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Aleph Zero Partners with Techstars as Innovation Member for Techstars Web3 Accelerator’s Class of 2024

Mar 15, 2024

Zug, Switzerland – March 15, 2024 – Aleph Zero, a leading privacy-enhancing Layer 1 blockchain, is partnering with Techstars, the most active pre-seed investor in the world, as an Innovation Member for the Techstars Web3 Accelerator’s class of 2024. 

Techstars Web3 Accelerator works with entrepreneurs building web3 and enabling the next wave of growth in the decentralized internet and tokenized economies. The 12 startups in the class of 2024 will receive up to $120,000 in funding, and access to Techstars global network of mentors, investors, alumni and corporates, along with commercial and technical support from Aleph Zero as an Innovation Member.

Antoni Zolciak, Co-Founder of Aleph Zero, stated: “On one hand, we get to dive into the best acceleration practices that Techstars established over the years of helping to build unicorn companies. On the other hand, we get to assist the founders in their new adventure—and are looking forward to learning from them ourselves, too. It’s an amazing opportunity to impact the web3 ecosystem positively in multiple ways.”

Techstars has become widely known for its prestigious accelerator programs that have nurtured over 4,000 companies, 20 of which are valued at over $1 billion USD. Its investments have helped turbocharge leading technology companies including Chainalysis, TradingView, and Remitly. This new partnership with Techstars boosts Aleph Zero’s visibility within a network renowned for fostering tech innovation and represents a collective commitment to empowering founders to build the foundations of the new internet. 

“As we continue to build and support the web3 ecosystem, we’re excited to be collaborating with Aleph Zero in fostering the next generation of blockchain innovation,”

said Pete Townsend, Managing Director at Techstars Web3. 

We’re excited and humbled to support Techstars founders together with one of the most prominent pre-seed organizations in the world” mentioned Piotr Saczuk, Aleph Zero’s Head of Investments. “Techstars has been a home to one of the most successful global startups from every possible industry.” 

While the program is largely virtual, week one of Techstars Web3 Accelerator kicked off with in-person mentor office hours on March 11, 2024 in Dublin, including participation from Aleph Zero mentors. The program will feature two additional in-person events – a mid-program gathering in London on April 22-26, 2024 and the program’s concluding Demo Day in New York City on June 3-6, 2024.

For more information and the comprehensive Web3 Class of 2024 announcement, please visit Techstars newsroom.