Expand blockchain utility globally

We are looking for teams with unique perspectives on blockchain adoption and strong understanding of their respective fields.

What the program will look like

#Chain Accelerator Batch 0 will run from August 1 to October 31. Teams will be participating remotely, and we will secure spaces for companies in Hong Kong, Singapore, and San Francisco who choose to work together physically.

True to our decentralized philosophy, the program will conclude with an online demo day where teams will dial in for a live video pitch. The demo day will showcase the projects’ progress for the past 3 months, and give a glimpse of how they will continue growing the project in the next year. We call this the Crowd Pitch — users, partners, companies and agencies are all welcome to listen and give feedback. The recorded video pitches will be made available to everyone who attended.

More about who we are

Spencer Yang is the founding partner of Hashtag Chain Accelerator (hashtagchain.com). He spent 6 months building an early stage cryptocurrency wallet startup in Beijing with the founder of f2pool, the world’s largest cryptocurrency mining pool. He has invested in multiple cryptocurrency projects and advises companies such as CryptoKitties and CoinMarketCap on growth in Asia. He previously co-founded KeyReply, an AI chat automation company (acquired) that was part of the AngelPad (#1 accelerator ranked by MIT) and Blue Startups accelerator programs, greatly benefitting from the mentorship and advice that these accelerators provided. 

Advisors and mentors that will be working closely with the #Chain Batch 0 companies are leading influencers, investors and founders in Asia (Greater China, South East Asia, Korea, Japan) and the US.

Join our program

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Batch 0 has concluded, thank you for your help and congrats to the Batch 0 companies!

Batch 0 has started, we have teams hailing from San Francisco, Los Angeles, Singapore, Jakarta, Shanghai and Hong Kong. Some of these companies are early stage, while some have already done significant development and community building. The key criteria we are looking for are teams with unique perspectives on blockchain adoption and strong understanding of their respective fields.

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What you will get out of the experience


Advisors and networks — We have deep networks in the US, China and Southeast Asia, spanning founders, investors and advisors. The list will be carefully curated such that all of them will add unique value to the #Chain teams and ecosystem.


Product-market fit — The accelerator is run by people who have built and sold their own startups. Especially for blockchain utility, finding product-market fit is paramount, as the complexities confound the user experience, making it harder to find the fit that you need. By working together, we will get you even closer to building what people want and love.


Camaraderie — Developing blockchain protocols and applications is hard. The companies in our batch will be hands-on in supporting each other, 24/7. Beyond online channels for communicating growth and setbacks with each other, we will host dinners, drinks and group hangouts around the globe to foster bonding and sharing of valuable experience.

Batch 0 timing


July 31st 2018

Application deadline for Batch 0



August 2018

Program starts



November 2018

Demo Day Batch 0