The ideal team of candidates should have at least a bachelor’s degree in Business, Technology, or related. They should have had a wealth of experience either being part of past startups, or a pedigree of building successful businesses. Some members of the team (up to 5 applicants can apply as owners) should have experience developing or managing technology products.

They are currently running a startup in one of the following areas of emerging technology: Artificial Intelligence, VR/AR/MR, Blockchain, Financial Services, Data Science, Quantum Computing, Health Tech, AgTech, PropTech, CyberSecurity, and SaaS.

They either are self-sustainable through the revenue of their company (or a previous exit) or have already raised enough investment to sustain a runway beyond both the Maple Program fees ($18,000 – $30,000 USD). Each applicant holds 10% or more of the voting rights/shares of the corporation (up to 5 people can apply as owners) and they jointly hold more than 50% of the total voting rights.