What do you look for in founders?
We accept applications from all geographies and backgrounds. There are no minimum requirements other than age (minimum 18 years of age). You can read about our entire selection process and criteria in our blog post on "How to get selected to join Antler."
Do I need an idea to join the program?
No, you don’t. Some founders have a clear idea of what they want to build in our program, however, most join us with areas of interest and expertise. The first part of the program is spent developing ideas and connecting with the right co-founders.
If I have an idea and a team, am I still able to join the program?
Yes - you can still join us even if you already have a team. You should apply individually and mention your team in the application. However, we encourage all founders to keep an open mind during the program and consider the opportunity to work with other innovators on other great ideas.
If your company has significant traction, you may be considered for entry into the acceleration track directly. Contact Chia at email@example.com with a copy of your pitch deck for consideration for direct entry into the acceleration track.
What is the selection process?
Problem solving test: After submitting your application, you will be invited to do a quick 30 minutes test. The test gives us an overview of your quantitative and logical reasoning as well as problem-solving skills.
Screening call: Some candidates will be invited to a quick screening call to get to know you better. During this stage, we will learn more about your passions, ambitions and overall drive and values.
Final interviews: Once you’ve made it to this stage, you will meet with the Antler team in person and some existing founders before being given a take-home case study to solve. During the two 45 minutes interviews, the team will assess you on the dimensions mentioned above, drive, problem-solving skills and spike. To prepare for this step, it's helpful to think through the previous roles and experiences that helped shape your career so far. In particular, we're interested in learning more about specific examples where you were faced with difficult challenges and how you resolved them.
Offer: Your journey begins – welcome to the Antler family! We will get in touch with you on the next steps needed to confirm your offer.
Can I apply to multiple regions at the same time?
Yes – you can apply to any region and you can apply to multiple regions using the same application form