The Blockchain Incubator Stream at CDL-Toronto is a 10-month program that gives blockchain founders personalized mentorship from experienced entrepreneurs, investors and a community of visionaries in blockchain including Anthony Lacavera, Richard Titus, Boris Wertz and more. Founders are also eligible for office space in Toronto and intensive technical training from industry and academic leaders in blockchain and crypto-economics.
Startups must attend a two-week bootcamp in Toronto in July 2020 and five in-person objective-setting sessions in Toronto between October 2020 and June 2021.
How Does The Program Work?
Every two months, companies have a boardroom-style meeting with CDL Mentors to garner feedback and set objectives that hold the Founders accountable for the next meeting. Mentors build a stronger relationship with founders by having continuous touch points and develop a deeper understanding of their businesses — allowing them to provide better strategic guidance.
Who Should Apply?
The CDL Blockchain Incubator Stream is suited to creative, intelligent, and ambitious individuals and teams with strong backgrounds in computer science, mathematics, statistics, cryptography, or blockchain. The program’s focus is on early-stage companies (pre-seed) or existing teams (pre-incorporation). Applications focused purely on crypto-currencies will not be considered for this Incubator Stream. All programming and training is conducted in English and takes place in Toronto, Canada.
Example Innovation Areas
- Intelligent smart-contract applications
- Data marketplaces on the blockchain to enable predictions
- Blockchain for data privacy and selective disclosure
The list above is not exhaustive.
Illustration Photo: IBM Crypto Anchor Verifier is a new technology that brings innovations in AI and optical imaging together to help prove the identity and authenticity of objects. This innovative technology is a natural partner to the Blockchain, enabling customers to match a physical substance to a digital record on the Blockchain to allow parties throughout the supply chain to prove a product’s authenticity etc. (credits: Connie Zhou / IBM Research / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-ND 2.0))