Do you know an AWESOME stealth startup?

Recommend them to debut in front of 10,000 press, investors, and fellow founders at LAUNCH Festival (Festival.launch.co) March 2nd, 3rd, and 4th in SF. 


Every week the LAUNCH team hosts open office hours in San Francisco. If you've got a great startup, MVP or prototype and want to meet with the team that produces the LAUNCH Festival, This Week in Startups, The LAUNCH Fund and Jason Calacanis' AngelList syndicate, please fill out the form below. We can't meet with everyone, but we do meet with 10 teams per week for 30 minutes each.
Here at LAUNCH our mission is “to support founders & inspire innovation,” and today we’re thrilled to announce our “In Residence” program

This Thursday we are starting the LAUNCH Incubator as you may have read. We have seven of the most promising startups I’ve ever seen in eight years of hosting the Launch Festival and across 80 investments (and Uber and Thumbtack.com are in those 80, so it’s saying something). 

Each of these startups represent another 30+ qualified applicants we didn’t take (so, their the top 3% of the class). 

We will be accepting “Developers in Residence” -- DIRs for short -- for the Incubator starting next Thursday. 

The goal is to have the DIRs either:

a) join one of the seven startups as a founder
b) start their own startup during the Incubator (which we will fund with $25,000)
c) learn a ton & get automatically accepted into the spring LAUNCH Incubator class

Here are some other particulars: 

1. You don’t have to quit your job right now, you simply need to be able to get to the Thursday night incubator classes by 5PM

2. The worst case scenario is that you sit in on 12 of the most informative three hour classes taking place in the Valley -- for free! 

3. You need to be world class, not up-and-coming. If you think you’ll be great coming out of this experience you’re not the right person. You need to be an elite developer or designer coming into the program--that’s why we’re giving you the slot! 

4. Developers: we need to see exceptional code. 

5. Your participation will be kept 100% confidential--or I will tweet to 200k+ folks that you got the slot. Your choice! 

6. You’ll give feedback to each team, each week. So, not free work unless you feel like helping out. The concept is for you to get a feel for the other teams and decide if you want to jump on their rocketships. 

If you think you have what it takes apply! 
Here at LAUNCH our mission is “to support founders & inspire innovation,” and today we’re thrilled to announce our “In Residence” program

We have seven of the most promising startups I’ve ever seen in eight years of hosting the Launch Festival and across 80 investments (and Uber and Thumbtack.com are in those 80, so it’s saying something). 

Each of these startups represent another 30+ qualified applicants we didn’t take (so, their the top 3% of the class). 

We will be accepting a “Designer in Residence” and a “Developer in Residence” -- DIRs for short -- for the Incubator starting next Thursday. 

The goal is to have the DIRs either:

a) join one of the seven startups as a founder
b) start their own startup during the Incubator (which we will fund with $25,000)
c) learn a ton & get automatically accepted into the spring LAUNCH Incubator class

Here are some other particulars: 

1. You don’t have to quit your job right now, you simply need to be able to get to the Thursday night incubator classes by 5PM

2. The worst case scenario is that you sit in on 12 of the most informative three hour classes taking place in the Valley -- for free! 

3. You need to be world class, not up-and-coming. If you think you’ll be great coming out of this experience you’re not the right person. You need to be an elite developer or designer coming into the program--that’s why we’re giving you the slot! 

4. Designers: we need to see exceptional work.

5. Your participation will be kept 100% confidential--or I will tweet to 200k+ folks that you got the slot. Your choice! 

7. You’ll give feedback to each team, each week. So, not free work unless you feel like helping out. The concept is for you to get a feel for the other teams and decide if you want to jump on their rocket ships. 

If you think you have what it takes apply!