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Chobani Incubator Spring 2019 Application Instructions
The Chobani Incubator is a program for companies taking on broken food systems to bring better food to more people. In addition to equity-free investment, we give startups access to our network and expertise in order to scale up their operations and achieve significant growth.
You will need to create an account in order to start your application and save your responses along the way. If you've applied in the past, you will still need to create an account.
All submission forms will be handled through this site. You can save your work as you go and return to the site as often as needed, but not after finalizing and submitting the entry. All applications must be completed and submitted by the submission deadline of Thursday, January 31st, 11:59 PM EDT.
**This application is only for food/beverage product companies. We are not currently taking applications for our Food Tech Residency.
For a full list of FAQs about the program and application, please visit our website https://chobaniincubator.com/faq. Below are questions specific to the application:
What are the program dates?
The Spring 2019 program will run for four months, meeting one week per month, from April to July 2019.
So I’m applying to the Chobani Incubator and got to the part about uploading a video—how do I do that?
Record an original video that’s no more than 90 seconds long and contains your answer to the questions provided within the application website.
Providing a link to the video, hosted on YouTube or Vimeo, works great. You should upload this video as “unlisted” or “not private” to ensure we have access. If you don’t want other people to find it, mark it as “unlisted.”
We care about the quality of your answers, not the production value of your video. The video should simply be the founders talking. No screenshots or postproduction please. We want to get to know you… not your video-making skills.
Before submitting the link, we recommend playing it back to yourself from the hosted provider (YouTube or Vimeo)—that’s the way we’ll view it, so this is your shot to make sure we can hear what you’re saying.
I’ve got this existing video that I want you to see. Can I submit that?
You are welcome to submit your video link from a prevoius application instead of recording a new video.
Please use an original video for the application, rather than a video that was recorded for other uses. We can’t talk with all the companies that submit, so this is the best way to accomplish that. We’re asking that you and your team look into the camera and speak right to us, rather than submitting something that already exists.
Can I speak to someone directly about the program and/or application process?
If you have additional questions or are having technical difficulties submitting your application, please send an email to email@example.com.
Will all companies be notified if they are selected to participate?
Yes! We will notify all applicants on or before March 5th, 2019.
When will Program Applicants be contacted?
After you apply, you will receive a confirmation message acknowledging the receipt of your application. All applicants will be notified of their application status by March 5th, 2019. We may be in touch prior to that date to request additional information. Eligibility of applicants will be considered only upon the application and any materials specifically requested by Chobani. Please do not send unsolicited materials.
Is there any advantage to applying earlier rather than waiting until the deadline?
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, so we encourage you to apply sooner rather than later.
I’ve read all of the above but still have a question—what do I do?
If you have a question about your application, that’s not covered here, you can write us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will do our best to respond as soon as possible.