3-month mentorship-driven track for teams who want to build the future of civic engagement
We invest in incredible teams building a new generation of crypto civilization
Mentors and speakers
In addition to the Stacks Accelerator Mentor network, we're bringing badass thinkers, investors, and builders participating in CityCoins and web3 to help your startup grow through mentorship, introductions, and tools to scale.
Balaji Srinivasan
Angel Investor, a16z and Coinbase
Amanda Cassatt
Co-founder Serotonin, prev. CMO Consensys
Ryan Hoover
Founder, Product Hunt & Weekend Fund
Preethi Kasireddy
Ex-a16z, ex-coinbase, currently EIR at Samsung NEXT
Sten Tamkivi
Founder, Skype
Muneeb Ali
Co-Founder, Stacks
Ryan Shea
Co-Founder, Stacks
Patrick Stanley
CEO, Freehold
Zavain Dar
Partner, Lux Capital
Jake Brukhman
Founder, CoinFund
Trung Phan
Writer, The Hustle
Powering the future of civic engagement
CityCoins give communities the power to improve and program their cities. They do this by unlocking a new funding mechanism for municipal governments, and creating an open-source protocol for developers to build on.
The first CityCoin to be activated by the community, MiamiCoin achieved a historic milestone by establishing a positive-sum relationship between crypto and government. In three months MiamiCoin generated over $25 million in proceeds for the City of Miami and kickstarted the CityCoins developer ecosystem.
The second CityCoin, NYCCoin was activated when Mayor-elect Eric Adams publicly declared he wanted a CityCoin. NYCCoin has already generated $30 million+ for the city.
The next CityCoins
The CityCoins community is growing rapidly and strong support has been building for new cities around the world. Help the community decide by voting on which city you would like to see activated next.
Building the future of cities on Bitcoin via Stacks
Cities will last forever, which is why CityCoins are built on Bitcoin and Stacks. This makes CityCoins fully secure, decentralized and programmable for a wide range of applications.
Real Apps, Real Utility
Though young, the CityCoins protocol has already become established as a platform for innovation. MiamiCoin and NYCCoin have empowered artists, hackers, and builders to support their cities and communities with NFTs and new kinds of applications:
Teams participating in the CityCoins Acceleration Track will join this growing development ecosystem to help design and build applications to improve the health, wealth and happiness of citizens around the globe.
CityCoins is charting new territory for civic engagement where governments, local citizens, and a global market come together to create a win/win/win outcome for everyone. I'm excited to see how communities adopt and build on top of the platform and broader Stacks ecosystem."
Ryan Hoover, Founder, Product Hunt & Weekend Fund
CityCoins Accelerator Track
Teams selected to participate will have access to all benefits of the Stacks Accelerator Program, plus additional Workshops, Masterclasses and Mentors to support ambitious CityCoins projects.

Applications now open - Apply by January 31st
Month 1
Mid February - March 2022
Month 2
Mid March - Mid April 2022
Month 3
Mid April - May

Workshops With Experts
Get a front-row seat to learn from experts in crypto and civic engagement, authors, and successful entrepreneurs.
Network of Mentors
Our mentors bring a diverse set of skills from various industries to give you key feedback and push you to the next level. They are your long-term allies and champions.
Demo Day with Investors & Media
CityCoins Acceleration track participants will pitch at Stacks Accelerator Global Demo Day: An online event that the investor community can't miss, and the media can't stop talking about.
Stacks Foundation
Non-equity grants
up to $100k
  • For Open Source Contribution
  • Special Consideration for Accelerator Companies
Learn More
What we're looking for
Teams solving real-world problems
Stacks Accelerator isn't your average crypto for the sake of crypto accelerator: We've gone way beyond our industry to bring in a wide array of experts and resources. The CityCoins track wants teams who are passionate about supporting their communities and cities, and want to fundamentally shape the future of civic engagement.
Driven founders with a proven history
We're looking for founders that have built successful products and services before, and that can bring an experience driven mindset to the user-owned internet on Bitcoin and Stacks.
Projects uniquely suited for CityCoins
We nurture teams that can get the most out of the CityCoins and Stacks protocols, and have a high-degree of confidence in their infrastructure. We love teams committed to open-source, too: One CityCoins application could prove to be beneficial for hundreds of future crypto cities across the globe.
Teams building high-stakes products
This means that you need to have a commitment to building products that engage in responsible experimentation and scalable innovation, and keep users data and funds safe.
How the CityCoins Protocol Works
CityCoins are powered by Stacks, a protocol that enables smart contracts on the Bitcoin network.
The community mines to create CityCoins
Mining CityCoins is performed by forwarding STX tokens into the smart contract in a given Stacks block, and is a one-way process. Miners are rewarded with new CityCoins tokens.
Stackers receive the STX spent to mine the CityCoins
70% of mining rewards are distributed to people who chose to stack their CityCoins (Stackers).
The city's reserved wallet grows
30% of mining rewards are sent (in STX) to a city's custodied reserve wallet.

The city can claim this and convert their STX to USD whenever they want.
CityCoins community
The CityCoins community is 100,000 strong and growing fast. CityCoiners are active, progressive, and excited to support new projects built on the platform. Look to them to be your first supporters, cheerleaders, customers, and even collaborators as you grow your team.
Let's build the future of
Civic Engagement, together
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