Apply here. You will need to register on F6S in order to apply.

Please take a look below to see what kinds of questions we ask on the application.

+ Company Name

+ Current Location and, if applicable, any plans for relocation after the program

+ Describe your product/service. (1 paragraph)

+ What is the problem that your product trying to solve? (1-2 paragraphs)

+ How is your product positioned to uniquely solve the problem above? (1-2 paragraphs)

+ How do/will you make money?

+ What is the market opportunity (market size)? If it is a new market, cite and use metrics around existing markets and give your best estimate.

+ How far along are you? If you are pre-beta, when will you have a beta? If you are pre-launch, when will you launch?

+ Do you have revenue? If so, how much? What is your monthly growth rate?

+ How many users do you have? What is your monthly growth rate?

+ If you have an online demo, what’s the url? (Please don’t password protect it; just use an obscure url.)

+ If part of your product is a mobile app, what platforms are you on (iOS, android, etc.)?

+ Do any of your founders/team members have domain expertise?

+ Do any of your founders/team members have technical expertise?

+ How will you acquire users/customers? If your idea depends on attracting users via an already large community (e.g. a marketplace, a dating site, an ad network), how will you overcome that challenge?

+ Team Information

  • Name, title

  • Linkedin Profile Link

  • If no Linkedin, provide information on education (school, graduation year, degree, subject) and employment (last employer, title/function)

  • Will be able to be in LA for duration of program, yes/no

+ Founder relationship

  • Tell us how you came to work together. What are the strength/challenges of working together?

+ Please list the percent of the company you have given, or plan to give each founder, and anyone else you plan to give stock to.

+ Please indicate whether you are incorporated or not.

+ If we fund you, which of the founder will commit to working exclusively (no school, no other jobs) on this project for the next year? For founders who can’t, why not? What level of commitment are you willing to make?

+ Do any founders have other commitments during the period of the program?

+ Do any founders have commitments in the future (e.g. finishing college, going to grad school), and if so, what?

+ Are any of the founders covered by noncompetes or intellectual property agreements that overlap with your project? Will any be working as employees or consultants for anyone else?

+ Was any of your code written by someone who is not one of your founders? If so, how can you safely use it? (Open source is ok of course)

+ Please tell us about the founder’s shareholdings and who has invested in your team or company.

+ Please connect us to your stats tracking account(s) to help us understand your product or service usage

+ How did you hear about SMASHD Labs?

+ Do you have any connection/affiliation with SMASHD/Atom Factory/employees of Atom Factory? If so, please elaborate.