We’re excited to accelerate and invest in the next generation of leading projects in the Filecoin ecosystem

We’re excited to accelerate and invest in the next generation of leading projects in the Filecoin ecosystem

We’re excited to accelerate and invest in the next generation of leading projects in the Filecoin ecosystem

LongHashX Accelerator Filecoin Cohort

LongHashX Cohort 9, in partnership with Protocol Labs, provides builders with the knowledge and network to launch their projects on the Filecoin ecosystem

Applications will be on a rolling basis and we highly encourage you to apply early. The deadline of applications is approaching fast, you only have:

 
 

What’s in it for projects buidling on Filecoin?

12-Week Program

 

  • Workshops and fireside chats on product strategy and design, tokenomics, governance, community building, and fundraising.

  • Weekly one-on-one problem solving sessions with venture builders

  • Opportunity to pitch live to investors at Demo Day

Access to Network

 

  • Access to LongHash Ventures’ and Protocol Labs’ network of Web 3 founders, investors, and technical experts

  • Access to LongHash Ventures’ portfolio companies to develop partnerships and acquire your first users
  • Weekly office hours with mentors

Investment

 

  • US$200K upfront investment from LongHash Ventures and Protocol Labs
  • Up to US$300K in additional, discretionary investment upon completion of the program

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the benefits of the LongHashX Filecoin Accelerator?

You receive immediate funding of US$200k, a 12-week structured program covering Web 3-native topics, the opportunity to pitch to investors during Demo Day, and access to LongHash Ventures’ and Protocol Labs’ extensive network of investors, founders, and tech specialists

Is the LongHashX Filecoin Accelerator right for me?

The LongHashX Accelerator Cohort 9, in partnership with Protocol Labs, will accelerate early-stage teams building projects in the Filecoin ecosystem (e.g. DeFi, NFT & Culture, DAO & Social, Tooling & Infrastructure, etc.). Startups that join the program will get exposure to a network of investors, founders, and tech specialists from the Filecoin ecosystem

What are the investment terms?

LongHash Ventures and Protocol Labs will invest a combined US$200k at the start of the program in exchange for 4% of equity / future total token supply. Additionally, an optional US$300k is available in funding in the form of an uncapped note at LongHash Ventures’ discretion, for selected teams, after the program

Why is LongHash Ventures the right early-stage investor?

LongHash Ventures is a Web 3-native investor with >70 portfolio companies across DeFi, NFT & Culture, DAO & Social, and Tooling & Infrastructure verticals. We are Web 3 thought leaders and work very closely with founders to provide advice on tokenomics, governance, community building, and other Web 3 native topics, as well as provide access to our investor network and to our founder network, for startups to raise money, establish partnerships, and acquire their first users

How long is the program and what is the curriculum?

The program is 12-weeks long and includes a series of workshops and fireside chats across six modules, including Product Strategy & Design, Tokenomics, Governance, Tech Mentorship, Community Building, and Fundraising. Startups will have weekly one-on-one problem-solving sessions with our Venture Builders as well as weekly mentor office hours with investors, founders, and developers from LongHash Ventures’ and Protocol Labs’ networks. Lastly, startups will have a chance to pitch live to investors during Demo Day at the end of the program

What happens at the end of the program?

Post-Demo Day, we will connect you to investors who attended Demo Day and registered an interest in meeting with you, and we can provide you with guidance on how to think about choosing strategic investors. You will also become part of our LongHashX alumni network and the wider LongHash Ventures network.

When do applications close and when does the program start?

Applications are open until end of June and the program starts end of July

What type of startups do you usually accept?

We consider early-stage Web 3 startups building on the Filecoin ecosystem (e.g. DeFi, NFT & Culture, DAO & Social, Tooling & Infrastructure, etc.). Startups ideally have full-time cofounders (or in the process of becoming full-time) with a well thought out problem statement and solution or whitepaper and idea. A prototype or MVP is ideal but not required to be considered. Typically we consider startups that have not yet gone through any rounds of fundraising, as we are usually the first check and our investment terms are standard

Where is the program located?

The program is remote and conducted virtually, which allows us to take in projects from all over the world. Depending on travel and border restrictions, there may be opportunities for in-person meet ups in Asia and other parts of the world

Is the program open to startups globally?

Yes, geographic location is not an acceptance criteria and we consider teams globally. We have program alumni from Asia, Europe, the Americas, and Oceania.

Is the program free?

Yes! The program is completely free.

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