DFINITY Foundation has teamed up with Wanxiang Blockchain Labs and New Chainbase in China to launch a six-month IC Bootcamp.
The positioning of IC Bootcamp is project incubator and ecosystem enabler.
IC Bootcamp will select and support 10-15 teams, and jointly promote the growth of the IC ecosystem through IC technical guidance and project incubation.
IC Bootcamp will last for six months with two training phases and two evaluations.
Incubator Phase, to help polish these start-up projects in many ways.
Demo Day, to track the development progress of the IC Bootcamp projects and evaluate the overall strength of the project teams.
Accelerator Phase, to help with branding and offer access to financing.
Project Show, to increase financing and cooperation possibilities for the teams by inviting influential investment institutions, media, KOLs and other excellent IC projects to attend the roadshow .
DFINITY engineers and IC technology community developers will formulate dedicated technical training courses such as Motoko, IC architecture, key technology, IC development tools and infrastructures. IC technology seminar will be held by senior IC developers to promote experience sharing and technical collaboration between IC projects. Constant technical support will be provided in various ways, such as Q&A meeting or practical guidance, to help teams deal with current technological challenges.
All teams in IC Bootcamp will be offered systematic startup training courses in relation to major aspects that are necessary for them to advance to a mature project. The teams can also get customised business support from IC Bootcamp to better polish their projects and become qualified for branding and financing at a rapid pace. In addition, extra entrepreneurial support for convenient working conditions will be provided, such as start-up salon, project roadshow, and open workspace.
DFINITY Foundation, Wanxiang Blockchain and other official branding channels of the ecosystem will keep following up the IC Bootcamp program and report its latest update in continuance during the whole period. Fengchao Online Meeting of high industrial influence will launch special live programs for the IC Bootcamp teams to help them gain popularity among institutions and the public outside the IC ecosystem. Excellent teams will also get the opportunity to demonstrate their projects at Global Blockchain Summit and DFINITY events.
The IC Bootcamp boasts a strong and experienced mentor group, among which heads of leading blockchain investment institutions will take up the role as the expert committee to offer guidance and support. More renowned investment institutions will participate in the two evaluations and offer good funding opportunities based on the overall roadshow performance of the teams. IC Bootcamp will also organize investment and financing meetups and actively refer the teams to appropriate institutions.
IC Bootcamp is DFINITY's first-ever training program launched in Asia, and all seleted teams will achieve extensive attention from the whole industry. Through the six-month training, the teams will deeply understand the development trend of the IC ecosystem, establish close relations with DFINITY's official teams, and collaborate technically or commercially with other teams. Upon the completion of IC Bootcamp, IC Bootcamper consisting of all alumni will be initiated, aimed at continuously exploring all possible cooperation opportunities among alumni and the IC ecosystem.
You can submit registration information through IC Bootcamp official website, DFINITY WeChat official account and Wanxiang Blockchain WeChat official account.
A group of 10-15 teams will be enrolled in the 2022 IC Bootcamp through two rounds of selection, one is application information screening, the other is interview online or on-site.
IC Bootcamp will focus on projects' quality, including importance, innovation, rationality, ability of execution, and commercial value.