Tachyon is an Ethereum focused accelerator program from Consensys Ventures. Tachyon is currently accepting applications for its Spring 2019 Cohort, which will run from April 1, 2019 to May 22, 2019. Each project will receive pre-seed funding and gain access to a strong group of mentors and expertise from ConsenSys.
The program will accelerate early-stage Ethereum/blockchain-agnostic projects to the next stage. The Tachyon program gives participants the opportunity to learn from and to be mentored by members of the ConsenSys Mesh (including MetaMask, Truffle, Infura, Legal, and more), pioneers in the blockchain technology space, and advisors from both the web 2.0 and web 3.0 worlds. At the end of the program, founders will receive a chance to pitch to venture capitalists and angel investors.
“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.”
All San Francisco meetings will be held at the ConsenSys West Coast headquarters located in downtown San Francisco's Financial District.
Blockchain Project Track: blockchain projects looking to build a business around their product or service
Social Impact Track: Blockchain projects using technology to impact and accelerate change at the bottom of the pyramid
Open Source Track: to support the research and development of projects that are building core infrastructure to help make Ethereum more scalable and secure
In-person programming for the first two weeks
Introduction to ConsenSys and the Ethereum Ecosystem
Mentor mapping and Advisor introduction
Blockchain 101 Training
Technical deep-dives on blockchain, product and UX
Daily 1-1 office hours with mentors, advisors, and ConsenSys Ventures Team
Programming during the last two weeks of the programming are designed to be in person
Product to MVP and Business plans
Pathways to different circles/spokes within the ConsenSys mesh
Extensive demo preparation and presentation workshops
Post program fundraising – internal and external