Apply to PROPEL

You may submit your application to PROPEL online by completing the application form below, or downloading the PDF version and emailing it to us:

PROPEL staff will review your application and schedule an in-person and/or phone interview to learn more about your business and technology. At that time, if we agree that PROPEL will benefit you and your company, we will work with you to determine several short-term goals where PROPEL can best assist and which programs are appropriate to initiate.

All PROPEL participants must sign a Code of Ethics.

To download a copy of the application, click HERE.


Directions: Complete all fields of the application. If a question does not apply to you or your company, please indicate that in the field.

Please note:

  • There is no fee to apply to or participate in PROPEL.
  • E-mail your executive summary and other attachments to
  • Do not disclose any proprietary information on this application. We keep your application confidential; however, we do not guarantee its security. You are responsible for securing your company’s intellectual property.
  • PROPEL is not a funding program nor business plan competition. PROPEL coaches, technical experts, panelists and other contributors will not evaluate your company for financing through this process.
  • If you have any questions about this application or the program, please contact us at 312.422.1111.

Company Description

5. How many employees do you have? Include both cash-based and equity-based compensated employees. What are their roles? Do not include consultants, advisors or board members.

Business Description



Market and Customers

Business Outlook


Applicant Statement of Understanding:

The information in this application is provided for the purpose of participating in PROPEL and its programs administered by the iBIO Institute. In submitting this application, I certify that:

  1. To the best of my knowledge and belief, the information submitted herein is accurate, true and correct.
  2. I understand that if my company participates in PROPEL, I am responsible for completing the semi-annual PROPEL tracking form, ensuring that PROPEL is advised of any tactical business development or panel administration needs, including intervention in the event of any conflict of interest, inappropriate business solicitation or instance of volunteer disengagement.
  3. I will sign and agree to the PROPEL Code of Ethics.
  4. I pledge to make a good faith effort to participate in PROPEL in the future, providing PROPEL with occasional business updates and participate as needed, if requested by PROPEL.

Note: By submitting this form you certify the truth and accuracy of the above statements.