We look forward to meeting you and learning about your new venture! Please fill out all of the questions below to the best of your ability by Friday, August 6th, 2021. The GVL Starts review committee will then carefully review all applications received and notify the finalists Wednesday, August 11th, 2021.

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1. Contact Information

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2. Gender?

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3. What is your racial or ethnic identity? (Select all that apply.)

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4. Are you a Greenville resident?

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5. Which GVL STARTS cohort are you applying for?

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6. Are you applying as part of a team?

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7. What problem does (or would) your idea/technology/product/service solve?

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8. Briefly describe your idea or early-stage venture (1-2 paragraphs max).

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9. Where are you in the development of your idea or early-stage venture?

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10. Briefly describe the specific experience, technical “know-how," and qualifications you may have related to your idea or new venture.

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11. What are 2-3 challenges you feel you need to overcome to successfully launch or grow your venture?

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12. Are you committed to launching or growing your venture in Greenville?

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13. What’s your inspiration to launch or grow your own venture?

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14. Briefly describe the most innovative or entrepreneurial thing you feel you’ve done (1-2 paragraphs max)?

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15. Are you currently affiliated with any of the GVL STARTS Collaborators? If so, please specify.

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16. How did you hear about this opportunity?

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17. If accepted, are you willing and able to commit to being engaged and in attendance at each session (Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM)?

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18. Would you like to be considered for a need-based scholarship? (Note: program cost is $299.00)

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