Immutable Founders

Atlanta Blockchain Center’s Immutable Founders program is a uniquely resourceful program designed for projects along all stages of development. Created by blockchain and industry veterans, our goal is to find innovative projects and talent to help develop, execute and scale their ideas.

We are building tomorrow’s leaders through hands-on support, technical assistance, extensive marketing support, education and training, a high-powered investor network, industry partners and resources and a dedicated team ready to kickstart your dreams. Our Immutable Founders program accepts incubation applications from founders based on the Bitcoin timezone – 24x7x365. Applications will only be considered for the next eligible quarter (Q1 or Q3), assessed on a case-by-case basis and placed in one of our four groups according to their stage: Genesis, Mining, Testnet, or Mainnet.

$25k Web3 Pitchfest Winner

Fanfundr joined cohort #2 of our Immutable Founders incubator in Q1 of 2023. In June, they won our annual Web3 Pitchfest competition unanimously from the following judges:

  • Tim Dorr, Managing Director, Techstars Atlanta
  • Jonathan King, Web3 Investor, Coinbase Ventures
  • Brian Zwerner, VC & President, W3 Studio
  • Peter Saddington, Founder & General Partner, StaaS Fund

Read the full Hypepotamus coverage on Fanfundr by clicking here.

How does it work?

Each group lasts a period of one quarter (3 months) where applicants undergo a series of sessions with peers, industry veterans, and other strategic partners covering areas based on the group level and each project’s unique needs. Applicants going from Genesis to Mainnet can expect to spend up to four quarters (12 months) in the program, while Mainnet applicants only require one quarter before graduation.

Immutable Founders culminates in cohorts delivering 5-minute presentations during a BitAngels pitchfest at our annual Immutable Conference, potential funding to continue BUIDLing, and a Starter Labs Graduate NFT with perpetual access to our network.

Prior to attending the pitchfest, founders will work directly with Tim Dorr at TechStars Atlanta to perfect their pitches.

Applicants accepted into Immutable Founders must attend in-person Lunch-n-Learn sessions twice a week. These are held Tuesdays and Thursdays between 11am – 1pm EST in Q1 and Q3. Lunch will be served.

What stage of development are you in?











The “Idea” Stage

The Genesis Stage is for projects just starting out, who just pulled up to the rocket launch site. You have an innovative, entrepreneurial idea and need resources and direction to get kickstarted. We’ll help you define your idea and strategize how to make it a successful business through thoughtful guidance.
You Receive
You Accomplish


The “Working on Idea” Stage

The Mining Stage is for projects who already stepped into their rocket ships but haven’t blasted off yet. It is where you set the foundation for your mission and set your project up for what’s next. We strategically analyze your project from A to Z, connect with resources as necessary to fill gaps, and gauge demand.
You Receive
You Accomplish


The “Idea MVP” Stage

The Testnet Stage is for projects ready for their mock lift-off. They have an MVP available for testing and are ready to accelerate to the next level. We will identify strategic partnerships and put you in front of the right opportunities, enforce your IP strategy and clearly define your customer.
You Receive
You Accomplish


The “Idea Launch” Stage

For projects ready for blast-off, who have achieved traction, built a community & know their customers. We lead, support & connect, making sure your project continues to succeed for the long-term. We prepare you for pitching and for an opportunity to land a spot during BitAngels Atlanta pitchfest.

You Receive
You Accomplish

Program Mentors

Marlon Williams
Founder, Starter Labs & Atlanta Blockchain Center

Jonathan King
Web3 Investor, Coinbase Ventures

Zenobia Godschalk
SVP, Communications, Hedera

Shahar Abrams
Founder, Babylon Web3 Academy

Brian Zwerner
Founder & VC, Beyond The Game Network


Justin Daniels
Legal & Business Advisor, Baker Donelson

AJ Alix
Corporate Innovator, Cox Communications

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