Introducing the Aptos x Outlier Move Accelerator

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The Aptos x Outlier Move Accelerator is an in-person Web3 program sponsored by Aptos Foundation with the goal of MOVING Web3 Forward.


  • The program will be run by Outlier Ventures and powered by the Aptos network. 

  • The Aptos x Outlier Move Accelerator will support startups building on the Aptos network and redefining the Web3 user experience across gaming, social, DeFi,  NFTs and infrastructure. 

  • The 12-week accelerator program will take place in Palo Alto, CA, providing participants with mentorship, education and $100,000 in funding.

  • Applications are now open and will close in mid-April, 2023.

Moving Web3 forward

Designed for aspiring innovators, creatives, and entrepreneurs, we’re inviting the brightest and boldest dreamers in the Aptos community to learn and build with us. With the increasing entry barriers across the Web3 industry, the Move accelerator will bridge opportunities for growth and funding for new founders and early-stage projects on Aptos. Over the course of 12 weeks, the Move Accelerator will provide training and support to boundary-pushing individuals and startups making strides across gaming, social, DeFi, NFTs, and infrastructure.

By empowering these builders, Aptos and Outlier Ventures reinforce the strength and ingenuity of the Aptos community and redefine the Web3 user experience. We know the next big ideas are already out there – being dreamed up by the talented Aptos community. We’re excited to join Outlier Ventures in unleashing that talent to usher in the next generation of Web3!

This accelerator program is powered by the Aptos network and provides unparalleled access to subject matter expertise, mentorship from Aptos Labs and Outlier Ventures, and funding of $100,000. The program will be held in Palo Alto, CA, and is open to early-stage startups building or looking to build on the Aptos protocol. The inaugural program cohort will begin in May 2023.

Applications for our first cohort are officially open today and close in mid-April 2023. We invite you to join us!

Apply to the Aptos x OV Move Accelerator Program →

Breaking Barriers with Better Code

One of the key focuses of the accelerator program is expanding implementation and innovation of the Move language and Aptos Move Adapter to onboard the next generation of Web3. The Aptos Move adapter makes developing programs with Move easier for either beginner or expert coders. The Aptos network doubles down on speed and efficiency by alleviating the famous "scalability trilemma," making development easier without compromising scalability.

Building better and faster is an essential skill for all aspiring start-ups. Through the accelerator program, we’re training these founders and developers to use the Move code to “unlock” Web3 for its next billion users – tapping into their brilliant ideas together.

Breaking Barriers with Leadership

The Aptos x Outlier Move Accelerator will provide bespoke support tailored to each startup's needs, from Outlier Ventures advisors and Aptos Labs’ in-house team of experts on their product roadmap, community building, entity structuring, and more.

The Aptos x Outlier Move Accelerator is yet another demonstration of how vital it is to foster the future of Web3. It ensures that everyone from independent developers to early-stage startups is given the opportunity to move this industry forward as part of the Aptos ecosystem.
Mo Shaikh, CEO and co-founder of Aptos Labs

Industry veterans Outlier Ventures have been accelerating Web3 startups since 2019, bringing years of crucial industry leadership from projects and start-ups they've supported around the world. Sharing knowledge and providing mentorship alongside Aptos Labs, Outlier Ventures will continue this legacy of premier support for founders building in Web3. 

Apply Today

To our brightest and boldest Aptos community members, we welcome you to apply to the Aptos x Outlier Ventures accelerator today. Whether you are a Web3 startup looking to build on the Aptos network or a dreamer with a talent for making big things happen, this accelerator program is a great opportunity to get the support you need to succeed.

Apply now and join the future of Web3!

For more information, please visit the program's official website.

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