Accelerating the best Web3 founders

Alliance is the leading Web3 accelerator and founder community.

Apply for our next cohort by Aug 8.
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What is Alliance?

Since early 2020, we've helped the top 1% of Web3 founders start and grow their companies.

We do so through a 9-week program led by leading Web3 experts.

Our community includes fellow founders, lawyers, auditors, liquidity providers, market makers and more.

Accelerator
Web3 Accelerator

84

Startups

170+

Founders
DAO Community
Web3 Founder Community

120+

Mentors

410+

Network Members
Alliance alumni have founded some of the most impactful Web3 startups.
TokenSets
Acala
Opyn
0x
Synthetix
Kyber Network
dYdX
IDEX
TokenSets
Acala
Opyn
0x
Synthetix
Kyber Network
dYdX
IDEX
imToken
MCDEX
DerivaDEX
Loopring
notional
pods
Vega Protocol
Perpetual Protocol
ParaSwap
DeversiFi
imToken
MCDEX
DerivaDEX
Loopring
notional
pods
Vega Protocol
Perpetual Protocol
ParaSwap
DeversiFi
Swivel Finance
Primitive
DODO DEX
SZNS
Alpha Finance Lab
DFX Finance
Zerion
Ribbon Finance
Injective Protocol
BarnBridge
Saddle Finance
Harvest Finance
Swivel Finance
Primitive
DODO DEX
SZNS
Alpha Finance Lab
DFX Finance
Zerion
Ribbon Finance
Injective Protocol
BarnBridge
Saddle Finance
Harvest Finance
TokenSets
Acala
Opyn
0x
Synthetix
Kyber Network
dYdX
IDEX
imToken
MCDEX
DerivaDEX
Loopring
notional
pods
Vega Protocol
Perpetual Protocol
ParaSwap
DeversiFi
Swivel Finance
Primitive
DODO DEX
SZNS
Alpha Finance Lab
DFX Finance
Zerion
Ribbon Finance
Injective Protocol
BarnBridge
Saddle Finance
Harvest Finance
Pendle
Bancor
Chainflip
Clipper
dTrade
Sherlock
Solrise
Sushiswap
Ubeswap
Hxro
Naos
moola
dTrade
Olympus DAO
AP Wine

Our Mentors

We have assembled a stellar team of mentors. They're here to support and help you build the future of Web3.

Jeffrey “Jihoz” Zirlin
Co-Founder
Jeffrey “Jihoz” Zirlin
CL
13 Year Old Shitposter
CL
Jake Chervinsky
General Counsel
Jake Chervinsky
Stani Kulechov
Founder and CEO
Stani Kulechov
Santiago Santos
Web3 Investor
Santiago Santos
Tushar Jain
Managing Partner
Tushar Jain
Meltem Demirors
Strategy Officer
Meltem Demirors
Anatoly Yakovenko
Founder and CEO
Anatoly  Yakovenko
Gabby Dizon
Co-Founder
Gabby Dizon
Daniel Robinson
Head of Research
Daniel Robinson
Kain Warwick
Founder
Kain Warwick
Colleen Sullivan
Crypto Lead
Colleen Sullivan
Bored Elon
MetaMeme, Investor, Game Designer
Bored Elon
Roham Gharegozlou
Co-founder and CEO
Roham Gharegozlou
Sandeep Nailwal
Chief Operations Officer
Sandeep Nailwal
Peter Johnson
Partner
Peter Johnson
Leading crypto ecosystems have partnered with Alliance to help founders build on their protocols.

Why Join our Accelerator?

Domain Expertise

Our network of mentors, market makers, game guilds, legal experts and other service providers will help you navigate the main challenges you'll face building for Web3.

Community

Get instant access to a tight-knit community of exceptional peers. Our founders support each other, share advice, form partnerships and build together.

Investment

Our accelerator program and demo days allow startups to access smart capital from the most value-add investors in Web3.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who should apply?
Any Web3 startup at any stage will benefit from the program.

But pre-product or early product startups will benefit the most.

The former tends to benefit more from tokenomics, access to network and funding. The latter tends to focus on liquidity provision, community building and user growth.
Do you accept anonymous teams?
Yes. Anon teams are also welcome to apply. We've accepted multiple such teams in the past, including OlympusDAO and Sushi.
When should I apply?
We run 3 cohorts a year and announce applications at least a month in advance.

But we encourage you to submit your application as early as possible. Since most teams apply close to the deadline, applying early gives us more time to review your application.
How much does the program cost?
Nothing. The acceleration program is 100% free. Unlike other accelerators, we do not force investment or equity allocation.

Founders' only obligation is to ensure they have the time and energy to attend sessions and work with mentors. We expect full commitment during the program's 9 weeks.
I don't understand how the program can be free. What's the catch?
There's no catch.

We are a team of crypto veterans who want to give back to the community.

Our goals are (1) to sprout innovation in Web 3 and (2) build the most founder-friendly network within the space.
Does the program provide funding?
The program is free and does not require any investment.

However, we do offer optional investment for companies looking for funding. Our default deal is $200k at a $5M valuation (4%) for early stage companies.

For later stage companies, terms can vary.
I need funding now, I can't wait for next cohort. What should I do?
If you'd like to take advantage of Alliance's optional funding but your fundraise timeline doesn't match the next cohort, don't worry. We've often supported startups by funding them before they're accelerated.

Just submit your application as you normally would. We review applications all year long and will invite you to an early interview if your startup meets Alliance's criteria.
Is the program remote?
Yes. The program is entirely remote. We may host in-person events as the pandemic subsides but sessions and mentorship will continue online.
Do I need to be in a specific location to apply?
No. Alliance startups have historically come from all over the world.

Our sessions are typically 11 am Eastern to best serve global participants.

If timing is a concern, we've got you covered. Recordings are available after each session. And your mentor will work with you to find convenient times for 1-on-1's.
How long is the program?
The program lasts 9 weeks. Teams must dedicate at least 8 hours per week between sessions and mentorship.
What are my chances of being selected?
We currently have ~1% acceptance rate. To maximize your chances, we recommend getting a referral from an Alliance alum or network member.

Founders are sometimes selected on their 2nd or 3rd application so we encourage you to apply again if you're not selected. We often make mistakes. Plus, resilience is a key trait we're screening for!
How is the program structured?
The program relies on 4 activities: sessions, 1:1 mentorship, group mentorship and demo day.

Educational Sessions: We run multiple sessions per week with leading Web3 experts. Details below.

1:1 Mentorship: Startups receive 1:1 mentorship from Alliance partners and our extended network.

Group Mentorship: Founders meet weekly to share progress and challenges. Founders help each other identify solutions to blockers with support from Alliance partners.

Demo Day: 6 weeks into the program companies start working on their demo day presentations. Then, on week 9, startups present to our network and graduate from the program.
How are educational sessions structured?
Our domain experts dive deep into specific topics and answer questions from founders.

Examples of sessions we've run include:

DeFi
- Tokenomics by Santiago Roel Santos
- Designing a Liquidity Mining Program by Multicoin
- How to Engage with Market Makers by Jump Captial
- Governance Tokens and Distribution by Larry Sukernik‍

Gaming
- NFTs and In-Game Assets by Gabby (YGG)
- Axie and its Tokenomics by Jihoz (Axie Infinity)
- Web 3 Community Management on Twitter and Discord by James Ross Treacher
- Finding Your First 100 Players by Jason Chapman & Bored Elon

We also hold sessions with ecosystem partners like Solana, Polygon and Uniswap. These provide “state of the union” overviews and technical resources for founders building on these protocols. They're an opportunity for you to meet the teams behind protocols and receive support.

Apply by Aug 8

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