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Story Academy

Goal of the Program

The Story Academy is a builder program designed to support, mentor, and accelerate promising entrepreneurs and innovative projects building on Story. We will provide technical expertise, marketing know-how, grants, and investor network introductions matching the level of ambition and execution capability of each admitted project. If you're a visionary builder already working on or planning to build a project on top of Story, we want to talk to you.

Accelerator

The accelerator is designed for established projects with a core team and a clear product roadmap. The program aims to support ambitious teams in reaching product-market fit and long-term growth.

Timeline: We review applications on a rolling basis

Program Timeline: Milestones based, on average 6-7 weeks

Accelerator application

Incubator

The incubator is tailored for aspiring entrepreneurs and pre-seed projects. This immersive program offers structured support and mentorship to guide your project from concept to MVP.

Timeline: Jul 9th - Aug 31st, 2024, first come, first review - limited spots

Program Duration: 12 weeks starting from September, with a final demo day

Incubator application

Growth Journey

The entrepreneurial path can be arduous and unpredictable. The program will provide each team with key components needed to succeed so founders can focus on building the best product.

Grants and Funding:   Support to kickstart or accelerate your project
Distribution:   KOLs introduction, regional markets, and GTM support
VC Network:   Investor introductions, demo days, and fundraising insights
Technical Support:   Office hours and dedicated guidance from our engineers
Mentorship:   Guidance from Story’s core team and industry experts
Fireside Chats:   closed-door chats with tailored topics for builders
IRL Co-working:   Opportunity to join our core team in the Bay Area
Demo Day:   Showcase your project to the world

Ecosystem Priorities

IPfi:
X-to-earn for IP (listen-to-earn, create-to-earn, register-to-earn etc.), initial IP offering (token/debt), IP collateralized lending solutions, IP fractionalization, IP fund/aggregators, RWA tokenization of royalties or cashflow, IP data oracles, bonding curve for IP shares or licenses, ERC-404 style hybrid liquidity, Memes as IP liquidity
Creator and Consumer Apps:
Content distribution apps for creators (Webtoon, Wattpad style), SocialFi, gaming with world-building, UGC, or modding, interactive storytelling, franchise collaboration platforms (GitHub for IP), plugins for popular CMS (e.g., WordPress, Webflow, Substack, Medium), payment solutions for licenses, IP curation platform
AI:
AI model monetization (licensing, model tokenization, derivative tracking), crowdsourcing datasets (copyright compliant, creator friendly, commercial usage), AI agents marketplace, AI model fine-tuning with creator assets (likeness, voice, style) with attribution for commercial usage, authorized AI remixing with revenue share (brands, images, music)

Write Your Story - Two Programs, One Mission

Whether you are an aspiring entrepreneur with unique insights or an established project aiming to accelerate your growth engines, we have a program for you.

Accelerator

The accelerator is designed for established projects with a core team and a clear product roadmap. The program aims to support ambitious teams in reaching product-market fit and long-term growth.

Timeline: We review applications on a rolling basis

Program Timeline: Milestones based, on average 6-7 weeks

Accelerator application

Incubator

The incubator is tailored for aspiring entrepreneurs and pre-seed projects. This immersive program offers structured support and mentorship to guide your project from concept to MVP.

Timeline: Jul 9th - Aug 31st, 2024, first come, first review - limited spots

Program Duration: 12 weeks starting from September, with a final demo day

Incubator application

This is Just Chapter One

Taking part in Story Academy is just the beginning of your journey. While supporting your project for success is paramount, we want to ensure the journey is equally memorable.

Projects graduating from the incubator program can get priority track to the accelerator
Project showcase at major events like EthDenver, EthCC, or KBW supported by Story
We don’t enforce exclusivity. We are happy to refer incubated teams to other accelerators like the Alliance DAO, a16z CSS, and more
When projects complete their milestones and continuously showcase progress, we have a very robust VC network we can refer to
Ongoing Go-to-market (GTM) support and help with regional distributions (East & West)

FAQ

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