Fuelarts x Tezos run a first joint acceleration program for Art+Tech startups.
This 11-week online program includes insightful & inspiring learning sessions facilitated by industry leaders, serial entrepreneurs, and investors
The equity-free acceleration program will provide selected startups with the opportunity to implement Tezos tech tools with the help of professional mentors
Fuelarts x Tezos are here to support founders empowering art and culture through new technologies based solutions. Be part of our program, which brings together
a vibrant community of Art+Tech entrepreneurs, industry experts, and investors!
WHY TEZOS
  • Tezos is one of the most popular blockchains for NFTs. Active and thoughtful participation in the life of the art market makes Tezos the "number one blockchain" for the Art+Tech
  • A significant and constantly increasing community of Tezos' users and developers simplifies the creation of smart contracts and building decentralized applications (dApps)
  • Tezos is capable of facilitating as many as 40 transactions per second. This is much higher than the TPS achieved by Bitcoin and Ethereum
  • Tezos software includes a formally-verified multi-signature contract. This allows for cold-storage deployment and management of smart contracts for the highest level of security
  • Tezos' network participants can upgrade the protocol through a formal amendment process. This allows Tezos to evolve and continuously adapt to changing times
  • Tezos blockchain is a green alternative to far more energy-intensive blockchains. The low carbon footprint of Tezos prioritizes innovation without compromising sustainability
"Never before has the intersection of art and technology sparked global waves of innovation as it is at this moment. Fuelarts is leading the way for new innovations and projects to be built with impactful mentorship, funding solutions and challenge-driven results. The Tezos ecosystem has been at the front line of a thriving creator economy, whilst supporting resource development and education for the traditional art sector. The collaboration between Fuelarts and the Tezos ecosystem celebrates the explorers who have opened the borders for the future of these two sectors, fuelling future projects, businesses, thought leaders and tools for the next generation"

Valérie C. Whitacre
Head of Art at Trilitech
Fuelarts x Tezos Accelerator 2023 accepts enquiries from the startups based on the five segments of the Art+Tech & NFT value chain:
  • R&D
    Content Creation, AR / VR / MR, Metaverse, Minting, Social Networking / Community Management, Education
  • TRADE
    Marketplaces, Lending, DAO, Payments, Pricing, Investments
  • MANAGEMENT
    Provenance, Inventory Management, Contracts, Staffing, Shipping, Storage
  • GAMEFI
    Art Blockchain Games, Gamification of Products & Services
  • ANALYTICS
    Data Management, Auction & Dealer Sales, Marketing Activity, Indices, Forecasting
Eligibility Criteria
  • 1
    Desire to become a part of the Tezos Ecosystem
  • 2
    Art+Tech oriented (working with physical or digital art assets as the main concept / having a desire to pivot to art)
  • 3
    Using / having an intention to use blockchain technology
  • 4
    Strong potential to achieve product-market fit and establish ongoing operation
  • 5
    Investment stage: from Angel to Seed
  • 6
    Tech Stage: from Prototype / MVP to Launch-Ready Release
  • 7
    Having a CTO / Tech team
  • 8
    Blockchain migrators & cross-chain startups ready to experience benefits of Tezos blockchain are also welcome!
"At Art Basel Miami Beach 2021 Tezos gained more attention than many of the mega galleries. At Paris+ par Art Basel and Deloitte Art & Finance conference 2022 Tezos officials confirmed that Tezos takes the art world seriously, aiming to provide real utilities for the art ecosystem. We are thrilled to join our efforts in this collaboration, providing on behalf of Fuelarts our experience, expertise and community to empower the Art+Tech startups with mentorship, investment opportunities, networking, and tech"

Denis Belkevich
General Partner & CEO at Fuelarts
program outline
November 21 —
December 30
2022
November 21 —
December 30
2022
Application Process
• Apply for an 11-week acceleration program that moves your startup to the next level with Tezos tech tools and become a part of the Tezos Ecosystem!
January 2 —
January 20
2023
January 2 —
January 20
2023
Selection Process
• All startups are subject to Fuelarts x Tezos due diligence, including business, tech and marketing

• You will be notified about the enrollment decision by January 20th, 2023 (2 weeks before the batch)

February 3
2023

February 3
2023

Start of the program
• Start of the Fuelarts x Tezos accelerator. First meetings with the team and your groupmates
February 6 —
March 3
2023

February 6 —
March 3
2023

Week 1-4 | Group Workshops: Business & Tech
• Learning how to understand the markets deeper, boost Product-Market Fit, obtain feedback from potential customers, adapt an appropriate pricing and business model

• Learning the best practices in Sales, Marketing & Go-to-Market Strategy and leveraging expert mentor guidance to test marketing channels

• Learning best market outreach practices and start working on building partnerships

• Learning to pitch and communicate clearly and effectively, develop a concise pitch of your product and getting networking and communication tips from experts

• Obtaining feedback from relevant mentors regarding key traction targets and milestones. Attending a financial modeling workshop

• Learning best practices of fundraising and how to work with the investor pipeline

• Finding opportunities for implementing Tezos blockchain tools with assistance of Tezos tech mentors


March 6 —
March 31
2023

March 6 —
March 31
2023

Week 5-8 | 1-on-1 Sessions: Business & Tech
• Developing a clear, long-term vision and roadmap for your business and team with Fuelarts x Tezos experts on an individual basis

• Integration of Tezos blockchain tools with the assistance of Tezos tech mentors


April 3 —
April 19
2023

April 3 —
April 19
2023

Week 11-12 | Demo Day Preparation
• 2-week practice of your pitch in front of qualified professionals (experts, entrepreneurs, angels and VCs)

• Getting relevant feedback and growing your network
April 20
2023
April 20
2023
Demo Day
• All participants of the acceleration program will take part in the Demo Day. Angel investors and VC funds will attend the Demo Day as well

• The best graduates will be invited to discuss potential investments from Fuelarts Capital I
FUELARTS Mentors
  • Roxanna Zarnegar
    Art Market Ecosystem / Market Fit
    Roxanna specializes in strategic management with a concentration on supply chain innovation for the art sector. She is the founder of Provenance Partners. As ex-COO of Christie's Americas Roxanna developed strategic plans and was a vital member of the launch of Christie's online auctions. She is an ex-Vice President of Artnet

    LinkedIn

  • Katya Kohen
    Founders' Relations / Investment Relations
    Over 10 years of entrepreneurial experience in the startup ecosystem and corporate world. Mentored over 150 startups. Partner of Amadeo Global Investment Group, Ex-executive Director at Starta Ventures

    LinkedIn

  • Diego Berrio
    Financial Model / UNIT Economic
    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

    LinkedIn

  • Natasha Rottman Le Tanneur
    Go-to-Market Strategy / Product Development
    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 at Artnet & Collectrium

    LinkedIn
  • Denis Belkevich
    General Advisory / Digital Market Fit
    Co-founder & General Partner at FUELARTS. One of the leading Art Economists. Art Adviser specializing in Eastern European Art and Contemporary Asian Art. Professional Art Manager and Art Fund Manager

    LinkedIn

  • Christina Steinbrecher-Pfandt
    NFT / Digital Art Development
    Serial entrepreneur, CEO at Blockchain.art (BCA). Christina brings more than 15 years of expertise in building art marketplaces. NFT advisor to MCH Group / Art Basel. Ex-artistic director of viennacontemporary art fair

    LinkedIn

  • Peter Voynitskiy
    Blockchain Tech / Tech Team Building
    BusDev Director with 15 years of experience, founder of RadioButton Tech Production. For the last 5 years, Peter has been developing software solutions such as blockchain ecosystem Sansera - a multi-purpose software for token issuance

    LinkedIn

  • Danny Setiawan
    Investment Deck / Elevator Pitch Skills
    Founder of CoCreate Consulting, the combination of enterprise, startup, and educational experience. Danny has worked with established brands such as The Economist, Yahoo! and MSN as well as startups like GeoCV, Navigine and Contently

    LinkedIn

  • Vandana Taxali
    Blockchain & NFT Metaverse Lega
    Art+Tech entrepreneur and intellectual property lawyer with over 15 years of experience. Founder of Artcryption. Vandana serves on the Standard Council of Canada blockchain committee and the Art Identity Standard, NFT Working Group. She is an art arbitrator with the International Court of Art at the Hague

    LinkedIn

  • Constantin Kogan
    GameFi / Metaverse Economics & Tech
    Co-Founder of BullPerks & GamesPad, Partner at BitBull Capital, and former Managing Director at Wave Financial. Cryptocurrency investor since 2012. Сonstantin has over 10 years of experience in corporate leadership, technology, and finance

    LinkedIn

  • Anna Shvets
    Networking / Community Management
    20 years of experience in the art management field. Art Business Strategist, CEO of TAtchers' Art Management, Producer, and a specialist in international PR

    LinkedIn

  • Jeff Eshleman
    Fundraising / Investment Relations
    Managing director at Amadeo Global. Jeff has a long-standing experience in investment banking and capital raising activities

    LinkedIn

TEZOS Mentors
To be announced soon
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