What if I'm interested in more than one opportunity?
That's awesome! Unbound wants to support ambitious emerging and scaling businesses as much as possible. That's why, when you apply, you can specify multiple opportunities of interest. However, if you apply for a corporate sponsored activity, this might limit your ability to participate or be considered for opportunities such as the Unbound50. If you're unsure, don't hesitate to get in touch.
I've made my application, what's next?
Thanks for your application. We don't currently send a confirmation of your application, if you're unsure it has been submitted please don't hesitate to get in touch. We review all applications periodically before applications close. If we like the look of your application, we'll get in touch to let you know you've been selected and set up a call.
Will I hear from you if I'm unsuccessful?
Unfortunately we don't currently get in touch with unsuccessful applicants.
Can you help us secure visas?
In certain instances we may offer invitations to aid your visa, but this is not something we will actively provide and certainly not as a guarantee.
Can you help with travel and accommodation?
The arrangement of travel and accommodation isn't something we can help with. Certain opportunities might allow us to provide a stipend towards travel and accommodation, but only when this is clearly advertised. In instance that it is, you will have to incur the expense yourself and then submit your invoice and receipts to us as evidence.
What's the basic criteria?
For the Female Founders Challenge, your business must be founded by at least one female who will also pitch. The Startup Ecosystem team will review you application based on the following, basic criteria: Your team has a clear ability to deliver (market experience, technical ability, etc.). The market problem your business is addressing is compelling while demonstrating a clear market opportunity. You give evidence of traction indicators, whether financial or other (e.g. subscribers, waiting list, letters of interest etc.) and your application indicates a considered business model, finally we want to be sure your business suggests a unique idea with a clear value proposition.
Is it completely free if my business is selected?
For the Female Founders Challenge, most costs are covered by Unbound. However, each business will be responsible for their own travel, accommodation and subsistence while attending the event.