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  • Describe the mission of your venture/initiative (350 words max)
  • What challenge are you addressing within housing and transit? And how are you addressing it? Be sure to emphasize your unique value proposition (what makes you different). Within your explanation please include how your solution addresses economic disparities and structural racism/classism. (400 words max)
  • What is your current stage? Idea: We observe a need and have an idea on how to address it. Prototype: We have developed a product/service but assumptions have not been tested. Customer development needed. (Pre-revenue) Venture: Our produce/service and business model are proven and refined. We have sales and/or active beneficiaries. Growth: We are ready to scale
  • Please list and briefly describe the founding team. Please also indicate the percentage of time they commit to the venture. Do members of your founding team identify as any of the following? ( Black / Latinx / Asian / LGBTQ+/ Woman / Native American or other historically underrepresented group)
  • In 2017, Austin City Council adopted a Strategic Housing Blueprint to address ongoing issues of affordability. Please briefly describe how your venture might align and support the overall goals of the strategic plan.
  • What is your venture's biggest challenge? (Other than money.)
  • Define the competitive scope. Are there other companies offering similar products/services?? Please list competitors.
  • What metrics do you use to measure your impact? (If applicable, please give us your impact metrics)
  • Who is your ideal mentor(s) in Austin?
  • What does success look like for you if selected? What story do you want to tell after 3 months of participation?
  • In a 3-minute video, tell us why this issue is important to you and why you want to be a part of this accelerator. (An informal/mobile phone video is preferred and will be used for internal purposes only and will not be shared.)
  • If you would like to submit additional documentation (i.e. a financial plan, testimonials, business plan, videos, etc...) that you think would improve your application, please provide a link to a publicly accessible shared folder on Google Drive, Dropbox or similar location that can be accessed freely by the application review team
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