- UAE-based defi blockchain startup Reef, has launched a $10 million accelerator programme for Web3 projects building on the Reef Chain.
The programme, managed by Reef Labs aims to support, incubate, and invest in promising Middle East-based Web3 developers, teams, and projects.
Founded in 2020 by Denko Mancheski, Reef is a blockchain startup that was designed to make Web3 accessible for the next billion users.
In 2021, Reef raised $20 million in an initial coin offering (ICO) from Alameda Research.
Reef is thrilled to announce the launch of a $10 million Accelerator Program for Web3 projects building on the Reef Chain, which are based out of the Middle East. The programme, managed by Reef Labs, aims to support, incubate, and invest in promising Middle East-based Web3 developers, teams, and projects building on the Reef Chain.
The rise of blockchain/Web3 applications in the Middle East is setting the stage for remarkable technological progress and innovation. Reef has already made a significant impact in the region by securing the Best Ecosystem Award at The Middle-East Blockchain Awards.
Driving Growth in the MENA Region:
The Accelerator Program seeks to drive Reef's vision for growth, making it the de-facto blockchain in the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region. Ideas selected as part of this initiative will benefit from the financial support provided by Reef's venture partners, along with mentorship, marketing, and business development assistance from Reef Labs. Additionally, these ecosystem projects can leverage Reef's global community to promote their ideas and achievements to other Web3 developers and blockchain enthusiasts.
Positioning Reef for Web3 Adoption:
The present geo-political landscape in the MENA region fosters the growth of region-specific blockchain networks, which are set to play a significant role in promoting Web3 adoption. Reef is ideally positioned to deliver enterprise-grade solutions with high scalability, cost-effective transactions, extensible EVM, and on-chain upgradability features, thus stimulating inventive models to harness blockchain technology. Additionally, the remarkably low entry barrier for dApp developers has made Reef one of the most developer-friendly ecosystems to build upon.
Denko Mancheski, CEO of Reef, said about this new initiative, "We're launching the Reef Accelerator Program with the aim of welcoming the brightest minds in the Web3.0 industry. The Reef team has been working with Web3 developers in the Middle East region for some time now, and is extremely excited by the talent and innovation we witness. Through our recently conceptualized Reef Labs initiative, we will choose the best Middle Eastern projects, empower them to realize their full potential and integrate them into the current Reef ecosystem of NFT, DeFi, Metaverse, and GameFi projects. It will also enable us to drive the growth of the Web3 industry in the Middle East and emerge as this region's de-facto blockchain".
The Reef Accelerator Program is poised to solidify Reef Chain's position as the most developer-friendly blockchain solution for web2 businesses transitioning into the web3 space in the MENA region, ultimately propelling the upcoming wave of innovation and Web3 adoption.