Bitcoin Decentral Launches Startup Accelerator

BitcoinBitcoin Decentral, a Canadian hub for the decentralized Bitcoin community, is launching an accelerator dedicated to funding and growing startups focused on cryptocurrencies and innovative tech.

Led by Anthony Di Iorio, CEO, founder and general partner, and A. Traviss Corry, Managing Director and founding partner, Toronto-based Bitcoin Decentral Accelerate will offer a three month custom program in which startups will receive an initial investment in exchange for a small equity stake, as well as perks. Upon graduation, they will receive an additional investment commitment that will seed their follow-on round.

Mentors include:
Ethereum co-founders Vitalik Buterin and Anthony Di Iorio,
investor Brock Pierce,
Coinapult founder Erik Voorhees,
BitPay CEO Tony Gallippi,
Blockchain Chief Security Officer Andreas Antonopoulos,
monetary expert Trace Meyer,
Chairman of the Bitcoin Foundation’s Regulatory Affairs Committee Marco Santori,
BitAngels co-founder David A. Johnston,
Hummingbird Venture Partner Pamir Gelenbe,
strategist Jason King,
Social Radius CEO Michael Terpin,
investor Matthew Roszak,
Monetas CEO Johann Gevers,
QuickBT founder Jamie Robinson,
gaming and cryptocurrency attorney Stuart Hoegner,
Griffen Ventures CEO Manie Eagar,
MontCombine’s Rik Willard,
Wild Apricot founder Dmitry Buterin,
software professional Joseph Lubin, and
Director at the Bitcoin Alliance of Canada and founder of Bitcoinsultants Michael Perklin.

Applications are open online with first selected startups to be announced at the Bitcoin Expo on April 11-13 in Toronto. The initial cohort will be expected to start on April 21st, and a total of 9 groups will run through this program, initially.



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