Frequently Asked Questions

How long will the DSLaunchpad program last?

The program will last for 4 weeks from November 2nd -29th 2020 and end with demo day.

How can I learn in the DSLaunchpad program?

The learning process can be done through the materials we provide in the “Materials” menu. This material can be in the form of videos, articles and PDF files that can be downloaded and studied by participants.

Can I share the material files I got from DSLaunchpad?

We believe that knowledge should be shared, so feel free to share the materials available on DSLaunchpad for free.

What MANDATORY activities that participants must do during the DSLaunchpad program?

Beside the material provided on the platform, participants are required to do a weekly report.

  1. The first weekly report is a task that will be submitted to the platform through the “Tasklist” feature where the matrices are already determined.
  2. The second weekly report is progress that will be submitted through the “Progress Tracking” feature where participants will share the learning points obtained during the webinar session and afterwards what can be done to improve the development process of an idea / solution or product / service in your startup.
  3. Taking part in a webinar session is a must.
  4. One-on-one session next day after the webinar for 7 chosen startups in every session.

What happens if I can not perform a task or not following the weekly webinar sessions mentor?

Participants who do not submit weekly reports and do not attend weekly webinar sessions will be considered absent and this will affect the performance assessment

This program does not seem suitable for me, can I resign in the middle of the program and get my money back?

No, you can’t. Participants who have agreed to join the program MUST participate 100% and complete the program until it’s finished.

What benefits will I get from this DSLaunchpad program?

  • More connections and collaboration opportunities with other startups;
  • Participants who have followed the program 100% will get an official digital certificate from

Historically, 5 startups got funded 3 months after the program ended.

How do we choose startups that can join the DSLaunchpad program?

We select startups that can join this program using the following criteria:

  • Pre-startup Founders

Those who already have ideas and the initial team to build it, but still lack the knowledge on how to start.


  • Haven’t launch the product
  • Already have ideas and concept
  • Already have founding team that handles marketing, business and engineering (technology)
  • Early Startup Founders

Those already launching their startup but having difficulties gaining traction, business model and marketing.


  • Already have an MVP
  • Already have founding team that handles marketing, business and engineering (technology)
  • Already have a company-based email domain

My cofounder and I don’t live in the same city? Can we still join this program?

Of course you can. This program will be 100% done online using our technology platform, so don’t let this stop you.

How’s the journey of this program?

5 – 18 October 2020 – Open registration

19 – 29 October  2020 – Curation

30 October 2020 – Announcement 100 chosen startups

2 November – 29 November 2020 – Acceleration program 

30 October – 4 Desember 2020 – Curation (top 10 startups)

9 December  – Demo day & announcement best graduate (top 3)

When will the registration close?

The registration will close on October 18th 2020, timeline details can be checked on the homepage.

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