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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Berkeley Blockchain Xcelerator?


UC Berkeley is the #1 public university in the world and has been a thought leader in computer science, cryptography, digital currencies and distributed ledger technology for over 30 years. We also sit between San Francisco and Silicon Valley. These two forces elevate our ecosystem as a perfect place to energize your work in blockchain. We are a joint venture by three premier organizations on the UC Berkeley campus – Berkeley Engineering, the Berkeley Haas School of Business and Blockchain at Berkeley.




What are we looking for in a project team?


We select teams of strong technical and business founders with unique insights into a broad array of verticals. We are not concerned with age range, UC Berkeley affiliation and geographic location. If you want to compete for a spot, apply here!




How can you apply to the Xcelerator?


Berkeley Blockchain Xcelerator is taking care of our Fall 2019 cohort. Apply for the next round in Spring 2020 on this site.




When do we accept applications?


We have rolling admissions from until applications close. Programming for Cohort #3 runs until January 31, 2020.




How long is the acceleration program?


Cohort #3 runs from April 1st until November 1st, 2020.




Who can apply?


We accept teams from around the world doing work related to blockchain. We prefer core technologies and novel multi-sector use cases. See our current cohort here.





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