problem? What would you like to see happen three to five years from now? 280 characters max.
 
Who are your competitors? *

Name and describe 3 to 4 competitors and share how people are currently solving your problem. 560 characters max.
 
What makes your idea unique? What's your "special sauce"? *

Tell us what makes you different from competitors in less than 280 characters.
 
How is your business going to generate revenue? *

Tell us what makes you different from competitors in less than 280 characters.
 
Describe your team and advisors? *

Tell us about your team and/or advisors. How long have you been working together? If you are working alone, tell us why. 560 characters max.
 
Tell us about your past experience in business
*

What industries have you worked in? How many years? Have you managed teams?
 
What traction do you have to-date? *

Do you have users, revenue, investment? Or are you just starting?
 
Last chance to pitch us. Is there anything else we should know?

Why should we accept you? 300 characters max.
 
...Reasonable people adapt themselves to the world. Unreasonable people attempt to adapt the world to themselves. All progress, therefore, depends on unreasonable people - Bernhard Shaw

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