Entrepreneur Application Process
User Guide for Investor Groups
Last updated Jan 10, 2012
1 Go to your group’s “Admin” tab.
2 To access the customization tools, click
the “Entrepreneur Application” link.
3 When you are ready, put this link on
your group's website so Entrepreneurs
can access your application form.
Locate the Admin tools
1 Click on any of the sections to
customize the way the application looks
You can set an application fee, write
your own instructions for the
entrepreneur, choose which questions
you want to ask - or write your own.
You can also decide which questions or
documents should be required (if any).
2 When you are done, then click the
“save changes” button at the top or
bottom of the page.
Customizing the Entrepreneur Application
Each investor group can create their own custom entrepreneur application with their own
questions, required items, application fee, and more. To customize your group's application, you
must be logged in as an investor group admin.
The Entrepreneur Experience
1 Your customizable instructions to the
entrepreneur will show here.
2 You can brand the application form
with your logo.
3 If your group has an application fee
then it is indicated.
When an entrepreneur visits your group’s website and clicks on the link to apply, they will be asked to
sign up or log in.
1. Entrepreneurs that already have a Gust proﬁle
If they already have a Gust startup proﬁle and are logged in, the system will recognize them.
Otherwise, they will have the opportunity to log in. They will be brought to their existing startup
proﬁle on Gust. From there, they can review their proﬁle and answer any additional questions from
your group before they share their information.
2. Entrepreneurs that do not have a Gust proﬁle yet
If the entrepreneur doesn't already have a Gust startup proﬁle, then they will be prompted to sign up.
However, instead of being brought to Gust they will see your customized and branded form.
1 Required items are indicated.
2 If your group has custom questions
such as "referred by" then they will
3 Your group can customize the form to
request or require documents, financial
information, and specific questions.
4 Entrepreneurs that need more time can
save and pause their application.
If your group charges a fee, the
entrepreneur is prompted to enter their
credit card information before their
application is submitted.
However, if an investor creates a "new
deal" and invites the entrepreneur to the
deal, then the fee is waived.
For more information visit http://gust.zendesk.com/forums
To send a support request, contact email@example.com
1 Entrepreneurs can pick their own Gust
2 The entrepreneur can decide whether
they would like other investors (other
than the group to which they applied)
to be able to find them via a public
version of their profile with basic
3 The entrepreneur will be brought to
their startup profile on Gust, where
they can access entrepreneur tools and