IBM Launches Blockchain Accelerator Program

On May 18th 2017 IBM launched the IBM Blockchain Founder Accelerator.

On May 18th 2017 IBM launched the IBM Blockchain Founder Accelerator. It will help to accelerate Blockchain network production. It is the first program according to IBM that will provide expertise and support across technology, legal and business considerations when it comes to Blockchain networks.

It will include one-on-one mentorship and support by network founders and technologists.

Members of the IBM’s Blockchain Accelerator Program will receive early access to prebuilt software assets delivered IBM cloud. IBM is already working with over 400 clients on building Blockchain networks.

 “Blockchain is a team sport. With the right network of participants collaborating on the blockchain, the benefits can be exponential,” said Marie Wieck, general manager, blockchain technology, IBM. “IBM has worked on more blockchain projects than any other player in the industry and we understand the challenges organizations face and the resources needed to get blockchain networks right the first time. IBM is proactively building solutions and entire blockchain ecosystems across a broad range of industries and we are sharing our expertise and resources to help more organizations quickly set up their networks.”

IBM Blockchain Founder Accelerator

Eight new blockchain network founders will be selected by IBM for this fee-based accelerator across a range of industries such as banking, logistics, manufacturing and retail. The program provides organizations with guidance, support and technical expertise to get their networks up and running and supporting an ecosystem of users and partners by the end of the year.

Organizations can learn more about pricing and apply to the IBM Blockchain Founder Accelerator program by visiting


Lara Abdul Malak

Lara has been a journalist and writer in the technology field since her graduation from AUB majoring in political science. She has had career in corporation communications in the telecom sector and was part of the launch of first 3G network in the GCC and MENA region. Since her return to journalism she has been focused with passion on blockchain, tokenization, crypto focusing on the GCC and MENA region. Lara worked with Unlock Blockchain until 2022.

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