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What BUILDUP Provides During the Two Week Fellows Program?
Free desk space in downtown SF for two weeks
Mentorship/Office hours
Free access to partner products
Investor meetings
Industry leading guest speakers including investors, successful entrepreneurs and technical experts
Technical product review
Demo day in San Francisco
Inclusive community

Galvanize, 44 Tehama Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

Participant Criteria/Requirements:
Raised less than $250K (Pre-Seed)
Built a functioning minimum viable product (MVP)
One founder is from an underrepresented* group
A preference for at least one technical co-founder
Focus: Enterprise/SaaS Software, Consumer Internet Software, Hardware, IOT

Application Dates:
Application Opens: August 3, 2015 – cohort #1
Application End: August 31, 2015 – cohort #1

Startups acceptance and rejection notification date: September 4th, 10:00am PST

Fellows Program Dates Two Weeks:
September 28 – October 9th, 2015 – cohort #1
Co-hort #2 TBA

Does BUILDUP take any equity to participate in the Fellows Program?

How much does the BUILDUP Fellows program cost?
The program is free for startups selected to participate in the program

Does the BUILDUP Fellows Program accept single person startups?
Not at this time.

Is the BUILDUP Fellows Program open to non-profits
Not at this time.

Do I need to move to San Francisco to participate in the BUILDUP Fellows Program?
You do not need to move, but you must be in San Francisco during the two week program in order to participate.

Do you accept companies from outside the US?
Not at this time.

Do we need to be incorporated before applying?

Does BUILDUP provide any investment for participating in the fellows program
Not at this time.