Base Camp for Web3
Win 50k USD in Funding Open and Accessible to All

Winter Batch 2022 Open For Application

Why you want to join?
1. Gain Mentorship & knowledge of Web3
You will have access to a large Web3 Knowledge pool of major topics including tokenomics, community building, crypto regulation, fundraising, and product design from the industry’s top mentors.
2. Supercharge Network Effects & Partnerships
You’ll be able to supercharge the development of your project with the assistance of the Octopus Network core team in appchain development, community building, media strategies, and more.
You’ll gain access to an expansive community including investors, marketers, and subject matter experts, have marketing & PR support, and will be exposed to potential partnership opportunities with all projects inside the both Octopus and NEAR ecosystems.
Check out the awesome partnership between Accelerator Program Graduates and Octopus Star Prize Winners Portalverse and Fusotao.
marketing & PR support from the whole ecosystem of the Octopus Network
3. Grants (Octopus Star Prize)
At the end of each batch, if your projects stand out, you will have the opportunity to present on Showcase Day to win $50,000 USD in grants. Winners of the Showcase Day will also receive dedicated technical support and media support.
Join Accelerator
Start building
Win $50K Prize
Who can apply?The Accelerator Program is open and free.
It takes more than good code to bring your project to life. Gain free exposure to the topics you need to succeed.
Secure and improve your chances of a successful launch and early stage growth.
Web3 Teams
Supercharge your mature-stage project with mentoring, training, expert advice, and partnerships.

Accelerator Program Course Overview

3-Week Course Roadmap


Open and composable classes on multiple Web3 concepts β€” accessible to anyone.


Exclusive weekly online sessions with Subject Matter Experts and Mentors.


Graduates apply to Showcase Day


Shortlisting of Showcase Day Applicants


Octopus Network Accelerator Showcase Day


Octopus Network Star Prize Recipients Announced


Graduates of the Accelerator Program can participate in Showcase Day for a chance to win one of five Star Prizes worth 50kUSD each.


5 teams will receive up to $50,000USD worth of OCT


  • 1. Each team will have exactly 15 minutes to present their project to a panel of judges.
  • 2. Each judge will be able to nominate 5 projects.
  • 3. Top 5 projects with the most number of nominations wins. They will become Octopus Accelerator Star projects.


  • 1. At least one team member graduate from this batch.
  • 2. Apply with the following materials
  • a. Presentation(multi-sided market and network effect analysis, token economics, to-go market strategy, team intro, road map, fundraising plan etc.)
  • b. Whitepaper
  • c. Demo Video
  • d. GitHub repository

Prize Money Release Schedule

  • 1. 20% Winning the Star Prize
  • 2. 20% Announced to be Appchain candidate
  • 3. 60% Approved to be an Appchain by the Octopus Community
Fall 2022
Nov 11
Nov 14
Dec 9
Dec 14
Application Due
Program Start
Program End
Showcase Day
The accelerator program is accommodating to the team as well whereby the mentors are willing to spend time on coaching the mentees. I would recommend any web3 projects that would want to kickstart an appchain to join this accelerator!
Zhao Wei KimCo-founder of Atocha Protocol
We could never make it without Octopus Accelerator. We’re lucky enough to get onboard. A huge thanks to the Octopus Network for holding this accelarator program!
VeraCo-founder of Nepbot