Propella ICT Application Form

APPLY TO THE PROPELLA TELKOM FUTUREMAKERS PROGRAMME 2017

Do you have a great idea for a tech business, but need help getting it off the ground?

 The Propella Telkom Futuremakers Programme is an intensive "from concept to market" process run at the Telkom's Port Elizabeth Future-Hub.

The application process is open until 1 October at 12 noon.  Please use this time to submit your best idea.  To improve your chances to progress to the next stage, complete as many of the questions as possible.  The last thing you want is to be disqualified before your journey even begins. 

Your application is not automatic entry into the official Propella Telkom Futuremakers beginning in October 2017.  Applications will be reviewed and the top 40 submissions will be requested to present their idea to a panel to progress to the next stage.

Approximately 20 businesses will progress to an 8 week "Pitch-Deck Journey", from mid-October to early December to address business fundamentals, customer validation and to get ready to pitch to a panel of sponsors, funders and potential clients in mid-December.

Should you be one of the 20 successful businesses you are looking at an 8 hour commitment of onsite contact time and intensive weekly homework during the week to prepare for the following week. 
 
Ten businesses will progress into an exciting, life changing 6 month incubation and acceleration journey from January 2018.

This is the chance you've been looking for to make your big idea a reality.

We have slightly more the 40 questions to ask you, but it shouldn't take more than 20 minutes to complete. Let's get you started! 

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SECTION A : About you

* 1. First Name

* 2. Surname

* 3. Cellphone Number

* 4. Alternative contact number

* 5. Email adress

* 6. Address

* 7. City

* 8. Province

* 9. Country

* 10. Are you based in Port Elizabeth: *Please note that the Propella Futuremakers Programme is only open to people who are living in Port Elizabeth whilst the programme is running (October 2017 - June )*

* 11. Age

* 12. Home language

* 13. South African citizen

* 14. Do you have a disability?

* 15. How did you hear about us?

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* 16. What is your highest level of education?

* 17. If other, please describe: (140 character limit)

* 18. Are you currently employed?

* 19. Are you currently studying?

* 20. Have you previously participated in a Telkom Futuremakers program?

* 21. If yes, please specify:

* 22. Are you currently on any other sponsored programme?

* 23. If yes, please specify:

* 24. Have you started a business before?

* 25. Are you currently running a business?

* 26. Is your business registered?

* 27. If yes, please provide your CIPC registration number:

* 28. Company Registered Name:

* 29. B-BBEE Level:

* 30. Is your company more than 51% black owned? *Please note that only businesses that are more than 51% black-owned can participate on the programme. White-owned business-owners may form JVs to participate, and the black owner must also be an active participant in the programme.

* 31. Will you be bringing your partner/partners on the programme?

* 32. If yes, how many partners? * Please note that partners must be co-workers of the company (not staff).

* 33. Do you have any employees?

* 34. If yes, how many?

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DISCLAIMER : As part of our ongoing encouragement and support for entrepreneurs, Propella will provide assistance where possible and type, duration and cost suggestion interventions are at the discretion of Propella. By clicking "Submit" I certify that the information supplied on this application is true and complete to the best of my knowledge. I understand that I am not guaranteed a place on any of the Entrepreneurial Development Programmes or any other products or services offered by Propella.

* 35. Is your business idea tech or tech-enabled business? * For example, SweepSouth is a tech-enabled business that allows individual customers to hire cleaners through their online platform, as opposed to a traditional centralised outsourced cleaning business such as Supercare.*

* 36. Does your idea involve creating......(select all related)

* 37. Describe your business/product/service in a tweet(140 character limit)

* 38. What customer segment does your business/product serve?

* 39. Your business/product is adresssing is a problem. How big is this problem? Why is it a problem worth solving?

* 40. You believe now is the right time to solve this problem. Why now? What are the current opportunities or technologies that make your solution possible?

* 41. Who else is trying to solve the problem? Who are your competitors?

* 42. How do you think this business/products will generate revenue? Is there more than one way it can make money?

* 43. An entrepreneur takes initiative, takes risks and takes responsibility for seeing their venture succeed. One a scale of one to 10 ( one being "not entrepreneurial" , 10 being Elon Musk), how entrepreneurial are you?

* 44. How would you describe your technical ability and interest? (select all related)

* 45. Write 3 words that would best describe yourself?

Section 3 complete! You're Done :)...Thank you for your time. Good Luck!
By submitting the application form, you certify that the information supplied on this application is true and complete to the best of your knowledge. You understand that you are not guaranteed a place on the Propella Incubation programme or have any access to other products or services offered by Propella.

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