The Cryptan Labs Early Stage Accelerator Program is an 8-week cash-free, equity-free incubator program for web3 companies.
During weekly meetings with teams and their assigned advisors we craft and follow custom-made coursework and material designed to get our companies to their next major milestone.
Common areas that we work on with companies are (a) Product/Technical Specifications and Research (b) Go-To-Market Strategy and Traction (c) Fundraising Advisory and Business Planning.
At the end of each cohort we present to investors and the public at a pitch night designed to generate interest and facilitate investor introductions.
To learn more about our program read the FAQs below.
CEO Cryptan Labs
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Head of Ecommerce & Brand Strategy
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CEO Gill Ventures
Head of Strategic Partnerships
Product and Go-To-Market Advisor
Our Current Companies
Our Winter 2022 Cohort features 25 early stage web3 companies.
We support companies that have been through our program beyond the end date of their cohort.
Any Web3 startup at any stage will benefit from the program.
Our expertise lies in Pre-Series A but we are ready to support at any level from pre product to go to market Cryptan Labs is ready to assist.
The former tends to benefit more from tokenomics, access to network and funding. The latter tends to focus on liquidity provision, community building and user growth.
No. Due to our close relationships with investors and our partners we require founders to share their identities with us.
We run 4 cohorts a year and announce applications at least two month in advance.
But we encourage you to submit your application at any time as we offer rolling admissions. Since most teams apply close to the deadline, applying early gives us more time to review your application.
Nothing. The acceleration program is 100% free. Unlike other accelerators, we do not force investment or equity allocation.
A Founder’s only obligation is to ensure they have the time and energy to attend sessions and work with mentors. We expect full commitment during the program’s 8 weeks.
There’s no catch.
We are a team who believes a high tide rises all ships so to speak and as such are committed to growing web3 adoption.
Our goals are to spur innovation in Web 3 and build the most founder-friendly network in the space.
The program is free and does not require any investment. We are partnered with multiple early stage VCs and work with grants to help secure quick capital.
Yes. The program is entirely remote. We host frequent events with partners in Miami and encourage in person attendance for our quarterly pitch event.
Our sessions are typically 11 am or 4pm Eastern to best serve global participants.
If timing is a concern, we’ve got you covered. Recordings are available after each session. And your mentor will work with you to find convenient times for 1-on-1’s.
The program relies on 5 activities: sessions, 1:1 mentorship, guided readings, group mentorship and demo day.
Educational Sessions: We run multiple sessions per week with leading Web3 experts and bring VIPs to speak consistently.
1:1 Mentorship: Startups receive 1:1 mentorship from Cryptan Labs partners and our extended network.
Group Mentorship: Founders meet weekly to share progress and challenges. Founders help each other identify solutions and potential challenges with support from Cryptan Labs.
Demo Day: 6 weeks into the program companies start working on their demo day presentations. Then, on week 8, startups present to our network and graduate from the program capped with an in person event typically at a major conference.
We currently have >1% acceptance rate.
Founders are sometimes selected on their 2nd or 3rd application so we encourage you to apply again if you’re not selected.