Draper University and Tezos Israel Partner to Pre-Accelerate Blockchain Startups

April 20th, 2021 at 6:52 pm UTC · 3 min read

Draper University and Tezos Israel Partner to Pre-Accelerate Blockchain Startups
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Draper University, is a brainchild of billionaire venture capitalist and Bitcoin/Tezos advocate Tim Draper, and provides entrepreneurs & executives the resources, networks, and mentoring necessary to boost innovation in their business and/or ecosystem.

Tezos Israel is an innovation lab that operates in the Israeli ecosystem and globally to train developers, promote adoption, and expand the ecosystem of one of the world’s most leading blockchain protocols, Tezos. The partnership bridges these two incredible entities to bring access and build  recognition for blockchain start-ups from around the world.

The Tezos Foundation stands as part of the community in support of the Tezos protocol and ecosystem. The Swiss based Foundation utilizes a $1.2 billion archest to support startups, development studios, and community organizations around the globe, and has positioned Tezos as a leading protocol in developing STOs, CBDCs, and NFTs. Tezos’ activity in Israel is unique in terms of its scope, the exposure to policymakers, and the technological and financial support it offers.

Elie Terdjman, Founder & CEO of Tezos Israel:

“In Israel alone, more than 1,500 new startups are established every year in different sectors. The on the ground potential in the “Startup Nation” is enormous. This partnership with Draper University is a stepping stone for entrepreneurs from both Israel and around the world to not just gain access to investors, but to have a place where they can develop their ideas with tools and mentorship, raise funds, and scale globally in cooperation with Tezos Foundation and the Draper network.”

A bit about the Draper Ecosystem, it is built upon five pillars that mimic a startup’s lifecycle from idea to global expansion. Each division is dedicated to a particular stage of development which includes Draper University, Boost VC, DFJ, and Draper Venture Network, a $2B in seed capital to provide across a network of +20 independent VC funds worldwide. Additionally, Draper Goren Holm has received an investment from the Tezos Foundation to foster startups developing on Tezos.

Andy Tang, CEO, Draper University and Partner, Draper Associates:

“Draper University was the first institution to offer a blockchain education program, and we are excited to partner with Tezos Israel to bring more entrepreneurs into the ecosystem.”

Israel, the Start-Up Nation, is a leading country in terms of technology, yet it is still far from utilizing its full potential, and the collaboration with the Draper Ecosystem and Draper University will create an acceleration and training mechanism for early-stage entrepreneurs in the blockchain sphere.

Tezos Israel & Draper University blockchain pre-acceleration program is completely online from May 3rd-17th, 2021, registration closes on April 28th, 2021. Limited scholarships are available for awesome companies and the program is open for all blockchain entrepreneurs from around the world. Spots are limited. To apply for the course, click here.


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