Thank you for applying to the Latino Founders Accelerator. We recommend reading all requirements before you begin. Your application will be viewed by the Latino Founders team and Evaluation Panel judges.
You must submit your application no later than Monday, July 31, 2023, at 11:00 PM Pacific Time.
NAME OF YOUR COMPANY
Please provide the name of your company and or DBA.
Point of contact name, email, website, and relevant social media.
This is your opportunity to make a strong first impression. Provide a clear and compelling explanation of the problem you are solving and the proposed solution. Avoid using jargon, abbreviations, or language that a layperson may not understand. Your Quick Pitch is a brief statement that each evaluator will read to develop an initial understanding of your solution.
B. YOUR TEAM
WHY THIS TEAM
Tell us about your team, with particular emphasis on your relationship to and expertise regarding the problem that you are solving. If relevant, include details about how and why the team was formed. Explain how your team is uniquely positioned to deliver results and why it is the best choice to tackle this problem.
For each of the top four individuals responsible for the success of your company, please provide a name (First/Last), contact information, and a brief biographical statement of up to 100 words. The biographical statement should include each individual’s title and emphasize those credentials and experiences which are most relevant to the company.
C. YOUR SOLUTION
Describe in detail the problem that you are solving. Outline why your team is passionate about solving this problem. Use data to describe the scope of the problem.
Earlier in the application, you were asked to provide a Quick Pitch for your proposed solution. Now, you have an opportunity to expand and provide more detail. What makes your approach innovative and different from existing solutions?
Describe what is the stage of your product or service. Is it already on the market? Units sold? Do you have any intellectual property?
Describe how the company is funded. Have you received any private investment or federal funding assistance?
E. ADDITIONAL MATERIALS
You will have the option to upload a pitch deck or any other additional materials in a PDF format to support your application.
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What is the Latino Founders Accelerator?Latino Founders is a nonprofit organization supporting the creation of Latino-led startups looking to scale their products, technology, and services statewide. Latino entrepreneurs with a business idea or an existing business participate in a 10-week accelerator program, where they learn business modeling, finance, and prototyping and get paired up with hand-selected mentors and resources to help them launch and scale their businesses.
Who can participate?We are looking for Latino led companies with an existing business and proven traction. In order to qualify for the program, founders must: Identify as Latino Be 18 years of age or older Have a business registered for at least a year Have a majority ownership of an established business with traction
What types of startups are you looking for?At Latino Founders we are sector agnostic and we provide in-depth support to promising Latino led startups looking to scale their companies. examples of industry sectors that we are looking for are Hardware, Software, Athletic and Outdoors, Consumer Packaged Goods, Food and Beverage, Build Environment, and Transportation.
How will submissions be assessed?Once the submission deadline passes, the Latino Founders team will perform an administrative review to confirm each submission meets the applications requirements before advancing to the evaluation panel. The evaluation panel will review each application and will select the companies that will participate on the cohort.
How do I apply?You must apply not later than Monday, July 31, 2023 at 11:00 PM Pacific Time.