Apply to the ZIP Launchpad

Application Process

Summer 2018 Application Cycle

APPLY NOW FOR SUMMER 2018 Acceptance!!

Application Closes May 20th!

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How Does it Work?

  1. Identify a significant problem and solution in the market.
  2. Read through the Online Application.
  3. Read the Sample Application.
  4. Fill out the application on to the best of your ability.
  5. Make an Idea Office Hours appointment and come in to get 1-on-1 feedback on your idea, application, and more. 
  6. Submit your application.
  7. Receive an email letting you know if:
    - You are being offered the opportunity to present and interview with the Selection Committee
    - Your application was not accepted and you are encouraged to apply again. More feedback will be provided in a separate email.
  8. If offered the opportunity to present and interview, you read and go over all presentation guidelines and instructions.
  9. Build a pitch deck based off of our instructions
  10. Pitch your idea to the Selection Committee.


Successful Applications Include

  1. A well defined problem.
  2. An articulated and unique or novel solution
  3. A strong understanding of the addressable market
  4. Knowledge of competitors and your ability to differentiate 
  5. A plan to generate revenue (if non-profit, plan to secure stable funding)  
  6. An overview of team members
  7. Reason(s) for applying to the ZIP Launchpad

Disclaimer:  Do not submit any confidential information in your online application. F6s recommendations are not necessary.