Startup application form

Chief Technology Officers Council is accepting applications from startups for the Summer 2022 funding cycle; taking place from June–August 2022.

Chief Technology Officers Council examines the needs of startups and utilizes capital to make investments designed to help the startup reach its objectives. Chief Technology Officers Council is offering seed funding to local startups to assist in expanding capacity and technical assistance of an existing program targeted toward strengthening their small business members.

1. All applications must be made online by 8pm PT on March 19. Early submissions have a higher advantage as thereʼll be more time to read their applications. Submissions can be made after the deadline, however, thereʼs little guarantee that youʼll hear back from us with a decision.

2. By May 7th, professionals will be invited to discuss with startups on a rolling basis. Ensure you submit your applications early.

3. Interviews will be held either in April, May, or early June.

4. Due to COVID-19 rules and regulations, this batch and every other batch of Chief Technology Officers Council, as well as office hours, batch events, and Demo Day will be remote. Weʼre working hard to ensure we provide a better networking, advice, and fundraising. For more information, please read our FAQs.

5. During the 3 month cycle, we invite speakers every week to talk about their startup and what they learned.

6. Every week or two, thereʼll be group office hours where youʼll talk with 5-8 companies and your Chief Technology Officersʼ partners for an hour. This gives you a chance to know companies in your batch that are going through similar things, and to help each other.

7. During and after the 3 months, weʼll introduce startups individually to people who could help them. The founders of other Chief Technology Officers-funded companies tend to be especially helpful. Today the Chief Technology Officers alumni network is probably the most powerful network in the startup world.

8. About 11 weeks in, weʼll organize an event called “Demo Day”, in which the startups present to a carefully selected, invite-only audience.

9. Chief Technology Officers Council doesnʼt really end after 3 months; only the talks do. Weʼll continue to give advice and make introductions for as long as our startups need—-and so does the informal network of Chief Technology Officers Council-funded companies.