The following are some of the most frequently asked questions about user experience on our platform.
What are calls?
Calls are the main selection tool from the different initiatives formed by Open Future and our partners, that's how startups with the most potential are handpicked and provided with with access to spaces such as Crowdworking, Wayra Academies or funding.
What can I achieve by signing up for a call?
Calls are a great way to get your project off the ground, access to a workspace, mentoring, networking or funding. Each call has its own added value. To find out exactly what a call has to offer and how you can benefit, look up the Terms and Conditions document that is posted the call’s introductory page.
Who can sign up for a call?
As a general rule, any startup can access an open call at any time ( https://www.openfuture.org/es/calls). To sign up for a call you must complete the application process which requires filling out a number of forms.
In any case, each call has a set of pre-requisites that you must meet first. Carefully read the Terms and Conditions document that is posted on the call’s main page.
How can I sign up for a call?
To sign up for a call you must complete the application process first, which involves filling out a number of forms (different for each call).To start the process, go to the call’s page and click on Sign Up. If you have already signed up for a call before or have an active startup profile, you may use it to load the information you provided before. If it’s your first time signing up for a call, enter the name of the project that you wish to use. Lastly, complete all of the mandatory forms until the progress bar reaches 100% (all questions must be answered) and click Send.
What are projects?
A project is the only way to sign up for a call, which can be your startup or a completely new project.
How do I know if I registered for a call correctly?
If you completed the application process for a call correctly, you will receive a confirmation email from firstname.lastname@example.org.
Why is it better to create a startup before signing up for a call?
It is not necessary to create a startup to sign up for a call, but having it it will make the application process easier for future calls you want to participate in, as you just have to load the information you previously provided. Remember, this allows you to show up on the startups listing to gain even more exposure.
How can I retrieve information from previous calls I signed up for?
Once you sign up for a call, you can choose to save the information you entered as a new startup. You can also sign up with information you previously provided on past calls. You can find all of the calls you signed up for on the My Calls tab.
I can’t find my project…
You can find all of the calls you signed up for on the My Calls tabs under Calls. You can access the entire selection of projects you created by clicking each project link.
Can I start the application process and finish it later?
Yes! If for any reason you interrupt the application process, make sure you answer all of the questions in that section and click Validate Answers. All of the information you provided up to that moment will be saved and you can resume the application process at any time (as long as the call is still open). To resume the application process, go to My Calls and click on the call link you were working on.
When will I know the result?
Results vary upon call. But don’t worry, you will receive news alerts for each call you sign up for. Evaluation deadlines and sponsoring partner notification methods are clearly stated on each call’s Terms and Conditions document. If the call closes and you didn’t finish the application form, you can contact the partner that is responsible for the call directly (you should see their contact information on the Terms and Conditions document).
What’s a FastTrack code?
It’s a code that allows you to sign up for calls in which the sign up period has closed. The partner who is responsible for the call as an exceptional case, can share the code with a specific startup.