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Tachyon is an accelerator for early-stage blockchain and Web 3.0 startups

What We Do

Twice a year, we bring together a highly selective group of founders for an intense 12-week sprint to hone their value proposition, test their assumptions with real customers, and prepare for the next phase of investment and growth. Together with our global network of experts and advisors, our experience building pillars of the core blockchain development suite, and a wide array of industry partners, we help guide founders in building validated, market-ready Web 3.0 businesses.

Introducing the Filecoin Launchpad Accelerator, Powered by Tachyon

The Filecoin Launchpad Accelerator is a full-time, fully-remote program dedicated to startups building more open, interoperable, and programmable tools, infrastructure, and applications for the distributed web through IPFS and Filecoin.

Founders building within the Protocol Labs stack, or even Ethereum projects considering integrating elements of the Protocol Labs stack, will be considered.

The program runs September through December 2020, with 15-20 teams provided funding, mentorship, benefits and programming around business and blockchain specific issues, culminating in a Demo Day and post-program fundraising support.

Teams leverage access to the ConsenSys and Protocol Labs networks and expertise.

Applications close at midnight EST on August 21. Apply now.

  • Dates: mid-September - December 2020

  • Investment: $80k per team

  • Location: Remote

Infrastructure

Core infrastructure and developer tools to support encryption, file management/retrieval and basic onboarding onto the IPFS and Filecoin network.

Middleware

Platforms that shape the integration and usage of IPFS into other applications, such as plug-and-play dApp or DeFi toolkits, and data & analytics insights into IPFS ongoing activity.

Applications

Tools that utilize IPFS as part of their core tech stack to develop end-user applications, such as file-sharing, archival tools and various dApps.

Key Dates & Deadlines

  • Application Window: July 10 - August 21

  • Interviews & Cohort Selection: Rolling interviews, selection decisions by August 28

  • Program Dates: Mid-September - December 2020

Program Mentors and Speakers

AIDAN HYMAN
AIDAN HYMAN
Co-founder & CEO, ChainSafe
AMANDA CASSATT
AMANDA CASSATT
Former CMO, ConsenSys
ANDREW KEYS
ANDREW KEYS
Founder, DARMA Capital
ANDREW HILL
ANDREW HILL
CEO, Textile.io
ANGIE LAU
ANGIE LAU
Founder, CEO, and Editor-in-Chief, Forkast.News
COLIN EVRAN
COLIN EVRAN
Filecoin Ecosystem Lead, Protocol Labs
CURTIS SPENCER
CURTIS SPENCER
Partner & Co-founder, Electric Capital
DAN FINLAY
DAN FINLAY
Lead Developer, MetaMask
DANNY ZUCKERMAN
DANNY ZUCKERMAN
Co-founder, 3Box
EVERETT COOK
EVERETT COOK
Co-founder & CEO, Rho Business Banking
HARRISON HINES
HARRISON HINES
Co-founder & CEO, Fleek
JACOB CANTELE
JACOB CANTELE
Head of Product, MetaMask
JASON NOVACK
JASON NOVACK
Sr. Director, CNN Emerging Products
JESSE WALDEN
JESSE WALDEN
Founder of Variant
JOSEPH LUBIN
JOSEPH LUBIN
Founder, ConsenSys & Co-Founder, Ethereum
JUAN BENET
JUAN BENET
CEO, Protocol Labs
MARGUERITE DECOURCELLE
MARGUERITE DECOURCELLE
CEO, Blockade Games
MARTA BELCHER
MARTA BELCHER
Legal Counsel, Protocol Labs
MICHAEL KRIAK
MICHAEL KRIAK
Global Lead for Media & Advertising, ConsenSys; ex-COO of Mashable
MICHAEL WUEHLER
MICHAEL WUEHLER
Co-founder, Infura
MIN TEO
MIN TEO
Partner, ConsenSys Investments
MOLLY MACKINLAY
MOLLY MACKINLAY
Filecoin Network Lead, Protocol Labs
POOJA SHAH
POOJA SHAH
Filecoin Product Lead, Protocol Labs
PRABHAAV BHARDWAJ
PRABHAAV BHARDWAJ
Co-founder, SimpleID
PRANEETH SRIKANTI
PRANEETH SRIKANTI
Principal, Consensys Investments
ROBERT DROST
ROBERT DROST
Head of R&D, ConsenSys
RONIEL RUMBURG
RONIEL RUMBURG
CEO & Cofounder, Audius
ROXANA DANILA
ROXANA DANILA
CTO, Nexus Mutual
RYAN BUBINSKI
RYAN BUBINSKI
Co-Founder, Codecademy & Co-Founder/CPO, Decrypt Media
RYAN ZURRER
RYAN ZURRER
Director, Dialectic
SAMI START
SAMI START
Co-founder & CEO, Transak
TARA TAN
TARA TAN
Lead, IDEO CoLab Ventures
THOMAS RUSH
THOMAS RUSH
Head of Platform, ConsenSys Labs
ZACH HERRING
ZACH HERRING
Program Director & Design Advisor, ConsenSys Labs

Virtual Office Hours

Have questions? View our FAQ, or schedule a time to meet the Tachyon team and learn more about the program over video chat.

Filecoin Launchpad Accelerator, Powered by Tachyon

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The ConsenSys Advantage

Since 2014, Consensys has incubated and invested in more than 100 companies across the Ethereum ecosystem, including pillars like Infura, Metamask, Truffle Suite, Pegasys, and 3box

All Tachyon founders benefit from the ConsenSys network, our global formation of developers, entrepreneurs, enterprise experts, lawyers, and more who are working together to lay the foundations for a decentralized future, anchored on the Ethereum blockchain.

Global Network

A global network of Web 3.0 native founders & mentors

Web 3.0 Core Tools

Access and credits towards core Ethereum developer tools and services

Full-Stack Perspective

Informed counsel and perspective on regulatory and enterprise conditions for blockchain

Tachyon Team

GABRIEL ANDERSON
GABRIEL ANDERSON

Managing Director

Gabriel is a serial entrepreneur with specialties in early-stage growth, customer acquisition, and business development. He's a 3x founder in the Proptech/Fintech space, 2x intrepreneur having built startups +100M MAU in the digital media startup space.
BRIAN DELL
BRIAN DELL

Head of Programs

Brian helps founders and businesses build momentum with customers, users, and stakeholders. Previously, he led strategy at Quartz, a global business media brand, and was a partner at the strategy and innovation lab GMD Studios.
MANSI PRAKASH
MANSI PRAKASH

Business Associate, Investments

Mansi helps founders understand their markets, customers and business fundamentals. On Labs, she’s focused on investments in identifying and investing in crypto startups. Previously, she worked in strategy consulting and founded a social enterprise.