aeternity Ventures, a branch of the blockchain platform aeternity, has announced the opening of applications for its new round of 2019 Starfleet Accelerator Program, according to a press release.
This new round comes after a successful running of the first accelerator program that started in 2018 and has so far seen the company invest more than $1 million in startups.
According to aeternity Ventures, the application time for the Starfleet Accelerator Program will run for two weeks and is expected to close on February 17, 2019. All applications are expected to be carried out on the company’s official website.
Speaking about the program, the CEO of aeternity Ventures, Nikola Stojanow, commented:
“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.”
Startups to Get Access to Support and Mentorship
Startups that choose to participate in the Starfleet Accelerator Program will enjoy access to support and mentorship from leading business and blockchain experts.
After the successful applicants are selected, the program will kick off on March 11, 2019, in Sofia, Bulgaria. During this time, startups will be monitored in different fields, including media relations, pitching to investors, tooling, blockchain infrastructure, aeternity apps architecture, token economics, and business model.
Daily workshops and mentorship program will happen over the internet, with live stream worldwide.
Selected Teams to Get up to $100,000 in AE Tokens Funding
The teams that manage to go through the new round of Starfleet Accelerator Program will receive funding of up to $100,000 in AE tokens or services.
At the conclusion of the program, a few selected teams will be offered the opportunity to present their ideas to investors, media, thought leaders, and the entire aeternity global community.
Speaking about the blockchain technology and how the Starfleet Accelerator 2019 will help startups, Stojanow said that:
“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.”