Accelerator Application
We are currently accepting applications for our inaugural Spring 2018 Program.
Applications close January 5. 

Spring 2018 Program runs March 12 - June 2.
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Thank you for your interest in The Farm! We look forward to reading your application. 

If you have any questions feel free to reach out: Hello@TheFarmATL.com. 

Or you can check out our FAQs at www.thefarmatl.com/accelerator-faqs/.


Application Timeline: 
Applications are reviewed and invites are sent on a rolling basis. Applications received earlier may have a better chance of acceptance into the upcoming program.

Applications for Spring 2018 program close on January 5. Applications received after this date will be reviewed for Fall 2018 program. 

This application will ask you for information regarding:

- Personal details of the founders - specifics on the main two, and a freeform box for information on the rest of the founders.  We'll use Founder 1 as the main contact. 

- Team info, including how you know each other, roles of people on the team, equity splits, who will be attending in person The Farm program (minimum 2 core team members), etc. 

- Company info - your one-liner pitch, value proposition, market analysis, IP, corporate structure, and grand vision.

The best applications are the ones that are clear and concise. We ask a lot of questions here, but each answer should be to-the-point. 

*There's no way to "save work" in the middle of this application. However, you can view the entire template application here:
http://thefarmatl.com/app/uploads/2017/10/Spring2018_AcceleratorApplication_TheFarm.pdf

It may help to take a look at the entire application, plan out your answers in the template document, and then copy-paste the answers into this form when you're ready. *

Take a deep breath, and let's get started. 
 
Company Name *

 
Program Application *


 
Founder 1 First Name *

 
Founder 1 Last Name *

 
Founder 1 Phone Number *

Please include country code and area code "+1-123-456-7890"
 
Founder 1 Role in the Company *

 
Founder 1 Educational Background *

School, degree, major, year of graduation, relevant studies and projects, etc.
 
Founder 1 link to Personal LinkedIn Profile *

 
Founder 1 link to Another Profile

Could be your personal website, other social media profile, an interesting product or publication you've worked on, or anything you think we might find interesting.
 
Founder 1 - Describe previous startups you have worked on and anything else we should know about you. *

 
Founder 1 - Do you have any additional commitments (school, job, etc) during the 12 week program, and beyond? If so, what are they? *

 
Founder 2 First Name *

 
Founder 2 Last Name *

 
Founder 2 Phone Number *

Please include country code and area code "+1-123-456-7890"
 
Founder 2 Role in the Company *

 
Founder 2 Educational Background *

School, degree, major, year of graduation, relevant studies and projects, etc.
 
Founder 2 link to Personal LinkedIn Profile: *

 
Founder 2 Link to Another Profile

Could be your personal website, other social media profile, an interesting product or publication you've worked on, or anything you think we might find interesting.
 
Founder 2 - Describe previous startups you have worked on and anything else we should know about you. *

 
Founder 2 - Do you have any additional commitments (school, job, etc) during the 12 week program, and beyond? If so, what are they? *

 
Team Intro Video *

Provide a 1 minute video (max) introducing the founders, and what your company does. This video is informal, it can simply be a video recorded on your laptop, with your founders in the frame.

Please submit the video as a YouTube link, and make sure it is not private (you can make it non-public/ unlisted, and embeddable). We will not evaluate the production quality, so no need to go overboard. Longer videos that 1 minute will NOT be watched and may disqualify your application.
 
How many founders are in your company? *

 
Please describe additional founders that aren't the two mentioned above.

 
How many engineers/other non-founder staff are on your team? *

 
Please describe all non-founder employees - roles, backgrounds, qualifications, and LinkedIn profiles, if possible.

 
How long have the founders known one another and how did you meet? Have any of the founders not met in person? *

 
Please list the percent of the company you have given to (or plan to give) each founder/ employee, and anyone else you plan to give stock to (It's important to discuss this early on). *

 
Why do you think this is the right team to build this company? What do you understand about your business that other companies in your space don't? *

 
If we fund you, how many founders will be able to move to Atlanta, GA where The Farm operates, for the entire 12 weeks of the program? *

The Farm requires at least two founders be able to attend the entirety of our 12-week program in Atlanta, GA. Additional core team members and employees are welcome, and it's acceptable to rotate in additional team members as their roles warrant.
 
If all the founders cannot physically attend for the 12 weeks, then please explain and list who specifically (including non-founders) would be coming here in person for the duration of the program.

 
Company Website *

 
Company Intro/Demo Video

Not required, but an opportunity to share your product or company.
 
One Liner *

What do you do? Keep it short and to the point - 1 sentence.
 
Value Proposition *

What problem are you solving? Why is your solution better than your competition?
 
Target Customer *

 
Vision *

What is your long-term vision for your company? How far could this realistically go? How will this idea change the world?
 
Opportunity *

How big is the market opportunity for your product/service?
Please provide supporting data.  
 
Market Traction *

Do you have users/customers? How long will it take until you have your first paying customer? 
What roadblocks do you have to overcome to get there? 

How many users/customers do you have? What is your monthly growth rate (in terms of users/customers and/or revenue)?
 
Revenue *

Are you generating revenue? How? How much?
If not, how do you plan on generating revenue?
 
Product Progress *

How far along is your product?
Have you launched? 

If you haven't launched, when do you plan on launching?
 
Competition *

Who do you consider your largest competitors now or who might become competitors? Who do you fear most?
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Please share how you differentiate yourself and URLs for each competitor where possible.  _
 
Entity *

Are you incorporated?
How are you structured (LLC, C-corp, etc)?
Where are you incorporated (Delaware, etc)?
 
Code *

Was any of your code written by someone who is not one of your founders?
If so, how can you safely use it? (Open source code is acceptable.)
 
Program Goals *

What milestones do you hope to achieve during your 12-week experience at The Farm?
What do you expect out of the program?
 
Intellectual Property *

Do you have patents or IP protection over any of your product/technology?
If so, please elaborate.  
 
Outside Investment *

Have you taken any outside investment? If so, how much?
 
Anything else you would like us to know?

You may use this space to share anything you would like to help us make a decision on your company.
 
File Attachments

Any documents or files you'd like us to have? 
Executive Summary? Pitch Deck?
 
Referral source details

Feel free to provide us with more details about how you found us. (Not required, but helpful for us!)
 
That's it! Once you hit the button below, your application will be submitted to us.

On the next screen, you'll receive more info on next steps...

 
One last thing...

Was this application a pain? Vent a little and share what you hated. We need your feedback to make it better. **Note - this answer will not be considered when reviewing your application.**

Thanks for your feedback!
Done! Thank you for applying to The Farm!

Here's what comes next...
1.  We've already received an email notification with your application.

2.  If we like your application and want to proceed with the next steps, we'll get in touch with you to arrange for a quick phone conversation to discuss the company and team and to answer any questions. This could happen anytime - between now and up to a few weeks before the program begins.

3. Then we'll schedule a formal interview with our executive committee. That interview will be either in person or via video conference.

4. We'll either decide right away or schedule follow-up talks with you.

5. The decision is made, and you'll be invited to join. Hooray!

6. You're in! Now, the onboarding process.

If you have any further questions, first read our FAQ (linked at the end of this screen), and then feel free to contact us: hello@thefarmatl.com

Thank you!
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