Meet the first cohort of the Oasis-MetaMind Accelerator Program
Back in October 2021, we announced the $3.5 million Oasis-MetaMind Blockchain Accelerator Program. The aim of this initiative, co-organized with MetaMind Labs, was to encourage aspiring entrepreneurs to apply for funding to support the building of their privacy and DeFi projects on the Oasis Network. The 12-week program would also provide selected teams with end-to-end support, mentoring from high-profile mentors, and workshops for strategy formulation and go-to-market execution.
We are thrilled to announce that the first cohort of the Oasis-MetaMind Blockchain Accelerator Program has been chosen and have begun working on their projects.
Meet the successful projects
Over the last three months, we received over 200 applications and completed over 40 interviews to select and finalize the 15 successful start-ups that will take part in the 12-week program.
We’d like to thank all the applicants! This first cohort, a fantastic variety of projects ranging from Play-2-Earn games, DeFi, healthcare, and marketplaces, will be getting unprecedented access to the core Oasis team, weekly workshops, and mentoring sessions from some of the space’s best entrepreneurs.
We would like to officially welcome and congratulate the first Oasis Accelerator projects:
What we think — A really unique proposition lying at the intersection of real-estate, metaverse & NFTs — really excited to see how ForSale tackle what is ordinarily a very complex & convoluted process!
What we think — Super fun-looking project that we can’t wait to see develop — and play ourselves! We’re looking forward to how defibet.house can make the online betting/gaming process more fun, social and, of course, secure, by leveraging Oasis tech!
What we think — A great Oasis-aligned mission to “take back control of personal data”, we’re excited for Toggle to pioneer a human-centric approach to data privacy with Oasis!
What we think — A great ‘tech-for-good’ team taking on a truly huge market/challenge! We applaud sendit.money’s mission to deliver Oasis’ Blockchain-driven FinTech advances into the hands of those who need it the most!
What we think — We’re excited to dive into Applied Blockchain’s new product; SILENTDATA — using Oasis to preserve privacy in financial bank account checks — lead by esteemed Blockchain entrepreneur Adi Ben-Ari!
What we think — A ‘fan-favourite’ of resident MTG expert Ekin Tuna, head of Business Development at Oasis, we can’t wait to see the how parent company DogMage plugs in secure Blockchain & NFT usage with their play-to-earn Trading Card Game; Runeguard!
What we think — Alex Potter, Director of the Oasis — MetaMind Blockchain Accelerator states: “I’m hugely optimistic about the synthetic data space — and betterdata’s plans to build a world-leading synthetic data marketplace with Oasis!”
What we think — We’re all very impressed with the entrepreneur leading this project to bring democratisation & transparency around NFTs & their utility — think ProductHunt for NFTs! Looking forward to Valaxy become a go-to resource!
What we think — Everyone, everywhere should be able to lead a longer, healthier life effortlessly. So says the team at Billions Health, where we’re keen to see how they give complete control and transparency over the access and use of health data using Oasis tools.
What we think — Proofmarked is on a hugely ambitious mission to bootstrap trust and legitimacy — in such a way that cybercriminals can no longer abuse the agnostic nature of the web. We think there’s a great Oasis-mission alignment!
What we think — A treasury-backed investment protocol and Rose Validator driven by the Oasis community. We love that the fully-doxxed LibertasDAO team feel that Oasis is “THE upcoming Blockchain” — we’d have to agree!
What we think — More entrepreneurs with a hugely ambitious mission (our favourite kind), Valoro are building an Islamic DeFi DEX project that fits with Islamic financial principles — which we feel has a massive market & potential!
What we think — With several NFT experts on the teams and mentor pool at Oasis and MetaMind Labs — we’re intrigued to see how the Rosart team can use the unique functionalities of Oasis to power an NFT Marketplace like none other!
Rhythm & Bizness
What we think — Another really unique proposition, we’re really excited to see how Rhythm & Bizness can power the R&B and Soul community with Oasis-based NFT features that’ll empower overlooked creators & fans alike!
What we think — We’re super excited to see how Leadr is going to tackle impermanent loss using Oasis tech — we were impressed by this entrepreneur’s drive and vision, and look forward to helping make it a reality!
This first cohort of projects will finish the program in early June with a big demo day, where they will pitch their projects to the Oasis investor network.
The Oasis Foundation is exceptionally excited about these companies.
We can’t wait to see what they produce with such innovative ideas and high-quality teams, and we wish them the very best of luck.