what is z11k?

Our goal is to help companies through the initial startup phase. This often means taking projects beyond mere ideas to a MVP or a product that can raise additional capital through additional fundraising rounds and/or ICOs. We are an accelerator that not only provides initial capital, but development, advisory, and legal resources to help our companies succeed.

how does it work?

The inaugural class of Z11K will begin Q4 2018 and the program will last three months. Z11K is located in Chicago, IL.

We will accept five to ten companies for our inaugural launch and provide each with seed capital of $20k in exchange for 7% equity + 7% of future tokens, such as through an ICO or airdrop.

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At the end of the three month program, participants will present in a Demo Day where they will be pitch for additional funding. Additional capital may come from Z11K or other investors.

The founders of the startups are expected to move to Chicago for at least the first three months of the program. Office space in Chicago will be provided and participants are encouraged to be in residence during the majority of the time.

During the program, founders will participate in group events, meet with advisors, and actively develop their project. Each week we will host a dinner for all participants, including a guest speaker.

One of the resources provided without charge to our startups is legal and accounting advisory during the program. Z11K’s counsel will perform an initial corporate “check-up,” and also towards the end of the program help explore ICOs as a means for additional fundraising.

Why z11k?

We provide the resource to help you succeed, without charge: office space, legal, accounting, project management, development resources, and advice!

More than Just Funding..

weekly dinner program

Every week we will meet for dinner in Chicago and have a guest speaker to present on an informative topic.

office spaces

Private offices, workspace, conference
rooms in Chicago.

development

Z11K provides access to developers and technical expertise to help startups launch their product.

office hours

Advisors will provide office hours for 20-minute meetings. Issues and problems can quickly be discussed and resolved, not only through interacting with advisors but the other startups as well.

marketing

A strategy for customer or customer acquisition can be crucial for success. Our advisers are some of the most successful marketers and internet entrepreneurs in the world.

accounting

Knowing how your business is performing and being able to manage your expenses can make all the difference for startups. During the program, Z11K provides accounting services such as bookkeeping and financial statement preparation, tax preparation, and performance tracking.

Legal

For startups and ICOs legal budgets can be tens of thousands of dollars or more! This often precludes initial phase startups from having access to the proper legal advice. During the program, Z11K provides legal services to its startups without charge, from a leading Chicago cryptocurrency and blockchain law firm.

We make sure you are set up the right way. Although it is not the most exciting part of running a startup, making sure that you are legally set up right, in the beginning, is invaluable.

advisors

Each startup will have access to advisers and experts in blockchain, business, marketing, development, law, and more. Startups will be paired with an advisor that will guide them through the program. Advisors include:

Andrew Gordon

Taylor Gerring is a Blockchain Consulting Expert and creator of “Blockchain WTF.” After working on the Hive digital currency wallet, Taylor served on the Board of Directors .

Andrew Gordon

Taylor Gerring is a Blockchain Consulting Expert and creator of “Blockchain WTF.” After working on the Hive digital currency wallet, Taylor served on the Board of Directors .

Andrew Gordon

Taylor Gerring is a Blockchain Consulting Expert and creator of “Blockchain WTF.” After working on the Hive digital currency wallet, Taylor served on the Board of Directors .

Andrew Gordon

Taylor Gerring is a Blockchain Consulting Expert and creator of “Blockchain WTF.” After working on the Hive digital currency wallet, Taylor served on the Board of Directors .

Andrew Gordon

Taylor Gerring is a Blockchain Consulting Expert and creator of “Blockchain WTF.” After working on the Hive digital currency wallet, Taylor served on the Board of Directors .

Andrew Gordon

Taylor Gerring is a Blockchain Consulting Expert and creator of “Blockchain WTF.” After working on the Hive digital currency wallet, Taylor served on the Board of Directors .

Andrew Gordon

Taylor Gerring is a Blockchain Consulting Expert and creator of “Blockchain WTF.” After working on the Hive digital currency wallet, Taylor served on the Board of Directors .

Andrew Gordon

Taylor Gerring is a Blockchain Consulting Expert and creator of “Blockchain WTF.” After working on the Hive digital currency wallet, Taylor served on the Board of Directors .

Our Timeline

July 2018

Z11K is launched! Press release and website are live.

July 15, 2018

Applications for the inaugural class of Z11K are accepted.

August 2018

Z11K begins to review applications. Z11K will be pitched at Chicago meetups.

August 24, 25, 2018

Voice of Blockchain event in Chicago – Z11K Sponsor

September 2018

Finalists are selected for in person meetings in Chicago.

October 2018

Initial applications are selected. Applications continue to be reviewed.

January 2019

Start of Inaugural class of Z11K

Accepting Applications through August 2018

what we’re looking for

We are accepting applications for projects that will expand the blockchain industry! We encourage all applicants to use the EOSIO platform to develop their projects. Z11K is looking for projects that can have tangible products or results – some of the most disruptive products are simple applications of internet technology.

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Potential Industries

  • Digital Personal Identity
  • Payment Solutions
  • Supply Chain
  • Lineage Tracking
  • Digitization of Assets
  • Blockchain Communications
  • Advertisement
  • Smart Contract Auditing
  • Mining/Staking
  • Platform Tokens
  • Privacy and Encryption Solutions
  • Smart Contract Solutions
  • Processing/Rendering Solutions
  • Distributed Storage

Ready to apply?

To apply to Z11K you will complete an application form. Then, we will review the applications and the most promising applicants will be invited to a pitch event.

Z11K is accepting applications from projects for its inaugural class. The program will begin around January 2019 and last three months. At the end of the program there will be a “Demo Day” for additional funding. Five to ten companies will be selected for the program and each will receive an initial investment of $20,000 in exchange for 7% equity (and 7% of an ICO/airdrops).

Contact Information

400 Central Ave, Ste 340B
Northfield, IL 60093

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Our Process

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