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BlockShop - Washington DC's Blockchain Incubator





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{"ops":[{"insert":"BlockShop is an incubator and event space in Washington DC dedicated to building blockchain solutions. Blockshop is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.\n\nBlockShop currently hosts 6 startups, with plans to support 20 startups in 2020. Although we are an incubator, we do not take equity in the startups. Instead, startups pay a small monthly fee for a desk and sponsors/donors cover the rest. This unique (nonprofit) incubator model allows startups to grow without being financially burdened or having to give up equity. In return, they are expected to help manage and grow the local blockchain community.\n\n"},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"Why Here?"},{"insert":"\nInnovation develops within a complex regulatory, financial, social and global ecosystem. We provide a space in Washington DC for nuanced collaboration between public and private stakeholders focused on using blockchain technology to accomplish tangible goals.\n\n"},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"Why Now?"},{"insert":"\nWe need products, not promises. This industry is crowded with claims and platitudes, but few real-world solutions. BlockShop provides space and connections to help blockchain builders build.\n\n"},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"DEAD ENGINEERS SOCIETY"},{"insert":"\nDead Engineers Society is a network of engineers who help each other to get their projects off the ground. It acts as a grassroots incubator and an open-source foundation focusing on supporting technology that brings a positive impact on society and can benefit people beyond BlockShop. The participating engineers agree to contribute to each other's projects on a voluntary basis without claiming the ownership or enforcing any licensing. Our expertise spans across Software Development, IT Security, DevOps, AI, Neuroscience, and Applied Linguistics. In addition to this, we help early-stage projects with infrastructure resources, project management, and hiring efforts.\n\n"},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"Events"},{"insert":"\nBlockShop organizes and hosts events with leaders from tech, Wall Street, venture capital, nonprofits and government. Our events focus exclusively on concrete applications of blockchain solutions – i.e., products, not promises.\n\n"},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"Networking"},{"insert":"\nWe also host networking events for BlockShop members and newbies. Rotating themes will include start-up pitch nights, group brainstorming for specific industry issues, engagement with regulators and other policymakers, brass-tacks how-to talks, and more.\n\nDonate today and help us reach out goal of supporting 20 projects in 2020.\n"}]}

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