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Algorand Miami
Accelerator

Algorand Miami Accelerator is the first Algorand blockchain accelerator in MIAMI and LATAM. We encourage, back and foster projects to help them build, grow and push for financial innovation on the entire Algorand platform.

Enroll until October 17th, 2021

About the program

We've discovered a massive potential for blockchain and cryptocurrency markets in Miami, Florida and all of Latin America, as well as for related businesses and talent. For this reason, we've opened a site in Miami, historically viewed as a bridge between Latin America and the United States, with an entirely bilingual program.

The selected projects will go through a 10-week acceleration program. Workshops, advisory sessions, and personalized mentorship with high-profile experts that will support each project's development throughout the program.

We want to stablish Miami as the epicenter of digital payments and digital capital markets

Each selected project will receive a USD 20,000 grant from Algorand Foundation and USD 15,000 investment from Borderless Capital in return for 3% equity.

The projects that demonstrate aptitude and potential throughout the program will be eligible to receive follow-up investments ranging from USD 250,000 to USD 1,000,000.

Corporate Network

We rely on a network of corporate partners who are exploring blockchain solutions on Algorand.

Acceleration

We support projects in their strategy and go-to-market execution.

Scale-up support

Along with our network of partners, we support each project’s scale-up phase. 

Mentorships

We tap into a network of experienced mentors who provide guidance based on the specific business needs of each project.

Algorand Ecosystem

Algorand’s technical resources and technical support will be available to each project so they can develop effectively.

Funding

Each selected project will receive an initial investment and those that demonstrate aptitude and potential throughout the program will be eligible for larger investments.

Past editions

Acceleration programs

The Algorand Foundation’s primary goal is to encourage and foster projects that build, grow and push for financial innovation on the entire Algorand ecosystem.  

Since 2020, Algorand’s acceleration programs in Asia and Europe have supported their selected projects in strategy formulation and go-to-market execution. Each project received technical mentorship, advisory in marketing and fundraising, and benefited from working alongside our experts and mentors. Now is Latin America’s chance.

We’ve extended the registration deadline!

  • Welcome to selected start-ups

  • Algorand platform introduction  

  • Mentors matchmaking

  • Advisory with Mentors on Tech, Product, Metrics, Business Planning, Marketing, Sales and Commercial Development, Fundraising, Demo Day Preparation, Mentorship, Networking Sessions and Mock Pitch sessions to investors

  • Case Study by Borderless Capital

  • 3-day in-person attendance in Miami

Selected companies, after having received the mentoring and training provided by our program, will present their project to different investors.

  • Follow-up meetings with investors

  • Consultancy from alumni

What is Algorand?

Algorand sets the standard for blockchain technology. Our consensus mechanism relies on a pure proof-of-stake protocol, which guarantees open participation as well as protection and speed for millions of users around the world. All backed by a sustainable protocol, a leading team of experts and a robust global community.

Immediate transaction finality with zero uncertainty on Algorand.

Algorand Miami Accelerator

with the support of

A modern financial institution that invests capital and builds financial products to accelerate access, bootstrap adoption and create value globally through Algorand Borderless Economy.

A non-profit organization devoted to advancing an inclusive and borderless economy built on Algorand’s public, decentralized blockchain technology. The Foundation is committed to facilitating this innovation in a sustainable and eco-friendly manner.

A strategic holding company that invests in creating, acquiring and integrating businesses, leveraging exponential technologies to achieve maximum social impact, value and returns.

Operated by

Our partners

Meet our

Mentors and instructors

AJ-Milne

AJ Milne

Co-Founder of Meld Ventures

Germán Montoya

Founder of Wao! and Co-founder of Rokk3r

Andrea-Arnau

Andrea Arnau

Investor at Shark Tank

Sophia-Zhao

Sophia Zhao

Principal at The Blockchain Fund

Michiel-Mulders

Michiel Mulders

Developer Advocacy at Algorand Foundation

Juan Montoya

Juan Montoya

Chief Cobuild Officer at Rokk3r

Michael-Cotton

Michael Cotton

Co-Founder of Meld Ventures

Vicente Quesada

General Partner at Sherry Ventures

Frequently asked questions

For your application to be considered, you must clearly outline your project idea and team while also providing a high-level business development plan.

We welcome applications from projects that meet the following requirements:

  • Currently working with blockchain or open to working with it.
  • Having an MVP on Algorand blockchain for the final pitch (Demo Day).

We are considering all industries as long as there is a clear business case for building their project on the Algorand blockchain. However, our main areas of interest include digital payments (especially in USDC), DeFi (Decentralized Finances), NFT (Non-Fungible Token), sustainability and social impact.

We don’t charge any enrollment fees. The program is designed to offer optimal support to our selected projects and allow them access to a strong network of resources, including mentors and a global investor community. Upon selection, successful projects will receive USD 35,000 in upfront seed funding: USD 20,000 as a grant from the Algorand Foundation and USD $15,000 as an investment from Borderless Capital in return for 3% equity.

We aim to accept 10 projects for the Algorand Miami Accelerator.

The 10-week accelerator program consists of workshops and advisory sessions with experts on Tech, Product, Metrics, Business Planning, Marketing, Sales and Fundraising. The program also focuses on preparing and refining a final pitch to be presented on Demo Day, as well as one-on-one mentorship sessions and networking events. During the course of the program, selected teams will be expected to attend in person for at least 3 days at our Miami site. At the close, Borderless Capital will invite a startup from a previous edition as a successful case study.

The program is focused mainly on startups located in Latin America and Miami. However, we welcome projects from anywhere in the world.

Algorand Miami Accelerator will be held online as a virtual program, however, it does require in-person attendance of the selected teams in two instances: halfway through the program, for 3 days, and on Demo Day. Exceptions may be granted in cases of force majeure, like restrictions that may limit flight travel.

No, each team is responsible for all their travel expenses.

Registration will be open until October 17th, 2021. Once it closes, the selection process will take around 2 weeks, during which each application will be screened by a research team. Shortlisted projects will be contacted for an interview during this period. Successful applications will be informed a few days before the start of the accelerator program.

The program is bilingual. You may apply in Spanish or English, and most sessions with mentors will be held in both languages. For this reason, participants are not required to know or speak English. The final pitch on Demo Day may also be conducted in Spanish. However, if you do know the language, we recommend presenting in English. Some of the investors do not speak Spanish and pitching in English may open up more opportunities.

Yes, there are hundreds of companies that have been built using Algorand in sectors such as: Infrastructure, Stock Market, Supply Chains, Identity, Stablecoins, Government/Public Sector, Insurance, Environmental, Videogames, DeFi, Financial Institutions, Digital Assets, etc.

To learn more about our successful case studies, click here.

Yes, the Algorand Developer Portal provides documentation, tutorials, articles, a forum and metrics. All these resources are crucial for participants of the Algorand Miami Accelerator to develop their MVP. This minimal viable product will be presented by participants on Demo Day, in a pitch to potential investors.

Get all the materials at this link.

Enroll until October 17th, 2021

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