Innovation Lab

1871’s Web3  Innovation Lab links growth-stage and  late-stage startups with corporate businesses, industry experts, & investors in Web3. Join the lab to solve leading industry challenges and collaboratively explore future opportunities within the Web3 space. 

Execution partners: Advanced Technology ClusterFinTech4Good

Starting Winter 2024- Applications closed 

Web3 Innovation Summit

4.17.24 | Public | Free | Hybrid

An immersive day of Web3 programming! Get ready for a full day of Web3 programming & networking! Agenda for the day includes: keynotes, pitch showcases, networking breakfast & lunch, expert panels, startup expos, and happy hour.

Speaker lineup

Charles Hoskinson
Founder & CEO @ IOHK

Arry Yu
Co-Founder & Executive Director @ US Blockchain Coalition

Katia Kobylinski
Head of Partnerships @ ETHChicago

Gabby Kusz
Senior Fellow @ AI 2030

Nelson Rosario
Founder and Partner @ Rosario Tech Law

Nathan Love
Sr. Business Development Manager – Wholesale Partnerships & Innovation @ T-Mobile

2024 Lab focus areas


Interchain Connectivity

Data Verification

Self-Custody Solutions

All things identity

Self-sovereign Identity & Verifiable Credentials

Corporate Identity

Intellectual Property

Enabling government


Taxation & Use of Funds

Trusts & Wills

Initiative Management

Use cases for normies

Asset Tokenization & NFTs 


Decentralized Social Media & Gaming

Tracking & Tracing 

Enabling enterprise

Enterprise Access Management

Supply Chain 

Finance & Payments 


Layer 0’s & 1’s

Layer 0

Consensus Management 


Web3 Innovation Lab 2024

Application phase

Info session

Join us on 12.06 & 12.20

Key details

4 months | Immersive | Hybrid

Runs: 1.22.24 - 4.19.24

What's included for participants

•Unique benefits per business stages

• Inclusion on 1871 press release

• Immersive  programming by experts

• Community of peers

• Growth stage gets 3 months of 1871 membership after program + during

• Featured at Web3 Innovation Summit


•Unique benefits per business stages

• Inclusion on 1871 press release

• Immersive  programming by experts

• Community of peers

• Featured at Web3 Innovation Summit

Who's in the lab>>

Growth stage startups

Late stage lab partners

Corporate lab partners

Growth stage startups

Late stage lab partners

Corporate lab partners

“It’s been an awesome experience, we’ve been able to…

Connect with corporate partners, investors, and other founders in this ecosystem to share ideas and collaborate.”

1871’s C1 Supply Chain Innovation Lab participant gives program review.

“It’s been an awesome experience, we’ve been able to…

1871’s C1 Supply Chain Innovation Lab participant gives program review.

Built with industry experts


Arry Yu

Co-Founder & Executive Director,

 US Blockchain Coalition

Arry Yu is a 22+ year emerging technology industry veteran, serial founder and strategic operator with expertise in scaling business from “zero to one” with a consistent track record building high-performing teams. Yu also works in venture capital as she serves as the Managing Director of Yellow Umbrella Ventures and Venture Partner with Startup Haven Fund. She also regularly serves as an educator, as Adjunct Professor and instructor for various academic institutions like the Saudi Digital Academy, Coding Dojo, Portland State University and the University of Washington Milgard School of Business. 

An innovator, public speaker, and writer, she has been widely published in national media outlets including Forbes, CNN Money, U.S. News & World Report, Geekwire and more. Over the years, Yu has worked with both investors and development across four continents to launch both SaaS and consumer products.

Execution partners

The Advanced Technology Cluster is funded through Washington State’s Innovation Cluster Accelerator Program, and the focus of the group is to convene stakeholders from industry, government, academia, and the investment community to work together towards ensuring the Pacific Northwest and the broader United States is a leader in emerging technologies.

FinTech4Good is a global network focused on emerging technologies. We collaborate with startups, industrial leaders, NPOs, and investors to develop solutions for a better world. Our team harnesses technologies like blockchain, AI, Metaverse, and Cloud Computing to build startups, provide consulting services, and offer professional development programs for achieving the SDGs and revolutionizing finance.

“Web3 is kind of looking at the history of where we’ve come along the digital evolution”

EIR Arry Yu, Co-founder & Executive Director of US Blockchain Coalition, discusses the Web3 Innovation Lab.

Join the lab

The experience is open to other players within the Web3 community that offer specialized value to each other, while also getting their unique interests met.

Growth stage startups

For a Web3 company with a demonstrated
product market fit &  poised to grow.

Exclusive benefits
  • Showcase their product to dozens of potential corporations and investors
  • Level up their thought leadership
  • Learn from the foremost Web3 experts in the U.S.
  • Connect with peers in Web3
  • Connect with advisors and mentors in Web3

Application close 1.05 for the 2024 lab

Late stage lab partner

For a Web3 company interested in becoming an industry expert and influencing major industry outcomes.

Exclusive benefits
  • Connect to potential customers, partners and investors
  • Be publicly showcased as thought leaders
  • Network with industry leaders – employee engagement opportunity
  • Access corporations who are interested in exploring Web3 Innovation
  • Mentor early-stage startups
  • Amplify your brand at the Web3 Innovation Summit

Book a discovery call by 1.05

lab partners

For corporates looking to innovate and accelerate in web3 and decentralized tech.

Exclusive benefits
  • Make 1:1 connections with startups
  • Be publicly showcased as thought leaders through PR, co-hosted events, and more
  • Participate in/co-host curated networking and exclusive events
  • Network with industry leaders – employee engagement opportunity
  • Connect with tech talent interested in Web3
  • Sit on the 1871 Web3 Innovation Advisory Council

Book a discovery call by 1.05

Web3 Innovation Lab timeline


Week 1

1.22.24 - 1.26.24 [Virtual]

Week 2

2.12.24 - 2.16.24 [In-person]

Week 3

3.18.24 - 3.22.24 [Virtual]

Week 4

4.15.24 - 4.19.24 [In-person]

Web3 Innovation Summit

Capstone event w/ public showcase

April 17th 2024

Lab partners

Web3 ecosystem