• Urban Mobility Resilience Challenge Application 2019

    Application Submission Deadline for Stage 1: April 1, 2020, 2:00 pm EDT
    Thank you for your interest in the RISE Urban Mobility Resilience Challenge. This form cannot be saved or edited and should be treated as your final submission. Please see the Challenge details on the 2019 Challenges page.

    Responses to the Challenge application questions will be kept confidential. Only the responses to the questions #5, 6, and 7 will be made public.
  • Attachments
  • 1 Please upload JSON incident and closure reports. Click here for reports submission guidance. (Max file size 30MB.) *
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  • 2 Please upload a business plan for your venture. Click here for content guidance for your business plan. (Max file size 30MB.)
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  • Basic Information
  • 3Tell us about your group: Are you an individual, group of individuals, a for-profit small business or a non-profit organization? * Please include your entity’s DUNS number if you have one.
  • 4List all of the members of your team, their relevant experience, and their role in the company (if you have one) or the non-profit entity. Please indicate whether any members have prior entrepreneurial experience (HINT: Do not simply provide a link to your website or LinkedIn Profile) *
  • 5Team/Entity name *
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  • 6Solution name *
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  • 7Where is your solution team headquartered or located? *
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  • About Your Solution
  • 8At what stage is your solution currently? Here are the definitions of the five stages of development. Please select the appropriate stage for your solution below. Idea: We welcome you to submit your solution to participate in the discussion, but please note that solutions proposing the development of new technologies that are still only at the concept stage are unlikely to be selected. Prototype: An entity building and testing its product, service (including a workforce development program), or business model. Typically described as "Pre-Seed" if For Profit. Pilot: An enterprise deploying a tested product, service, or business model in at least one community. Hybrids and For Profits would typically be in a "Seed" round and generating revenue (whether or not they are cash flow positive). Growth: An entity with an established product, service, or business model rolled out, which is poised for further growth in multiple communities or countries. Organizations at this stage should have a clear path to sustainability. For Profits at this stage would be "Seed" or "Series A.” Scale: A sustainable entity working in several communities or countries and that is looking to scale significantly, focusing on increased efficiency. For Profits in this stage would be "Series A" or "Series B." *
  • 9What makes your solution innovative? Explain whether this is a new technology, a new application of an existing technology, a process or a workforce development program for solving the Challenge. Can intellectual property be protected; is it patentable? *
  • 10What is your vision over the next three to five years to grow and scale your solution? *
  • 11If your solution already has a website, YouTube or Vimeo link, provide a links.
  • About Your Team
  • 12What type of organization is your solution team? *
  • 13If you selected "other" for the organization question, please explain here.
  • 14For how many years have you been working on your solution? *
  • 15With what organizations are you currently working if any? How are you working with them? *
  • Business Model
  • 16What are your ultimate strategic goals? *
  • 17What is your revenue model? Explain why you are positioned for long-term sustainability, profitability (if for-profit), and expansion. *
  • 18Do you have revenue from this or a similar product? *
  • 19If you have revenue from the proposed solution’s product or service, how much revenue have you earned since you started your company/entity? In the last month?
  • 20From where have you received funds since you started working on your solution? *
  • 21If you answered that you have other sources of funding, please explain them below.
  • 22Would you be leveraging other funding sources against receiving funds from the RISE Resilience Innovation Fund? *
  • 23What are some of the key barriers for your solution to succeed? *
  • 24What are the three biggest risks to your business/non-profit? *
  • 25Are there any legal or regulatory risks to your company/non-profit? *
  • 26With what organizations would you like to partner, and how would you like to partner with them? *
  • Market
  • 27Please quantify the magnitude of the problem and the potential market for your product/service (including a workforce development program) and how you calculated it. These links might help – www.blog.marketresearch.com/5-steps-to-estimate-market-size www.entrepreneur.com/article/27083
  • 28Which segment(s) of the market do you plan to target first (private vehicles, commercial vehicles, emergency vehicles, public transportation, other)
  • 29Who is your target customer? *
  • 30How did you hear about the RISE Coastal Community Resilience Challenge? *
  • 31Are you planning to apply to any other RISE Coastal Community Resilience Challenge?
  • 32Completed Application for Records to be Sent To *