The investment arm of decentralized smart contracts platform æternity, æternity Ventures, has called on blockchain innovators to apply for the latest/second round of its Starfleet Accelerator Program offering funding of up to $100,000 in AE tokens or services.
Following the first accelerator program in June 2018, the platform’s investment concern is investing more than $1 million in nine startups.
According to a press release CoinReport received from Wachsman, æternity Ventures’ communications firm, the second round-participating seed stage startups will get support and mentorship from top business and blockchain specialists.
The second program will begin March 11 in Sofia, Bulgaria with Genesis Week. During the week, startups will receive mentoring in areas like media relations, æternity apps architecture, pitching to investors, business models, blockchain infrastructure and tolling and token economics from known specialists. The daily workshops and mentoring program will be live-streamed worldwide, providing every team the chance to take part either from the location they are based in or on the site. The most capable teams will be invited to proceed to the Acceleration Stage.
The acceleration stage is a four-week program of mentorship and additional rigorous training. At the program’s end, on Starfleet Demo Day, the chosen startups will get the chance to pitch their projects to an audience of media, thought leaders, investors and the worldwide community of æternity. The teams will compete for the financing and the chance to develop their products on the æternity blockchain.
æternity CBDO and æternity Ventures CEO Nikola Stojanow said in the news release we received, “Last year, we were delighted to select nine cutting-edge projects for investment, who we believe have the potential to revolutionize a variety of sectors. As these projects continue to flourish this year, Starfleet Accelerator welcomes a new wave of participants from all over the world that share our vision for a future built on powerful, user-friendly decentralized applications.”
After the launch of the first live implementation of the æternity mainnet in 2018, Starfleet Accelerator intends to pull talented teams that can use the chief features of the æternity blockchain, including the Naming System, Oracles, State Channels and Governance. The accelerator is also interested in startups innovating in gaming, finance, energy, trade, sharing, exchanges, data storage and sharing, insurance, and voting.
“The blockchain sector is still in its infancy and ripe for development but, without the right support, brilliant ideas may never come to life. By opening the application process for Starfleet Accelerator 2019, we’re calling on the next-generation of blockchain innovators to step forward,” added Stojanow.