Application Window Open for Xcelerator 2023 Cohort!

Application Info

The Xcelerator is excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for our 6th cohort, which will run from March to September of 2023. Since 2019, through our networks at UC Berkeley, we have worked with 85 teams from around the globe that have raised more than $450+M in follow-on funding — apply to be one of the next ones!

Typically, we prioritize projects ranging from pre-seed to series A funding. We accept applications from all around the globe, associated with any protocol or independent, and fitting within any blockchain industry vertical, including sustainability, DeFi, GameFi, infrastructure, InfoSec, etc. We also aspire to promote diversity in all of its forms within the decentralized ecosystem.

If your project or a project you’d like to promote fits these criteria, . Applications will be accepted until Sunday, Jan 22, midnight PST.

About the program

If selected for the cohort, you can expect a 6 month program that will include an in-person / virtual hybrid kick off week with industry-defining speakers and networking opportunities, 1:1 mentor connections based on the needs and goals of your project, cohort exclusive resources and discounted services, introduction to a variety of industry leading VCs, support from our team of student fellows from , and an opportunity to pitch at demo day in front of a live and virtual audience of hundreds to thousands of industry professionals.

Stay in touch!

If you’d like to learn more about the Xcelerator, please review our website, especially our of past cohort participants. We’d also recommend that you follow us on and to stay up to date with the Xcelerator news.

If you have any questions or feedback for us, please don’t hesitate to send us an email at .



We provide non-dilutive support for selected teams, providing access to resources both on and off campus. Our motive is purely to advance technology, create new ventures and support researchers.

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