Block Engine is a structured incubator program focused on supporting early stage start-ups in the emerging area of blockchain technology. The program runs under three pillars: select the most promising startups applying blockchain technology, nurture through a structured 10-week [1] course of workshops, mentor sessions and community events, and connect and support through facilitating connections with investors and continually supporting them through the alumni program.

As part of the Blockchain Centre Melbourne, Australia’s largest community of blockchain technology entrepreneurs, experts, mentors and investors, we can support and develop startups in growing their business, strengthening their commercial viability and increasing their competitiveness in domestic and international markets.

Block Engine Incubation Program

Timeline

Applications Open: TBA

Applications Close: TBA

Accepted teams announced: TBA

Program Starts: TBA

Demo Day: TBA

The Block Engine Education program is focussed into two areas.

  • Blockchain Technology – provides overall insight into blockchain technology and connections with the industry. It is tailored for professionals who are highly experienced individuals and possess business knowledge but would like to learn how to apply blockchain technology, as a business solution.
  •  Business Education – this section provides business knowledge, industry connections and introduction to investors. It is tailored for blockchain or “tech savvy” individuals who have an idea for a new business concept but may lack the  business know-how to establish the company beyond ideation stage. This allows access to a wide network of connections and investors to fund & mentor their project.

To be a startup, educator, mentor or sponsor of the next program, please submit your details in the form below.

DEMO Day Winners

Buildsort takes the helm at Block Engine ‘Demo Day’

Best Team – Charlie

Charlie is set to become Australia’s newest customer-centric and technology-driven retail bank built on blockchain technology.

Prizes included free Trezor devices for the entire team and free legal advice from Agile Legal for three months.

Best Blockchain Solution – BuildSort

Blockchain technology for planning and building approvals leading to the building supply chain. Faster, automated, transparent, and providing better cash flow and reduced risk for all stakeholders in within the construction industry.

Prizes included 10,000CAN (CanYa tokens), two hours of private consultation with JP Thor and the opportunity to feature in the Youtube Channel Nuggets News.

Best Business Idea – Supp

Supp is a global jobs platform for hospitality workers. Powered by blockchain and governed by its users, the community will lead hospitality to a connected and fairer future.

Prizes included an ICO webpage to the value of $AU5,000 or return flights and accommodation to Shanghai from Blockchain Global, and a video of their product featured at coin.org from DigitalX.

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April 2018 Developers Course Ceremony Photos

Block Engine Demo Day Full Stream Video

April 2018 Sponsors

Blockchain Centre Melbourne is a community and knowledge hub for blockchain professionals and enthusiasts; with over 4,000 people in our ecosystem. As Australia’s largest community of blockchain technology entrepreneurs, experts, mentors and investors, we have all the resources to assist and develop startups. Until now we were running an ongoing non-structured incubator with Blockchain Global as the main investor and supporter. Some of our successful incubated companies are ACX, Coinstop, Daexs, Global BTC and Cloudbreak Asset Management. To better serve the needs of the industry our next step is implemention of a structured program for early stage blockchain startups.

April 2018 Selected Startups

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AEM

BetterMe

Accounting Enterprise Middleware is a blockchain based accounting system utilising the distributed ledger technology to its full potential. It not only makes business cryptocurrency transactions easy to capture, but also improves on current workflows, security and record keeping methods.

Disrupting healthcare funding models. A platform to connect Healthcare funders, Service Providers and Patients for better health outcomes.

Blockchain platform for linking, verifying and exchanging existing reputation data. We enable trust that’s easy to prove, hard to lose – free from human biases.

Efectivo

World’s first global and decentralised influencer marketing platform built on blockchain technology.

Blockchain tech for planning and building approvals leading to the building supply chain. Faster, automated, transparent, and providing better cash flow and reduced risk for all stakeholders in within the construction industry.

Supp is the global co-op for hospitality workers. This community owns and governs the platform; and their profiles are portable. It is the first Decentralised Autonomous Co-operative and it enables people to work together toward common social, cultural and economic goals.

Glass

Charlie

Helping construction contractors meet their obligation to pay everyone, on time, every time, fair and square.

Glass is lowering consumer & SME banking transaction costs and enabling the participation of the unbanked in microfinance at a global scale via blockchain.

Charlie plans to be Australian’s newest customer-centric and technology-driven retail bank built on blockchain technology.

Unicorn

Unicorn is a cross platform gaming ecosystem based on their own public chain with all-in-one development solution and monetary system.

APRIL 2018 MENTORS

Taylor Tran

Taylor Tran

Author of INNOVATIONS series of books

Leigh Travers

Leigh Travers

CEO at DigitalX Ltd

Martin Davidson

Martin Davidson

Global Director and CEO at Blockchain Centre

Asher Tan

Asher Tan

Co-founder and CEO Coinjar

Anoosh Manzoori

Anoosh Manzoori

CEO Shape Capital

Rohit Bhargava

Rohit Bhargava

Host at Startup Playbook Podcast

Richard Celm

Richard Celm

Program Director at Startupbootcamp

William A. Saunders

William A. Saunders

Co-Founder Intraverse Blockchain Technologies

Johnathan Ross

Johnathan Ross

Founding Director of Coinstop and Co-Founder of CoinWisdom

Sam Webb

Sam Webb

Chief Technology Officer at BlockGrain

Caile Ditterich

Caile Ditterich

Chief Executive Officer at BlockGrain

Justine Italianer

Justine Italianer

Sustainability and Social Business Professional

Matt Harry

Matt Harry

Founder of Cloudbreak Asset Management

Anouk Pinchetty

Anouk Pinchetty

Lead Trainer at the New Money institut

Liam Hanel

Liam Hanel

CEO & Co-founder at Lyra

Sebastian Cortes

Sebastian Cortes

Founder & CEO at DAEXS

Karen Cohen

Karen Cohen

Operations Manager at Blockchain Centre

Paul Mckenzie

Paul Mckenzie

Operations Manager at ACX

Jason Lee

Jason Lee

Global Director for Partnerships and Strategic Alliance at NEM.io Foundation

Kieran Nolan

Kieran Nolan

Educational Technologist at Wooranna Park Primary School

Andrew Bragg

Andrew Bragg

Partner at MBA Business Solutions and Cryptotax

Grant Lenaarts

Grant Lenaarts

CEO and Co-Founder at Digital Custodians

Sam Lee

Sam Lee

CEO of Blockchain Global, Project Manager, Digital Strategist, Developer

Sam Lee

Toby Gardner

Co-founder at Finch

Anyce Grayle

Anyce Grayle

Small Business Digital Marketing and Sales Consultant

Allan Guo

Allan Guo

Chief Operations Officer at Blockchain Global Limited & General Manager for ACX

Brad Dilkes

Brad Dilkes

Associate Director at Alignment Capital Pty Ltd

Ben Kluwgant

Ben Kluwgant

Government Incentives Advisor at  Catalyst Solutions

Chris Pavlesic

Chris Pavlesic

CEO at Coinstop and Co-Founder at CoinWisdom

Adam Pulton

Adam Pulton

Managing Director at Get Paid in Bitcoin

Tyrone Blode

Tyrone Blode

Marketing and Commercial Manager at Blockchain Centre

Katherine Heathcote

Katherine Heathcote

Senior Trade Fintech Advisor at Austrade – helping Australian fintechs go global

Peter Mikus

Peter Mikus

CEO of Toto Properties

Tyrone Blode

Bill Angelidis

Founder and Managing Director at Asta

Susan Dart

Susan Dart

Independent business blockchain consultant for SMEs

Michiel Jenniskens

Michiel Jenniskens

Owner at OpenCeilings

David Lam

David Lam

Senior Consultant at Digital Ventures at PwC Australia

Alex Saunders

Alex Saunders

CEO & Founder of Nugget’s News

David Sabo

David Sabo

Entrepreneur, advisor, blockchain enthusiast

Ryan Gray

Ryan Gray

Executive Search & IT Recruitment at Halcyon Knights

Niko Klansek

Niko Klansek

Founder BizMe

Andrew Despi

Colin Meulema

Chief Education Officer at bitcone

Andrew Despi

Andrew Despi

Manager, Emerging Technology at Commonwealth Bank

Andrew Despi

Daniel Bar

Blockchain Entrepreneur and investor

Andrew Despi

Danielle Szetho

CEO at FinTech Australia

Andrew Despi

Ben Kloester

Product Management Director, Global Products at LexisNexis Risk Solutions

Andrew Despi

Alejandro V. Betancourt

Project Manager at Blockbuster Ventures

Andrew Despi

Shannon Curtis

Partner at Caleb and Brown

April 2018 Sponsor

Soar Soar Labs

Soar Labs is a team of diverse individuals sharing a passion to bring diverse agencies, communities and businesses globally via the blockchain technology by streamlining online communications and transactions.
Soarcoin is designed for micro transactions through the Soar Off-chain Wallet to improve efficiency and transparency for all transactions; enabling real-time, instantaneous transfer of funds anywhere in the world with no borders or limits in the most secure way.
By reaching and connecting various communities with expansive projects using Soarcoin, Soar Labs aims to create a space and enhance relationships on a public platform for all with shared interests.

NEM nem FOUNDATION

The nem.io Foundation is incorporated in Singapore as a company limited by guarantee. The sole purpose of the Foundation is to introduce, educate, and promote the use of the nem blockchain technology platform on an international scale to all industries and institutions.

Blockchain Global Blockchain Global

Blockchain Global is a leading multi-national enterprise with a vision to uplift trust throughout the digital spectrum. With 8 offices across 5 countries, the company as a venture builder has invested blockchain knowhow and +US$200m in over 50 blockchain enabled businesses.
Our investments create and commercialise platforms that increase data accessibility and transparency, with the mission to bring both public and private sector systems into a more efficient and integrated future.

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DigitalX is a Blockchain Technology Company based out of Perth and New York. They provide ICO advisory services, blockchain consulting services and blockchain-related software development. Their partners can use DigitalX’s Blockchain technology expertise to deliver innovative products to global markets. DigitalX is well placed to deliver advice to the Token Sale marketplace.