What is covered?
Your flight, lodging, and food is 100% covered.
Am I under any obligations?
No! None! Zero! You are not obligated to join any startup or do any work for a startup. We only ask that you - in good faith - be open to a new job in San Francisco after the trip.
Seriously? This seems to good to be true.
We like being around really interesting and motivated people, and if it's a good fit, we're confident things will just work out. We don't like obligating anyone to do anything.
Why are you doing this?
We like meeting and helping cool people. We ourselves - as founders of Wefunder - are looking to hire. And we've funded 150+ startups, almost all of which are desperately seeking engineers and designers. We'd feel good being matchmakers.
How luxurious is this? What's included?
You can count on some sort of bed, dinners, maid service, and wifi. Otherwise, this ain't the Ritz. But it's Italy!
What kind of food is included?
We have one dinner planned every day. Otherwise, whatever you can find in the kitchen - we'll be well stocked with good Italian food.
What is the balance between work and play?
We're all adults - it's up to you. But we're targeting 8 hours of solid work per day. Along with 3 hours of mandatory fun.
What will I be working on?
Your own side project! Or, if you'd prefer to hack on something with the Wefunder team, that's cool too.
How much 'official programming' is there?
We're keeping it light. Every day, we have a group dinner. We also have a few adventures & expeditions planned.
How many hackers or designers will you invite?
We currently have 6 spaces open.
What is the application process like?
We'll pick the best applications to schedule a 15 minute phone interview. If there's a good culture fit, we'll give you a four-hour technical challenge. If you pass that, you're in.
How competitive is the selection process?
Very. We expect to have a few hundred applications. Only 6 can go. That's less than 2%.
What skill-level are you looking for?
Simply put, someone awesome. We prefer designers who can code and have exceptional creative talent. For developers, we prefer those who have worked with complex systems, have a history of building cool stuff, and enjoys pushing to production daily.