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Yes. This is a global program, proudly. But we are part of a US based entity (Mozilla) and must comply with all laws, so, regrettably, if you or your team are based in a country that is under US sanctions, we cannot accept you into our program. In particular, we cannot accept residents from Iran, Syria, North Korea and the Crimea Region of Ukraine into any of our Summer Builder programs.
All of Mozilla Builders Incubabor programs are 100% remote/online, as are any interviews that are part of the application process.
Rules for Use of the Mozilla Builders name & logos:
Participants You’re participating in one of our programs, that’s cool. We’re proud to have you. You can wear the respective badge (MVP Lab, Open Lab etc.) proudly on your personal LinkedIn, resume, blog posts, communication, etc. We love it. Drop out in week 1 and say you participated? Lame. Be honest, we trust you.
Products / Projects Our marks (Mozilla, Mozilla Builders, and our logos) cannot be used without permission on a product or project. If you want to use one of our marks this way, you must make a request. Permission is not implied or granted. Sorry we have to be strict about this, but we must.
In rare cases, one person can build a product all by themselves. Since you’ll be building software, such a person would, by definition, be a strong coder who also has strong design and product sense.
In the vast majority of cases, it takes a team of 2 to 4 people to build shippable software, including engineering, design, and other key skills.
We expect both our Startup Studio and MVP Lab to be highly competitive programs. We don't expect to admit more than max 1 "solo" project.
We have created a GitHub repository and issues list and a Slack channel where you can post your project and look for teammates. You can also pivot or abandon your project as you connect with teammates.
Your work belongs to you and you may license as you see fit. We firmly believe in open source and encourage you to consider open source licensing.
We will organize a Demo Day at which the startups present to a carefully selected, invite-only audience.
Whether or not you did the Spring MVP lab will not affect your odds of being accepted into the Summer programs. That said, we do hope the feedback and mentors you’ve had access to in the Spring MVP & Open labs will help you put together a stronger application!
Yes, you can. We do expect however, that the majority of programs accepted into our Summer programs will be new projects.
This Spring we accepted 25 teams into the Spring MVP Lab. We expect the Summer programs to be highly competitive and we expect to again accept just a small number of applicants.
Head over here to see the official rules of the Mozilla Builders Incubator including details about the rules for applying, program administration, etc.