Introducing the Akash Accelerator

Summary

The CAB has evolved and is now the Akash Accelerator Program.

In the past year, the Akash Community Awards Board has supported multiple web3 projects and development teams with funding ranging from $500 to $250,000. Akash has also provided operating support, marketing, mentoring, and technical support.

Some of these projects have become valuable functioning entities with a positive impact on both the Akash ecosystem, Cosmos, and the broader Web3 community.

Some projects of note include;

  • Akashlytics: The Akashlytics Deploy Tool is a desktop application which simplifies the deployment process on the Akash Network. Post deployment, the tool provides a dashboard to view the status and details of workloads. The dashboard also has the ability to perform administrative tasks including closing the deployment, updating the deployment, redeploying, and increasing the funding available to the deployment.
  • Moultrie Audits (formerly Akash Audit): Moultrie Audits is an infrastructure auditing company designed to increase technical security and uptime. The auditing process is specifically curated for Cosmos SDK projects with a focus on Akash Network that compiles security standards from the CIS, NIST, CSA, and many other organizations.
  • Praetor: The Praetor application offers a streamlined mechanism to deploy an Akash Provider. The web app allows the creation of the necessary Kubernetes cluster and the Provider instance all from within an extremely user-friendly series of guided steps. In addition to the Praetor Provider build app, the team has created great tools for viewing current Akash Providers and a Provider revenue calculator.
  • OpenRegistry: OpenRegistry is an effort to bring a change with the community’s own container registry which is Open and Free to use. A true decentralized entity with promise of scalability, reliability and transparency

The Akash Accelerator Program will continue to fund development teams building safer, smarter, and more resilient decentralized applications on Akash and the greater web3 ecosystem. Furthermore, the Akash Accelerator Program will help promising projects by providing them with the necessary resources and support to expedite their growth past the incubator stage.

The Accelerator is designed to incubate and accelerate the growth of startups who plan on actively contributing to web3 and decentralized computing, while providing mentorship, resources, and training for all facets of a startup including product positioning, user acquisition, revenue strategy, marketing, team formation, fundraising, etc. As part of the funding, Akash will retain on a convertible basis, a 2% equity position in accelerator participants. Accelerator applications will continue on a rolling basis throughout the calendar year.

Akash will remain actively engaged with each of the participants and will continue organizing round table conversations, presentations, and hands-on mentorship led by the Akash team. A Demo Day will be hosted at key milestones.

If you have any questions or wish to build in the Akash ecosystem, please feel free to reach out to us at contact@akash.network

We’re always happy to answer questions or assist you in any way we can!

About Akash

Akash Network, the world’s first decentralized and open-source cloud, accelerates deployment, scale, efficiency and price performance for high-growth industries like blockchain and machine learning/AI.

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Akash Network envisions a world where cloud computing is permissionless, sovereign, and open, where builders of the internet have greater freedom to expand the human experience.

Akash Network is building this future.

Known as the “Airbnb for Cloud Compute”, Akash Network provides a fast, efficient and low-cost application deployment solution. Developers leveraging Akash’s platform can access cloud computing at up to three times less than the cost of centralized cloud providers like Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure. Utilizing containerization and open-source technology, Akash Network leverages 85% of underutilized cloud capacity in 8.4 million global data centers, enabling anyone to buy and sell cloud computing.

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Hey!

This is an awesome idea and very well written. The CAB has had some great success in general with all the new projects and innovations that are currently running in production, supporting the adoption of the network. I think it’s a great idea to transition it into an accelerator since it adds a lot of clarity to the possible next steps for successful projects, like ours, and to make sure these projects have even more success, which will ultimately increase the value and usage of the Akash Network.

It definitely adds more excitement to this bear market. :bear::hammer_and_pick:

Looking forward to the next steps and thanks for the shoutout!

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