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Starting September 2022
OUR VISION
Newmoon Accelerator powers creators, developers and founders building the cultural layer of the open metaverse stack, by providing technical assistance, mentoring and connection to our fast growing community.

The cultural metaverse is a multi-trillion opportunity that will require web3 infrastructure to fairly distribute and share ownership between developers and asset originators shaping the emerging cultural landscape.

The programs are designed to be lightweight in terms of time commitment so you can focus on your project while we send help your way. ✨
STARTUP STORIES
Levina Li and Frank Smits of The MetaArt Club
Charli Cohen of RSTLSS
Teaser: TMAC
Benefits for FOUNDERS
An exponential network of cultural value is forming around web3, at a magnitude we are yet to comprehend. By joining the Newmoon Accelerator, you will receive valuable information and technical tools that will propel your creative practice years ahead, multiplied by the momentum of community-driven incentive structures.
The Problem
The centralized internet was designed for advertisers, formatting business models and technologies around the attention economy. In this quest for profit, publishers and advertisers have alienated humanity and exploited creators.
The Solution
Cracking the code of Web3 requires a wide range of skills and networks combining product design, tokenomics, governance, marketing and cultural direction.
FEATURED
COMMUNITY MEMBERS

Notion

Notion is a project management and note-taking software. Notion is software designed to help members of a company or organization coordinate deadlines, objectives, and assignments for the sake of efficiency and productivity.

IBM HyperProtect Accelerator

Over the past 2+ years, IBM Hyper Protect Accelerator has enabled 45 of the most exciting and global fintech, healthtech, and insurtech startups. This year, we are working with 55 more companies across two cohorts (Cohort 4 and Friends of Hyper Protect) with the continued support of our brilliant collaborator, Village Capital, that manages the business mentorship aspect of the program’s support services, whilst IBM leads technical enablement.

Miro

Miro is the online collaborative whiteboarding platform that enables distributed teams to work effectively together, from brainstorming with digital sticky notes to planning and managing agile workflows.

Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services, Inc. is a subsidiary of Amazon that provides on-demand cloud computing platforms and APIs to individuals, companies, and governments, on a metered pay-as-you-go basis. These cloud computing web services provide distributed computing processing capacity and software tools via AWS server farms.

Kristina Lucrezia Cornèr

As Editor-in-Chief at Cointelegraph, Kristina is building an editorial strategy and ensuring content-quality on trends in blockchain and fintech.

With an M.A. in political science and classical philology, Kristina has been working in communication and journalism for over 10 years, covering energy, urban, green, information, financial technologies and other innovations aimed at a sustainable future.

Kristina is a passionate advocate of innovations, environmental consciousness and diversity.

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Lou Kerner

Lou Kerner is a Partner at Blockchain Coinvestors, a crypto fund-of-fund, invested in 40 of the leading crypto VCs around the world. Lou is also the CEO of Blockchain Coinvestors Acquisition Corp. 1, a publicly traded SPAC, and Founder of CryptoOracle Collective, a decentralized crypto advisory firm. Lou is also the Head Crypto Analyst at Quantum Economics, a crypto research firm.

Lou has been a crypto enthusiast, investor, and thought leader since 2013, when the Wall Street Journal called Lou "Wall Street’s Bitcoin Expert''. Lou is ranked among the most influential crypto bloggers on Medium, regularly keynotes major crypto industry events, and often appears on TV or in print talking about crypto. Lou also regularly hosts conference calls with crypto industry innovators attended by hundreds of crypto enthusiasts and investors. Lou is best known as the Founder of CryptoMondays, the largest crypto meetup group in the world, with chapters in 70+ cities around the world. Prior to crypto, Lou was a Partner at the decentralized VC, Flight, where he managed The Israeli Founders Syndicate. Prior to Flight, Lou was the Managing Partner of The Social Internet Fund (SIF), which invested in shares of rapidly growing tech companies. Prior to SIF, Lou was an angel investor, best known for investing in Facebook and writing the first Wall Street style research report on the company in 2010. Before angel investing, Lou ran two digital companies, Bolt (the largest social network before MySpace), and .tv (which commercialized the top-level domain .tv licensed from the tiny island nation of Tuvalu). .tv was acquired by Verisign. Prior to .tv, Lou had a distinguished career as an equity analyst following media and tech companies for Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch. Lou has a B.A. from U.C.L.A. and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Victoria Camblin

Victoria Camblin is a writer, editor, art historian, and curator. She is the former editor and artistic director of Art Papers, based in Atlanta, Georgia. As of June 2018, she is the executive editor of 032c in Berlin, Germany.

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Ben Dietz

Ben Dietz was recently appointed Chief Brand & Strategy Officer at NYXL, New York's global entertainment brand connecting esports, gaming culture, and style for next gen gamers. Ben is a former SVP of Vice Media and formly a manager at Sony Music.

Griff Green

Griff Green is a digital currency "expert", evangelist and public speaker, as part of the core community team behind "The DAO".

Griff is well connected and well liked in the Ethereum ecosystem. Griff founded Giveth to build the Future of Giving and the Commons Stack to take Giveth to the next level, to do the applied research needed to build start-up Regen Economies that support the production of Public Goods.

Griff's vision is to build a world where people who produce value for society are rewarded fairly for the value they produce. Currently, the path is to create an easy path for communities to have their own start up economies. If this works, then eventually we will be able to take all the good parts of the free market space and apply them to the public sector, so that we have countless microeconomies competing to provide public services that people actually want.

Isa Kivlighan

Isa Kivlighan works across product and marketing at The Fabricant, a decentralized digital fashion house building the wardrobe of the metaverse. She was previously Head of Marketing for both the HBAR Foundation and at the DeFi protocol Aave. In her spare time, Isa is an active angel investor and advisor to projects across the DeFi, gaming, and digital fashion spaces.

João Fiadeiro

João is currently supporting web3 founders as a decentralised protocol product manager at Protocol Labs, building decentralised storage solutions.

João is a former senior product manager at YouTube, Google, Netflix and Deutsche Bank. At Google, João focused as in Anti-Abuse in Google's Trust and Safety team. His combined experience comprises machine learning, analytics, linguistics, product management, data science, music technology, corporate strategy and web3.

João holds a Postgraduate degree from the University of Oxford, MSc in Social Science of the Internet, as well as a BSc. in Information Management for Business from University College London.

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Ben Taylor

Ben Taylor has led brand strategy and creative direction for the world’s best brands. He is a former YEEZY Brand Director, VP of Brand Strategy at Headspace, and Head of Strategy at AKQA.

Ben has been advising cultural teams transitioning into web3, including a focus in e-commerce.

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Lisa Wocken

Lisa Wocken, PhD is an educator in the DAO ecosystem and a founding member of talentDAO, which conducts scientific research within the DAO community to support its acceleration and advancement. TalentDAO researches about DAO Governance and Leadership and release reports based on their scientific reserach, e.g. the HealthDAO report.

Derrick L. Maultsby Jr.

Derrick L. Maultsby Jr, Attorney at Law at Frost Brown Todd

With over 500 lawyers across mid-America, Frost Brown Todd offers a deep, talented roster of legal professionals covering commercial transactions and real estate; business and corporate law; environmental; intellectual property; labor and employment; litigation; and business succession planning. The firm operates across 14 markets spanning 8 states, including Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington, D.C. The firm most recently supports clients operating in web3.

Derrick is experienced in advising founders entering web3 on their token strategy and offerings, with a US focus.

Asha Talwar Coco

Asha Talwar Coco is a brand builder, product innovator, and business operator. She has worked with hundreds of the world’s best and brightest in beauty and fashion, bringing two decades of beauty expertise across retail channels, geographies, and product categories.  She currently serves as the President of the indie fragrance brand Forvr Mood by creator powerhouse and beauty maven Jackie Aina.  

Asha previously held global marketing roles at beauty giants Estee Lauder, Coty, and Clarins before moving to world leading fragrance suppliers Firmenich & Givaudan in global marketing and business development.

RSTLSS
$RSTLSS

RSTLSS gives people a way to express identity freely and fluidly; and gives brands, influencers, and artists the freedom and accessibility to create and sell multiverse fashion.

 ◦ Easily create multiverse wearables, using limited edition licensed graphics, and contemporary designer streetwear. 
◦ Flex your design across the multiverse and IRL. 
◦ Play to evolve wearables into extra rare and valuable editions. 
◦ Securely sell licensed artwork and wearables

“Identity is about expression and consistency. As we spend more time in virtual worlds, the ability to take what matters most to us across all the environments we exist in will be the expectation. At RSTLSS, it’s our vision to remove the barriers for artists to create and monetize wearables and merchandise in the metaverse while simultaneously giving consumers ultimate control over their visual identities.“

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The MetaArt Club
$TMAC

An NFT collection for artists, collectors and communities – The MetaArt Club (TMAC) is a collection of 9,888 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 both established and nascent digital artists. TMAC is creating a unique destination for the Digital Renaissance. Among TMAC’s artists, a carefully curated array of different creative styles is captured from Afro-futurism to surrealism, abstract expressionism to cubism, and more. 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.

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Lumen Pay
$XLM

LumenPay Technologies Is On A Mission To Create Dedicated Custom Payment Components To Provide For Additional Case Use For The Stellar Blockchain & It's Native Asset, The Lumen, Symbol XLM.

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VICEVERSA
$VCVRS

Viceversa is the user-friendly API-built SAAS platform developing the most advanced 3D optimization algorithm. Their proprietary 3D algorithm powered by AI is enabling the highest quality of online experiences with no loading time.

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Kotani Pay
$KTNP

Kotani Pay is a technology stack that enables blockchain protocols, dapps and blockchain fintech companies to integrate seamlessly to local payment channels in Africa. We provide a reliable on ramp and off ramp service to reach a wider customer base that operates primarily on mobile money services.

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The Uplift World
$UPLFT

Coolest Minecraft Multichain #Metaverse powered by #wax and #eth and gratitude. Alpha Phase Launched! Buy Land, Play & Earn, show off your #NFTs by making galleries in game! Will be launching on Newcoin soon.

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Neftyblocks
$NFTB

NeftyBlocks is 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.

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Join our workshop sessions
You will learn about the program, the i/O SDK technology, tokenomics, web3 primitives, legals, community building from our network of mentors.
Present your project to the comunity
Create a profile on the Newlife social platform where the community can review your ideas and give feedback.
Design consultation
Based on your vision and ideas, we will help you identify the right smart contracts and business logic to implement.
Initial technical assessment
We will review your ideas, feasibility and estimate the gap between where you are and where you want to be.
Start building in web3
You will achieve your first prototype and present it to the community.
Join the DAO
That's where you gain access to all the features and perks from the network, intensive mentoring and support.
Get investment ready
You will be introduced to relevant business angels, VCs and crypto-funds relevant to your project.
Go live
to your community
You are going live and expanding your community through our network of marketing partners.

200+

investors

Investors community funding projects

27

web3 tools

Deveveloper tools for web3 apps & games

30+

perks

Podcast and crypto media partners

100+

mentors

Mentors from tech, web3 and culture

$250K partner freebies per startup

15+

countries

Local hubs around the world to connect

JOIN THE DAO
Newmoon is a community-led web3 accelerator. Our DAO is coming soon and you can pre-register here.
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FAQ
What is
?

We believe that community and good partnerships are at the root of succeeding to build a thriving metaverse and we exist to educate and nurture diverse founders and creator talents who are launching new web3 businesses and projects.

Newmoon is a community-led web3 accelerator. Leveraging the unique web3 structure, we are on a roadmap to being a DAO for our digital community of mentors, partners, investors and supporters, who aim to support our startup and creator community.

How can I join as a DAO member?

Register your interest through the form and we will be in touch.

What does getting involved actually mean?

There is plenty of support that an accelerator and its startups need. Here are some of the examples of how the community members can contribute to the success of accelerator: scouting, investing, mentoring, supporting or organising the events and workshops, making introductions and much more.

How can I learn more?

Join the Newmoon Discord channel in our community server for Newcoin Protocol. Reach out to our team there with any questions you have and we will reply to you!

We host open office hours every Thursday 5-6pm CET on Discord for questions and inputs from the community.

You can join the community from there and follow Newmoon on twitter for updates and events! We’re also on LinkedIn and Medium for announcements and educational content.

Is Newmoon Accelerator free?

Yes, Newmoon is focused on educating and supporting web3 builders and creators. The programs are all free, meaning that we do not take any fee, equity or tokens from the teams or individuals who join. For the main program, you will receive an agreement to sign for data and content use and protect, which also outlines that Newmoon accelerator is without cost for participants.

Even though the program is free, please note that we have a very high quality threshold for applications and expect the highest level of commitment and participation from all teams to continue receiving support.

I am a startup. How can I join a program?

There are currently two free educational programs for startups and creators offered by Newmoon. We are dedicated to support diverse talents succeed in web3 to build the ownership economy.

Apply on our website newmoon.ac and our team will review your application to find which program is best for you

• Newmoon Accelerator ⁠— for early to mid stage startups with existing funding and/or product. We’re looking for diverse, stellar teams ready to build in web3 and accept top teams on a rolling basis with 6-8 weeks full support and active alumni support.
       Our program is flexible and community-centric: You will get a lead mentor, private and group coaching for web3, strategic and technical support, access to our web3 knowledge base and guides, as well as the opportunity to showcase your startup and products to our wider community of partners and investors at main demo events. Write to us on Discord if you have any questions!

• Mooncamp — for pre-seed/seed startups, creators and solo entrepreneurs. Mooncamp is a lite version of our main accelerator program to educate and support the community with educational and showcase events!
      Connect to founders and creators in web3, get feedback and support on your idea, join our community events and demo your project to our community of talents, brands and investors at Newmoon’s showcases!

What types of companies will the accelerator be supporting?

Founders building the Open Metaverse, including

• XR immersive experiences
• Gaming NFT and NFT tooling
• Fashion & Creator economy startups

What types of companies will the accelerator be supporting?

Founders building the Open Metaverse, including

• XR immersive experiences
• Gaming NFT and NFT tooling
• Fashion & Creator economy startups

Is Newmoon Accelerator free?

Yes, Newmoon is focused on educating and supporting web3 builders and creators. The programs are all free, meaning that we do not take any fee, equity or tokens from the teams or individuals who join. For the main program, you will receive an agreement to sign for data and content use and protect, which also outlines that Newmoon accelerator is without cost for participants.

Even though the program is free, please note that we have a very high quality threshold for applications and expect the highest level of commitment and participation from all teams to continue receiving support.

Is Newmoon Accelerator free?

Yes, Newmoon is focused on educating and supporting web3 builders and creators. The programs are all free, meaning that we do not take any fee, equity or tokens from the teams or individuals who join. For the main program, you will receive an agreement to sign for data and content use and protect, which also outlines that Newmoon accelerator is without cost for participants.

Even though the program is free, please note that we have a very high quality threshold for applications and expect the highest level of commitment and participation from all teams to continue receiving support.

Is Newmoon Accelerator free?

Yes, Newmoon is focused on educating and supporting web3 builders and creators. The programs are all free, meaning that we do not take any fee, equity or tokens from the teams or individuals who join. For the main program, you will receive an agreement to sign for data and content use and protect, which also outlines that Newmoon accelerator is without cost for participants.

Even though the program is free, please note that we have a very high quality threshold for applications and expect the highest level of commitment and participation from all teams to continue receiving support.

What types of companies will the accelerator be supporting?

Founders building the Open Metaverse, including

• XR immersive experiences
• Gaming NFT and NFT tooling
• Fashion & Creator economy startups

Is Newmoon Accelerator free?

Yes, Newmoon is focused on educating and supporting web3 builders and creators. The programs are all free, meaning that we do not take any fee, equity or tokens from the teams or individuals who join. For the main program, you will receive an agreement to sign for data and content use and protect, which also outlines that Newmoon accelerator is without cost for participants.

Even though the program is free, please note that we have a very high quality threshold for applications and expect the highest level of commitment and participation from all teams to continue receiving support.

What types of companies will the accelerator be supporting?

Founders building the Open Metaverse, including

• XR immersive experiences
• Gaming NFT and NFT tooling
• Fashion & Creator economy startups

Is Newmoon Accelerator free?

Yes, Newmoon is focused on educating and supporting web3 builders and creators. The programs are all free, meaning that we do not take any fee, equity or tokens from the teams or individuals who join. For the main program, you will receive an agreement to sign for data and content use and protect, which also outlines that Newmoon accelerator is without cost for participants.

Even though the program is free, please note that we have a very high quality threshold for applications and expect the highest level of commitment and participation from all teams to continue receiving support.

What types of companies will the accelerator be supporting?

Founders building the Open Metaverse, including

• XR immersive experiences
• Gaming NFT and NFT tooling
• Fashion & Creator economy startups

Is Newmoon Accelerator free?

Yes, Newmoon is focused on educating and supporting web3 builders and creators. The programs are all free, meaning that we do not take any fee, equity or tokens from the teams or individuals who join. For the main program, you will receive an agreement to sign for data and content use and protect, which also outlines that Newmoon accelerator is without cost for participants.

Even though the program is free, please note that we have a very high quality threshold for applications and expect the highest level of commitment and participation from all teams to continue receiving support.

What types of companies will the accelerator be supporting?

Founders building the Open Metaverse, including

• XR immersive experiences
• Gaming NFT and NFT tooling
• Fashion & Creator economy startups

What types of companies will the accelerator be supporting?

Founders building the Open Metaverse, including

• XR immersive experiences
• Gaming NFT and NFT tooling
• Fashion & Creator economy startups

Is Newmoon Accelerator free?

Yes, Newmoon is focused on educating and supporting web3 builders and creators. The programs are all free, meaning that we do not take any fee, equity or tokens from the teams or individuals who join. For the main program, you will receive an agreement to sign for data and content use and protect, which also outlines that Newmoon accelerator is without cost for participants.

Even though the program is free, please note that we have a very high quality threshold for applications and expect the highest level of commitment and participation from all teams to continue receiving support.

I can receive technical support from Newmoon — on which protocols?

Yes! Newmoon can help you in your technical road map and we are able to offer some technical implementation support and resources on a case-by-case basis. You should let us know what you need. All teams and creators are able to access open technical documentation and join the community discord and calls for support.

Newmoon believes in the mission of making web3 open and accessible to everyone. Therefore we are supporting builders on Newcoin Protocol, a layer-1 public blockchain, which makes it easy for builders to develop web3 apps and products via open source smart contacts and SDKs. If you are a development team, you do not need to develop your own blockchain smart contracts — build in Javascript, Typescript, Unity, Unreal and more directly!

Newmoon Accelerator is an official partner of Newcoin Foundation.

Will Newmoon help me to raise funds?

Newmoon does not invest in startups. We have a vibrant community of angels, VCs and family offices that are leaders in web3, tech, luxury and gaming. If you are selected to participate in the program, your mentors will help you to refine your product, community and pitch to get ready for fundraising and introduce you to our network to accelerate your fundraising.

Joining our community events and engaging with Newmoon on twitter are also great opportunities to get your projects recognised.

Is Newmoon in Dubai or remote — and how much time do I need to commit?

Newmoon is based in Dubai but all our programs are fully remote and open to international teams and creators. Our partners are also global and support our participants remotely. We will run local events in Dubai and major hubs. For partner opportunities at events, email gm@newmoon.ac.

Teams in the main accelerator program should expect 2 sessions per week for 6-8 weeks. Extra time to meet our mentor network, join community online events and to offer your own events is your choice and we recommend it. Our community is strong and investing time into building strong community relationships is key in web3 but our program is generally flexible.

Mooncamp is a lite program for early stage teams and creators with weekly touch points and community events including Showcases for top teams. You will need to progress with some basic requirements in the Mooncamp in order to join our showcase.

Who are the current and past participants in Newmoon accelerator?

Join our Discord to connect with the current participants and community. Read about the first startups to join the main accelerator here.

I’m a creator — is Newmoon for me?

Yes! We work with a dedicated agency to support top creators and agents move into web3. If you are self-represented, please apply via our website newmoon.ac. If you are represented by an agent, please contact us at gm@newmoon.ac.

I’m not a founder (yet), or a creator but I want to learn more — how can I be involved?

We’d love to welcome you to the Discord and twitter to be a part of the Newmoon community. If you have deep expertise in fashion, media, gaming, tech, or web3, we would love to invite you to our mentor community. Please contact us on Discord, twitter, LinkedIn or by email gm@newmoon.ac.

If you are looking to learn more about web3 and up-skill, we run workshops for professionals for free to help educate talents and will continually be looking to run tailored trainings together with our partners. Message us in the Newmoon channel in Discord! You can also follow our Medium for educational content!

I’m a brand or scale-up — is Newmoon for me?

If you are a brand, scale-up or established business moving into web3, please contact us for our partner support at gm@newmoon.ac.

How can I become a partner?

Newmoon is proud to have agreements and partnerships with tech, fashion, media and gaming leaders. Our partners offer packages to our startups through our programs, as well as engage in our events to connect with our community. We will add your logo to our website and marketing, and provide you with our brand kit.

If you would like to join us as a partner, please contact us at gm@newmoon.ac.

I’m an investor, looking to access your startups — where do I go?

Contact us on gm@newmoon.ac if you want to join our investor network and benefit from educational workshops and networking events, where we showcase the top web3 startups. You will be invited to our interactive events and will have an opportunity to network with other angel investors, venture capitalists and entrepreneurs.

Join the Newmoon Discord channel, follow Newmoon on twitter and Medium for announcements and we’re also on LinkedIn! This way you can stay up to date with our showcase and demo events and get to meet our teams!

If you would like to join us as a partner, or to offer a training session to startups or in front of our community, please contact us at gm@newmoon.ac.

Can I suggest an idea or feedback?

Yes! We are a community on a roadmap to becoming a DAO ourselves, please give your feedbacks anytime on Discord or twitter!

Do you have a press kit?

Yes! Access our press kit here.

More Info

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“When the pandemic hit, those of us who rely on in-person collaboration feared our creativity and productivity would suffer. Newmoon was the perfect tool to help us with collaboration, whiteboarding and retrospectives when we were on the go.”

Roxanne Mustafa
Design Team Lead at VMware


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