“Startup school” set to support US blockchain startup companies

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MouseBelt Labs is a blockchain accelerator that aims to support blockchain startup companies in the blockchain industry and has announced the launch of a free, virtual, startup school in January next year.

The blockchain revolution has become a global phenomenon, with industries and governments everywhere seeing the value in its widespread applicability and scalability.

Gartner, a leading research and advisory consultancy estimates blockchain technology will generate $3.1 trillion in new business value by 2030.

Blockchain technology and network prove to be a perfect solution to monitor and manage industrial operations especially supply chains and thus is promises various applications in the industrial sector.

Gartner’s report also postulates that blockchain technology will be ready for more mainstream adoption through 2023, which makes right now the perfect time for organisations to explore the technology.

It has been said that as many as nine out of 10 startups fail. So, what can blockchain entrepreneurs do to ensure startup success?


The MouseBelt Startup School is an online educational programme, MouseBelt which will provide startup founders of very early-stage projects with the knowledge and skills that can prepare them for the next phase.

MouseBelt Labs has been one of the most vocal advocates for blockchain and entrepreneur education within the blockchain space.

Their University Program has supported education in blockchain development, business, and leadership at more than 100 universities in 24 countries.

Founder of MouseBelt, Patrick McLain commenting on the launch of this new programme said, “We’ve been actively building blockchain products through our development shop for over three years and with the success, we’ve seen from our investments in startups and student developers, we believe we can accelerate existing projects and inspire more entrepreneurs to join the space by sharing what we’ve learned.”

Top companies enrolled in the programme will have investment or placement opportunities and will have the opportunity to pitch to the MouseBelt team to apply to their official full-service accelerator.

This initiative will provide various forms of support to blockchain startup companies including mentorship opportunities from the MouseBelt team for top 100 startup applicants who are accepted into the programme.


MouseBelt Startup School’s course lectures focus on cryptocurrencies as well as broader startup 101 lessons such as go-to-market strategy, fundraising, and pitching.

Programme participants will also benefit from the chance to build their network from a large pool of startup founders and partners.

The programme includes two self-guided courses in blockchain development and the business of blockchain. Additionally, startups will also gain access to MouseBelt’s “Standard Operating Procedures” to use as guidelines for their own companies.

Startups enrolled in the programme will benefit from the opportunity to develop business connections and access to exclusive forums from MouseBelt mentors and peers.

Participating startups will also receive assistance in various areas including product, design, tech, and business.