Hint: It’s okay if you haven’t finalized the name yet but for now, what should we call your venture?
"In one line, briefly describe what your venture does in a way that we’ll ""get it."" Hint: avoid buzzwords, write as if you were telling a friend."
You must be a current, full time, degree seeking Harvard student and a founder or co-founder of this startup.
How many people are working on your venture (total, including yourself)?
What relevant skills/expertise/connections do you and your team have to make this venture successful? What skills, etc. do you still need to get your venture off the ground?
What steps have you taken to identify your ideal customer (e.g., art students in Boston) and to validate that these people desperately want a solution to the problem you’re looking to solve?
What stage are you in: High-level concept? Detailed design? Prototype? Product in development? If you’ve built anything, what does it do so far? Have you tested it with real users?
We can't make any promises, but the more we know about where you're looking for help, the more we can keep an eye out for resources that will benefit you.
Examples: We’ve acquired users (how many?). We signed a key partner (who?). We’ve filed for a patent. We won a venture competition (which one?). We’ve raised money or earned revenue (how much?).