How much does it cost to participate?

DubHacks Next's incubator program and community is completely free.

What are you looking for in applicants?

See the overview for projects, and for Entrepreneurs-in-Residence.

Should I apply as a project or an Entrepreneur-in-Residence?

If you have already started working on something and are near MVP, apply as a project. If you don’t quite have a product but want to explore the tech startup space and surround yourself with a vibrant community, apply as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence.

What is an Entrepreneur-in-Residence?

Entrepreneurs-in-Residence, or EiRs for short, are individuals who come in without a project and are looking to learn more about tech startups to create their own in the future. Our EiRs are passionate builders who love meeting like-minded people interested in tech startups. We're looking for a diverse group of EiRs with skills across engineering, business, product, and design.

Is the upcoming cohort in Fall 2021, Batch 1, the first that Next has run?

No - we graduated Batch 0, the pilot run of Next's incubator, back in May 2021. The projects and EiRs of Batch 0 are an incredible group who have earned $30K+ in grant and competition prize money, garnered thousands of users, built fun products and genuine friendships, and worked at amazing startups and venture studios. We can't wait to add Batch 1 to our community!

When will applications for Batch 1 release?

We will be opening applications for projects and EiRs to join Batch 1 in the latter half of Fall 2021.

What is the time commitment of the program?

As a participant of an ongoing batch, expect to commit at least 2 hours a week for scheduled content throughout the 10-week incubator. While the program concludes after 10 weeks, you'll get to be a part of the Next community for as long as you remain involved.

Do I need to be a UW student to participate?

Our expectation is that individual applicants are current UW students and that teams consist of a majority of UW students.

Who are Next's sponsors and partners?

We're currently supported by Madrona Venture Group, 1517 Fund, Pioneer Square Labs, AWS Activate, AI2 Incubator, and the Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship. Our network also includes Dorm Room Fund, the College Ventures Network, and more.