WEB Startup Launchpad

AU / NZ EDITION 

Calling all startups working in web3 across Australia and New Zealand!
The Metarise Launchpad is on the hunt for quality web3 projects that are looking for access to web3 ecosystems, mentors and investment.

OUR PARTNERS

WEB3 Down Under

Citi projects that web3 and ‘the metaverse’ will be a US$13 trillion opportunity by 2030. Other analysts such as JPMorgan, Boston Consulting Group, and Goldman Sachs have put the number at between US$1 trillion and US$8 trillion.

Web3 is growing down under, being home to some of the leading web3 projects in the world, such as:
Immutable X - The fastest unicorn in Australian history, building an open, decentralized ecosystem for NFT trading backed by Ethereum.
Synthetix - A synthetic asset trading platform with $500M in value locked up, offering derivatives that give exposure to real-world assets on the blockchain.

There are talented teams working on the future of web3 in both Australia and New Zealand, and this launchpad is here to help find and support them.

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

UPCOMING EVENTS

Q+A SESSION (COHORT 1)

Mon, 30 May 2022
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM AEST

SESSION ENDED

Q+A SESSION (COHORT 2)

Thurs, 30 June 2022
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM AEST

SESSION ENDED

Why Join our LAUNCHPAD?

Startups that are selected following the pitch days will enter a six week accelerator program with education and coaching on market validation, project design, tokeneconomics and minting, community building, and more, and has recruited mentors and coaches from the likes of Dapper Labs, Harmony, Enjin, MintGate, and The Sandbox.

ACCESS TO INVESTMENT

Our launchpad provides startups with the opportunity to pitch to web3 investors for access to capital.

WEB3 EXPERTISE

Our web3 mentors and coaches will be able to support and help you navigate your own web3 journey.

Key DATES

MAY
16

Applications open

MAY
30

Q+A session

JUN
12

Applications close (Cohort 1)

JUN
24

Pitch Day (Cohort 1)

JuN
30

Q+A Session

JUL
15

Applications close (Cohort 2)

JUL
27

Pitch day (Cohort 2)

AUG
8

Launchpad accelerator commences (6 weeks)

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PARTNERS

METAVISE

Metavise is a web3 agency that helps brands demystify and better navigate the weird and wonderful world of web3.
Their mission, in the appropriated words of one Buzz Lightyear, is to help brands get to the metaverse…and beyond.

VISIT

DAO UNDER

DAO Under is an APAC-based web3 community. They are empowering creators, participants and keen learners in the region to leave their mark on web3.

VISIT

LABRYS

Labrys is a global leader in blockchain product development. They design, develop and launch products using blockchain technology. They don’t just build on-chain, we develop all supporting infrastructure to enable any Web 3.0 solution. They Shape the New World.

VISIT

Mintgate

MintGate empowers customer rewards through unique NFT and token gating membership experiences.

VISIT

Frequently asked questions

What is the time commitment?
Those that are selected to pitch will be required to set aside half a day for the pitch day. Following the pitch days, we will invite successful startups to the six-week launchpad accelerator. The program will include biweekly sessions for coaching, focused workshops and network introductions.
Is there a cost to participate in the launchpad?
Startups selected to participate in the launchpad accelerator will be required to pledge 2% of tokens/equity in return for access to education, coaching, investors and our Metarise token. Our native token will give startups exposure to our participating startup token pool, and a share in the upside.
When will I get an answer on my application?
We receive hundreds of applications and review each one individually. We will respond to everyone with a yes or no, but it may take up to two weeks after applications close.
Where is the pitch located?
The location will be confirmed closer to the pitch day. This information will be shared with startups selected to pitch.
Is the launchpad accelerator a virtual program?
Yes, the launchpad accelerator will predominately be a virtual program.
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