by founders for founders

Welcome Home, Blockchain Startups!

 

The CV Labs Blockchain Incubator opened its doors on April 29, 2019. Switzerland’s first incubation program with a specific focus on early- stage blockchain startups. The one-of-a-kind blockchain incubator is set to help founders with technology and business aspects of running their own startup. All incubatees relocated to Zug for the program at CV Labs.

Say 'Hello' to our First Batch!

 

AdHash, Bulgaria. The AdHash Protocol cuts out the middlemen from the digital ad supply chain to bring efficiency, trust, and control. AdHash rebuilds the real-time bidding framework from the ground up, introducing direct ad serving and first-party data to advertisers and publishers while giving users control over their privacy and browsing experience.

Assembl, USA. Democratizing Science – solving problems that inhibit the advancement of scientific research. Assembl is improving quality and accessibility of scientific data by interconnecting disparate data sources and positively incentivizing data interchange with simple and scalablesoftware solutions.

Sprinter, USA. Sprinter is a decentralized platform connecting a distributed network with the solutions and resources needed to build, grow, and scale technology businesses and accelerate innovation.

Trustsearch, Latvia. A community-based reputation and scam identification platform. We are creating a new way, how internet users will check websites, companies and people for their reputation and how people will report about bad reputation and scam. We are gathering data from around the web to check existing digital footprint of the Trustsearched object and on top of that adding crowdsourced reports and reviews from our community. 
Trustsearch is going to be the main tool for online companies for gathering reviews and building their reputation. 

Kimeo, India. A video platform where everyone gets rewarded.

Orvium, Estonia. Social Network for scientific collaboration, funding and publication management. Orvium aligns goals and incentives for all stakeholders in the process.

BHander, Austria. Wireless, stand-alone usable multicurrency crypto wallet with payment capabilities combines both wallet and payment solutions, thereby helping to drive adoption of fast and instantly-settled crypto payments in daily life.

Tezsure, USA. Insurance marketplace, where users can create new insurance policies & products as a group. Tezsure simplifies and aligns goals for participants in the insurance market with the use of AI and smart contracts.

BitFreezer, USA. Worry less, protect your crypto with BitFreezer. BitFreezer makes your smart phone the most secure tool out there to secure your crypto. You can turn your smart fridge into a storage device for keys.

PocketJam, South Africa. A platform that incentivizes children to solve (math) problems to earn pocket money. It improves critical thinking, pattern recognition, and problem-solving skills, which were identified by the WEF as the most important skills for kids to develop.

Ptolemy, USA. Crowdsourced encyclopedia that rewards contributors. Crowdsourced encyclopedia platform based on innovative fractional page ownership with revenue share.

Bytes, Switzerland. Blockchain based last mile Internet connectivity. A platform that enables machines to trade internet access with one another in a distributed fashion.

 

 

apply for the second batch

We are Always Looking for the Next Blockchain Unicorn!

 

We invest up to $125K in great startups and offer a ten-week intense program in the heart of the Crypto Valley, Switzerland. Startups learn from the most successful and visionary entrepreneurs, experts and mentors in the blockchain space. Spaces in our incubator are limited, so apply today!

 

We invest $125K in great startups and offer a three-month intense program in the heart of the Crypto Valley, Switzerland. Startups learn from the most successful and visionary entrepreneurs, experts and mentors in the blockchain space. Spaces in our incubator are limited, so apply today!

The Program

For ten weeks, the selected teams will be coached by the blockchain pioneers and entrepreneurs, such as Luis Cuende (Aragon), Lili Zhao (NEO), Mona El Isa (Melonport) and others.

Mentors and experts work directly with the startups, helping them progress, reflect, adjust and deliver on their vision.

The program's several building blocks focus on establishing effective and decentralized teams, strategy, latest blockchain technology, tokenomics, fundraising, marketing and PR, community management  and much, much more. Meetups and events will enable startups to exchange ideas with thought-leaders and trailblazers from the global blockchain community.

 

The program is based on three complementary pillars:

Mentorship and Expert Knowledge

At CV Labs, the home base of the incubation program, founders and advisors train and mentor the entrepreneurs of the future. Here's what some of our mentors and experts have to say about the program:

  • Sara Simeone (Digital Oracles): "Becoming part of such a great network of leading experts in blockchain would encourage me to learn more and contribute to the creation of knowledge in this sector".
  • Lucas Betschart (Bitcoin Association Switzerland): “The incubation program will help the space to build real world crypto applications”.
  • Daniele Sestagalli (Zulu Republic): “To be a successful entrepreneur you need courage, determination, and to think on your feet. You can’t be afraid to change everything and chart a new course if things aren’t working”.

Meet your Mentors and Experts.

 

Blockchain Ecosystem

Crypto Valley contains over 700 blockchain firms. Incubatees will have the opportunity to meet and interact directly with the blockchain community in Switzerland and beyond. The CV Labs is a place where our tenants, visiting founders, investors, politicians, journalists and many other special guests from all over the world meet and discussed ideas.

Some of the most prominent names in the crypto and blockchain world launched their companies from the Crytpo Valley, Zug and are still here today:

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Unique Experiences and Seed Funding

Become part of the vibrant batch spirit from day one. Code and co-create with your peers - the like-minded, passionate blockchain startup founders.

What's more, participants of the CV Labs Incubation Program will meet the Formula 1 aerodynamics engineer, who is now building the fastest bikes in the world. Startup founders will receive pitch training from a global speaker and MC, renown for leading 150 events in the last 24 months. The incubatees will also hike up the Pilatus mountain for an investor meeting.

Access to the CV Labs co-working space and accommodation is part of the package.

Every blockchain startup gets up to $125K in cash and participation in the three-month incubation program. In exchange, we will retain the startup's equity and tokens.

We are entrepreneurs. Blockchain is our passion. What is yours?

LET'S BUILD THE BLOCKCHAIN FUTURE TOGETHER!