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Blockchain pre-accelerator

Are you working with a pioneering blockchain solution that has potential to transform how people live and work? Our pre-accelerator program provides early-stage ideas, projects and startups in this space the springboard you need to start making real impact. Application deadline is October 1.

Accelerating the arrival of Web 3.0

Blockchain and decentralized technology has huge potential to improve people’s lives and businesses. To support researchers and entrepreneurs in this space, we’ve launched a brand new pre-accelerator program specifically for people with early-stage ideas or startups working with blockchain technologies.

Who can apply?

The pre-accelerator program is suitable for teams, individuals and early-stage startups working with new ideas in blockchain technology who are ready to take the next step and start building a viable business. You will test and refine your idea, drive proofs of concepts, get meaningful critique and help to focus your project or business.

Program details

Over 2.5 months, you’ll have time to focus on building out your idea. Throughout a series of hands-on workshops, experienced entrepreneurs and blockchain experts ‍will delve into all the topics necessary for you to get a 360-degree view of the industry and build a successful startup. In between workshops, you’ll have access to coaches for additional guidance.

As part of the program, you’ll also receive a grant of up to 25,000 in USD Coin (USDC) and the chance to join Sting’s world-leading startup accelerator program. The program is completely free.

The blockchain pre-accelerator program was created by Sting and Advanced Blockchain AG. It’s part of our commitment to incubate pioneering companies developing Web 3.0, and to provide technologists with more opportunities to jump into the space.

The program will be held remotely and we welcome applicants from the Nordics and Estonia.

What others say about us

    Sting gave us the tools we needed to get our business of the ground. The continued support from the coaches and fellow alumni – even after we finished the program – is a big part of our continued success. If you have a great idea for a sustainable solution an application to Sting will be a great first step towards realizing your vision.


    The coaches guide and help you find the way forward, they don’t tell you what to do. In the end, I’m the one who makes the decisions.


    The deeptech coaches have both strong technical and business backgrounds that have been invaluable for us to precisely draw our business strategy.


Meet your blockchain coaches

Sting Test Drive Blockchain is run by experienced entrepreneurs and blockchain experts who have helped build and scale many successful startups.

Fredrik Rosengren

Fredrik coaches SaaS and software/services companies.
070-881 39 95

Cecilia Bratt

Cecilia coaches SaaS and software startups, and specializes in B2B marketing.

Simon Telian

Simon is Group Chief Investment Officer and CEO of GmbH where he is responsible for the 8-digit investment portfolio of ABAG.

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Program timeline

  1. October 1, 2021

    Application deadline

  2. October 7, 2021

    Accepted projects notified

  3. October 12, 2021

    Workshop 1 - DeFi and Financial Inclusion

  4. October 26, 2021

    Workshop 2 - NFTs

  5. November 9, 2021

    Workshop 3 - Intersections with traditional finance

  6. November 23, 2021

    Workshop 4 - Enterprise and blockchain applications

  7. December 14, 2021

    Final presentation (pitching and go-to-market)