After the resounding success of ETHIndia grants season 1, we are thrilled to announce that we are back to support builders once again this season! The ETHIndia community has always been incredibly passionate and innovative, and we cannot wait to see what new and exciting projects will be submitted this time around.
🛠 Why ETHIndia Grants?
At our core, we believe that builders like you are the key to unlocking the full potential of the Ethereum ecosystem. We understand that building can be challenging, but with the right resources and support, you can turn your ideas into reality and make a real difference in the world.
Our grants program is the ethos of a garden of possibilities. We believe that with the right resources and support, builders can grow and flourish, and their ideas can blossom into something amazing. That's why we're on a mission to help builders build on Ethereum and unlock the full potential of the ecosystem.
Our vibrant community of builders and innovators is what truly sets us apart. We are more than just a grants program – we are a support system and a community of like-minded individuals who share your passion for innovation and creating a better future.
And the proof is in the pudding – we're proud to say that our previous grantees have gone on to raise capital from top investors such as a16z, Jump Capital, and others. Their projects have made a significant impact in the Ethereum ecosystem and beyond, and we can't wait to see what the next generation of builders will accomplish.
🌱 What projects are we looking for?
We looking for projects that showcase the potential of the Ethereum ecosystem and push the boundaries of what is possible.
Here are the various tracks we are looking for this time:
- Zero-knowledge Tech: It is an essential area for investment as it can revolutionize how we store and share sensitive information.
- Next-Gen Wallets (Account Abstraction, UX around wallets): Next-generation wallets, including those utilizing Account Abstraction and those with improved user experience, have the potential to enhance the usability and adoption of Ethereum greatly.
- General Scope (DeFi, DAO, NFT, and more): These areas are central to the growth and development of Ethereum and we will continue to support the projects in these areas.
- Community and Developer Education: To ensure the ongoing growth and sustainability of the Ethereum ecosystem, it is important to support and engage the community of developers and users. We hope to support initiatives that incentivize and reward community and developer engagement, which can foster a sense of collaboration and support within the Web3 ecosystem.
If your project doesn’t fit the above category, don’t worry, you can still apply. We are always looking for people who think outside the box of what’s possible with Ethereum.
🤝 How do we support you?
Our grants program is thoughtfully designed to offer support to builders, not just in terms of financing, but with a range of resources that can aid you in your pursuit of success.
- Get up to $5k equity-free grants: The grant offers up to $5,000 in equity-free funding for individuals or teams to support their innovative projects.
- Maximise Visibility and Outreach Opportunities: We know that getting your project in front of the right people can be a major hurdle, which is why we work hard to showcase the work of our grantees to a wider audience.
- Access to a massive collective knowledge base: To help builders stay up-to-date and informed, we offer access to a wealth of educational resources. We also provide a platform for builders to connect with one another, share knowledge and insights, and collaborate on new projects.
- Connections to leading developers, researchers, investors, and community members: Whether it's through introductions to potential investors or partnerships with other builders, we are here to help you make the most of your network and build the relationships you need to succeed.
If funding isn't needed, builders can also book an office hours session for non-financial support such as project feedback or help to navigate the Ethereum ecosystem.
📩 How do I apply?
- To apply for an ETHIndia Grant, simply fill in the application form on the microsite. Our team will review all applications on a rolling basis every two weeks, so you can expect to hear back from us shortly after submitting your application.
- If your application is shortlisted, we will contact you to set up a 30-minute remote catchup. This will give us an opportunity to learn more about your project, ask any questions we may have, and discuss how we can best support you.
- Finally, when your grant application is approved, we will disburse funds to grantees in a phased manner as you complete your project milestones.
Read here to know what makes a good application!
📩 Apply today
So what are you waiting for?
Franz Kafka said, “By believing passionately in something that still does not exist, we create it.”
And we hope to play a small part in that journey to help you build something extraordinary through this grants program.
So to all the builders out there, we encourage you to dream big, think outside the box, and submit your best ideas to the ETHIndia grants program. We can't wait to see what you will create!
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Until then, Never Stop Building 🛠️