Admission to FUTURES is competitive and we strive to create a collaborative community that represents a rich variety of sectors and industries.  All will undergo a pre-screening process, with approval given 6 weeks prior to the start of the new cohort.  If you can answer yes to all of the below questions, you should apply

  • Are you ready to be put into a live event on the first day of your cohort?
  • Do you have active clients and a growing client base?
  • Does your product/service address a market void?
  • Making innovative use of technology (hardware or software)?
  • Are you receiving market validation through customer feedback?


Each cohort is 6 months in length, and each startup may apply for up to 2 cohort extensions of 6 months each, for a total of 18 months possible.  FUTURES allows for cohort extension to give all startups access to our annual events or events that happen every other year.


Accepted startups receive $50,000 in exchange for 5% equity. FUTURES also gets an option to make a follow on investment up to a total of $200,000 in a convertible note with flexible, negotiated terms.