DeFi Accelerator Program

A 6-week program featuring talks from leading experts, hands-on mentorship, demo days and more to boost your liquidity and other needs

Next Cohort Launches: November 23rd Apply by November 14th!

Features

Meet Market Makers

Our network features 60+ institutional market makers and liquidity providers. Each cohort, we pair startups with the right firms to service their specific needs.

Ecosystem Content

We’ve partnered with the top layer one protocols and other ecosystems to provide specialty content and support tailored to teams building in those ecosystems or porting over.

Office Hours

Twice per week, teams meet with mentors, program managers or ecosystem partners to dive deep, tackle blockers or just hang out in cyberspace. 

Network Membership

All startups get instant membership to the DeFi Alliance Network and gain access to a member’s web app, Discord community, ongoing keynotes, conferences, video libraries and more. 

Education

Leaders in the DeFi space present weekly sessions on topics ranging from growing liquidity to launching incentives programs to tracking key growth metrics.

Mentorship

Cohort startups are paired with one or more mentors selected based on the mentor’s area of expertise. 

Regional Support

The DeFi Alliance Network has chapters in China, India, and Europe composed of on-the-ground experts to provide regional support and expertise.

Demo Day

Topping things off is a demo day where teams pitch our trading firms and other members, field Q&A in breakout rooms, and enjoy thought-provoking content from renown speakers.

We’ve accelerated 50+ DeFi startups
0x
Acala
Kyber Network
dYdX
IDEX
TokenSets
Opyn
Synthetix
0x
Acala
Kyber Network
dYdX
IDEX
TokenSets
Opyn
Synthetix
DerivaDEX
DeversiFi
imToken
Loopring
ParaSwap
Vega Protocol
Perpetual Protocol
pods
notional
MCDEX
DerivaDEX
DeversiFi
imToken
Loopring
ParaSwap
Vega Protocol
Perpetual Protocol
pods
notional
MCDEX
Zerion
DODO DEX
Injective Protocol
Alpha Finance Lab
BarnBridge
Primitive
Ribbon Finance
Saddle Finance
SZNS
DFX Finance
Swivel Finance
Harvest Finance
Zerion
DODO DEX
Injective Protocol
Alpha Finance Lab
BarnBridge
Primitive
Ribbon Finance
Saddle Finance
SZNS
DFX Finance
Swivel Finance
Harvest Finance
0x
Acala
Kyber Network
dYdX
IDEX
TokenSets
Opyn
Synthetix
DerivaDEX
DeversiFi
imToken
Loopring
ParaSwap
Vega Protocol
Perpetual Protocol
pods
notional
MCDEX
Zerion
DODO DEX
Injective Protocol
Alpha Finance Lab
BarnBridge
Primitive
Ribbon Finance
Saddle Finance
SZNS
DFX Finance
Swivel Finance
Harvest Finance
Pendle
Bancor
Chainflip
dTrade
dTrade
Sherlock
Solrise
Sushiswap
Ubeswap
Hxro
Naos
moola
Clipper
Olympus DAO
AP Wine

Frequently Asked Questions

Who should apply?
Any Web 3 startup at any stage can benefit from the Accelerator program. Anon teams are also welcome to apply. We are a global accelerator and teams from any country may apply. Startups strictly focused on non-financial NFT use cases, gaming, Web3, or other sectors should apply now, more than ever, as we are building up new offerings and support for these kinds of teams.
When should I apply?
Cohorts run on a quarterly schedule but applications can be submitted at any time. However, applications are typically only reviewed in the weeks prior to each cohort.
Is there a cost to the program?
There is currently no cost to startups to apply or enroll in the Accelerator program.
Is the program virtual?
The Accelerator program is entirely remote. As the pandemic subsides, we may host some in-person events but our programs will remain virtual. 
How long is the program?
The core curriculum is spread over 6 weeks. Teams should expect to dedicate 2-4+ hours per week (which may be spread between different team members for efficiency).
What are my chances of being selected?
Each cohort, we aim to enroll upwards of 20 startups; however, we typically see over 200 applicants. Startups are selected based on a range of factors including the overall diversity of ideas/teams in that applicant batch. This means that our selection criteria are not fixed and may change from cohort to cohort. We therefore encourage you to apply to future cohorts if you are not selected.

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