Cisco EIR is designed to support early-stage entrepreneurs working on the next big ideas in enterprise Web, cloud & the Internet of Things/Everything.
Applicants should meet the following requirements:
+ Have a world-changing B2B idea for the enterprise Web
+ Focus on products first, technology second
+ Have a viable business plan
+ Preferably have a working prototype
+ Have a core team of engineers / product developers
+ Be 100% committed to developing an alpha product
Selected candidates are expected to maintain a presence in Silicon Valley during the program term to work closely with mentors & Cisco teams – and network with the wider Silicon Valley community.
The key benefits of being an entrepreneur in Cisco EIR include:
+Financial support from Cisco
+ Collaboration space, software tools & office equipment while in residence
+ Expert advice from Cisco & non-Cisco mentors
+ Access to Cisco teams & Cisco partners
+ Business networking opportunities throughout Silicon Valley