Accelerating time
to market

R3’s Venture Development team is dedicated to accelerating and cultivating multi-party CorDapps built by early-stage startups to shorten their time to market.

Your Success is Our Success

Resources and support for every stage of the journey

We offer a variety of resources and support for every stage of the blockchain journey—from workshops and educational content to access to an ecosystem of industry experts, mentors and investors. We are continually evolving our program to keep pace with the rapidly growing number of startups building on our platform, Corda.


A gateway into R3’s ecosystem

The Venture Development Program matches each startup with a regional lead who will connect them to our corporate partners and enterprise customers building on Corda. Participation includes comprehensive benefits.


A global network of 200+ industry experts and investors

Industry challenges

Sponsored industry challenges that open up PoC opportunities with industry leaders

Insider access

Tap into our partnerships with dozens of high-quality incubator and accelerator programs

Venture Development Portal

Access self-service educational content, technical support and other resources on the portal

Networking opportunities

Weekly events, workshops and office hours hosted by industry leaders

Valuable benefits

The potential to receive over $200,000 in perks and discounts from R3’s ecosystem participants

Find out if you’re eligible

Join the Venture Development program and scale your business

Pre-seed to Series A startups working on an enterprise (B2B) solution using distributed ledger technology are eligible to participate in the Venture Development Program—regardless of your application stage. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.


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Mentors are the backbone of our program and serve as one of the biggest value-adds for our startups. As a mentor, you’ll share your experience and expertise to support these early-stage startups along their blockchain journey. Our current mentors are industry SMEs, functional experts, former founders and investors.

As a mentor, you’ll be able to:

Meet and mentor high-quality founders, with potential to join as a formal advisor

Share your knowledge and get exposure to our vast ecosystem

Connect with and identify promising startups for investment opportunities

Attend events such as Startup Series, office hours, workshops, networking and more

Learning about the emerging technology companies early and meeting their talented founders is a great way for us to strengthen our connectivity to an increasingly important ecosystem.

Noam TaschCo-Head of Digital Partnerships, BNY Mellon
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Join the Venture Development Program and scale your business.