Real Startup 2019 Application

Real Startup applications due March 7, 2019 11:59PM PT!

We welcome university startup teams for a 2-week residency in the San Francisco Bay Area. Teams will work with Real Industry's network of over 300 industry mentors, and receive VIP access and on-site visits to leading companies, including: 

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Launched by Real Industry in 2017, the Real Startup program puts students first and we take zero equity for university students to participate. The program prepares students to enter industry, refine interpersonal, professional, and business skills, commercialize their ideas, and expand their professional networks in a real-world setting. All active university students are welcome to apply. (Teams may have recent alumni.)

The program fee is $1,000 per team member. This includes 10 days (2 weeks) of hands-on mentorship, access and onsite visits to 10 industry leading companies in San Francisco and Silicon Valley, and support from Real Industry’s 300 industry mentors. In addition, most expenses during daily programming (coffee, lunch etc.) will be covered as well as three networking dinners. Travel and lodging is not included, however, Real Industry maybe be able to offer discounted or group rates on lodging in the area. If you are in need of financial assistance, please reach out to your university or college about available scholarship and funding opportunities.

Please note: Applicants must be interested in music, media, or entertainment technology (music, film, digital content, VR, gaming, etc.). If you have questions about the applicability of your project, please contact Julia, our Program Manager, at julia@realindustry.org. 

Dates: We will choose one of the following sessions based on the input of applicants. You will have a chance to weigh in below.

Session 1: May 27 - June 7 2019

Session 2: June 3 - June 14 2019

Session 3: June 10 - June 21 2019

Sign up for the webinar! We will be holding a webinar to answer questions on Tuesday, February 19th at 4pm Pacific Time. You can register here.

Please identify the members of your team. A team includes a minimum of 2 people. **Active university students and and recent graduates (students graduating April-June 2019)**
Team Member 1 Name *
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Team Member Name 2 *
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Team Member Name 3
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Team Member Name 4
Team Member Name 4
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Team Member 5 Name
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Select the Real Startup sessions that your team is available to attend. There will only be one session, but we will aim to choose the dates with the most alignment among selected ventures. Please select all sessions you are able to attend. *Real Startup is a 2-week immersive experience in San Francisco and Silicon Valley. We require your full time participation during this period.
Real Startup is an intensive but truly career-changing experience. It requires a full-time, in-person (SF Bay Area) commitment from all team members during the entire session. We expect all members to work hard. All team members must demonstrate outstanding communication skills and respect for each other, our team, and our most amazing pool of mentors and companies! On behalf of your team, do you agree to these terms?