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HomeMarket UpdatesPolygon founder launches Beacon Accelerator for Web3

Polygon founder launches Beacon Accelerator for Web3


  • Polygon co-founder Sandeep Nailwal has helped launch a Web3-specific accelerator run by high Web3 veterans.
  • Beacon Accelerator began in October with a cohort of 15 corporations and 30 founders
  • The inaugural cohort will final 12 weeks and see founder pitch their initiatives greater than 300 main Web3 traders in January 2023.

Sandeep Nailwal, the co-founder of blockchain community Polygon and Web3-focused funding agency Symbolic Capital, has launched one other founder-led challenge aimed toward advancing the expansion of the Web3 ecosystem.

The brand new challenge Beacon Accelerator launched at this time, 20 December 2022 below the management of among the most outstanding figures within the crypto and Web3 area. It’s a Web3-specific program by founders for founders, Nailwal stated in a press launch shared with CoinJournal.

As such, Beacon’s founders are from numerous sectors key to Web3 improvement, together with consultants throughout authorized, fundraising, safety, and operations.

Core contributors who’ll run the challenge alongside Nailwal embrace former DCG chief safety Uri Keep, former Sequoia Capital VP Prateek Sharma, and Symbolic Capital co-founder Kenzi Wang. Amongst subjects this workforce of ‘Core Contributors’ will deal with as they provide mentorship and recommendation to Beacon’s founders embrace GameFi, DeFi, metaverse, and client apps.

An inaugural cohort of 15 corporations and 30 founders

Beacon’s inaugural cohort includes 15 corporations and over 30 founders and began in October. The twelve-week program provides entry to topnotch mentors and builders in Web3, remotely accessible from 12 cities in 9 international locations.

Mentors for the primary cohort will embrace ecosystem founders, traders, and operators, with such names as Magic Eden co-founder and CEO Jack Lu, Origin Protocol founder Matt Liu and Coinfund accomplice Evan Fang.

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As famous in at this time’s press launch, the inaugural program ends this January and can see initiatives pitch to a gathering of over 300 main Web3 traders throughout a Demo Day to be reside streamed internationally.

Nailwal on founding Web3 initiatives 

Commenting on the launch of the accelerator program and its place in Web3 improvement, Nailwal stated that founding a Web3 challenge is markedly totally different from Web2 startups. Founders can’t comply with the identical playbook relevant in Web2 and that Beacon will assist initiatives navigate the ecosystem.

Our final objective is to construct the best community of web3 founders on the planet,” Nailwal stated, including that his expertise after going by means of the Binance Labs accelerator had taught him one thing.

I discovered that the best useful resource in any accelerator is the opposite founders going by means of this system alongside you. We expect that as our alumni community grows, the general high quality of initiatives being inbuilt web3 will enhance as founders assist one another discover success,” he defined.

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