The Founder Institute, the world’s premier pre-seed startup accelerator, is launching the first-ever “Blockchain Founder Syndicate" as part of the Toronto Fall 2018 program.
Designed in partnership with Decentral and Anthony Di Iorio (Co-Founder of Ethereum, and Founder & CEO of Jaxx and Decentral), the Blockchain Founder Syndicate helps early-stage blockchain entrepreneurs build innovative businesses in the Toronto Founder Institute through:
- Feedback and Mentorship from Over 20 top Blockchain Experts
- A Local and Global Support Network of Entrepreneurs, Investors, and Advisors
- Over $2M in Partner Deals and Resources (including a "fast-track" to the Techstars Blockchain program)
- Several "Decentral Fellowships" Awarded to the Top Program Applicants, allowing them to participate for free ($1099 USD value)
The goal of the program is to help launch more than 20 promising companies that leverage the blockchain by 2019, and help further establish Toronto as a centre for blockchain innovation.
Decentralized technologies will lead to a new era of value, but many blockchain entrepreneurs lack the resources they need to grow and thrive. The Blockchain Founder Syndicate empowers and unites the next wave of blockchain businesses to seize the power of decentralized technologies" - Anthony Di Iorio, Co-Founder of Ethereum, Founder & CEO of Jaxx and Decentral
Who Should Apply?
The Founder Institute is the world’s premier pre-seed startup accelerator, with chapters across 180+ cities and alumni companies that have raised over $800M in funding. Leaders of the world’s fastest-growing startups have used our program to transition from employee to entrepreneur, test their startup ideas, build a team, get their first customers, raise funding, and more.
The Toronto Fall 2018 program begins on October 22nd, and takes place weekly until January 28th, 2019. Any pre-seed entrepreneur interested in building a blockchain startup in Toronto is encouraged to apply, including aspiring founders with a full-time job, solo founders, teams, and founders of established companies (pre-funding).
What to Expect?
To apply to the Blockchain Founder Syndicate you must complete your application below.
After the short form, you will be invited to take our Predictive Admissions Assessment, which is our main criteria for evaluating applicants.
The Final Application Deadline is on October 14th 2018, but Founders that apply before the Early Deadline on September 14th will be eligible for discounted pricing. Decentral Fellowship recipients will be chosen from the top overall applicants to the program, and be notified via email within a few days of applying.