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Why are tickets so cheap?
Tickets to SS48 are cheap because we do not want cost to be the barrier that stops a passionate social entrepreneur from being able to participate. Our actual cost per person is well over $100 and we are looking to alternative sources (i.e. our own wallets) to cover the difference between what participants pay and what the event actually costs.
Do we actually work for 48 hours straight?
You don’t have to, but you are more than welcome to do so. Hard work breeds success.
Will I be fed?
Yes, all meals except breakfast will be provided, as well as tea, coffee and snacks.
Can I join as an individual?
Yes. We do not offer group/team applications.
Why don’t we just form teams upon arrival at the event?
Teams and ideas are formed beforehand to ensure that when the event comes around, participants spend as much time as possible actually building their social startup rather than spending time brainstorming and pitching ideas, deciding whether to work with certain people, and so on. We need to get down to business!
Will I be working on my own idea that I submitted with my application?
This will depend on whether your idea is selected as one of the official ideas for the event. Final ideas will be selected based on market potential and social impact, amongst others.
Do I have to have an idea to apply?
No. We welcome people who may not have ideas but have the skills and desire to make a change. However, we strongly encourage you to provide ideas to build the strongest pool of innovation for the event.
I have already started on an idea, but I am still at the early stages. Can I bring this idea to SS48?
No. SS48 is for ideas that have proceeded no further than the ‘lightbulb’ stage. Teams should form and grow together around the idea. It is not a place for you to bring your existing project and have other people work on it for you.
I am currently committed to another project, would you recommend that I come along?
We would prefer if you didn’t. We understand that you may learn exciting new things, make great connections and have a fantastic time, but we think that social startups are more likely to succeed after the event if teams stick together.
Will I be definitely work with the people that I requested for my group?
Not necessarily. This will depend also on other attendees’ nominations. You will be more likely to have those preferences fulfilled if you nominate people who share similar passions, ideas and have skills that complement yours.
What happens after the event is over?
That is entirely up to you. If you have put something great together with your team, we highly encourage you to keep the momentum going and turn your startup enterprise into something amazing. We would love to provide ongoing guidance and tools for growth, but we too are in our early stages and so we are only focusing on providing a platform to catalyse the idea generation stage. Regardless, please stay in touch with us.
How is SS48 funded?
Currently, we are bootstrapping.