Bandwagon Fanclub Inc, a member of the NEXT ecosystem, has been selected as one of ten companies for the inaugural IBM Blockchain Accelerator.
Founded by CEO Harold Hughes, Bandwagon helps event organizers and venues confirm the validity of their digital tickets while also helping them understand who owns them by using data and proprietary blockchain technology. Originally operating in the college football space, Bandwagon has expanded to offer their products to other sports, venues, and festivals — most recently, the Africa Rising International Film Festival in Johannesburg last November.
In partnership with Columbia University in New York, the eight-week IBM Blockchain Accelerator program consists of networking, salon discussion, workshops and “Demo Day” all with the goal of accelerating the building and scaling of blockchain business networks.
As part of the program, Bandwagon and the other participating startups will also have a team of interdisciplinary Columbia students to support them this semester.
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