SHOULD I APPLY?

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?

DURATION

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.


FUNDING GUIDELINES

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.