Chinese multinational conglomerate company Tencent is launching a blockchain accelerator.
On April 29 Tencent announced that that the “Tencent Industrial Accelerator” is open to both early-stage and mature blockchain startups, with a total of 30 places available. Applications are being accepted until June 6.
#Tencent Industrial Accelerator is launching a Blockchain-specific session. Open for applications from startup or established companies with at least one round funding in areas of #blockchain application, infrastructure, service providers. Application: https://t.co/lr84UjxqML — Coco Kee (@keeglobal) April 29, 2020
Industrial blockchain solutions
Blockchain applications for data sharing
Supply chain financing
Digital asset transactions
Other recruitment areas will focus on blockchain for sectors such as government affairs, energy, education, logistics, manufacturing, agriculture and public welfare.
Successful applicants will be given four mentoring meetings throughout the year, a host of industry networking and business opportunities, and access to Tencent’s blockchain-as-a-service platform.
They will also have a chance to make an overseas visit connected to their blockchain industry area of interest.
Development areas of interest in Tencent’s announcement include smart contract security, trusted identity and computing solutions, multi-party governance mechanisms and consensus algorithms.
Shortlisted projects will be announced for a second round of judging at the end of June. The cost per person for participation in the accelerator will be 100,000 RMB (over $14,000).