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 Demo 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 Demo Day slots

Shortlisting of Demo Day startups

The Octopus Accelerator Demo Day

Demo 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

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

Xiaohong Lin

Continual Capital,

Partner

Louis Liu

Octopus Network,

Co-founder

Mike Tang

Octopus Network,

Co-founder

Aaron Ting

Octopus Network,

Community Director

Woori Chen

Octopus Network,

Community Manager

Accelerator Partners

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