Beacon Announces Partnership with Protocol Labs to Support Web3 Accelerator Cohorts

June 19, 2023
Beacon Core Contributors

Beacon and Protocol Labs are joining forces to back the next generation of top web3 founders


New York, June 16, 2023 -  Beacon, an accelerator built by web3 founders for web3 founders, and Protocol Labs, the open source R&D lab building tools to radically improve the internet, announced a partnership to back the next generation of web3 companies. Protocol Labs will support the companies in Beacon's biannual cohorts by providing them access to decentralized storage, mentorship opportunities, and Protocol Labs’ network.


Having previously partnered with Manta Network and Polygon among other web3 ecosystems, Beacon’s partnership with Protocol Labs aims to increase the level of support that Beacon provides to the companies accepted into its highly selective cohorts. 

“Protocol Labs has been one of the leading voices in web3 since its inception,” said Kenzi Wang, a Beacon Core Contributor. “The remarkable achievements within the Filecoin ecosystem are a testament to its success in the crypto space. We are particularly enthusiastic about the new developments we’ve seen with the Filecoin Virtual Machine. As the demand for decentralized storage and computing continues to soar, we are thrilled to collaborate with Protocol Labs to enhance our support for the founders in our cohorts.”


Beacon organizes two cohorts annually, accommodating 10-20 companies per cohort. Accepted projects gain access to funding, mentorship, and a broad network of more than 400 investors through engaging in Demo Days. The partnership with Protocol Labs will increase the level of support Beacon provides to their founders through offering workshops with the Filecoin community and access to hands-on mentorship and Protocol Labs’ community of founders and investors. Any projects interested in Beacon can apply for the the next accelerator cohort here:

About Beacon

Beacon is an accelerator built by web3 founders for web3 founders. Beacon’s mission is to create the next 100 web3 unicorns by offering a hands-on, three month web3 accelerator program for founders focused on building the next great web3 startup. 

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About Protocol Labs

Protocol Labs is an open-source research, development, and deployment laboratory that builds protocols, tools, and services to radically improve the internet. Protocol Labs' projects that are designed to fortify and democratize the web include IPFS, Filecoin, libp2p, and more. A fully distributed organization,  Protocol Labs is dedicated to driving breakthroughs in computing to push humanity forward.

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