Congratulations, you have been selected to participate in the ESI research project. In order to enroll and receive your $1,000 payment, you need to take the following steps:

1. Complete the paperwork. This includes our participation agreement and W9 to be filled out here, as well as an optional NDA (we treat your data as if you signed an NDA regardless).

**Please Note: Participation payments are mailed to the address listed on your W9. Please verify your address before submitting your paperwork.**

2.  Fill out the baseline company survey.  On it, we  ask for some information about your startup.

3. We will also need each member of your top management team and all founders to fill out a short demographic survey

4.Upon completion of these steps, participants will be notified that they have been enrolled in the study and a check will be issued. A random subset of participants will also be informed that they have been selected for the in-person education sessions.

Questions? Contact the research team at esi@rice.edu