June 2023. 4-weeks. Equity-free. Online.
Unique educational program to launch and develop your Art+Tech and NFT project

Created by global NFT, blockchain, and Art+Tech market professionals jointly with venture investors
ABOUT the PROGRAM
Fuelarts PRE-ACCELERATION is an educational program tailored for people looking to acquire the necessary knowledge and tools for launching businesses for exponential growth

Denis Belkevich
General Partner, Fuelarts
The program employs a combination of techniques and methods that are designed to develop and cultivate an entrepreneur's business acumen and strategy skills, impart vital knowledge, and establish a well-developed networking platform for building investment-attractive projects
We are committed to ensuring that you graduate with a well-developed project that is ready for investment
We are committed to helping you build a sales-verified business model and elevate your business acumen and strategy skills. We are able to achieve this and more thanks to our well-grounded choice of tools for developing investment-attractive businesses. We also provide a unique platform for interacting and sharing experience with professional investors and entrepreneurs who have managed to build highly successful billion-dollar businesses. All these factors make the program an exceptional platform for growth and development
program is perfect for
Startup Founders & Сultural Entrepreneurs
  • Get professional support on your entrepreneurial journey
  • Receive guidance and practical tools for scaling up your startup
  • Explore the intersection of Art, Technology and Business
Art Managers & Gallery Owners
  • Understand the digital transformation of the Art Market and its future
  • Expand your Art Management expertise
  • Successfully conduct professional activities based on latest analytics and trends
Artists & NFT Creators
  • Receive guidance and practical tools for your career in the Digital Art Market
  • Become visible in the NFT space
  • Navigate the NFT world with us and get the secrets of monetizing your art globally
Students & Young Professionals
  • Understand the REAL Art World and its Digital realm
  • Get insights to one of the fastest growing industries
  • Open professional networking opportunities to start your career in Art Business
PROGRAM STRUCTURE & Schedule
1
June 2023

Pre-acceleration course
Choose one of our 4-week online courses:
- Classic Art+Tech startups
- Digital & NFT startups

Apply, pay the fee, take a course, do homework, prepare your pitch deck
2
July 2023

Mentoring session
Send a request for a session

Get 1-hour online mentoring with Fuelarts' experts

Receive an invitation to the pitch contest
3
End of July 2023

Pitch contest

Only 5 startups from each course will be invited to participate in the online pitch contest after the mentoring session

An online pitch contest will allow you to meet your first investor
4
Aug 2023
Invitation to our strategic advisory acceleration program
The winner of the contest receives:

- $15K for prototype development by our technical team

- an invitation to Fuelarts' strategic advisory acceleration program
Curriculum
classic Art+Tech startups
1. Introduction / Denis Belkevich

Monday, May 16
09:00 am — 10:45 am (EST)


  • Why be here with us
  • Introduction to the Program
  • The Program structure
  • Introduction of the team, mentors & speakers
2. Art Market ecosystem / Roxanna Zarnegar

Monday, May 16
12:30 pm — 2:15 pm (EST)


  • Art market ecosystem: how it works
  • Infrastructure and key players

3. Art Market trends: shifting from Physical to Digital / Francois-Laurent Renet

Wednesday, May 18
09:00 am — 10:45 am (EST)
4. How to adress Art Market needs / Denis Belkevich

Friday, May 20
09:00 am — 10:45 am (EST)

  • Problems and solutions in the art market: are there any free niches?
  • Demand-driven vs. supply-driven startups
  • In search of a problem: obtaining information and analyzing it
  • How to test the viability of a startup idea
  • Art+Tech audience and methods of attracting it
5. What is startup and what is not / Danny Setiawan

Monday, May 23
09:00 am — 10:45 am (EST)

  • What is a startup and a startup: main characteristics
  • The main stages of the life cycle of a startup
  • How to change thinking and live in other categories
  • Critical starter errors in the hepatic stage
  • Search for mentors and advisors: how to choose the best
6. Search for product-market fit / Maria Savelieva

Wednesday, May 25
09:00 am — 10:45 am (EST)

  • What is customer discovery and customer development?
  • How can a startup test its idea on the audience?
  • Practical recommendations for conducting customer discovery
  • The main indicators of the sales funnel that a startup should know
7. Networking & publicity instruments for Art+Tech startups / Anna Shvets

Friday, May 27
09:00 am — 10:45 am (EST)

  • Networking vs. Disclosure: Balancing Fear and Opportunity
  • How to build professional networking from scratch
  • Networking as publicity and target audience
  • Startup's networking team and its professional skills
8. Go to Market strategy and successful business scaling / Natasha Le Tanneur

Friday, May 27
10:45 am — 12:30 pm (EST)

  • What is Go to Market strategy? Why it's so important?
  • How the GtM is planned and on what stage of a startup
  • Successful stories / personal traction
  • Crucial items, gaps & hazards in realization of GtM
  • Tips for those who'd like to set up an Art+Tech startup
9. Business modeling and finantial modeling / Diego Berrio

Monday, May 30
09:00 am — 10:45 am (EST)

  • Finmodel and its main types
  • Financial models for the first meeting with an investor
  • The evidence that investors look at first
  • The main mistakes in building financial models
  • Scaling, or What do you need to think about in advance?
10. Founders relations and team building / Katya Kohen

Monday, May 30
10:45 am — 12:30 pm (EST)

  • Why is team building so important?
  • The main mistakes of building a startup team
  • What is the optimal number of co-founders?
  • Delegation, or how not to damage a startup at the very beginning
  • Relationships of co-founders through the eyes of an investor
11. Tips & tricks of working with internal or external tech team / Petr Voynitskiy

Wednesday, June 1
09:00 am — 10:45 am (EST)

  • Tech in Art+Tech: why it's as important as Art?
  • Who is CTO and how to build a Tech team?
  • Internal / External Tech Team: pros and contras
  • Blockchain for Art+Tech: who requires it and why?
  • Successful stories / personal traction
  • Tech Tips for those who'd like to set up an Art+Tech startup
12. Venture ecosystem and investment relations / Katya Kohen

Friday, June 3
09:00 am — 10:45 am (EST)

  • How the ecosystem of venture investments is built and functioning
  • Angel, venture, institutional investments: what is the difference?
  • Code of communication with the investor: what does he look at first of all?
  • What is an investment pipeline and how to work with it?
  • The main mistakes of startups in relations with investors
13. Fundraising: how to be prepared / Galyna Isakiv

Monday, June 6
09:00 am — 10:45 am (EST)

  • What is Fundraising? Why it's so important?
  • How the Fundraising campaign is planned and on what stage?
  • Until what time a startup should Bootstrapping?
  • What is Smart Money and why its so attractive?
  • Successful stories / personal traction
  • Crucial items, gaps & hazards in realization of Fundraising
  • Tips for those who'd like to set up an Art+Tech startup
14. Prototyping / Danny Setiawan

Wednesday, June 8
09:00 am — 10:45 am (EST)

  • The structure of the investment presentation
  • What is the first thing an investor looks at?
  • More slides or more text: balance design and information
  • What do we say when pitching: elevator speech
  • We analyze cases of successful and unsuccessful presentations
15. Summary: what's next / Denis Belkevich

Friday, June 10
09:00 am — 10:45 am (EST)
Curriculum
Digital & NFT startups
1. Introduction / Denis Belkevich

Monday, May 16
09:00 am — 10:45 am (EST)

  • Why be here with us
  • Introduction to the Program
  • The Program structure
  • Introduction of the team, mentors & speakers
2. NFT is NOT a market: markets disrupting by NFT technology / Denis Belkevich

Monday, May 16
12:30 pm — 2:15 pm (EST)


  • NFT Startup Ecosystem: Value Chain
  • NFT market analysis for Startups, Artists and Investors
3. What is NFT, NFT-based solutions, NFT-based startups / Anton Zanimonets

Wednesday, May 18
09:00 am — 10:45 am (EST)

  • What is NFT?
  • The NFT ecosystem: types of NFTs (art, metaverse, sports, fashion, music etc.)
  • The shift from Digital Art to NFT: reasons, history, market, predictions
  • Successful stories / personal traction
  • How to address NFT audience?
  • Tips for those who'd like to set up a NFT startup
4. NFT ECOSYSTEM: Metaverse / Alex Blagirev

Wednesday, May 18
10:45 am — 12:30 pm (EST)

  • What is Metaverse? Metaverse market & predictions
  • Successful stories / personal traction
  • Who are metaverse adepts and what are their habits?
  • How to address metaverse audience?
  • When a metaverse can be considered an art object?
  • Tips for those who's setting up a metaverse NFT startup
5. NFT ECOSYSTEM: Gamify / Constantin Kogan

Wednesday, May 18
12:30 pm — 2:15 pm (EST)

  • What is Gamify: appearence, market, predictions
  • Who are gamers and what are their habits?
  • The shift from online games to NFT / blockchain games
  • Successful stories / personal traction
  • How to address NFT gamers' audience?
  • Tips for those who's setting up a gamify NFT startup
6. NFT ECOSYSTEM: Collector / Sylvain Levy

Friday, May 20
09:00 am — 10:45 am (EST)

  • Who are digital collectors and what are their habits?
  • Shifting from physical to digital: can that work for taste?
  • When a digital collection is considered an art object?
  • Tips for those who's setting up an NFT collection
7. NFT ECOSYSTEM: Artist / Poesy Liang

Friday, May 20
10:45 am — 12:30 pm (EST)

  • Why it's important to know starting an NFT artistic career?
  • Shifting from physical to digital: can that work?
  • Crucial items, gaps & hazards of NFT artist's life
  • Running Rabbit success story: gamification of the art series
  • Tips for those who're establishing their NFT artist career
8. NFT ECOSYSTEM: Curator / Alina Gordienko

Friday, May 20
12:30 pm — 2:15 pm (EST)

  • The role of a curator in the NFT market
  • Curated NFT marketplaces: SuperRare and Nifty Gateway. The similarities and the differences
  • The concept behind every successful NFT project
  • The team and the curator "behind the scene": Bored Ape Yacht Club
  • Generative art. The conceptual phenomenon of: World of Women, Doodles, Long Neck, Crypto Chicks
  • Curated online crypto art exhibitions. Personal experience of the curation of digital art exhibition: Big Black
  • Unknown exhibition in Crypto Art Museum. Some of the featuring artists are Grimes, BossLogic, BakaArts, Ben Mauro, mbsjq, Micah Johnson (creator of Aku and recipient of the 2020 NFT of the Year), Dangiuz, Brickspacer
  • Quantum - the first physical NFT gallery in United Kingdom
  • Tips to those, who'd like to establish their NFT curatorial career
9. What is startup and what is not / Danny Setiawan

Monday, May 23
09:00 am — 10:45 am (EST)

  • What is a startup and a startup: main characteristics
  • The main stages of the life cycle of a startup
  • How to change thinking and live in other categories
  • Critical starter errors in the hepatic stage
  • Search for mentors and advisors: how to choose the best
10. NFT ECOSYSTEM: Community manager / Alexandra Luzan

Monday, May 23
10:45 am — 12:30 pm (EST)
11. NFT ECOSYSTEM: Marketplace / WeWay

Monday, May 23
12:30 pm — 2:15 pm (EST)
12. Search for product-market fit / Maria Savelieva

Wednesday, May 25
09:00 am — 10:45 am (EST)

  • What is customer discovery and customer development?
  • How can a startup test its idea on the audience?
  • Practical recommendations for conducting customer discovery
  • The main indicators of the sales funnel that a startup should know
13. NFT: legal issues / Vandana Taxali

Wednesday, May 25
10:40 am — 12:30 pm (EST)

  • NFT copyright issues creating a marketplace / starting a digital artistic career
  • Crucial items, gaps & hazards in NFT copyrights
  • V-Art success story & other cases
  • Legal tips for those who're establishing their NFT startup
14. Scaling Classic to NFT / Arianna Perini

Wednesday, May 25
12:30 pm — 2:15 pm (EST)

  • Why is it important to merge the two generations?
  • How to address traditional collectors in terms of buying NFTs
  • How did it work before NFTs
  • Weng Contemporary's NFT and Tokenization story
  • Best practices & challenges
  • Crucial items, gaps & hazards in shifting from physical to digital
15. Networking & publicity instruments for Art+Tech startups / Anna Shvets

Friday, May 27
09:00 am — 10:45 am (EST)

  • Networking vs. Disclosure: Balancing Fear and Opportunity
  • How to build professional networking from scratch
  • Networking as publicity and target audience
  • Startup's networking team and its professional skills
16. Go to Market strategy for NFT-based startups / Christina Shteinbrecher

Friday, May 27
10:45 am — 12:30 pm (EST)

  • What is Go to Market strategy? Why it's so important?
  • How the GtM is planned and on what stage of a startup?
  • Successful stories / personal traction
  • Crucial items, gaps & hazards in realization of GtM for NFT
  • Tips for those who'd like to set up a gamify NFT startup
17. Business modeling and finantial modeling / Diego Berrio

Monday, May 30
09:00 am — 10:45 am (EST)

  • Finmodel and its main types
  • Financial models for the first meeting with an investor
  • The evidence that investors look at first
  • The main mistakes in building financial models
  • Scaling, or What do you need to think about in advance?
18. Founders relations and team building / Katya Kohen

Monday, May 30
10:45 am — 12:30 pm (EST)

  • Why is team building so important?
  • The main mistakes of building a startup team
  • What is the optimal number of co-founders?
  • Delegation, or how not to damage a startup at the very beginning
  • Relationships of co-founders through the eyes of an investor
19. NFT ECOSYSTEM: Technician / WeWay

Wednesday, June 1
09:00 am — 10:45 am (EST)
20. Venture ecosystem and investment relations / Katya Kohen

Friday, June 3
09:00 am — 10:45 am (EST)

  • How the ecosystem of venture investments is built and functioning
  • Angel, venture, institutional investments: what is the difference?
  • Code of communication with the investor: what does he look at first of all?
  • What is an investment pipeline and how to work with it?
  • The main mistakes of startups in relations with investors
21. Fundraising: how to be prepared / Galyna Isakiv

Monday, June 6
09:00 am — 10:45 am (EST)

  • What is Fundraising? Why it's so important?
  • How the Fundraising campaign is planned and on what stage?
  • Until what time a startup should Bootstrapping?
  • What is Smart Money and why its so attractive?
  • Successful stories / personal traction
  • Crucial items, gaps & hazards in realization of Fundraising
  • Tips for those who'd like to set up an Art+Tech startup
22. Prototyping / Danny Setiawan

Wednesday, June 8
09:00 am — 10:45 am (EST)

  • The structure of the investment presentation
  • What is the first thing an investor looks at?
  • More slides or more text: balance design and information
  • What do we say when pitching: elevator speech
  • We analyze cases of successful and unsuccessful presentations
23. Summary: what's next / Denis Belkevich
speakers
Natasha Le Tanneur
Over 15 years of experience in all aspects of taking a start-up from concept to full funding and successful acquisition by Christie's Auction House.
Founder of ArtPaie, Former Sales Lead Artnet & Collectrium

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Katya Kohen
Over 10 years of entrepreneurial experience in the startup ecosystem and corporate world. Invested in and mentored over 100 startups. Partner of Amedeo Global Investment Group, Ex-Executive Director Starta Ventures. Co-founder FMoney Club

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Diego Berrio
Investor & Advisor in VC, PE, Private lending, Corporate Finance, and Strategic Planning. Diego has excelled in fundraising, capital deployment as well as in financial management and strategic advisory. Managing Partner at Amadeo VC, NY

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Petr Voynitskiy
BusDev Director with 15 years of experience, founder of RadioButton Tech Production. For the last 5 years, Petr has been developing software solutions such as blockchain ecosystems as Sansera - a multi-purpose software for token issuance

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Maria Savelieva
Established brand manager and marketing/digital marketing specialist in strategic media planning/finance and project development for 13 years in advertising agencies and retail trade companies like Lacoste, G-Star, Ecco, Camper etc.

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Tim Kompanchenko
"Technology is not replacing what's happening in the art market. It's only enhancing it." — Timothy Kompanchenko, Artory's CTO. Former CTO & Innovation Lead Christie's

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Danny Setiawan
Founder of CoCreate Consulting, the combination of Enterprise, startup, and educational experience. Yahoo! Finance, The Economist, PwC, Pitney Bowes, and more

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Terry Choi
The experienced investor and entrepreneur with a history of working in the private capital market. Financial analyst for Amadeo Global Investment Group

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2021 batch Graduates
On October 28th, 2021 Fuelarts Demo Day presented four graduating companies that are addressing various issues within the Art Market. The startup pitches were preceded by an overall introduction of the post-pandemic Art+Tech world and a 40-minute panel discussion with Art Market and VC investment experts including:

⁃ Roxanna Zarnegar, Co-founder Fuelarts, ex-COO Christie's Americas, ex-Senior VP artnet.com
⁃ Natasha Le Tanneur, Founder of ArtPaie
⁃ Katya Kohen, Founder & Partner in FMoney, Managing Partner of Amadeo
⁃ Denis Belkevich, Founder & CEO of Fuelarts

0:00 Introduction / 7:26 Panel discussion / 41:00 Artherium
48:26
V-Art / 57:40 FreshorTrash / 1:05:15 Sarturn