ArcBlock Announces new Partnership with WTIA for Blockchain Startup Program
ArcBlock is partnering with the WTIA to support blockchain startups and developers. This new program offers members access to a broad set of resources to support their blockchain journey, including access to ArcBlock's developer certification and accelerator programs.
ArcBlock, a leading blockchain development platform and DApp ecosystem company, announced a new partnership today with the Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA), a non-profit organization whose mission it is to build a robust and sustainable technology industry. The new partnership creates a program to support ArcBlock’s developer community, specifically blockchain startups, entrepreneurs, and innovators to give them everything from technical resources and support to hands-on business coaching and business benefits.
“ArcBlock is excited to partner with the WTIA and create a solid foundation for our developer community. As a WTIA Cascadia Blockchain Council steering committee member, and a long-time partner of the WTIA, we have seen the positive impact that they have on our startups and organizations,” said Matt McKinney, ArcBlock’s VP of Marketing. “Giving our startup developers the opportunity to join the WTIA is a win-win and gives our developer members the same benefits and support of more than 1100 WTIA members, including leaders like T-Mobile, Microsoft, Premera and more.”
Starting today, qualifying ArcBlock developers will be eligible for the WTIA’s Startup Club. In order to qualify, startups must complete ArcBlock’s Certified Blockchain Developer Program launching next month, which uses decentralized identity (DID) and Verifiable Credential technology to record the qualification and issue decentralized and verifiable certificates on the blockchain upon completion. Upon joining, startups can then enroll in the WTIA Startup Club and get access to top tier benefits like:
- HR Benefits
- Health Insurance
- Mobile phone cell plan
- Business Insurance
- Member Discounts on software including Hubspot, Carta cap table management, and FounderSuite
- AWS Activate credits
- And so much more
“We are very excited to see one of our key Steering Committee leaders of the WTIA Cascadia Blockchain Council continuously increase their commitment to giving more to the community,” said Arry Yu, Chair of the WTIA Cascadia Blockchain Council. “We look forward to the increasing partnership in serving both the blockchain and startup community together.”
The Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to build a strong, sustainable technology sector and support a thriving Washington state community. WTIA’s transformative programs leverage the collective power of the technology industry for member companies and their employees as defined by four core priorities: cultivating new talent by operating the premier, nationally registered tech apprenticeship program; using group buying power to deliver high value, affordable financial services to member companies; creating forums for industry, education and government collaboration; and advocating for public policies that support a strong tech sector and statewide economy. WTIA includes the 501c6 WTIA Member Trade Association, the 501c3 WTIA Workforce Institute, the 501c3 Collaboration Institute, the 501c9 WTIA Voluntary Employees' Beneficiaries Association, and the for-profit company WTIA HR Benefits, Inc. Apprenti™ is a program operated by the WTIA Workforce Institute. Ion™ is a program operated by the WTIA Collaboration Institute.
ArcBlock is transforming the way blockchain-enabled applications and services are developed, managed and deployed by reimaging how these services are going to be created in the years ahead. ArcBlock is comprised of a team of industry experts, developers, technologists, and leaders who are focused on creating successful outcomes by enabling teams and businesses to create blockchain-ready services around their needs. ArcBlock has created a powerful but easy to use development platform that utilizes the power of blockchain in combination with cloud computing that developers and businesses to achieve their goals successfully. Follow ArcBlock on Twitter @arcblock_io.