Do you have an idea that will take the blockchain and Ethereum ecosystem to the next level?

The San Francisco based blockchain and Ethereum-focused accelerator program will run from mid September to mid November. Each project will receive $75-$100k in pre-seed funding for 5% to 7% of equity depending upon the stage of the company and 2.5% of the total market cap tokens mapped. 

The program will slingshot early stage blockchain and Ethereum projects from idea to viable MVP. The Tachyon program gives participants the opportunity to learn from and to be mentored by members from within the ConsenSys Mesh (including MetaMask, Truffle, Infura, Ujo, Civil, Trustology, Adhara, Token Foundry, Labs, and Legal), pioneers in the blockchain technology space, and advisors from the web 2.0 and web 3.0 worlds. Founders will receive a chance to pitch venture capitalists and angel investors at the close of the program.

Tachyon Schedule

  • June 20, 2018

    Tachyon Accelerator Applications Open

  • July 24, 2018

    Tachyon Digital Office Hours #1

  • August 1, 2018

    Tachyon Digital Office Hours #2

  • Extended Application Deadline: August 13, 2018 by 5pm ET

    Tachyon Accelerator Applications Close

  • Late August 2018

    Program Acceptance Invitations Sent

  • September 2018

    Inaugural Cohort Commences

  • Mid November 2018

    Demo Day

Joe Lubin

“The Tachyon accelerator, an extension of ConsenSys Ventures, will give entrepreneurs a unique faster-than-light jump start with the unprecedented opportunity to access the deep network of ConsenSys founders and technologists who have years of expertise building on the Ethereum platform. We look forward to partnering with budding entrepreneurs and supporting external projects that aim to grow the decentralized web, Web 3.0.

-Joe Lubin, Ethereum Co-founder and ConsenSys CEO

Tachyon's Programming: Building blockchain projects faster than the speed of light

All San Francisco meetings will be held at the ConsenSys West Coast headquarters located in downtown San Francisco's Financial District.

Tachyon Tracks

  • Blockchain project track – blockchain-agnostic projects looking to build a business around their product or service

  • Blockchain for Social Impact track – social-impact focused projects that are not necessarily profit driven

  • Open Source, grant driven track – to support the research and development of projects that are building the core infrastructure to help make Ethereum more scalable and secureIntroduction to ConsenSys and the Ethereum Ecosystem

An introduction to Tachyon | September 2018

San Francisco, CA

  • Programming at the beginning is designed to be in-person for the first two weeks
  • Introduction to ConsenSys and the Ethereum Ecosystem
  • Advisor introductions
  • Blockchain 101 Training
  • Mapping of mentors
  • Project workshopping
  • Office hours

Mid-program | September – October 2018

San Francisco, CA or remote

  • Participants have the option to work in-person in San Francisco or remotely
  • Daily 1-1 office hours with mentors, advisors, and ConsenSys Ventures Team

Last two weeks of the programming

San Francisco, CA

  • Programming during the last two weeks of the programming are designed to be in person
  • Strategy building
  • Product to MVP and Business plans
  • Internal demos
  • Pathways to different circles/spokes within the ConsenSys mesh

November 2018

Demo Day!

  • Post program fundraising – internal and external

Special Funding for Open Source Initiatives

Blockchain infrastructure and dApps are the building blocks for the decentralized Internet of Value. ConsenSys Ventures believes there is value in open source initiatives that further the Ethereum community, even without a revenue-generating business model.

As a part of the initial Tachyon Accelerator cohort, we will grant $100,000 each to 2-5 projects building crucial open-source software, infrastructure, and applications.

CONSENSYS VENTURES TEAM

Kavita Gupta
Founding Managing Partner
Kavita Gupta
Founding Managing Partner
Rune Bentien
Entrepreneur in Residence
Rune Bentien
Entrepreneur in Residence
Natan Wise
Sr. Analyst
Natan Wise
Sr. Analyst
Praneeth Srikanti
Principal/Economist
Praneeth Srikanti
Principal/Economist
Terry Rossi
Analyst
Terry Rossi
Analyst
Kimberly Gomez
Operations Analyst
Kimberly Gomez
Operations Analyst
Annelie Chavez
Operations
Annelie Chavez
Operations

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