Cohort 6: That’s a Wrap! & Cohort 7: Now Accepting Applications

The Berkeley Blockchain Xcelerator is an internationally recognized, non-dilutive source of support for startups in the global blockchain ecosystem and now leads our 3rd pillar on community & entrepreneurship for Berkeley’s multi-disciplinary, campus-wide initiative on web3 and decentralization — Berkeley Center for Responsible, Decentralized Intelligence (RDI).

Also, UC Berkeley has been ranked the #1 university for blockchain in the US for a second year in a row!

Cohort 6- That’s a Wrap

And so ends another successful year of BBX programming!

We had a very successful demo day at the end of August following the Future of Decentralization, AI, and Computing Summit hosted by Berkeley RDI. the RDI summit was viewed by over 6,000 people.

If you would like to view the demo day presentations for each team, you can view them here.

A big thank you for all the teams that participated!

Cohort 7 Application Now Open

Apply Now!

The Xcelerator is also excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for our 7th cohort. Application will be accepted until October 16th, 2023. The cohort is set to kick off in November of this year and will run until Demo Day in April of 2024.

We accept applications from all around the globe, associated with any protocol, industry vertical, and team background and location. We target teams from preseed to series A and aspire to promote diversity in all of its forms within the decentralized ecosystem.

If you are interested in applying or know of a team that would be a good fit, feel free to apply here.

Please review our Xcelerator website, especially our portfolio of past cohort participants if you’d like to learn more. We’d also recommend that you follow us on Medium and Twitter to stay up to date with all the Xcelerator news.

The Xcelerator is an non-dilutive, sponsorship-funded program that is part of our academic mission. We rely on our sponsors to continue to groom the most promising teams year over year. If your organization is interested in sponsoring the Xcelerator, and you’d like to learn more about the inherent benefits of being a sponsor, please take a moment to fill out this brief survey, and we will follow up. Thank you.

Stay in touch!

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

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