Course Videos

1. Web3.0 Introduction for Founders of Appchains
Instructor: Louis Liu
2. Web3.0 Product Design
Instructor: Woori Chen
3. Community Management
Instructor: Aaron Ting
4. Web3.0 Application Token Engineering
Instructor: Louis Liu
5. Crypto Regulation
Instructor: Nizam Ismail
6. Fundraising
Instructor: Rongbin Li

What is the OCTOPUS ACCELERATOR?

The Octopus Accelerator is a structured acceleration framework to initiate the future of web 3.0. We believe in the importance of a vibrant community of projects, where founders can interact in an open, entrepreneurial environment in order to effectively innovate.

A project in the Octopus Accelerator would need to work towards the Octopus Accelerator Showcase Day, which allows each project to present their working MVP to a panel of judges selected from subject-matter experts, venture capital, tech specialists and other partners.

Projects successfully passing the process may receive grants, tech support, and strategic partnerships.

Why Should You Sign Up?

Supercharge your mature-stage project with mentoring, training, expert advice, and partnerships. Receive grants of up to $50,000 on successful completion of the process. Learn from a large knowledge pool of major topics including tokenomics, marketing, compliance, solutions architecture, and web 3.0.

Projects inducted within the Accelerator also gain access to an expansive community of other projects, as well as investors, marketers, and subject-matter experts.

OCTOPUS ACCELERATOR Roadmap

Each 3-month Batch provides the following timeline for participating startups:

Open and composable courses on multiple Web 3.0 concepts -- accessible to anyone

Exclusive weekly online sessions

Application into the Showcase Day slots

Shortlisting of Showcase Day startups

The Octopus Accelerator Showcase Day

Showcase Day

We are looking for next generation world class projects within the Substrate ecosystem to be an Octopus Appchain. These projects should have:

A Strong Founding Team
Good Web 3.0 Business Model And Tokenomics
Working Testnet on Substrate in Alpha or Beta Stage
Readiness to Integrate the Octopus Appchain Pallet
Willingness to Participate in the Octopus Accelerator Process
Date
December 20th, 2021
Accelerator Star Prize
5 teams will win $50,000 each
Requirements

1. At least one team member graduate from this batch.

2. Apply with the following materials before December 17th

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

Application Deadline
December 17th, 2021
Rules

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.

Experts

Illia Polosukhin

NEAR Protocol,

Co-founder

Amos Zhang

NEAR Protocol,

Asia GM

BMAN

BeWater,

Core Contributor

Kun

BeWater,

Core Contributor

Rongbin Li

SevenX Ventures,

Founding Partner

Jeniffer Liu

D1 Ventures,

Founding Partner

Curtis Spencer

Electric Capital,

Partner

Feng Liu

Chainnews,

Co-founder & Editor-in-Chief

Ben

Ascensive Assets,

Partner

Michael

NEAR Guild,

Co-founder

Chen Li

Youbi Capital,

Partner

Xiahong Lin

Continual Capital,

Partner

Pandu

Octopus Guild,

Founder

Mark Wang

Puzzle Ventures,

Founding Partner

De Ming

Signum Capital,

VENTURE PARTNER

Gene Jiang

Conomico,

Partner

John Wang

Bixin Ventures,

Investment Manager

Louis Liu

Octopus Network,

Co-founder

Mike Tang

Octopus Network,

Co-founder

Aaron Ting

Octopus Network,

Community Director

Woori Chen

Octopus Network,

Community Manager

Nizam Ismail

Ethikom Consultancy,

Founder and CEO

Accelerator Partners

FAQs

Key Deadlines

Cohort Process
Deadline
Application Due
October 31st | 2021
Program Start Date
November 1st | 2021
Program End Date
December 10th | 2021
Showcase Application Due
December 17th | 2021
Showcase Day
December 20th | 2021