The center IBM funded at Columbia University devoted to research, education and innovation in blockchain technology is starting to bear fruit.
Big Blue and the Ivy League institution said in a press release they have launched two accelerator programs to “build and scale the next generation of blockchain innovation.”
The IBM Blockchain Accelerator is designed for later-stage growth companies and aims to help them build out enterprise blockchain networks. The Columbia Blockchain Launch Accelerator is designed for pre-seed, idea-stage companies with a Columbia or other recognized New York City-based university affiliation.
The programs will each support 10 startups. Participants will have access to design workshops from IBM, technical support, connections to the Columbia research community and students, and access to IBM’s Cloud, among other perks.