If your idea or technology meets the application requirement below, apply now
– Your problem is not a field of study but a challenging issue of humanity.
– Your team needs to provide a technical reference of your solution or product.
– You may apply if you are single founder. We advise and help you to seek co-founders who balance your skill-set.
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At TECH PLANTER, we spend countless hours appraising over 300 ideas. We do this because we are truly passionate about the ideas we hear – they excite every single one of us.
Tens of successful applicants have joined our programs and raise investment. To ensure your startup has the best chance, we have listed our criteria below.
One of critical thing we look into is novelty of the plan. We really like to see a scientist or engineer applying their new technology or findings into business with deep understanding of existing unanswered questions.
All too often, a founder tends to express their newness with the only technological term. It’s okay to use the technological term while you are applications to us. We will leverage our science communications experience to re-write in a plain but powerful word.
This reflects the ability to execute, availability of technologies and team members. If your idea needs moonshot research before launching the product, it will lower the practicability. To overcome this situation, you need to formulate a highly dedicated research team and show everyone that you are the best team to achieve the research.
Whether it could bring about change in the world (Wild idea of technology or hard-will to solve the problem), It doesn’t depend on how big is the market. We want to see that you have an insight derived from a deeply thoughtful process of research.
Passion (of the team or a single entrepreneur him/herself). The final piece of the puzzle is your ability to pitch your idea with passions. If you can convey your idea with passion, your chance of being accepted are high. We want to see well rehearsed pitches, not boring academic oral presentations. If you are not experienced in natural communications without academic conference manner, you should be trained.