Applying to UnLtd USA

Welcome! We're looking forward to learning more about you. A few things to note:

  • If you haven't already, have a look at our previous UnLtd USA entrepreneurs; that is the quickest way to determine if UnLtd USA is a fit for you. 
  • The application below is based on the profiles of our partner Enable Impact. With this application, you should be able to fill out an Enable Impact profile, which should then spit back a customized list of potential investors. Our goal is for you to build content here that you can reuse in other applications and competitions.
  • You can read about how we make our decisions at the bottom of this page, including insights into what has tripped up previous applicants. 
  • Applications are due on September 28. We will interview semi-finalist candidates in October, make decisions by the end of November, award $5-10K grants in December, and get to work in January! 

If you have questions, don't hesitate to send us a note: mark.hand@unltdusa.org

The Basics
What is your name? *
What is your name?
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What you do, for whom, and why.
What is your impact focus? *
Pick up to three; our preference is for you to choose one.
The Tough Stuff
What have you accomplished so far? Some suggested topics: The team and the networks you've built around you; progress building your product/service; customers and sales; and operations. We’ll ask you about revenues, finances and impact later (<200 words).
Describe and quantify the social or environmental problem you have identified and the solution you propose. Using the one impact metric most important to you, tell us what impact you've had in the last twelve months, and what impact you hope to have in the next twelve months (<200 words).
Tell us about the market and industry in which you operate, and your revenue model. See here for more on market and industry: http://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/mullins-seven-domains.htm and here for a primer on business models http://www.businessmodelgeneration.com/book (<200 words).
Please share the following: Your last twelve months’ revenues and costs; the next twelve months’ target revenues and costs; three-year revenue and cost targets; previous funding raised and from whom; and your goals for future financing (Bullet points are fine. <300 words).
Share the basics on your core team members: Names, education, previous roles of note, achievements you’re particularly proud of, and LinkedIn profiles (<300 words).
What are 2-3 critical assumptions you made that have been wrong? When did you realize it, and what did you do (<200 words)?
Through their wisdom, expertise or networks, what 2-3 individuals have been most valuable to you, and how?
(<100 words)
Other stuff
These demographic are not required. They are here to help us recruit a diverse cohort and to better understand the Austin social innovation community.
Which of these categories describe you?