Wolf Lightning Network Accelerator Announced First Cohort

Startup accelerator dedicated to developing the Lightning Network, In Wolf's Clothing, announced its selection of eight teams for its inaugural cohort called Wolfpack 1.

Wolf Lightning Network Accelerator Announced First Cohort
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NEW YORK, NY – March 16, 2023 – In Wolf’s Clothing (“Wolf”), the first-ever startup accelerator dedicated to Lightning, today announced that it has selected eight teams for its inaugural cohort, Wolfpack 1. The program received more than 100 applications from teams representing 36 countries.

Participants include Allen Farrington, Ego Death Capital, Fulgur Ventures, Hivemind Ventures, Kingsway Capital, NYDIG, Stone Ridge Holdings Group, Urim Capital, and others.

“The volume and quality of applications to Wolf has been simply incredible,“ said Kelly Brewster, CEO of Wolf. “The definition of what it means to ‘build on Bitcoin’ is evolving, and across the globe teams are launching exciting products on top of Bitcoin and the Lightning Network that will have a meaningful impact. From true ‘decentralized finance’, to infrastructure, social media, payments and more, the teams joining Wolf are moving Bitcoin forward across a wide variety of frontiers.”

Wolf’s accelerator program is designed to help early-stage startups achieve product-market fit, develop their brand, secure critical early-stage funding, and grow businesses that fuel the global adoption of Bitcoin. The companies accepted to Wolf’s inaugural cohort, include teams working on topics such as:

  1. Bringing self-custodial trading to Lightning using Discreet Log Contracts (DLCs)
  2. A WeChat-style “super app” for Nostr and Lightning
  3. Automated Lightning node management
  4. Instant payments and remittances in MENA markets
  5. Integrating payments into esports tournament organization
  6. Lightning-monetized content delivery infrastructure
  7. Lightning infrastructure and education for enterprises
  8. Non-custodial wallet, node management, and Lightning services

Applications for Wolf’s second cohort open today and will be accepted through April 7th, 2023.

Apply today at https://wolfnyc.com/apply.

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