To be eligible for Element 46 participation:
Applicant(s) must submit the application by the specified deadline.
Applicant(s) must be at least 18 years of age by the start of the program.
The venture must be the original idea of the applicant(s).
The venture must be in start-up idea, minimum viable product, or pilot phase.
The venture must have less than $500,000 annual revenue.
The venture must be independent and autonomous. Ventures cannot be considered independent or autonomous if they were started under the direction of an existing organization.
The applicant or applicant's team must be the primary decision maker for the venture’s development and management.
Applicant(s) must be able to make a full-time commitment to the venture's development during the 4 months of the cohort program.
Applicant(s) who will be enrolled in a college or university during the time of the program must be available for the full-time commitment and some core business hours (9 am-5 pm).
Applicant(s) must have legal work status in the United States or be able to obtain a visa for the WIN program time period.
Partnerships (ventures co-founded and led by two individuals) may apply as long as both founders meet the above eligibility requirements.
Ventures may be for-profit, hybrid, or undecided. Ventures structured as ‘non-profit’ will only be considered if they have a product or service they are selling, and that have a business model at their core.