Applications open for CV Labs’ accelerator

CV Labs has opened its application process for Batch_07 of the CV Labs Accelerator. With alumni from 21 countries across three continents, this programme invites forward-thinking blockchain and Web3 startups to apply and join an intensive ten-week journey of growth, innovation, and transformation.

Why apply to CV Labs accelerator?

Bootcamped in Zug, Switzerland – the birthplace of Ethereum and the heart of Crypto Valley – the CV Labs Accelerator offers a unique hybrid format, blending online learning with an immersive physical boot camp in Zug. Recognized as the most mature Blockchain centre globally and identified as the world’s top Crypto Hub in CoinDesk's 2023 ranking, Zug boasts regulatory clarity, crypto-friendly banks, and a vibrant job market, making it an ideal environment for Blockchain innovation.

Comprehensive Mentorship and Guidance: over 70 industry experts, protocols, investors, and mentors will provide invaluable insights and support through classes and one-on-one mentorship sessions.

Strong funding and support: each selected startup will receive up to $150,000 in capital, with access to additional funding opportunities, personalised growth strategies, and guidance on entity structuring and product roadmap development.

Unmatched ecosystem: participants will benefit from the broader Crypto Valley ecosystem, home to over 1200 Blockchain entities, including 13 unicorns. This mature and favourably regulated hub provides an unparalleled network effect environment for Blockchain startups to thrive.

Janis Aguilar, Head of Acceleration Program at CV VC, highlights the significance of the Crypto Valley ecosystem: “In Crypto Valley, the home of Ethereum, the Top 50 entities operating from here were valued at $382.9 billion in 2023, with thirteen unicorns in the stable. We are excited to welcome teams from so many other countries to accelerate within Crypto Valley itself, where the transformative capacity of blockchain can be felt every day.”

Previous success and future prospects

CV Labs Accelerator has featured startups addressing global challenges across various sectors, including DeFi, fintech, payments, supply chain, pharma, gaming, security, agriculture, intellectual property, and creative industries. Many are at the forefront of building data analytics, open-source, and prediction solutions for Web3 infrastructure.

As the accelerator gears up for Batch_07, it has a protocol-agnostic approach, supported by advisory from 10 leading Blockchain protocols. This ensures a diverse and inclusive environment for innovation, regardless of the blockchain technology used.

Apply now - applications are open here until July 19, 2024.

CV Labs is looking for pioneering startups ready to revolutionise their industries using the capability of Blockchain technology and those that contribute to the evolution of Blockchain infrastructure. The ten-week accelerator programme begins in September 2024 and culminates in a Demo Day, where startups will showcase their innovations to potential investors.