MIT x Harvard Blockchain Accelerator - Spring 2024 Cohort Application

The MIT x Harvard Blockchain Accelerator is a student and alumni-led effort to support founders and builders in Web3 who are affiliated with either institution.

Our accelerator is an 8-week program to help web3 founders scale their businesses:

  • Non-dilutive Program: This program is non-dilutive for founders and builders who are affiliated with either of these schools. Our goal is to give back by supporting innovation and entrepreneurship in web3 for the MIT and Harvard communities.
  • Mentorship from Leading Web3 Founders, Operators and Investors: Founding Mentors include Pacman (Blast & Blur), Keone Hon and Eunice Giarta (Monad), Kenny Li (Manta), Jeremy Rubin (BTC Core Dev), Mirza Uddin (Injective) plus mentors from leading web3 companies and firms like a16z, Avalanche, Dragonfly, Galaxy Digital, Polygon, Standard Crypto, Symbolic Capital, and more

This program is for:

  • Students, faculty, researchers, and alumni affiliated with MIT and/or Harvard
  • Founders who are committed to working full-time on their project
  • Individuals looking to be a part of and contribute to the broader Web3 community at MIT and Harvard
Program Dates: This cohort will run from May 2024 to July 2024
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What's your name (first AND last)?


What is the name of your company?


Please enter your university email


To apply, you must use your university affiliated email.

Please share the LinkedIn URL for yourself and all cofounders (


  • Please identify who are your technical leads
  • If you do not have a LinkedIn, please add your Github, portfolio, etc.

Please share the / Twitter URL for yourself and all cofounders:

Please share the Telegram handle for yourself and all cofounders:

What is your MIT and/or Harvard affiliation?

Tell us about what you (and your cofounders) have shipped in the past


Could be anything, drop some links, docs, etc.

Please describe what your idea/project does or will do in 50 words or less.


Please share the following materials:
+ Demo/project URL (if any)
+ Pitchdeck URL (if any)

What is the exact problem your product aims to solve? 


What steps have you taken to validate the idea?

Please use no more than 200 words

Will you commit to this project full-time (30+ hours per week) for the duration of the program?


Why are you the best people to build this idea?

Why did you pick this idea to work on? Do you have domain expertise in this area? 

How would you describe success at the end of the program? What are you hoping to gain?


Please be as specific as possible.

Have you formed ANY legal entity for this idea?


This may be in the US, in your home country or in another country.

Have you taken any investment yet?


This includes previous fundraises, accelerator programs, grants, friends & family, etc.

If you have taken any investment, how much money have you raised and at what valuation(s)?

How did you hear about this program?

If anyone referred you, this is the place to let us know!

Is there anything else you'd like us to know about you or your application?

A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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