Twice a year, we bring together a highly selective group of founders for an intense 12-week sprint to hone their value proposition, test their assumptions with real customers, and prepare for the next phase of investment and growth. Together with our global network of experts and advisors, our experience building pillars of the core blockchain development suite, and a wide array of industry partners, we help guide founders in building validated, market-ready Web 3.0 businesses.
The Filecoin Launchpad Accelerator is a full-time, fully remote program dedicated to startups building more open, interoperable, and programmable tools, infrastructure, and applications for the distributed and decentralized web.
Spring 2021 Cohort
The next cohort will run June through August 2021, with 15-20 teams provided funding, mentorship, benefits, and programming around business and blockchain-specific issues, culminating in a Demo Day and post-program fundraising support kicking off in September.
Applications open at 10 AM EST on April 12 and close at midnight EST on May 10. Apply now.
Dates: June - September 2021
Investment: $80k per team
Core infrastructure, developer tooling, middleware, DeFi toolkits, databases, applications, data & analytics insights, and platforms that improve the experience of using and building on IPFS & Filecoin
Decentralized and verified storage at scale allows new and novel web3 interactions and web2 to web3 bridges including DataDAOs, data bounties, smart data supply chains, value attribution networks, cross-chain integrations, web3 decentralized protocols, etc
Utilizing IPFS, Filecoin, and Ethereum as core Web3 infrastructure to build applications with strong end-user value props including decentralized video, music, file management applications, messaging and social media apps, games, marketplaces, NFTs, etc
Application Window: April 12 - May 10
Interviews & Cohort Selection: Rolling interviews, selection decisions by May 31
Program Dates: Late-June - Early-September 2021
Since 2014, Consensys has incubated and invested in more than 100 companies across the Ethereum ecosystem, including pillars like Infura, Metamask, Truffle Suite, Pegasys, Gitcoin, 3box, and more. We have extensive technical and business building experience in building and launching Web3 applications that scale to 10s of millions of users.
All Tachyon founders benefit from the ConsenSys network, our global formation of developers, entrepreneurs, enterprise experts, lawyers, and more who are working together to lay the foundations for a decentralized future anchored to the Ethereum blockchain.
A global network of Web 3.0 native founders & mentors
Access and credits towards core Ethereum developer tools and services
Informed counsel and perspective on regulatory and enterprise conditions for blockchain
Mesh Partner, Portfolio Management & Alumni Support