Application Form

The purpose of this application process is to help you think about whether or not you are truly ready for a career as an entrepreneur. The questions are simple by themselves but should provoke some additional thoughts and considerations. 

Incomplete applications will not be considered, so please be sure you have about 20-30 minutes to finish this form. You will be able to come back to it, but it is recommended to finish in one session.

There are no right or wrong answers, and no single response will prevent you from being admitted to the program; therefore, you should answer as completely and honestly as possible

If you are selected for the program, you will refer back to your answers during the first Module. 

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* 1. First Name

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* 2. Last Name

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* 3. Email Address (Use the same email address you used when submitting to ATO Ventures).

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* 4. Why do you want to start a company?

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* 5. Do you already have an idea for a product or service you want to sell? If so, what is it? (If not, enter the area you are most interested in.)

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* 6. Why do you want to sell that product or service? (If you don't have a clear idea about what to sell yet, why are you interested in the area described above.)

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* 7. Do you know how to build/create it?

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* 8. Who is your business partner (aka cofounder) ? (Enter "N/A" if you don't have one.)

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* 9. If you don’t have a business partner now, do you intend to have one in the future?

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* 10. If you intend to have a business partner, who will it be? (If you don't have a specific person in mind, describe the type of person you will need to find.)

If you do not intend to have a business partner, enter "N/A"

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* 11. When will he/she/they be available to spend at least part time on the new company?

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* 12. Do you have children, elders or pets who you care for?

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* 13. Who will care for them if/when you are unable to do so? (If you answered no above, enter "N/A")

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* 14. Is that person available on short/immediate notice? (If you answered No on Q12, enter "N/A.")

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* 15. Are you currently working on another job?

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* 16. If so, what days of the week do you work?

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* 17. If so, what hours do you most often work?

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* 18. How many hours a day will you be able to dedicate to completing this startup program right now? 

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* 19. How many hours of sleep do you need each night to feel well rested and energetic the next day?

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* 20. What do you do for fun?

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* 21. How many hours do you spend each week doing fun and relaxing activities?

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* 22. How would you rate your overall health?

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* 23. How may days per week do you exercise for more than 20 minutes?

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* 24. What exercise do you do?

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* 25. How is your diet?

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* 26. How much water do you drink each day? (What's your best guess?)

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* 27. How many hours of sleep do you get each night on average during the week?

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* 28. Do you meditate?

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* 29. On average, how long do you meditate in one session?

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* 30. How many people live in your household?

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* 31. Will you be working on this startup from home?

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* 32. Do you have a separate, dedicated office in your home?

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* 33. Do you have a reliable internet?

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* 34. Do you have reliable cell service?

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* 35. Is there someplace nearby such as a cafe or library where you can work if your power, internet or water goes out?

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* 36. How many months do you think it will take before you launch your company (have a presence online or in a physical store)?

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* 37. In how many months AFTER you launch, do you think you will generate enough revenue from your sales to cover business expenses and pay yourself? 

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* 38. How will you cover personal expenses until then?

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* 39. How much money are you willing to invest into your startup if you discover that it is valid (ie, there are customers ready and willing to buy as soon as you launch)?

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* 40. If it turns out that you need more money then you can invest, how will you get the additional capital?

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* 41. What are you willing to pay/give up in order to get the money you need for your business to get off the ground? (Check all that apply)

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* 42. If you will apply for a loan, how is your credit score?

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* 43. Do you have personal assets you can offer as collateral on a loan?

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* 44. How much money do you need to be able to pay yourself before you are willing/able to work full time?

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* 45. What will your role be? (What is your title going to be and what areas will you focus on?)

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* 46. Do you have relevant experience in those areas?

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* 47. Have you ever been on a team? (Check all that apply.)

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* 48. What was your role on the team(s)?

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* 49. What did you like about being part of a team?

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* 50. What did you dislike about being part of a team?

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* 51. Have you ever started a company before?

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* 52. What was the outcome? (Enter "N/A" if you have not started a company before.)

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* 53. What do you like MOST about being an entrepreneur? (If this will be your first time, what intrigues you most)? 

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* 54. What is your personality type?  If you don't know it, you can take this free online quiz to find out: https://www.16personalities.com/

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* 55. Why do you want to be in this program?

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* 56. What will you do if discover that your idea doesn’t have a valid market? (Not enough people are not willing to buy it at a price that is profitable.)

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* 57. How long did it take you to complete this application?

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* 58. Anything else we should know?

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* 59. Do you still feel you are ready for this program, or do you now have some concerns? If so, what are they?

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