Applications are now closed for Acme Innovation's flagship Collider program. The businesses selected for this year's cohort will be announced on October 24, 2022.
At the core of Acme Innovation’s ethos is the belief that success in business begins with continuously re-examining your priors, maintaining a carefully calibrated growth mindset, embracing adjacent and orthogonal ideas, and staying aligned with respect to values. In short, we believe that collisions—not curation—leads to real innovation and growth.
To this end, Acme and WAVIA are excited to announce the launch of Collider, a hybrid conference-accelerator program advancing early-stage music, gaming, and creative IP startups operating in or developing Web3 deployment.
Like other accelerator programs, Collider provides founders the access they need to mentorship, domain expertise, and investor exposure in exchange for equity. But what makes Collider different is its emphasis on pushing those in the cohort to both learn from and also provide education to others in the program, all of whom bring different and diverse degrees of expertise. This approach encourages and embraces “collisions” between like-minded founders across adjacent or orthogonal industries, generating accretive value through unexpected ideas and breakthroughs, and amplifying creativity and unexpected learnings.
Additionally, Collider leverages Acme’s broad network to provide thought leadership from a range of experts, all aligned by a shared value of sustainability in its many forms.
Collider will bring together a cohort of 10 world-class businesses with Acme’s ecosystem of advisors, mentors, and investors, beginning with a five-day, in-person immersion in Southern California in November. This will be followed by a two-month series of online sprints to focus companies on their go-to-market and fundraising strategies, culminating in a demo day with Acme’s investor community.
Two participants per accepted startup are invited to the in-person immersion at La Terranea in Rancho Palos Verdes, California from Sunday, November 13 through Thursday, November 17.
Acme Collider will cover the cost of meals and accommodation for participants, while attendees will be responsible for the cost of travel.
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
- Have already secured a friends and family, angel, or seed round;
- Have brought a product to market and successfully demonstrated product-market fit;
- Embrace Web3 as an integral part of their value proposition;
- Be one of two types of companies in the music, gaming, and/or creative IP industries:
- Web3-native companies building in these industries; or
- Established Web2 companies adopting Web3 technology