Brinc, a leading global venture accelerator, announces its selection of 25 promising global startups, launched by a total of 66 founders, for its Summer 2023 cohort under its host of Web3 accelerator programs.
Brinc’s Summer 2023 cohort represents a diverse range of innovative ventures at the forefront of cutting-edge technologies in blockchain, decentralized applications, and peer-to-peer networks. This round is Brinc’s third cohort in Web3-startup acceleration, confirming its commitment to the incredible potential that blockchain technology and online ecosystems offer to all areas of decentralized business.
From more than 700 applications from across 27 countries received for its various Web3 accelerator programs, Brinc’s rigorous selection process identified 25 startups poised to make significant advancements in their respective industries. The cohort, of startups at pre-seed or seed stage, is grouped under five Web3 verticals: DeFi (4), Entertainment & Loyalty Platforms (2), Gaming (8), Healthcare (5), Technology & Infrastructure (6).
The chosen startups will virtually join Brinc’s 12-week accelerator program, receiving comprehensive support, mentorship, as well as access to resources to scale their growth, elevate strategies, expand their network, and contribute to the advancement of technology-driven solutions. Aligned with Brinc’s company vision to support and maximize positive impact, the Web3 cohort will also be guided on diversity and inclusivity strategies.
The cohort’s Summer 2023 program will feature mentorship and sessions hosted by high-profile industry leaders — including Brinc’s Manav Gupta as well as Animoca Brands’ Robbie Yung and Animoca Ventures’ James Ho. Other program mentors and collaborators include:
- prominent investors (including Babu SK of True Global Ventures, Prashanth Swaminathan of Woodstock Fund, Sidd Gandhi of Growx);
- Web3 partners (including Anthony Diaz of Health Hero, Dario Heymann of Galen Growth, Douglas Corley of Alaunius Labs, Ryan Horn of N3ON, Vikash Suresh of Recorem, Yassamin Issapour of Agora Digital Capital Markets);
- specialized field consultants (including Andy Liu of Basebit Technologies, Robbie Nakarmi of Simmons & Simmons).
Manav Gupta, founder and CEO of Brinc, said: “Our third cohort in the Web3 realm welcomes the 25 selected startups, who bring exciting ideas and breakthrough perspectives to the blockchain space, which continues to evolve and shape our future. We are excited to work with these forward-thinking entrepreneurs to build new business models, propel creative innovation and advance incredible technologies, as well as promote diversity and inclusivity for a decentralized future.”
Brinc’s Web3 program is supported by key industry partners including Animoca Brands, DMCC, Fusang, Zilliqa, Protocol Labs, OliveX, and Prenetics.
Below are the Web3 startups in the Brinc Summer 2023 Cohort, categorized by their vertical:
Finceptor (Turkey) — a capital, liquidity and community bootstrapping platform natively built for Web3 protocols to access token financing at pre-token, token launch, and post-token stages. Aiming to provide a seamless, barrier-free and secure platform, retail investors can discover, invest and provide early liquidity to Web3’s rising stars.
MC² Finance (Portugal) – a DeFi portfolio infrastructure designed to build, find, and share Alpha. Traders are empowered to create and execute successful strategies across various DeFi protocols and chains via Drag&Drop. Traditional wealth management standards are brought to crypto natives, enabling institutional capital to access DeFi with ease.
Robox.Fi (USA) – is the first escrow-less NFT-leveraged trading platform on Solana that aims to democratize access to high-value assets by allowing users to trade them for a fraction of their price, thus increasing market liquidity and making it easier to buy and sell NFTs. Users can customize and manage their positions based on their needs and risk tolerance in an easy-to-use environment.
Zoth (Singapore) — a DeFi ecosystem that provides access to global trade finance in emerging markets. Acting as a bridge between small businesses and access to funding and crypto lenders, its first product offers fixed income, secured and insured opportunities to entrepreneurs in emerging markets.
Entertainment & Loyalty Platforms
BentleyRecords.io (UAE) – the world’s only AI-powered music development program dedicated to helping artists grow their career online, offering 35+ tools for music production and distribution. A variety of Web3 features are integrated into the platform to expand the product offerings, such as Listen-2-Earn gamification, NFT contracts for music, video, and advertisements.
Clozer (UAE) – is music artists’ go-to platform to directly sell experiences with them. This all-in-one solution enables artists to sell, manage, and execute experiences efficiently on-platform.
AMG DAO (Hungary) – an AI platform that allows game publishers to co-create with their communities, to provide shareable, rentable, and moderated content for their titles. By incentivizing player involvement and in-game content creation, new revenue channels are created while engagement is increased, solving the problem of providing moderation, security, and monetization tools for user-generated content.
Cyber Syndicate (Canada) – a pioneering network, uniting builders and communities, to unlock opportunities for billions through the dynamic fusion of advertising and GameFi.
Golden Griffin (Poland) – is a unique edutainment platform where games and education are fused to create new Web3 adventures. By collaborating with top PC manufacturers on preinstalled devices and distribution, it will usher in the next generation of Web3 gaming.
Klearcoat Labs (USA) – enables automotive brands to connect with new customers through NFTs by fusing these brands’ IP with blockchain technology to create a suite of decentralized automotive assets and experiences.
Lost Lore (Czech Republic) – an AI-driven entertainment and game development company that specializes in crafting captivating stories across various formats, including games, short films, and VR experiences. With advanced AI technology, Lost Lore successfully delivers mobile and console titles that immerse and engage players worldwide.
LuLuLand World (USA) – A next-gen open-world platform for digital content. Lululand is building a social content platform that allows users to co-create and share stories with the help of AI and blockchain technology.
Union Avatars (Spain) – offers the fastest and easiest tool to create realistic avatars from a single selfie. Users can upload a photo and receive their 3D avatar in real-time, ready to use in video games, virtual reality, augmented reality apps, or in the metaverse.
Wild Meta Earth (France) – is a nature and wildlife-themed metaverse that enables user interaction with AI characters inspired by real environmental activists and authors. With an ecological farming and exploration game at its core, this Web3 platform connects players with local impact initiatives; where 50% of in-game transactions and NFT sales will directly fund environmental and conservation efforts.
Amino Rewards (USA) – a health/fitness-focused shopping and rewards platform that leverages blockchain technology to promote healthy living. Members are rewarded with cashback opportunities and bonus tokens for shopping at its affiliated retailers. Whilst its business model centres on Amino Shop, its move-to-earn marketing app, Amino Move, is available for all to use.
Aria Health (Cyprus) – a patient-driven health data marketplace that uses blockchain to unlock the value of healthcare metrics. Patients are empowered to take control of their health and contribute to medical advancements. It introduces new economic models that share revenue between patients and healthcare providers, all whilst incentivising data integrity and health engagement through tokenisation. Aria brings unprecedented connectivity, transparency and fairness to the healthcare system.
Growfitter (India) – is a blockchain-powered loyalty token rewards platform with 1M+ users, revolutionizing brand promotions through a low-cost, dual-economy model. With the potential to receive free rewards from 100+ premium brand partners, Growfitter promotes personal health and wellness habits that positively contribute to the health of the planet. By leveraging blockchain technology, the platform’s security and transparency are ensured.
MetaCare (Philippines) – is a pioneering health and wellness marketplace utilising blockchain technology to offer affordable products and services for the new workforce, in the growing gig economy. The power of community is leveraged to bring corporate pricing directly to retail. These pricing benefits are unlocked by care points, earned by completing quests or purchased using $Care tokens. In the true spirit of health and wellness, MetaCare aligns incentives and healthy behaviour by shifting play-to-earn to a move-to-save model.
PUML Better Health (Australia) – leverages the move-to-earn model to incentivise healthy habits through gamified health/fitness challenges (such as steps, meditation, hydration, journaling), while providing users with insights generated from wearables’ data integration. Its unique PUML coin-rewards system and blockchain-based gamification engine targets both individuals and corporates. Unlike traditional corporate wellness programs, PUML actively engages employees and offers predictive insights and constant feedback.
Technology & Infrastructure
Certified (France) – a portal where all apps are categorized and sorted by ratings and reviews from real users. Certified shares its revenue with content creators and addresses the challenges faced by current review platforms, such as trust issues and fake testimonials, by utilizing Web3-native instruments.
Evolv (India) – a B2B SaaS platform that enables businesses to create value-focused, immersive experiences that drive consumer engagement and profitability. Through evolv, brands can effortlessly launch digital assets that enhance user-brand touchpoints (such as purchases, feedback, loyalty programs, etc.) by making them interactive and rewarding.
Eye Labs (Bahrain) – a pioneering platform dedicated to guiding brands into the Web3 realm, simplifying blockchain infrastructure while emphasizing storytelling and user journeying to make the transition more accessible to a wider audience.
Newwit (Hong Kong/Singapore) – the world’s first Predict-to-Earn project dedicated to AI-powered future prediction. Its prediction game systematically collects prediction data and concurrently rewards users, to help train and build their proprietary AI model.
SuperSight (UK) – is building crypto-specific Large Language Models (LLMs) to streamline the crypto data discovery process. In a sea of 420 million crypto wallets, where only an estimated 30,000 users can keep up with the blockchain narratives, SuperSight provides a one-click search platform across both on-chain and off-chain sources.
Top Tier Authentics (USA) – a fast, blockchain-based, cost-efficient authenticator that’s the first to be approved by Amazon and Pristine Marketplace for verifying official sports memorabilia.
For more information about Brinc’s Web3 accelerators, how to apply, or learn more about the Summer 2023 cohort startups, please contact Brinc’s Web3 team via the interest form.
Exploring the Future of Gambling: GamingTech CEE Panel Unveils the Power of Web3, Blockchain, XR, VR, and AR
GamingTech CEE is around the corner, taking place on September 26-27, 2023, at the prestigious Ritz Carlton Budapest. The leading event for exploring the latest tech innovations in the gaming industry within the Central and Eastern European (CEE) region promises to be a game-changer, featuring panel discussions on a wide range of topics.
The ultimate destination for industry professionals, innovators and enthusiasts, GamingTech CEE – brought to you by the #hipthers – offers a unique opportunity to gain a deeper insight into how the gaming industry is evolving within the region. With a focus on compliance, innovation, and networking, this event offers a platform for industry professionals and enthusiasts to stay ahead in the dynamic world of gaming technology.
“The Intersection of Gambling Industry with Web3/Blockchain/XR/VR/AR” panel discussion will take a closer look at the integration of innovative Web3 technologies into iGaming. Dean Rakic, Chief Scientist at Blockcontrol, will serve as the moderator, bringing together experts and innovators from the gambling industry and technology sectors. The panel aims to explore the transformative potential of Web3, blockchain, XR (Extended Reality), VR (Virtual Reality), and AR (Augmented Reality) in reshaping the future of gambling.
As technology continues to revolutionize the gambling landscape, understanding the synergies between the gambling industry and these cutting-edge technologies has become imperative. The panel will delve into key topics, including:
- Web3 and decentralized gambling platforms: Exploring how Web3 and decentralized technologies can disrupt traditional gambling models, increase transparency, and enhance player trust through decentralized platforms and smart contracts.
- Blockchain in gambling: Discussing the applications of blockchain technology in the gambling industry, including secure transactions, provably fair gaming, identity verification, and transparent record-keeping. Exploring the potential benefits and challenges of blockchain adoption.
- XR, VR, and AR in immersive gambling experiences: Examining how Extended Reality (XR), Virtual Reality (VR), and Augmented Reality (AR) can create immersive gambling experiences, enhance user engagement, and blur the boundaries between physical and virtual gambling environments.
- Tokenization and digital assets: Exploring the integration of digital assets and cryptocurrencies in the gambling industry. Discussing the potential of tokenization for in-game assets, digital collectibles, and innovative reward systems.
- Responsible gambling and user experience: Addressing the ethical considerations and responsible gambling practices in the context of emerging technologies. Discussing how XR, VR, and AR can be leveraged to promote responsible gambling behavior and create engaging, safe, and immersive user experiences.
- Regulatory challenges and opportunities: Analyzing the regulatory landscape and potential challenges associated with the adoption of emerging technologies in the gambling industry. Exploring the opportunities for collaboration between regulators, technology providers, and gambling operators to foster responsible innovation.
- Future trends and opportunities: Gaining insights into the future trends and opportunities at the intersection of Web3, blockchain, XR, VR, and AR in the gambling industry. Discussing the potential impact of these technologies on user acquisition, player engagement, and market expansion.
- Arthur Stadler – Attorney and Founding partner at STADLER VÖLKEL Attorneys at Law
- Daniel Gunba – Founder / CEO of TRIIONFT
- Sönke Kirchhof – CEO at INVR.SPACE
- Manuel Messner – CEO at Mazing GmbH
Register to the event
GamingTech CEE is more than just a conference; it’s a platform for networking, knowledge sharing, and fostering collaborations in the gaming technology sector. Attendees will have the chance to connect with industry leaders, explore cutting-edge innovations, and gain a competitive edge in this rapidly evolving industry.
Registration is still open for those interested in joining this and other enlightening discussions and being part of the GamingTech CEE experience. Register for the conference now or find out more about GamingTech CEE on the official website.
Introducing Turkeys.io: A Revolutionary Crypto Project Bringing Fun and Profit Together
Turkeys.io, a groundbreaking crypto project, is set to take the crypto world by storm with its unique and exciting turkey racing game and innovative betting telegram bot. Turkeys.io is designed to offer a one-of-a-kind experience for crypto enthusiasts, combining entertainment and profitability in the blockchain space.
Turkeys.io is not just another crypto project; it’s a thrilling journey into the world of turkey racing and digital farming. Here’s what you need to know about this exciting venture:
Turkey Racing on the Chain
The latest update from Turkeys.io unveils a thrilling turkey racing game on the blockchain. Participants can not only watch turkeys race but also bet on them using the innovative Telegram bot designed for on-chain betting.
To participate in the races, users need to make their turkeys eligible by dropping a certain amount of $VEG, the project’s native cryptocurrency. Once eligible, you can enjoy racing and gambling in the Turkeys.io decentralized application (dApp), just as you would expect in a traditional betting scenario.
But what sets Turkeys.io apart is the Telegram bot, which allows users to create a wallet within the bot itself. In this wallet, users can buy set amounts of $VEG, such as 250 Veg or 500 Veg, making it convenient and user-friendly. Additionally, users can also transfer $VEG within the bot.
The Thrill of Betting on Turkeys
The Telegram bot will announce races every hour, featuring a random selection of turkeys ready to compete. Players can pick their favorite turkeys and place $VEG bets on them using their bot wallet balance. This unique betting experience adds an exciting dimension to crypto gaming, making it more interactive and engaging.
Key Features That Set Turkeys.io Apart
Turkeys.io is not just about turkey racing; it offers several key features that make it stand out in the crypto space:
- Highly Engaging Telegram Bot: Turkeys.io’s Telegram bot can be integrated into any channel or run in any group, making it highly engaging and accessible to a wide range of users.
- Gas Fee Coverage: Turkeys.io understands the importance of a seamless gaming experience, and to achieve this, the project covers all gas fees, ensuring that gambling within the bot is completely gas-free.
How Turkeys.io Works
Turkeys.io introduces users to a digital farming world where they can cultivate non-fungible vegetables and tend to a flock of unique pixel Turkeys. The project operates with the official $VEG contract at 0xA8b28269376a854Ce52B7238733cb257Dd3934e8.
- Farmer NFTs: Users can buy farmers using their $VEG coins, which instantly start generating $VEG without the need for staking. The cost of farmers increases exponentially with each mint, and the more farmers you have, the more $VEG you generate.
- Turkey NFTs: Turkeys are unique in that they occasionally steal a portion of the $VEG harvest when a farmer claims it. This adds an element of surprise and excitement to the game. Turkeys can be minted for a flat fee in $VEG.
- Buildings: While buildings are part of Turkeys.io’s roadmap, they will play a core role in managing and growing your farms. These buildings will have various functions, such as reducing the impact of disasters and increasing yield from fields.
Turkeys.io is excited to unveil its comprehensive roadmap, guiding its evolution in the crypto space. In Phase 1, the project will make a grand entrance onto the Ethereum main net, supported by a strong social media presence to engage with the community. Phase 2 will mark the availability of Turkeys and Farmers for minting, allowing users to dive headfirst into the world of turkey racing and digital farming. As we progress to Phase 3, we’ll focus on extensive social marketing efforts, airdrop events, and rewarding the ecosystem to create a vibrant and interactive community. Finally, in Phase 4, we’ll introduce a range of buildings on the Ethereum main net, each with distinct functions to enhance and diversify the farming experience. Turkeys.io is committed to delivering a captivating journey for its users, full of excitement, rewards, and innovation.
Turkeys.io is set to redefine the crypto gaming space by offering a unique combination of entertainment and profit potential. Visit the official website at https://www.turkeys.io/, or join the Turkeys.io community today on Twitter (@turkeys_io) and Telegram (@turkeysio) to stay updated on the latest developments and exciting events.
Don’t miss the chance to be part of this thrilling crypto journey with Turkeys.io. It’s time to race, bet, and farm your way to success in the world of digital turkeys!
Gamified Trading: MUFEX Game Bot Revolutionizes Traditional Crypto Trading Paradigms
Targeting this particular gap in the market, decentralized exchange MUFEX has developed a Telegram Bot — the MUFEX Game Bot — specifically for the massive Web2 user base on Telegram.
MUFEX Game Bot is an innovative SHIB contract trading game on Telegram. It ingeniously combines the strategic nature of contract trading with the fun of gaming, offering users a gamified trading experience with as low as 1U and a default leverage of 100x. Most importantly, the platform airdrops a position of 100,000 USD to each user. This gives relative newcomers a low (or even zero) cost to experience the allure of crypto perpetual contracts, all from the familiar interface of Telegram.
The MUFEX Game Bot pioneers a gamified trading approach, being the first to do so in the space of Telegram Trading Bots. Users simply need to add the Bot as a friend on their Telegram, and they can generate a wallet address following the given prompts. This user experience abstracts away the technical details that the average Web2 user would not be familiar with. This replicates and draws upon the user-friendliness of CEXs while simultaneously upholding the security inherent to wallets.
MUFEX Game Bot Gameplay Introduction
The game scenario of MUFEX Game Bot is set as an intense chase between Miner and Dinosaur. The core goal of the game is for players to help Miner speed up by opening and closing positions in the game, ultimately helping Miner reach the treasure chest before being caught by Dinosaur and the user gets to generate significant income along the way.
The game has two possible outcomes: one is that Miner successfully reaches the treasure chest, and the other is that he is caught by Dinosaur. Miner, who successfully reaches the treasure chest, will receive a treasure chest reward. The number of treasure chests depends on the minimum number of game coupons consumed in multiple open and close rounds. The treasure chest is divided into ordinary treasure chests and golden treasure chests, which may contain rich prizes such as game coupons, USDT, NFT fragments, team jackpot prizes, and platform jackpot prizes.
A key feature of the game is that the contract income obtained by players in the game can be freely withdrawn, providing players with real profit opportunities.
MUFEX Game Bot airdrops game coupons worth 1000U to each user, each game coupon is worth 1U, and the total airdrop position is 100,000 USD. Users can unlock 2 game coupons by logging in every day, and users who log in for the first time will receive an additional 10 game coupons, equivalent to a trading position of 1000 USDT, ensuring that all users can participate without obstacles.
There are currently three ways for players to make money:
- Open multiple accounts at zero cost to get game coupons, and then randomly open positions to gamble for a high profit-loss ratio. When the position reaches a certain scale, the win rate will approach 50%, and the high profit-loss ratio will come into play to achieve profitability;
- Players can obtain a large number of game coupons by inviting many friends to join the game. These game coupons can not only be used in the game to increase Miner’s speed, improve the chance of getting a treasure chest, but also gamble for income;
- In addition to the game’s profits, players can focus on accumulating treasure chests, cash rewards (up to 20U), MUFEX platform points and official NFT fragments to get significant airdrop rewards.
The Power Behind
The unique gameplay of MUFEX Game Bot has attracted numerous players, due to the core driving force behind it, MUFEX. MUFEX is an on-chain perpetual contract protocol designed for crypto degens and is committed to providing an unparalleled trading experience.
- Convenient AA Account
MUFEX, in cooperation with wallet providers, took the lead in implementing the account abstracted wallets in the perpetual contracts exchange scene. This allows users to create a MUFEX account and log in to the MUFEX platform through email or social media accounts. Upon registering a MUFEX account, users can choose not to have private key mnemonics and other Web3 account features, and directly link the account with email or social accounts with a host of other Web2 features. This removes the worries of Web2 users, having to grasp and manage difficult Web3 concepts like complex mnemonics and private keys.
- Efficient System Engine
MUFEX’s trading system uses off-chain contracts and matching engines, which can run stably under extreme market conditions, with an order delay of less than 10ms. Each currency pair supports up to 100,000 transactions per second, meanwhile VISA’s credit card global network can only process 2,000 transactions per second. This means that the MUFEX system can provide users with various different trading services, ensuring efficiency, low cost, and safety and reliability.
- Multi-chain Asset Aggregation
MUFEX supports multi-chain assets to enhance user experience and reduce capital inefficiency. MUFEX aggregates data across chains to provide traders with more market opportunities, ability to use funds and withdrawals across chains.
- High Liquidity, Low Slippage
The high liquidity and low slippage are the most powerful indicators of a strong trading platform. MUFEX is the first to integrate the order book model with a liquidity pool model. While ensuring sufficient liquidity guarantees low slippage in trading, it has also added more insurance pool risk control strategies, allowing liquidity providers to the liquidity pool to obtain more monetary benefits.The integrated trading model brings about the strengths of both trade execution models to complement each other for a better designed trade execution model.
- High Leverage DEX
Platforms face issues in building higher leverage products due to oracle price delays, thus reducing user trading choices. To ensure the safety of transactions and build a more diverse product system, MUFEX will continue to use the spot prices of mainstream CEXs as the mark price. Thanks to excellent liquidity and strong technical expertise, MUFEX offers up to 150x contract leverage in popular perpetual contract pairs.
Future Prospects of MUFEX Game Bot
With Uniswap leading the way, DEXs have challenged the CEX spot market. However, in the lucrative perpetual contract market, perpetual contract DEXs remain behind in their rivalry with CEXs.
MUFEX integrates DeFi, GameFi, and social elements. Leveraging the gamification of perpetual contract trading and aligning with Web2 user behavior, it aims to educate users on perpetual contract DEXs. MUFEX’s overarching goal is to serve as the first perpetual contract DEX that Web2 users encounter, positioning itself as the go-to platform for Telegram’s vast 800 million users to delve into DEX.
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