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What we are looking for

We are always on the lookout for ground-breaking blockchain projects to disrupt legacy systems. We want founders looking to turn business-as-usual into the never-before-seen. We want entrepreneurs who eat, sleep and breathe their startup. We want the ambitious, the revolutionary, and the avant-garde. We want the unicorns of innovation. Blockchain is our passion, show us yours.

 

We are committed to changing the world. And we think blockchain technology will play a massive part in that change. That is why we are bringing the sharpest minds and the brightest ideas together under one roof: CV Labs.

 

At CV Labs, the blockchain incubator, we bring the world’s most innovative thinkers and technologists together to use the most cutting-edge technologies of today. No matter what stage you are at, whether a first-time founder or a fast-growing startup, we have plenty to offer to help you thrive. 

 

The application deadline for Batch_03 is September 3rd, 2021. After this deadline, your application will be evaluated for Batch_04.

 

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Download our application guide

 

Increase your chances to enroll in the CV Labs incubation program by downloading our incubation guide. This guide provides instructions on where and how to apply and explains the individual application questions (so that you know why we ask them and what we want to learn about you by asking them). Applications for our incubation program are open on a rolling basis. 

 

The application deadline for Batch_03 is September 3rd, 2021. After this deadline, your application will be evaluated for Batch_04.

 

Get your guide and apply today.

 

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CV Labs Incubation program

Welcome to your hew home, Blockchain startup founders. In CV Labs´ 3-month hybrid Blockchain Incubation program, we equip founders with future-proof skills to test and expand their knowledge of technology and business.

 

From our rich experience in the startup space, we know how challenging it is to secure the next investment round and keep your dream alive. Furthermore, we are aware of the flexibility startups need to flourish and that´s why we´ve designed a dynamic hybrid program:

 

The program will kick off with a one-week Bootcamp in Zug where the startups will undergo a series of high-quality training and have the opportunity to expand their network and meet important players of the Crypto Valley. In the successive two months, the startups will remotely participate in weekly workshops and webinars which will give them the necessary know-how to graduate and attend the graduation events in Zug. To make it more exciting, we will connect you with a pool of over 100 entrepreneurial mentors from different backgrounds and jurisdictions.

 

By the end of the program, you will be armed to the teeth with an outstanding pitch, an operational product, a sound business strategy, and a broad network in the Blockchain space.


African blockchain startups, listen up!

 

We are looking to invest in 100 startups that have the potential to tackle the challenges of the African continent over the next four years. This is why we have recently opened an office in Cape Town.

 

Are you an African-based entrepreneur? Or is your startup idea tackling current challenges such as basic financial inclusion, reduction of cost of trust, etc.? Then sign up for our incubation program today! For more information, you can contact Gideon Greaves, CV VC's Managing Director Africa.

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If you are just getting started in your journey, but your idea has parabolic potential, we recommend applying to our incubation program.  Startups that qualify will receive between 75'000 and 125'000 CHF in exchange for 10% in equity and/or tokens. You will receive 50'000 – up to 100'000 CHF in cash and 25'000 CHF in incubation services.

 

If you are further along with your idea, we will deploy up to 500'000 CHF. In order to understand our investment focus and criteria, we recommend reading our investment model section. 
 

Early-stage startups apply for the incubation program through f6s.

Already have a working product and users? Talk to our investment team today. 

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Unique ecosystem

Crypto Valley has a knack for cultivating genuinely revolutionary ideas. With more than 960 blockchain-related companies in our thriving community, the industry employs more than 5,180 of the planet’s most ambitious individuals. 

 

We have access to the world’s top universities in blockchain technology and token economics from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), the University of Zurich (UZH), the University of St. Gallen (USG), and other groundbreaking centers of research. 

 

Switzerland and neighboring Lichtenstein are also home to some of the most innovative crypto banks, tokenization platforms, exchanges, and custody providers. That is why industry-leading protocols like Tezos, Cardano, Dfinity, Cosmos, Casper Labs, and many others have made Crypto Valley their base of operations. 

FAQ

You can find the most Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) here.

Team

Olaf Hannemann

CO-FOUNDER & CIO

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Lukas Etter

PARTNER & HEAD OF INVESTMENTS

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Nicolai Reinbold

CO-HEAD OF CV LABS

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Janis Aguilar

ECOSYSTEM INTERN

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Linn Löwencrantz

VENTURE CAPITAL ANALYST

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