Brinc is entering the metaverse with our “Brinc Cosmos” experience in The Sandbox


Startups can pitch, learn and experience the future at the “Brinc Cosmos”

We’re excited to announce the launch of the “Brinc Cosmos” — a metaverse extension of our acceleration business. Game changing founders will get an opportunity to participate and showcase their businesses through a unique shark-tank-type pitch stage The Sandbox . Our goal is to be able to connect and support more teams from all around the world through an engaging and immersive experience without the need for travel and unnecessary carbon emissions.

This is the trailer announced during the Sandbox Mega City 2 Landsale:

We’re aiming to educate, entertain, and inspire all key startup stakeholders in the metaverse through the “Brinc Cosmos” by setting up a space for live ideation, a pitch stage, and future world for innovation experiences. Startup founders and project leaders will be able to connect with an audience of live judges to display and demonstrate their Web3 businesses across key categories of Arts and Culture, Blockchain, Digital Entertainment, Food Technology, Climate Change, and many more.


Startup founders can connect with an audience of live judges at the Pitch Stage to receive support and funding for their businesses on a world’s first metaverse shark tank type stage


Founders, stakeholders, innovation seekers can experience a future world

The space will be available for teams that we have already invested in as well as curated entrants that have a unique solution to showcase. Founders can showcase ideas and also learn from key mentors, advisors and industry practitioners on how Web3 can play a key role in sustainability and climate change. Judges, mentors, and visitors will be offered exclusive rewards such as tokens and NFTs for active participation through voting, engagement, and game play. Founders on the Pitch Stage will gain necessary exposure and a chance to secure investment.


Metaverse participants will get to engage with Brinc’s portfolio of global innovators

Brinc’s entry into The Sandbox is an extension of our collaborative relationship that started in January 2022, when we announced The Sandbox Metaverse Accelerator launch with US$50 million committed to 100 startups enhancing the open metaverse. We received more than 800 startup applications from around the world within the first month of its debut callout and are currently in due diligence as we work to finalize investments ahead of an upcoming summer cohort in 2022.


Meet UNICO at the Brinc Cosmos, a legendary Unicorn that travels through The Sandbox and beyond, recruiting and empowering the next generation of game changing entrepreneurs, helping them bring their unique ideas to life

Our space in The Sandbox was announced in April 2022 along with a series of new partners for Mega City 2, the second phase of Hong Kong’s vibrant cultural hub in the metaverse. To celebrate these partnerships, The Sandbox launched a new LAND Sale, to allow players to buy LANDs and become a part of the Mega City neighbourhood. Brinc is excited to join this culturally vibrant community that represents the city, alongside other new entrants that include Ocean Park, Standard Chartered, Regal Hotels Group, Tatler Asia, EVI, MADworld, Gameone, Chord Hero, Time Gates of Hong Kong Pop Culture, and UFO School.

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Interested mentors, judges and participants, please sign up here!

About Brinc

Headquartered in Hong Kong, Brinc is a leader in venture acceleration, operating 18 multidisciplinary accelerator programs in seven countries. Brinc accelerates startups focused on Blockchain, AI, Food Technology and Climate Change — all within a sustainability mandate. Brinc has a portfolio of 200+ companies with founders from 38+ countries, and also supports corporations with investment services, sourcing of new technologies and venture-building Web 3.0-enabled businesses. Global corporations, government organisations, tertiary institutions and leading venture funds have all run programs with Brinc. In mid-2021, Brinc announced the Launchpad Luna Blockchain and NFT accelerator in partnership with Animoca Brands with US$100 million committed to invest in Web3 Startups.

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About The Sandbox

The Sandbox, a subsidiary of Animoca Brands, is one of the decentralised virtual worlds that has been fueling the recent growth of virtual real estate demand having partnered with major IPs and brands including Warner Music Group, Ubisoft, The Rabbids, Gucci Vault, The Walking Dead, Snoop Dogg, Adidas, Deadmau5, Steve Aoki, Richie Hawtin, The Smurfs, Care Bears, Atari, ZEPETO, CryptoKitties, and many others. Building on existing The Sandbox IP that has more than 40 million global installs on mobile, The Sandbox metaverse offers players and creators a decentralised and intuitive platform to create immersive 3D worlds and game experiences and to safely store, trade, and monetize their creations. For more information, please visit and follow the regular updates on TwitterMedium, and Discord.


Manav Gupta

Manav Gupta

Manav is the Founder & CEO of Brinc, a venture capital and accelerator firm that believes that some of the world’s biggest challenges can be solved by entrepreneurs, who is excited about technology’s potential to promote equitability, sustainability, and inclusivity. Prior to founding Brinc, he founded and ran FabriQate, an international, innovative mobile technology product and platform company that won awards from HSBC, LDA KnowledgeConnect, and American Express, as well as being named one of the top 10 most innovative companies in mainland China by China’s government.

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