VILLAGEx identifies emerging, for-profit ventures with the following attributes:
+ A new or unproven business model with the potential to revolutionize how business is conducted in a particular industry.
+ Leverages new technology to improve a business process or bring a new product to market, or
+ Serves a new or niche market in an innovative way
Prior to acceptance into the program, VILLAGEx is looking for companies who have already achieved a minimum of one of the following:
Built an innovative and functional product.
Developed a strong and fully committed team with demonstrated knowledge of their product market, as well as overall well-rounded skills and experiences.
Demonstrated market traction through sales, users, a customer pipeline or previous capital raised.
VILLAGEx seeks extreme strength in at least one area prior to entering the program and they will work with companies over the course of the accelerator to successfully fill in the gaps in other areas.
It’s not just about your business. VILLAGEx seeks out founders that align with their core values: who have a willingness to take criticism and learn from mistakes, to work with their peers, and to dedicate themselves and their company to New Orleans.
THINK YOU’RE READY?
APPLICATIONS FOR VILLAGEx 2020 ARE NOW OPEN UNTIL OCTOBER 25TH.