æternity, a “blockchain 3.0” platform for scalable smart contracts interfacing with real world data, founded by “Godfather of Ethereum” Yanislav Malahov and designed to deliver unmatched efficiency, transparent governance, and global scalability, yesterday announced the launch of æternity Starfleet, a series of incubator and accelerator programs to support the global blockchain ecosystem by building a network of innovators, investors, and industry enthusiasts.
Malahov in a statement
“Today’s launch is the culmination of months of extensive research and preparation and underlines our commitment to be the enablers of innovation, strengthening the already thriving blockchain community worldwide. We are confident that these incubator programs will accelerate the adoption of blockchain technology globally and support projects that share our vision for a future built on powerful, user-friendly decentralized applications.”
Malahov founded æternity in 2016. The æternity technology platform is an open-source, blockchain-based distributed computing platform, based on decentralized cryptographic P2P technology and designed for productivity, transparent governance and global scalability.
According to the announcement, æternity Starfleet will support global startups and provide them with up to USD 250,000 in funding and access to a co-working space. The first wave of incubators will commence on June 11 with four weeks of intensive training and mentoring. At the end of every program, each team will be given the opportunity to present their project to an audience of investors, thought leaders, and blockchain experts.
æternity Starfleet will also support blockchain education and project development through an ongoing partnership with Starfleet will work in partnership with Software University (SoftUni), an organization based in Sofia, Bulgaria, as well as creating job opportunities within the region and on an international stage.
Hristo Tenchev, Founder of SoftUni,
“I expect this program will contribute greatly to the blockchain startup ecosystem. With a significant concentration of technical talent and entrepreneurs, a blockchain-focussed incubator program is exactly what the current ecosystem needs.”
A separate entity, æternity Ventures, will manage and oversee the global incubator and accelerator programs.
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