APPLICATION

The application period for the SILTA S23 batch will take place between 20.10. - 4.12.2022

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Application for S23 batch closes on this Sunday, December 4th!
Application for S23 batch closes on this Sunday, December 4th!
Application for S23 batch closes on this Sunday, December 4th!
Application for S23 batch closes on this Sunday, December 4th!
Application period for the S23 batch starts on October 20th!
Applications for F22  batch is open now!

ABOUT THE APPLICATION:

Through the application, we want to understand the following aspects: 1) your personal background, 2) what you are building, and 3) what your objectives are for the Silta program to be realized during the three months in the SF Bay Area.

The program part of Silta revolves around the participant's objectives related to building their company in the SF Bay Area. We believe that Silta provides value especially for startup teams at two different stages: 1) idea validation and 2) go-to-market/expansion stage. The agenda for both of these two groups could, for example, be related to:

Idea validation

  • Validating your business idea
  • Doing user testing
  • Finding co-founder(s)
  • Gaining new perspectives & inspirations

Go-to-market

  • Doing a Go-to-Market strategy
  • Expand to the US market
  • Raising capital
  • Recruiting
Finding inspiration and new perspective for your company.
Validating your business idea/product from the US market.
Raising a funding round from the SF Bay Area.                            
Raising a funding round from the SF Bay Area.                            
Recruiting first employees from the US.                                         

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WHO CAN APPLY?

You are eligible to apply to Silta if you fulfill the following criteria:

You are applying with 1-2 people from your team (Note! If you’re applying with a two people team, each team member needs to submit an application for the program separately)
You have a well-outlined objective(s) and a plan for the program. An example plan from our S22 batch can be found from here
Your team members are either 1) Finnish or 2) live in Finland
Everyone in your team is over 18 years old.
You are able to cover the program participation fee (700€/person) and your living costs during the program which are estimated to be c. 800-1200€/month per participant (meaning food, public transportation, etc.)
You need to be able to either 1) apply for an ESTA or 2) have an existing visa to the US (e.g., B-1/B-2 visitor visa) for the duration of the program (19.2.-13.5.2023)

WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

Driven

You are goal-oriented - as you set objectives for yourself, you put 100% focus on achieving them.

Entrepreneurial

You are an aspiring entrepreneur or an entrepreneur with a well communicated agenda to be realized in Silicon Valley.

Curious

You have a beginner's mindset: you are always ready to learn new things and interested in knowing how others perceive the world.

Bold

You believe in your ideas and are not afraid of standing out.

SCHEDULE FOR S23 application and program:

Application period: 20.10.-4.12.2022
Selection for the interviews: 5.-7.12.2022
Interviews: 8.-15.12.2022
Final selection: 21.12.2022
Orientation: 16.1.-17.2.2023
Program: 19.2.-13.5.2023

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