Apply to become an in-house startup
Flux welcomes everyone and in general no applications is needed to come and work in the space. We are open on business days from 9 to 9. However, we do have a program for startups planning to use the space heavily.
Also startups of all sizes and kinds can leverage the Flux space, and the hot seating options from 9 to 9 on business days, for free and no strings attached. We welcome you all
Startups who have a bigger need to use the space can apply and become part of the in-house startup- program. This program will grant the startups with 24/7 hour access keys to the space, and weekly coaching and bi-weekly gathering of the in-house startups, for a more community support! The instructions for applying can be found from this page.
How to become an in-house startup?
To become an in-house startup, you have to apply! This website has an application (below) that you can fill, and we will get back to you as soon as possible. The application process is there to make sure everyone gets a fair assessment and chance. Before applying we recommend reading though the Flux culture and rules.
What is the assessment criteria and what is an ideal in-house startup?
We look at for example the stage of the startup, the idea, the size of the team and how well they fit to the Flux culture. The ideal in-house startup is very early stage technology related startup, that is looking to spend 1 to 4 months in Flux, and use it as a stepping stone to get bigger. We will then give you tips on where to possibly move next. Using Microsoft tech is not a requirement, but we are happy if you have or are willing to trying it out someday!
What do you commit to?
In-house startups commit to following the Flux rules In-house startups commit to meeting the in-house evangelists weekly (Annie & Mo), where info and tips are exchanged. The evangelists can help, leveraging the big muscles of Microsoft. These are laid back sessions, where the goal is to see where the startup is headed and is there anything the evangelists can help. The in-house startup also commits to attend the townhall sessions, where the whole in-house startup community meets bi-weekly to mingle and celebrate successes.
How does the process go?
We will be going through applications monthly, and starting with small batches of teams first. When we receive an application, we will initially first check if there is room in Flux and is the team fit for us. Then the application will be going through a jury of 5 people, to get fair assessment. After this, there will be a short interview to get to know the team better. If we decide it is a no go this time during anywhere in the process (first check, jury or interview etc) we will be contacting you with a reply and a reason. If we feel like you would fit perfectly somewhere else, we will also provide tips! If a startup is chosen, for one month we can both (Flux and the team) feel if it is a nice fit, and when all goes well after spending one month in Flux the team will go though the initiation process with sparking showers!