The Emerging Creators Accelerator

A free virtual program built to uplift and help emerging creators succeed in the new creator economy and Web3.

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Start Creating & Monetizing on Your Terms

Tired of creating for an always changing algorithm? Sick of small creator fund payouts?  Web3 is changing social media and the creator economy making it easier than ever for creators to monetize how they choose. We created the Emerging Creators Accelerator to help creators like you learn about and succeed in Web3.

What You’ll Learn

Not just for crypto bros, understand how this new era of the internet can help you grow as a creator

The Future of Social Media

Learn about how Web3 is expected to change social media and why the future of social won’t be controlled by a few major platforms

Monetization Opportunities

Hear from creators earning in Web3 about the advantages over traditional social platforms, plus learn how to monetize for your business

New Technology

Learn about technology -- from blockchain to NFTs -- that's making new monetization and ownership opportunities possible

Learn From The Experts

We've brought together top Web3 experts, entrepreneurs, and creators alike. More to be announced.

Ed Moss
Ed Moss

Head of Growth, DeSo Foundation

Dylan Lee
Dylan Jagger Lee

Creator, Web3 Investor

Naseem Al-Naji
Naseem Al-Naji

Co-founder & CPO, Pearl

Stephanie Su
Stephanie Su

Head of Marketing, Pearl

The Curriculum

Creators will participate in 5 workshops, over 5 weeks, across a variety of Web3 and Creator Economy topics

Week 1: Web3 & The Future of Social Media

Date: October 18, 2022

It seems like everyone is talking about Web3, but why does it matter to creators? Learn about the new tech powering Web3,  how it is solving problems around monetization for creators, and changing the course of social media.

Speaker: Ed Moss, Head of Growth DeSo Foundation

Week 2: Monetization for Creators - Web2 & Web3

Date: October 25, 2022

It may seem like the key way to make money as a creator is through sponsorships, but the reality is there are many options in the new creator economy. Hear about ways to monetize and how you can create content efficiently in Web3. 

Speaker: Pearl Team, Featuring Dylan Lee - Creator & Web3 Investor

Week 3: NFTs for Creators

Date: November 2, 2022

Dive into why NFTs are so much more than .jpgs. Learn about what an NFT is, why they can be so valuable, and how you can start using them as a creator to grow your community and earnings.

Speaker: Ed Moss, Head of Growth DeSo Foundation

Week 4: Intro to Cryptocurrency

Date: November 8, 2022

Finally learn the basics in cryptocurrency including: what it is, what it’s used for, and how you can start getting paid in crypto as a creator.

Speaker: Naseem Al-Naji, Co-Founder & CPO Pearl

Week 5: How to Succeed in the New Creator Economy Ft. Web3 Creators

Date: November 15, 2022

Now that you’ve learned the basics of how Web3 is changing social media and the creator economy, hear from creators who are already monetizing and growing community in Web3.

Speaker: Panel of creators

For Creators Who Are...

Don’t worry, no experience in tech is needed

On the Rise

You’ve built a community of about 10k-250k followers and are age 18+

Community Oriented

You’ve grown a positive community but are looking to take it to the next level

Looking to Monetize

You’re looking for more than just brand sponsorships to grow your business

Early Adopters

You want to learn how you can be early to the next big thing

Other Perks

Beyond learning about Web3 and the new Creator Economy, get access to so much more

Founding Creator

Get verified as one of the earliest creators on Pearl and inform how the platform can best support creators

Creator Networking

Meet other creators on the rise, join our Slack channel, and learn about and grow in Web3 together

Features & Exposure

Opportunities to be featured across Pearl marketing channels

Access Exclusive Features

Test new monetization and engagement features on Pearl before anyone else

Advisory Board

Have the opportunity to join a select group of creators that help create the future of Pearl and access more perks

Ready to Dive Into The New Creator Economy?

Frequently Asked Questions

Are applications still open? 
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Applications are currently closed for the Fall 2022 Cohort. Follow our Instagram and TikTok to stay in the loop on program updates and future opportunities. Thank you for your interest! 

Who can apply?
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We’re looking for creators from all content verticals, who are at least 18 years old, and have built a community size of 10k - 250k followers on at least one social platform. You might be a great fit if you have built a strong and positive community, are looking to grow your business and monetize beyond brand sponsorships, and have an interest in being an early adopter in the future of social media. Creators outside of the U.S. are eligible to apply! 

How long is the program? When does it start?
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The program consists of 5 workshop sessions over 5 weeks, beginning on October 18th. Creators will meet once a week for approximately 45 minutes to an hour. The following dates are tentative: Week 1 - Oct. 18, 2022, Week 2 - Oct. 25, 2022, Week 3 - Nov. 2, 2022, Week 4 - Nov. 8, 2022, Week 5 -Nov. 15, 2022.

When will I know if I've been selected?
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We will notify all applicants by October 14, 2022.

What is Pearl? Why did Pearl create this accelerator?
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Pearl is a new social platform built for creators and their communities to grow and earn together. Using the technology of Web3, we are creating a platform that provides creative and economic opportunity for all types of creators through unique monetization features. We created the Emerging Creators Accelerator to uplift and help emerging creators succeed in the the new creator economy and Web3.

Who can I contact if I have any questions?
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If you have any other questions, please contact