APPLICATION FOR INVESTMENT

APPLICATION FOR INVESTMENT

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APPLICATION FOR INVESTMENT & INVESTMENT-READINESS SERVICES

The purpose of this APPLICATION FORM is to assist us in understanding your business and needs. All information will remain confidential. Please try to provide precise responses. The submission of this application is not a commitment or a guarantee whatsoever of financing / investment by Accelerate Prosperity or by network of its investors. Shortlisting businesses for investment is a sole prerogative of Accelerate Prosperity.  Startups and existing businesses who have shown significant progress on the ground will be preferred.


ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

 New business ideas, startups and existing businesses located anywhere in Pakistan can apply. Businesses can be anywhere in Pakistan but the applicant should be from Gilgit Baltistan or Chitral.
 Businesses from ALL sectors can apply. Businesses offering highly value adding, scalable and technological solutions in agro-processing, hospitality, E-commerce, innovative transport, alternate energy, gemstones, health, education, livestock, and other “missing services” in Pakistan, especially in Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral are encouraged to apply.
 Not-For-Profit business ideas, businesses or institutions are NOT ELIGIBLE to apply.
 Each business should submit ONLY one application. Submission of multiple applications may result in disqualification.


ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

Your Application Will be Assessed Against the Following Criteria:

 A Unique and/ or Innovative Value Proposition of Your Business.
 A Clear Market Niche, Sound Target Market and Customer Base.
 Realistic Competitive Advantage in Terms of Price, Quality and Easy/Large Access.
 Strong Revenue and Profit Models, Potential for Scalability and Growth.
 Strong, Experienced and Coachable Team.


APPLICATION PROCESS AND TIMELINES

Following are the key steps in the application process:

 Step 1: Submission of Application Form for Investment (Deadline: 25 April 2019)
 Step 2: Application Shortlisting (25 April -  5 May)
 Step 3: Interviews/ Pitches of Shortlisted Applications Conducted in Islamabad, Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral (5 May - 30 May)
 Step 4: Top 80 Businesses Receive Investment Readiness Training (Investment Proposal Development, Financial Modeling and Pitch Deck Development) and Business Advisory. (10 June – 1 August)
 STEP 5: Pitch to Investors and Financial Institutions (15-20 businesses will receive investment commitment, subject to further due diligence). (1 August)


DEADLINES

Deadline to Submit Applications: 25 April 2019

GENERAL INFORMATION
7- How Old is Your Business?
8- Number of Current Full Time Employees
INVESTMENT INFORMATION
12- Purpose of Investment Sought(Check all applicable)
13- What is the Stage of Your Business?
15- Please Provide Breakup of Total Investment That You Have Made

INVESTMENT NEED/ RATIONALE

20- What is the Sale Price (Per Unit) of Your Top 3 Products (Please List Prices of All Products):


24- Is Your Business Currently Profitable?

26- Who Are 3 Biggest Competitors of Your Business? Please Mention Their Names & Current Location:

STRENGTH OF THE TEAM
28- What is the Current Expertise of You and Your Team?(Check all applicable)
29- What is the Highest Educational Level of Your Team?
30- How Much Industry Experience You and Your Team Has in The Field of Your Business?
VALUE OF BUSINESS

31- What Are The Estimated Revenue of Your Business For Next 5 Years:

DISCLAIMERBy submitting this form, you agree to complete all future requirements of Accelerate Prosperity. By applying for AP’s services, you release and hold harmless the organizers (Accelerate Prosperity, AKDN), sponsors, judges, coaches, trainers and their families for all liability for any injuries ,loss, or damage of any kind in connection with the AP’s process.
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