Vis Catalyst

In partnership with Triggr Innovation

Your Fast Track to B2B Success in Blockchain

Vis Catalyst is an intensive online accelerator program for blockchain startups building corporate solutions.

Coming in Q4 2024

Early Deadline is June 30. Get in now!

Vis Catalyst is a series of acceleration programs offering early-stage startups unparalleled access to industry leading corporates, facilitating valuable partnerships and securing the first clients pipeline, while providing the blockchain industry-specific knowledge.

Our Value Add

Validate Your Product

Gain an understanding of and achieve the milestones you need to hit within a real-world corporate context, ensuring your product aligns with the demands of industry leaders and the blockchain market.

Accelerate Your Sales Pipeline

Secure 1:1 meetings with potential clients to lay the foundation for sustainable growth and success as a blockchain company.

Raise Capital

Learn and implement the latest and most effective fundraising strategies. Connect with our extensive network of investors of business angels and VCs.

Tailored to Your Needs

1:1 support from blockchain and crypto founders and experts in corporate sales. Overcome common scaling challenges like fundraising, marketing and acquiring customers.

who we are looking for

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Early-stage startups with at least a Proof of Concept (POC) or a Prototype, aiming to develop their first MVP.

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Startups seeking to validate their MVP with industry experts and some of the biggest corporations in the world.

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Startups aiming to boost their sales pipeline, receive mentoring, and guidance in closing their first pilots.

program overview

Phase 1 - Blockchain Deep Dive

Teams engage in workshops and masterclasses on topics such as blockchain technology, compliance, tokenomics, community building, and more. There are multiple networking sessions with founders and corporate partners.

Phase 2 - Product Development

Startups focus on building their products to meet industry standards and participate in workshops covering all aspects of web3 product development, including design thinking, security, product metrics, data analytics, among others. Networking opportunities are provided to enhance collaboration with prospects.

Phase 3 - Scaling and Sales

Startups develop crucial skills for growth, such as crafting effective sales pitches, creating go-to-market strategies, and learning customer acquisition and retention tactics. They get opportunities to accelerate their client pipeline through meetings with corporate partners.

Phase 4 - Investment Readiness

Startups become investment-ready through workshops on valuation, due diligence, risk assessment, refining business models, and understanding ownership structures. They practice their pitches and receive feedback before the Showcase Day with investors.

Expected to kick off in Q4 2024
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Our mentors

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Stefan George
CTO & Co-Founder @ Gnosis
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Pedro Oliveira
CEO & Co-Founder @ Talent Protocol
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Cara Liberati
Head of Business Development @ WalletConnect
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Otitooluwa Dosumu
Senior Consultant, Venture Deals @ PwC Belgium
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Pedro Almeida
VC Investor @ Armilar
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Marco Barbosa
Co-Founder @ Impact Market
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Mike Sigal
Investor & Advisor @ Sigal Ventures
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Alexei Kulevets
CEO & Co-founder @ Walken
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Carolin Geier
Chief of Staff & Co-Founder @ Mintbase
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Jose Padilla
Managing Attorney @ Padilla Law
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Kirill Slavin
CEO & Co-Founder @ Rebrew
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Erin Taylor
CEO & Co-Founder @ PurpleMeta
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Filipe Cordeiro
COO @ RestartUs
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Jay Hamilton
Co-Founder @ Web3 Academy
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Nuno Cortesao
CEO & Co-Founder @ Zharta

Our mentors

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Stefan George
CTO & Co-Founder @ Gnosis
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Pedro Oliveira
CEO & Co-Founder @ Talent Protocol
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Pedro Almeida
VC Investor @ Armilar Capital Partners
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Otitooluwa Dosumu
Senior Consultant, Venture Deals @ PwC Belgium
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Mike Sigal
Advisor & Investor @ Sigal Ventures
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Marco Barbosa
Co-Founder @ Impact Market
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Jose Padilla
Managing Attorney @ Padilla Law
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Alexei Kulevets
CEO & Co-founder @ Walken
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Jay Hamilton
Co-Founder @ Web3 Academy
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Nuno Cortesao
CEO & Co-Founder @ Zharta

Our mentors

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Stefan George
CTO & Co-Founder @ Gnosis
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Pedro Oliveira
CEO & Co-Founder @ Talent Protocol
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Pedro Almeida
VC Investor @ Armilar Capital Partners
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Otitooluwa Dosumu
Senior Consultant, Venture Deals @ PwC Belgium
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Mike Sigal
Advisor & Investor @ Sigal Ventures
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Marco Barbosa
Co-Founder @ Impact Market
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Jose Padilla
Managing Attorney @ Padilla Law
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Alexei Kulevets
CEO & Co-founder @ Walken
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Jay Hamilton
Co-Founder @ Web3 Academy
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Nuno Cortesao
CEO & Co-Founder @ Zharta

Partners

Industry Partners

Community Partners

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triggr ventures
vntr capital

Selected Startups

So what are you waiting for?
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Frequently asked questions

What are the terms of the Vis Catalyst accelerator program?
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The program is entirely free for startup teams, though we require a time commitment from at least one founder to attend sessions and work with mentors and corporate partners.

Why should I join the program?
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Unlike other programs, we focus on the practical aspects of building a B2B blockchain startup and actively help you in building traction with leading corporates. You'll fast-track to your first clients and receive real-world feedback from industry experts.

Besides, you'll get a chance to pitch to investors on Showcase Day, who are actively investing in the blockchain and crypto space. Our 'Investment Readiness' module is a special feature of the program designed to guide you through fundraising in the web3 environment.

Does the program provide funding?
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No. However, Vis Caeli may offer funding of up to $50k on a deal-by-deal basis, at founder-friendly terms.

Is it in-person or remote?
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We are running everything remotely via Zoom. For those interested in visiting Lisbon, which is our team's current location, our community partners can provide co-working spaces.

Who should consider applying?
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If you're in the B2B blockchain space, our program is your go-to, whether you're just sketching out ideas or looking for Seed funding.

How long is the program?
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The program lasts 3 months. Teams are expected to dedicate at least 8 hours per week to bootcamp, mentorship, and meeting with corporates and investors.

When should I apply?
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We select up to ~10-15 startups for each batch of the accelerator program, so we encourage teams to submit applications as early as possible, as it maximises your chances of being selected. We will have two annual cohorts; if you don’t get in the first one, you can re-apply for the second.

What are the next steps after application?
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After you apply to the program, we will start reviewing your application. This process usually takes multiple weeks. Following the screening process, we'll conduct 2 rounds of fast-paced 30-minute interviews with the selected applicants.

How can I join if I don't have a startup?
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Though the program is tailored for teams with at least a proof of concept, individuals without a startup can still engage with our network. Many of our startups are hiring and seeking contributors. Check our 'Jobs' page to share your profile with us.

Contact us

Interested in partnering with us or want to become a mentor? Have a question about the Vis Catalyst program? Reach out to us via the contact details below or fill out the contact form.
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