DUBAI – May 3, 2022 – Newmoon has launched an accelerator program out of the Dubai Design District, to provide 360-degree mentoring for startups entering web3 and building in the creative, gaming, and metaverse industries.
Web3 is a new version of the internet and it will redefine the way we live, shop, organize companies and much more. As web3 is sky-rocketting in development, many founders and creators are looking for a way to break into the field but are confronted with an array of challenges.
9 startups have been selected to the current cohort, which has already collectively raised more than 10m from the likes of Bitkraft Ventures, Paris Hilton, Meltem Demirors, Kevin Lin, Matthew Ball, RED DAO, LVMH Luxury Ventures and UNICEF.
“Community is everything in web3. As web3 is taking off, the industry needs to be inclusive to founder and creator talents launching new NFT and DAO models with their communities. We aim to simplify entering web3 with a unique program designed by experienced web3 pioneers and vertical experts for technical and non-technical teams,” says Trang Lê Bozon, a Partner at Newmoon Accelerator.
Newmoon Accelerator is run by Marina Atarova, Newmoon Partner, formerly lead of Dream Assembly, the accelerator of the 2.3 billion dollar revenue luxury retail platform Farfetch Ltd.; alongside former lecturer at UCLA and serial founder Trang Lê Bozon, and Christoph Richter long-time startup mentor with two exits under his belt.
Application for the next cohort is now open. The program is fully remote: www.newmoon.ac
Startups in the first cohort:
1 RSTLSS (https://rstlss.xyz/) : gives brands, influencers, and artists the freedom and accessibility to create and sell multiverse fashion through an engaging, gamified experience. RSTLSS grows crypto-native brands and onboards traditional IPs into the metaverse via curated NFT drops.
2 Reblika (https://reblika.com/): a unique and highly innovative approach to digital avatars. It is a platform that has been specifically designed and optimized for the Metaverse’s ecosystem and is the most advanced high-end avatar creator and configurator for Web3.
3 Kotani Pay (https://kotanipay.com/): Access Africa’s most reliable Blockchain on the ramp and off-ramp service. Available on USSD across Africa’s popular mobile money platforms.
4 Crypto Fashion Week™ (https://cryptofashionweek.xyz/): the OG event that put the world of digital fashion and NFTs on the map. CFW celebrates designers as artists, fashion as sovereign self-expression, and avatars as the avant-garde in this on-chain revolution. Specializing in experiences, drops, and knowledge sharing. Step into a world at CFW.
5 The MetaArt Club (TMAC) (https://www.metaartclub.io/): an NFT collection for artists, collectors, and communities, –it consists of 9k plus ERC-721 NFTs which are special edition artworks by a curated roster of 35 international digital artists. Founded as a bridge between curation and art on the blockchain, TMAC includes a collection of NFTs by a global mix of established and nascent digital artists. TMAC’s overarching goal is to promote artists in the NFT space, cultivating a digital fine art eco-system to foster loyalty, membership, and community.
6 LumenPay: Creating a crypto payroll software where employers can pay wages using cryptocurrency. It has been launched in Kenya.
7 NeftyBlocks (https://neftyblocks.com/): the #1 trade to Earn marketplace for buying, selling and creating digital collectibles. Explore the power of NFTs today using a wide range of community-driven tools.
8. ViceVersa (https://viceversa.xyz) Selected by LVMH accelerator program among 400 applications to reinvent the future of luxury, Viceversa is a SAAS platform that bridges the gap between people & technology to enable Web3 transformation in the fashion industry. From virtual content creation to interactive display and mint, Viceversa provides simple usage of 3D files leveraging proprietary and patented technologies.
9. The Uplift World (https://theuplift.world/) – A massive multiplayer universe, built on Minecraft, powered by blockchain. Own land rights | play & create | win prizes & earn.
For more information about Newmoon Accelerator, visit https://www.newmoon.ac.
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