To be eligible for the Gateway program, a founder must be beyond the idea stage. This requires a minimum viable product (MVP), proof of concept, or have a product that is active in the marketplace. If you are still testing your idea(s), we recommend educational programs like the Founder Institute to help in the ideation and foundation building of your company.
In order to receive the $30,000 investment offered as a part of acceptance into Gateway, you will need to have a properly formed corporation (i.e. C-Corp). Companies that are properly structured can receive investment upon the start of the program. Founders that need help structuring their company can still enter Gateway and get the advice they need, but will only receive investment upon incorporation.