APE_U Fast Track Nominations for
Open Campus Accelerator Program

As part of APE_U (AIP-408), AIP projects can be nominated to automatically enrol in the Open Campus Accelerator (OC-X) and receive grant or debt-financing support towards next phase of growth.

1. Open Campus Accelerator (OC-X) is a 6-week accelerator programme is specifically tailored to develop innovative use cases in Web3 and DAO education.

2. Secure up to $100k in grants or debt financing without giving up equity or control of your company. Use the funds to scale your project, hire key talent, or invest in technology and infrastructure.

3. Learn from industry leaders and experts (across Web3, education, entrepreneurship and investment) and receive personalised guidance and actionable feedback to refine your business model and strategies.

4. Connect with a diverse cohort of founders, developers, investors, and innovators in the Web3 and DAO ecosystems.

5. Showcase your project to a wider audience, including potential investors, partners, and users. Leverage the Open Campus platform to build your brand and establish credibility in the Web3 and DAO communities.
Supported by ApeCoin DAO, Open Campus and NewCampus

Open Campus is building the infrastructure to bring education on-chain

Founder testimonials

Meet the founders of OC-X

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Feld (Boring Security)

"OC-X is creating a worldwide family of edu founders that are all at different stages of their journey. OC-X is a reminder that I’m not alone on this crazy mission. Also the workshops from other passionate founders helped me rethink a lot of things about my business."

Gülcan (Rise In)

"I loved the network and diverse community here. It's challenging to find people working at the intersection of the education industry and web3, and OC-X does a great job of bringing the best people at this intersection together. Thanks to the OC-ID grant, we opened our first Technical Content Creator Bootcamp for developers interested in content creation. It was a fresh new opportunity for our community."

Harry (HackQuest)

"For Web3 founders passionate about education, I highly recommend joining OC-X. Beyond the valuable workshops hosted by Web3-natives with Ed-Tech entrepreneurship backgrounds, you'll build a network of like-minded founders who share your vision. It's an unparalleled opportunity to be at the forefront of this exciting space where Web3 is revolutionising education."

GK (Brain Racers)

"OC-X has provided me with a deeper understanding of building in web3, with access to industry experts whose insights have sharpened my strategic thinking for my product and for sales. Engaging with a community of pioneers has also boosted my awareness of best practices to build at the intersection of emerging technologies and education."

How the APE_U fast track pathway works

Unlike other accelerators that emphasise competition, the Open Campus Accelerator programme is built on community and strong relationships. Founders typically go through a lengthy process from interest to screening call to vetting for founder fit, before being invited to fill out the onboarding form. With the fast track, there are only two steps for AIP projects:

Founder is recommended and nominated through the ApeCoin GWG.


After a quick chat with the Program Lead, founder is fast tracked to the OC-X application form.

The Open Campus Accelerator at a glance

6 months

Post-programme support


Curated modules

20 million

Collective learner base


Non-dilutive funding

The Journey:

6 weeks of workshops and consultations to find your unique angle on Web3 and DAO Education
Identify new business opportunities that benefit both ApeCoin DAO and Open Campus
Pitch for up to $100k in grants or debt funding to successfully launch your new initiatives