IDEO’s Blockchain Accelerator Startup Studio Onboards Over 50 Mentors


Over 50 members, including officers from companies such as Ethereum Foundation, Blockchain Capital, and Messari, have joined blockchain accelerator Startup Studio backed by Fidelity.

In a blog post published today, July 18, IDEO CoLab Ventures — which stands behind the blockchain accelerator program — revealed that over 20 leading organizations joined Startup Studio, bringing more than 50 mentors to the project for 2019.

Announcing the new program members, IDEO wrote: 

“last week you met our blockchain Startup Studio’s 20+ partner organizations […], today we’re excited to share the humans behind them — and many more — who deeply care about the blockchain community and helping entrepreneurs and developers in it succeed.”

Startup Studio has onboarded industry players such as Denelle Dixon, CEO of Stellar Development Foundation, Joey Krug, co-chief investment officer at Pantera Capital, Robbie Bent from ecosystem support at  Ethereum Foundation, and Ryan Selkis, co-founder and CEO of Messari, among others.

As Cointelegraph reported, major global firms Fidelity, Deloitte and Amazon began supporting a new blockchain accelerator program Startup Studio on July 11. Startup Studio’s objective is to provide workshops to blockchain startups to help them enhance a variety of skills, including product design, law and engineering, smart contract development, finance and hiring, and other fields.

Blockchain accelerators have been gaining traction internationally in recent months. In March, Singapore government-backed blockchain accelerator Tribe got BMW and Intel as two major strategic partners. Both BMW and Intel will provide expertise to the startups selected for support.

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