The Founder Institute, the world’s premier pre-seed startup accelerator, is launching the second “Blockchain Founder Syndicate" as part of the Toronto 2019 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 ($799 USD value)

The goal of the program is to help launch more than 40 promising companies that leverage the blockchain by the end of 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 200+ cities and alumni companies that have raised over $1.75BN 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, building a co-founding team, and more. 

The Toronto 2019 program begins on August 6th, and takes place weekly until October 30th, 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 (prior to seed 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 Entrepreneur DNA Assessment, which is our main criteria for evaluating applicants. 

The Final Application Deadline is on July 21st, 2019, but Founders that apply before the Early Deadline on June 30th 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. 


Apply to the Blockchain Founder Syndicate

The Toronto Founder Institute is not currently accepting applications, but will be soon. 

You can see our currently enrolling chapters at, our full list of cities at, or register below to get notified when there are new startup programs in Toronto.