Winners Announced for the BNB Incubation Alliance in Brussels (July, 2024)

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The BNB Incubation Alliance (BIA) had a highly successful launch at EthCC in Brussels on 8 and 9 July 2024. A huge thank you to Alchemy and Open Ledger for sponsoring the two-day event. The purpose of the event was to support and accelerate the growth of promising early-stage blockchain projects. 

Announcing The Winners

The projects involved were judged by an esteemed panel of judges:

  • Carlos – Partner at Bitkraft
  • Idan Sugarman – General Partner, Zero Knowledge Ventures 
  • Marwan – Head of EMEA, BNB Chain
  • Matt Law – Chief Commercial Officer, Outlier Ventures 
  • Max –  Investment Director, Binance Labs
  • Melody He – Co-founder and Partner, Spartan Group
  • Yaroslav Writtle – Partner, Faculty Group
  • Yemu – Partner, Penrose Ventures

The projects were scored based on the following criteria:

  • Sustainability of the project’s operating model
  • Overall excellence of the founding team
  • Innovativeness of the underlying technology or model within its field.
  • Potential contribution to the BNB Chain ecosystem.

As per these criteria, the following projects were selected as winners. Congratulations!

1PaymanDirect admission to MVB BNB Chain Grants *Access to the “Launch as a Service” package
2Balloon DogsDirect admission to MVB BNB Chain GrantsAccess to the “Launch as a Service” package
3BlackwingDirect admission to MVB BNB Chain GrantsAccess to the “Launch as a Service” package

*Grant awards may depend commercial terms and meeting specific milestones

Summary of The BNB Incubation Alliance Events

The event kicked off with guests being warmly welcomed and served tea, coffee, and canapés, setting a relaxed and inviting atmosphere.

BNB Chain opened the event with a welcoming address and an engaging keynote from BNB Chain’s Solutions Architect. The insights set the tone for a day filled with innovation and collaboration.

Binance Labs delivered an insightful presentation, sharing the latest updates and initiatives. This was followed by a series of project presentations where innovative ideas and solutions were showcased, demonstrating the cutting-edge developments in the ecosystem.

The networking session provided attendees with an invaluable opportunity to engage with Binance Labs, VCs, and incubators. This session fostered meaningful connections and potential collaborations, highlighting the event’s role as a catalyst for growth and innovation.

The day concluded with a gala party mixer. Guests enjoyed a walking dinner, lively conversations, and drinks, celebrating the achievements and promising futures of the showcased projects.

In Closing

Once again, a huge congratulations to PaymanBalloon Dogs, and Blackwing for winning the first BNB Incubation Alliance event and getting accepted into the MVB Accelerator Program!

We extend our heartfelt thanks to all participants, sponsors, and attendees for their invaluable contributions. Together, we are shaping a more innovative and interconnected blockchain landscape.