Investment firm Fuelarts and open-source blockchain Tezos have collaborated to co-run an accelerator program for art and tech-focused startups. Their mission is to support the development of the emerging Web3 ecosystem, backing entrepreneurs building a more efficient, transparent, and accessible Art market and onboarding entrepreneurs into the Tezos ecosystem. (Previously on JCC)
The 11-week, online program facilitated by industry leaders, serial entrepreneurs, and investors will provide selected startups with professional guidance. Teams will be given assistance finding investors, creating a professional advisory board, uncovering scaling opportunities, and revising business models for the needs of later-stage institutional investors.
The mentor lineup includes Fuelarts founder and general partner Denis Belkevich and community manager Anna Shvets, Rarible technical product manager Florian Pautot, and Tezos Software engineers Daniel Hines and Anshu Jalan, among many others.
A rigorous selection process is now in progress to select the 10 most robust submissions from 120 applications. Teams advancing to the accelerator program will be announced on January 20th.
More information about the program can be found here.
What They Said
“Never before has the intersection of art and technology sparked global waves of innovation as it is at this moment. […] The collaboration between Fuelarts and the Tezos ecosystem celebrates the explorers who have opened the borders for the future of these two sectors, fuelling future projects, businesses, thought leaders and tools for the next generation.”
— Valérie C Whitacre, Head of Art at Trilitech (Tezos Ecosystem)
“We are thrilled to join our efforts in this collaboration, providing on behalf of Fuelarts our experience, expertise and community to empower the Art+Tech startups with mentorship, investment opportunities, networking, and tech.”
— Denis Belkevich, Fuelarts founder and general partner