We are givers, not takers.

We have a unique scholarly approach to venture deals and incubation.


Who We Are

Berkeley Blockchain Xcelerator is the newest lab at the Center for Entrepreneurship in the School of Engineering. We launched to leverage the groundswell of blockchain activity on UC Berkeley's campus, and to invite global scholars and entrepreneurs into this tremendous ecosystem.

At a distance of 30 minutes to San Francisco and 1 hour to Silicon Valley, Berkeley is the perfect city for entrepreneurs and researchers.

We provide non-dilutive support for selected teams, providing access to resources both on and off campus. Our motive is purely to advance technology, create new ventures and support researchers.



How We Help

We understand the blockchain ecosystem and how rapidly it evolves. We approach all companies with an open mind, regardless of what stage they are in and where they are from. We have no preference for age nor UC Berkeley affiliation. If you have a promising technology or a business with traction, get in touch with us!

Education + Mentorship

Maintain Ownership

Since we run a non-dilutive accelerator, you retain control and ownership. Simply commit to attending and participating in our programs.

Industry Specific Events

Take part in our speaker sessions on three tracks - Blockchain Technology, Blockchain Industry, Entrepreneurship.

Office Hours

Arrange office hours with our advisors, mentors and domain experts.

Networking Opportunities

Network at our events and other events in Silicon Valley.

Access Our Recruiting Platform

Access our recruiting platform, BearX, to attract talent.

Pitch Coaching

Receive regular pitch coaching sessions.

Investor Meetings

Arrange 1:1 meetings with qualified blockchain investors and venture capitalists.​

Resources + Exposure

Blockchain Industry Connections

Access blockchain events on and off campus, as well as events for entrepreneurs and technologists in general (e.g. SF Blockchain Week, Crypto Economics Securities Conference, Simons Institute for Theory of Computing Blockchain and Zero Knowledge Events, investor panels, etc).

Network of Resources

Access leading blockchain projects and resources for partnerships, talent and advisory expertise.

Access to Partner Resources

Like any incubator, our partners and sponsors have in-kind resources and favorable arrangements for our teams.

Investor Connections

Connect with reputable venture capitalists from Silicon Valley and around the world by warm introduction from UC Berkeley.