How much does it cost to participate?
DubHacks Next is an equity-free, cost-free program.
What are you looking for in applicants?
See the overview for Projects, and for Entrepreneurs-in-Residence.
Should I apply to the Project or Entrepreneur-in-Residence Track?
If you are already working on something and are near MVP, apply to the Project Track. 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 Winter 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 a talented and diverse group that has raised money, launched products for thousands of users, worked at leading startups and VC firms, and formed genuine relationships with one another. We can't wait to add Batch 1 to our community!
When will applications for Batch 1 open?
We will be opening applications for projects and EiRs to join Batch 1 in the latter half of Fall quarter 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, as well as the time you spend building your project. 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 EiR applicants are current UW students and that Project teams consist of a majority of UW students.
Who are Next's sponsors and partners?
Next is sponsored by AWS Activate and our own network of founders and investors across top-tier startups and venture capital firms. Next is also Y Combinator's partner at UW for their Fall and Spring outreach tours. Lastly, we're a member of the College Ventures Network, where we share knowledge and host events with other student-run accelerators around the world.