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London-based Web3 themed accelerator planned for 2023

Polygon and Techstars are partnering together for the accelerator, which seeks to fund startups building companies in the web3 space.

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Techstars and Polygon are partnering on a new Web3 accelerator programme.

Techstars is a global network of entrepreneurs bringing together investors and startups. Polygon is a crypto platform with a leading blockchain protocol based on Ethereum. 

Founders in the 13-week accelerator, which will run in the first quarter of 2023, receive personalised programmes aimed at developing their businesses, including one-to-one mentoring from industry experts and investor networking opportunities.

The Q1 cohort will focus on ambitious startups that leverage Web3 technologies such as blockchain, crypto and NFTs.

Techstars London managing director Saalim Chowdhury, who is an investor in several Web3 companies including game-focused blockchain firm Sky Mavis, who is behind Axie Infinity, will oversee the programme, developing the curriculum, recruiting industry mentors, and delivering critical learning components. 

“As a founder myself and an investor who has supported innovative Web3 projects for several years, I’m incredibly excited about Techstars’s new partnership with Polygon,” Chowdhury said. 

Techstars has already run other Web3 accelerator programmes, in Dublin and Seattle, and has another confirmed in Boston for Q1 2023.

Applications to participate in the programme will open on 29 August 2022. 

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