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FAQs

After applying, how will I know I have been accepted into the program?

Once a decision has been reached, you will be notified via email regarding your status.

Are there any additional fees as a member once accepted into the program?

Approved applicants will be charged a one-time processing fee of $350. Once this fee has been paid, there are no additional fees during your class.

Can I apply to the program at any time?

Yes! Feel free to apply to the TEN Program at your convenience. We are accepting applications for TEN Class XXIII, which will begin September, 2017.  Please submit an application form, a one- to three-page non-confidential executive summary describing your business, and a summary of your professional background for review and acceptance into the next four-month program. Class size is limited to 10-12 participants per class to allow for maximum interaction.

To apply for TEN Class XXIII, submit an on-line application:   

Do I need to attend all the programs to maintain my membership?

You do not need to attend all the programs to maintain your membership. If you are unable to attend a particular program/event due to your schedule, you are able to send another senior manager in your place.

How can TEN help my company grow?

Through networking, TEN Members not only get to connect with other TEN Members but also with the speakers and panelists who conduct our workshops. These connections can serve as a valuable resource when your company needs outside advice or begins to expand.

How long after applying can I expect notification of status?

Once you apply, you will receive an automatic email confirming that you have applied for our 4-month program. Notification of acceptance into the 4-month program is concluded 1-2 weeks prior to the start of the program.

Once accepted into the program, what if I am unable to attend a boot camp?

If you are unable to attend a private event, you are able to have another senior level manager attend in your place.

What does the 4-month program consist of?

The 4-month program consists of 4 TEN Boot Camps featuring national and regional business experts:  Entrepreneurship Boot Camp, Building Blocks Boot Camp, Growth Strategies & Resources to Execute Boot Camp, and Effective Sales and Investor Presentations Boot Camp. Each boot camp is 2 days.  

What is the criteria for a company applying to the TEN Program?

Candidates should be founders, senior executives, CEO's or hold a controlling position in an early stage technology, life science, family-owned and/or scalable, high-revenue potential company; with business operations primarily in Upstate New York.

What is the time commitment of the program?

The TEN Program consists of one two-day boot camp per month for four months. Additionally, TEN will offers networking events that you may also attend.

When I register for a public event am I considered a TEN Member?

Registering for a Public Event does not qualify you as a TEN Member.

TEN Members need to be accepted into, participate and complete the 4-month program.

Who is considered a TEN Member?

A TEN Member is one who has been accepted into, participated,and successfully completed the 4-month program.