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NEWS September 13, 2021

Sting and Advanced Blockchain launch first blockchain startup program in the Nordics

The new program provides people working with early-stage ideas, projects and startups in the Web 3.0 space the springboard they need to start making real impact. Application deadline is October 1.

In a new collaboration, Sting and Advanced Blockchain AG have launched a pre-accelerator program for people with early-stage blockchain projects and startups in the Nordics and Estonia.  

The program, which is the first of its kind, aims to provide aspiring blockchain entrepreneurs with the knowledge, experience and capital they need to get their ideas off the ground, and accelerate the arrival of Web 3.0.  

“We’re really proud to have established a partnership with Advanced Blockchain AG, which creates more opportunities for blockchain startups in the Nordics. We see a lot of interesting applications for blockchain technology and many of them could create a significant positive impact on society. By working together, we can provide startups in this space with both valuable skills and capital,” says Pär Hedberg, founder and CEO of Sting.  

The free program, which begins in early October involves a series of hands-on workshops and training sessions that explore key trends in blockchain and give idea owners and founders the business skills they need to spread their technology to a wider audience.  

Ten successful applicants will also receive a grant of up to 25,000 in USD Coin (USDC) from Advanced Blockchain and the chance to join Sting’s world-leading startup accelerator program.  

The program will be taught by Sting coaches Cecilia Bratt and Fredrik Rosengren and Simon Telian, Group Chief Investment Officer of Advanced Blockchain AG. 

“The goal of the collaboration between Advanced Blockchain and Sting is to identify and nurture strong teams with creative ideas in the Web 3.0 ecosystem at a very early stage. Through this program, we can give them the tools they need to develop their ideas and increase the chances of success,” says Telian. 

Participants will gain new knowledge in business-critical areas such as business modelling, creating a team and building an MVP. The program also includes deep dives into blockchain-specific topics, such as De-Fi, NFTs, intersections with traditional finance, enterprise blockchains and applications and mainstream adoption. 

This marks the beginning of a new partnership between Sting and the German investor and incubator, following Advanced Blockchain’s recent expansion into the Nordics. 

Ready to apply?

Web 3.0 has massive potential to transform how people live and work for the better. And at Sting, we want to support people who are making this happen. If you have an early-stage idea, project or startup in this space apply to the pre-accelerator program now to get the help you need to take the next step. Applications close October 1st, 2021.

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