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BNB Chain and Binance Labs Unveil BNB Incubation Alliance to Boost Blockchain Innovation

Zach Anderson Jun 14, 2024 02:49

BNB Chain and Binance Labs launch BNB Incubation Alliance to support early-stage blockchain projects with top VCs and incubators.

BNB Chain and Binance Labs Unveil BNB Incubation Alliance to Boost Blockchain Innovation

BNB Chain and Binance Labs have announced the launch of the BNB Incubation Alliance (BIA), a strategic initiative aimed at accelerating the growth of early-stage blockchain projects. The alliance will collaborate with leading venture capitalists, incubators, and developer communities to foster innovation in the blockchain space, according to the BNB Chain Blog.

How the BNB Incubation Alliance Works

The BNB Incubation Alliance will organize global events to support promising early-stage projects. These events will be primarily offline and will feature a selection process managed by BNB Chain, Binance Labs, top venture capital firms, and incubators. Projects chosen for the program will benefit from expedited entry into the Most Valuable Builder (MVB) program, BNB Chain grants, access to the Launch-as-a-Service (LaaS) package, and potential investment opportunities from Binance Labs.

Selection Criteria: Projects must be in the incubation stage, defined by metrics such as pre-product launch or shortly after launch, with limitations on team size or historical fundraising valuation. Interested projects can apply here.

Judging and Awards: A panel of judges from the co-hosts and co-organizers will evaluate the projects. Awards include:

  • 1st Award: Direct admission to MVB, LaaS package, potential Binance Labs investment opportunities, and BNB Chain grants.
  • 2nd Award: Priority consideration for MVB admission, BNB Chain grants, and LaaS package.
  • 3rd Award: Priority consideration for MVB admission and LaaS package.

Event Schedule

The initial series of events will be held in various locations, including:

  • EthCC 2024: July in Brussels, Belgium
  • Bitcoin 2024: Nashville, USA (to be confirmed)
  • Token 2049: Singapore (to be confirmed)
  • Binance Blockchain Week: Dubai, UAE (to be confirmed)
  • DevCon and EthGlobal: Bangkok, Thailand (to be confirmed)

Proposed Agenda

The events will feature welcome speeches, keynote addresses, and panel discussions with key figures from BNB Chain, Binance Labs, and other industry leaders. Participants will engage in project preparation and Q&A sessions, followed by presentation and demo days where nominated projects will showcase their ideas. The events will also offer networking opportunities with Binance Labs, VCs, and incubators, culminating in a celebratory gala party where top projects will be awarded prizes.

Why You Should Join The BNB Incubation Alliance

Joining the BNB Incubation Alliance offers projects the chance to receive potential investment from Binance Labs, BNB grants, and fast-track admission to the MVB program. The MVB program, co-hosted by BNB Chain, Binance Labs, and CMC Labs, has been highly competitive, with less than 2% of applicants being accepted in the latest season.

Benefits of the MVB Program:

  • Access to Strategic Partnerships: MVB attracts high-value strategic partners, such as CMC Labs.
  • Close Collaboration with Industry Leaders: Work closely with the Binance Labs investment team and BNB Chain core contributors.
  • Deep Collaboration and Advisory Support: Facilitate collaboration with founders and builder teams during early development stages.
  • Extensive Support and Resources: Comprehensive support to navigate building on the BNB Chain.
  • Launch-as-a-Service: A comprehensive support program by BNB Chain to help projects launch and grow their Dapps on the BNB Smart Chain.

Recently, Season 7 of the MVB program saw over 700 applicants, with 13 early-stage Web3 projects selected. The program included mentorship, expert-led sessions, and culminated in a Demo Day where Binance Labs will decide on investments based on project performance.

Accelerating Your Web3 Journey

The BNB Incubation Alliance is committed to advancing blockchain innovation by hosting various events to incubate, train, and foster the next generation of blockchain talent. This initiative underscores BNB Chain’s dedication to supporting groundbreaking growth and innovation in the Web3 space.

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