150+ Mentors and experts
Empower your startup with the expertise of founders and mentors
Online courses with in-person physical bootcamps
10 weeks of intense training
Up to $135'000 USD
Join us for Batch_06!
Applications open: 1 Aug 2023
Application close: 30 Nov 2023
Starting date: 4 March 2024
Demo day: 14 May 2024
We are committed to changing the world, and we believe blockchain technology will play a fundamental role in that change. Because of this, we started our blockchain accelerator, which provides a select group of startups with a vast pool of experts and relevant knowledge in the field.
Learn from the most successful entrepreneurs, visionaries, experts, and mentors in the blockchain space and beyond.
You will learn from the sharpest minds and be surrounded by other great blockchain founders as you develop your revolutionary ideas for 10 weeks in a hybrid format. The core part of the accelerator takes place online, accompanied by an in-person physical bootcamp in Zug, Switzerland.
During the accelerator program, participating startups will attend classes taught by over 50 industry experts, protocols, investors, professors, and more, who share their unique insights and learnings. Participants will also have direct access to over 100 mentors from around the globe to provide imperative guidance when necessary.
Meet selected mentors and experts, and learn how they can support your business
In April of 2019, the very first edition of the CV Labs Accelerator started. Over the course of ten weeks, twelve startups from eight different countries and four continents participated in Batch_01 of the CV Labs Accelerator in Crypto Valley, Zug. Participating in various events, participants had the opportunity to present to over 100 investors and industry experts, which has led to partnerships for some of the startups.
Because of its previous success, the CV Labs Accelerator took place again in 2020, Batch_02. For the second edition of the program, we evaluated applications of 300+ blockchain startups and ultimately selected nine startups from six different countries. After ten weeks, they successfully passed the graduation at Demo Day.
The third batch of our CV Labs Accelerator was unlike the editions before, as it took place entirely virtually for the six participating startups. We built an online platform where mentors, experts, and participating startups connected and co-worked. New teaching and learning mediums such as videos from Crypto Valley and global industry experts were published each week, combined with live workshops.
Batch_04 officially kicked off in May 2022 with an in-person Bootcamp! The seven selected teams were invited to Zug, Switzerland, where a diverse program consisting of pitch training, business fundamentals, and networking opportunities filled the week. After our participants got to know one another, they continued the program online, with a fantastic Demo Day as the big finale.
What better way is there to start Batch_05 than with a team-building day? The nine selected startups joined us in Zug, Switzerland, for a week of activities such as networking, events, workshops, and lectures. During the program, our entrepreneurs achieved one milestone after the other, leading up to one of our most exciting Demo Days as of yet, with over 200 investors signed up to join.
A one-week event in Crypto Valley's Zug, Switzerland. The week is filled with high-quality training from global experts and unique networking opportunities.
A four-week digital learning experience around the topics of Technology, Product, and Legal with weekly workshops and webinars taught by industry experts.
A four-week digital learning experience around the topics of Marketing and Branding with weekly workshops and webinars taught by industry leaders.
A one-week event in Zug to elevate your pitching skills to the next level, followed by a demo day and the opportunity to pitch to high-profile investors.
You will leave the accelerator with an outstanding pitch, an operational product, and a sound business strategy - fully prepared for outstanding success.Apply now
On top of the knowledge you will accumulate both during and after the program, our venture capital company CV VC may invest up to 135K USD in your idea in exchange for 7% equity and 4% future token supply.Apply now
At the end of the program, all participating startups get to pitch their project to our ecosystem, including 200+ VCs, angel investors, alumni, and more during the signature Demo Day. Here, startups have the chance to obtain even more funding.
Increase your chances to enroll in the CV Labs Accelerator, or learn which crucial things investors look for in early-stage blockchain startups.
The application guide provides instructions on where and how to apply for the CV Labs Accelerator and explains each of the application questions.
The funding guide dives further into why we ask certain questions and what we want to learn about you in the process.