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  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
Applications Open: TBA
Applications Close: TBA
Accepted teams announced: TBA
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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.
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
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.
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.
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 is a cross platform gaming ecosystem based on their own public chain with all-in-one development solution and monetary system.
APRIL 2018 MENTORS
April 2018 Sponsor
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.
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 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.
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.