Accelerating Web3 Innovation with the $APE Accelerator

2 min readNov 7, 2023


It all began with a vote.

A collective decision made by the ApeCoin DAO saw AIP-209 (as it was known) passed, marking a pivotal moment for the ApeCoin community. With an overwhelming majority in favor, this proposal set the stage for a new innovation hub for ApeCoin, $APE Accelerator — built by Forj, and powered by ApeCoin.

The $APE Accelerator is a vision come to life. Comprising of both an accelerator and a launchpad, the $APE Accelerator has a singular mission—to propel projects that benefit the ApeCoin ecosystem. Let’s look a little closer at each of these parts.

Accelerator Program:

For visionary founders out there, the Accelerator Program is a gateway to greatness. It all starts with an idea or concept, a flicker of inspiration, that can quickly transform into something extraordinary. Here, strategic guidance, expert advisors, unique tools, and a network of industry pioneers combine forces to help your ApeCoin ecosystem project thrive.

If you believe your project has the potential to become the next big thing in the $APE ecosystem then you can apply now to enter the $APE Accelerator.

The Launchpad:

A gateway to the future for those who hold ApeCoin and BAYC digital assets, the Launchpad hosts only the latest and most innovative projects that benefit ApeCoin’s ecosystem growth.

Entry to the Launchpad is based on your $APE or Yuga NFT holdings, with a number of tiers reflecting your potential allocation of items available to purchase. Keep an eye on the $APE Accelerator community to stay up to date on future sales.

How Can You Participate?

  1. Stake (or hodl) $APE: If you have already staked $APE in the ApeCoin pool from Horizen Labs or held it in your wallet, you are likely already eligible to participate in the $APE Accelerator.

2. Delegate: Secure your assets with a delegate wallet service.

3. Vote: Have a say in which projects would get launched.

4. Participate: Join digital asset sales for incubated projects.

5. Enjoy: Embrace your role in the $APE community, whether through utility tokens or digital collectibles.

The $APE Accelerator is your compass, guiding you towards limitless opportunities. Join us in shaping the future of the ApeCoin ecosystem, and be part of the community.