No, for most STORYHIVE editions, you do not need to have a team in place to apply for STORYHIVE funding.
For Music Video Editions, projects must have a musical artist(s) (Music Lead) and a filmmaker (Project Lead) when applying to be eligible for funding.
Animation Editions require a Project Lead and an Animation Lead when applying to be eligible for funding, unless the Project Lead is also the Animation Lead.
For all other types of Editions, Project Leads are not required to have a team assembled when submitting the application.
When you are ready to assemble your team, the Creator Directory is a great place to look for potential team members and collaborators.