You need to be a current University of Georgia student (undergrad or graduate) and you need to own no less of your company than any other founder.
Side hustles are awesome, but not the kind of businesses we invest in. It's important to us that you have a serious interest in pursuing this business full-time, and this business can scale.
Funding from Kickstart is open to any company or organization that has at least one current University of Georgia student as a founder or co-founder.
Applicants can be for-profit or non-profit entities.
No funding will be granted to companies seeking to open a franchise of any larger private or publicly held entity.
The student must be materially involved in the operations of the business and possess no less equity than any single individual owner.
The Fund will strive to honor the size of funding requests, but reserves the right to award partial funding or contingent funding on a case-by-case basis.
Companies are only eligible to receive one grant per academic semester.
Companies are limited to one application per academic semester.