We believe that innovation happens when entrepreneurs and experts from established companies join forces.
BLOCKROCKET is an early-stage investor and digital accelerator for blockchain startups in Germany. We help startups, corporates, and investors to leverage the potential of blockchain technology.
BLOCKROCKET was launched in early 2019 by various shareholders from the Fintech space in Germany. Since our launch, we have acquired numerous well-known partners and mentors, onboarded the best 40+ blockchain startups to our program, among 150+ applications.
Startups in our program
Investments in 2020
Warrants in 2020
VCs in our network
We offer a variety of services to startups in different stages of our program, ranging from matchmaking and advisory to due diligence and fundraising.
(PRE-) SEED INVESTMENT
We handpick 5-10 blockchain startups per year in our program to receive a seed investment of 100,000 EUR. Startups stages can can range from pre-seed to seed (1M - 5M valuation).
MATCHMAKING / MARKETING
We offer matchmaking services with blockchain-related investors and partners from our network (investors/VCs, corporates, consultants, tech providers, etc.) and provide access to regular events, workshops and panels.
MENTORSHIP / ADVISORY
We offer various advisory services to our startups in regards to business development, sales and recruitment. We also help startups to set up regular mentoring sessions and idea exchanges with blockchain leaders in Germany.
Our team has been active in the blockchain startup space in Germany for years. Together with our partners, advisors and investors we are confident that we can evolve into becoming the leading
early-stage blockchain investor in Germany.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is BLOCKROCKET?
BLOCKROCKET is an accelerator for startups utilizing blockchain and DLT technologies.
It is a 6 months program that helps founders rapidly validate and grow their businesses.
What is the focus of BLOCKROCKET?
Our cohort is open to blockchain startups from every industry. Whether you are transforming the mobility sector or disrupting our financial system, we support you.
When are BLOCKROCKET applications due?
Applications are always possible, we are not working in batches.
How much do you invest?
We do not invest money at the beginning of the program but we are quite open to do at the end of our program.
Should I apply?
What are the program dates, and where is it hosted?
The program runs 6 months and is ongoing open for application. Currently, we offer Co-Working spaces in Berlin, Munich, and Frankfurt with major cities in Austria and Switzerland to come in 2020.
We've already raised funding. Can we still apply?
Yes. We regularly work with some companies receiving investment for the first time, and others who have already raised $1 million or more.
I have a great idea, but I’m not technical. Will you still support me?
Yes. We will evaluate teams based on skills that they need to succeed. It’s important for the founding team to have the skills to build the product.
I am an international founder. Can I still apply?
Yes. We accept applications from teams globally. Participation will hinge on your ability to attend the program in person.
My co-founder and I are coming from different locations. Can we apply?
Do we need to incorporate before we apply?
No. We accept companies at any stage -- pre-incorporation to those that already have their own entity set up.
Do I have to be in-person for the entire program?
No. We run regular workshops and events where you have to be present in person.
You can decide in which city you want to be part of the program.
Can I edit my application after submission?
Typically, no. If you have submitted an application and would like to change or update any information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
What is a typical day like during the accelerator?
Every day is different, but expect workshops, coaching sessions with program staff, meeting a variety of mentors, and speaking to your customers.
How do you choose which companies to accept into the program?
We look at the team, market viability, traction, technology. We understand that early-stage startups are constantly iterating and pivoting their businesses, and as such, we emphasize the skill sets that the teams bring to the table.
When will I hear back about my application?
As soon as we have evaluated your application you will receive an mail from us requesting a short interview.
What happens after the program?
We will support founders and teams after the program in our Alumni network.
How much does BLOCKROCKET control my company’s direction?
We will guide founders, but it is the team's job to make decisions and move quickly as they see fit.
What will we work on during the program?
The program has 3 key phases: Problem/Solution/Market, Validation and Traction, Story and Fundraising.
Why should I join BLOCKROCKET?
BLOCKROCKET will provide teams with workshops, mentoring and the right network to build and scale your business. Through 6 months, teams work with mentors and a broad advisor network to hone their value proposition, test their assumptions with real customers, and prepare for the next phase of investment and growth. Our goal is to help guide founders in building validated, market-ready businesses.