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About Cypher

The Stevens Center for Innovation in Finance at Wharton is thrilled to present the Cypher Accelerator. We bring Wharton’s business and finance expertise, global reach, cutting-edge perspective, and operational support to launch the world’s leading blockchain companies. In doing so, we advance the blockchain ecosystem while supporting groundbreaking research and development in the space.

Cypher is a remote, non-dilutive accelerator dedicated to startups building a decentralized future. Outside of the 5-7 hours of weekly programming we provide, founders should be working on their startups full-time. Over the three months of our program, we’ll help you develop your product, nurture key relationships, build your market strategy, showcase your brand, bolster operations, sharpen your value proposition, and prepare for a demo day with leading investors. Additionally, we offer a suite of resources for startups, including funding, mentorship and advising, full-stack blockchain support, and much more.

What We Provide

World-Class Advisors & Mentors

Workshops Taught by Industry Experts

Business Development Support

Full-Stack Technical Support

Connections with Legal Advisors

Fundraising Preparation & Demo Day

Credits for Storage, Nodes, etc.

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Sarah Hammer, Executive Director