Before applying, please carefully review the application process our admission criteria.
The Centum Entrepreneurship Program has distinct requirements to apply and separate admission criteria set forth by the Foundation.
Once you’ve reviewed the information below and gathered the required materials for applying, click the button below to start your application.
Centum Entrepreneurship Program application process:
- Registration and Profile Creation
All applicants to the Centum Entrepreneurship Program must register on the Centum Foundation website and complete a profile. The profile contains the basic information about the business and can only be viewed by Centum staff. All applicants must complete their profile before being able to submit the application.
Click here to start/access your registration page.
Applicants are asked to prepare a one-minute video that lets the selection committee know who you are, what you’re proposing to do, and why you and your team are the best people to do it. Please note that the video must be of the applying company’s core team (not a third party). If there is more than one person in the video, please clarify which role each person plays in the company. What you do or say is totally up to you as long as you provide the information requested.
Upload the video to an easily accessible website (such as YouTube) and share the URL and any required access codes in the appropriate fields within the registration for admission. It is the applicant’s responsibility to correctly configure the security and access settings for the video. We recommend that you use the strongest privacy settings available while still allowing access to the Centum Foundation. If using YouTube, we suggest using the “Unlisted Video” setting so that only individuals who have the URL can view it. The applicant is also responsible for adhering to the terms and conditions of the website used to share the video essay. Following evaluation of the video essay, Centum Foundation will retain a short excerpt or screen shot of the video as a part of the official program record.
We are unable to watch videos that come in any form other than a URL link. We will not accept videos sent by email or on DVD through the mail.
- Online Application
Once a profile is completed, all applicants to the Centum Entrepreneurship Program must submit a complete Application Form. The application for admission to the CEP must be submitted via our website. We do not charge an application fee.
- Verification Requirements (upon acceptance)
We want to protect and enhance the value of the Entrepreneurship Program. All admitted companies will be required to successfully complete a verification process of their application materials.
The purpose of this check is to protect all stakeholders of the program (founders, staff and alumni) from those who would falsify their backgrounds to gain an unfair advantage in the selection process.
Companies who have accepted the offer of admission will be contacted by the Centum Foundation regarding the verification process prior to the start of their training and assessment period.