Polygon Fellowship - Class of 2022: An Inside-Out Account

Polygon Fellowship - Class of 2022: An Inside-Out Account
The Polygon Fellowship was the first of its kind, aiming to accelerate builders' Web3 development journeys with the help of a strong peer and mentor network. Read on for a detailed account of this 8-week adventure!

One of the most incredible things about fellowships is the chance that the fellows get to learn new skills and use those skills to build something impactful. With Ethereum and Polygon gaining more and more visibility among Indian developers, Polygon Fellowship supported by Polygon was the first of its kind. The ultimate goal was for the fellows to lean into their full potential and create projects that would propel the Polygon and Ethereum ecosystems forward.

Polygon Fellowship in Numbers

We had two tracks having 25 fellows in each — a Beginner Track & Buidler Track, based on the varying skill levels from novice to experienced. The primary goal of the Polygon Fellowship's Beginner Track was to educate, upskill, and introduce talented Web2 developers who had no prior experience with Ethereum or Polygon to Web3 libraries and toolings. At the same time, the Buidler Track was for experienced developers who wanted to build something on their own with guidance from mentors.

These fellows were chosen from over 10,000 applications, with an acceptance rate of 0.7% . You would be hard-pressed to find a more talented group of fellows than these. You’ll find out shortly why these 50 fellows were the best of the best!

For beginners, this 8-week fellowship turned out to be an excellent introduction to the Ethereum and Polygon ecosystems, while the experienced builders got a chance to build the Uniswaps of the future!

A great fellowship calls for great mentors!

Proud to say that we had some great mentors on board to help the fellows learn about the industry, get a stronger grasp on the problems, and tinker with ideas to build beautiful projects. They supported the fellows throughout the program, providing feedback on their work all along the journey.

Read more about the mentors who cheered our fellows on and helped them reach the finish line!

And so it begins!

The first Polygon Fellowship class for the Beginner and Buidler track began in June and July, respectively, with a stellar group of developers from all around India. Polygon fellows came to the program with varying levels of experience: some were building in Web3 for the first time, while others had extensive expertise in Web3 startups.

The first six weeks of the fellowship were a whirlwind of learning and getting introduced to various new topics — learning how to interact with a node, write smart contracts, and use Web3 as part of their coursework. After mastering the basics, they dove into the subject of Web3 applications over the next few weeks. Everything from DeFi, DAOs, NFTs, gaming, and infra tools like Truffle & Metaverse was studied in detail.

Along with the coursework and assignments about the above subjects, various knowledge sessions about the applications and significance of Web3 were held to help them understand the larger impact of Web3.

🤩 The Unforgettable HackerHouse Experience

Seven incredible days of mentorship, learning, coding, and fun.

This week of fellowship was indeed the most memorable one. We kicked off the week with a grand inauguration ceremony and introductions. The next couple of days were spent sharing ideas with incredible Web3 experts and building projects together. The days were packed with seminars from renowned Web3 entrepreneurs, networking opportunities, and, of course, intense coding sessions to help the fellows perfect their products.

But don’t get the wrong idea; it wasn’t all work at the HackerHouse. We also made time to relax, enjoy delicious food, and have some fun together as a group. Delightedly, this made everyone get to know each other better and learn about each other's passions outside of work.

The final two days were the fellows’ time to shine and showcase their accomplishments to the world. Check out what the Beginner and Buidler Track fellows built here!

Show time!

As part of their final projects, the fellows got out of their comfort zones and explored the infinite possibilities of building a decentralized future. They've come up with projects that we believe can change the future course of Web3!

We had folks from Polygon, Accel India, Builders Tribe, Sino Global Capital, Elevation Capital and Nethermind in our evaluation panel to provide valuable feedback to our fellows on their projects!

Here’s a rundown of all the projects built during the fellowship. We're proud to feature them in this blog and look forward to seeing them skyrocket in the ecosystem.

🛠 Beginner Track Projects

🖼 Confyg.xyz

One NFT to Confyg them all.

🛠 Builder: Roshin Rajesh

Check what they have built: https://devfolio.co/projects/confygxyz-30c5


3FORMS is a project for user modelling using distributed ledgers and smart contracts.

🛠 Builders: Faisal Ahmed and Kundan Mishra

Check what they have built: https://devfolio.co/projects/forms-afd3

🐥 Chirping

Chirping is a social media platform with a blend of gamification.

🛠 Builder: B Venkatesh

Check what they have built: https://devfolio.co/projects/chirping-8b69

💸 DiSect

With DiSect users can split their bills on-chain.

🛠 Builders: Abhishek Kumar Singh and Pooja Patel

Check what they have built: https://devfolio.co/projects/koncert-7eb1

🔎 Find Your Feed

Find Your Feed enables users to find profiles to follow based on their own choices of protocols.

🛠 Builder: Mahika Jaguste

Check what they have built: https://devfolio.co/projects/build-your-feed-44c1

🏫 AtReco

AtReco lets its users get recommended for their dream university and job.

🛠 Builder: Saphal Patro

Check what they have built: https://devfolio.co/projects/atreco-8715

🔭 SurveySol

SurveySol is a holistic Ecosystem for supporting Data Quality.

🛠 Builders: Palak Mantry and Jayati Shrivastava

Check what they have built: https://devfolio.co/projects/atreco-8715

🏏 Pro NFT League

Users can play and earn by leveraging their cricket knowledge.

🛠 Builders: Anushka Gupta and Arka Datta

Check what they have built: https://devfolio.co/projects/pro-nft-league-f780

👨🏻‍🎓 College Buddy

They are bridging the gap between third-party EdTech platforms and Student communities by incentivising students for their work.

🛠 Builder: Nitanshu Lokhande

Check what they have built: https://devfolio.co/projects/college-buddy-a972

🎪 EventDAOs

It’s a place to conduct events by the community with a DAO system that will have timestamp verification.

🛠 Builder: Rupali Shah

Check what they have built: https://devfolio.co/projects/eventdaos-f7c5

🌌 Sitaraverse

Sitaraverse is a metaverse for all the Astro geeks.

🛠 Builder: Vaishnavi Dasika

Check what they have built: https://devfolio.co/projects/constellaverse-375d

♟ Samrajya DAO

The main purpose of the Samrajya DAO is to fund grand masters, players, coaches, and creators!

🛠 Builder: Jayesh Bhole

Check what they have built: https://devfolio.co/projects/samrajya-dao-4d97

🤝 Panchayat

Panchayat is an engagement platform for DAOs to make them great again!

🛠 Builder: Shubham Kukreti and Ankit Pal

Check what they have built: https://devfolio.co/projects/fridgefan-bridge-geddit-4c2a

🛠 BuidlDAO

Decentralised proof of work platform, which also incentivises builders for building.

🛠 Builder: Lakshya Khera

Check what they have built: https://devfolio.co/projects/buidldao-12e2

🗣 Translat3

This project is a Community and Web3-powered project localization.

🛠 Builder: Rakshit Arora

Check what they have built: https://devfolio.co/projects/translat-cbfc

🎮 Console3

Console3 allows hassle-free integration for in-game assets for any game.

🛠 Builders: Yash Lamba and Devansh Shukla

Check what they have built: https://devfolio.co/projects/console-bd93

🌼 Pollen Protocol

Pollen Protocol aims to be the OpenZeppelin for the Lens Protocol.

🛠 Builder: Neelansh Mathur

Check what they have built: https://devfolio.co/projects/pollen-protocol-5aa0

✏️ Re^forms

Re^forms is a Web3 integrated form that lets anyone create forms free of cost and provides authority to users’ data.

🛠 Builder: Ateet Tiwari

Check what they have built: https://devfolio.co/projects/web-forms-4752

🙋‍♂️ LensGuide

LensGuide is the Web3 version of Chegg.

🛠 Builder: Saumo Pal

Check what they have built: https://devfolio.co/projects/lensguide-d4ec

✨ Firozabad Blockchain Governance Project

Think of one Dapp to readdress and cater to all encroachment complaints.

🛠 Builder: Ashish Tiwari (IPS, Firozabad)

(Yes, you read that right! Our honorary builder, Sir @IPSAshish is building the Firozabad Blockchain Governance Project!)

👨‍💻 Buidler Track Projects

🔐 Accet Protocol

They are helping in keeping NFT-Asset Integrity.

🛠 Builder: Parth Gupta

Check what they have built: https://devfolio.co/projects/accetprotocol-c356

💰 Paymaster as a Service

It’s a solution for DAPPs to sponsor gas fees in order to improve their users’ experience.

🛠 Builder: Garvit Khatri

Check what they have built: https://devfolio.co/projects/paymaster-as-a-service-b8cc

🪪 Numa

Numa helps in the identification of Web 3.0 communities.

🛠 Builders: Neha Nupoor and Kaushik Srinivasan

Check what they have built: https://devfolio.co/projects/numa-4cba

📊 Lever Capital

Lever Capital helps users to earn in any market, bear or bull.

🛠 Builder: Prudhvi Rampey

Check what they have built: https://devfolio.co/projects/lever-capital-5ed0

😎 LpMaxi

Build a protocol that allows users to farm LPs and tokens using leveraged yield farming strategies.

🛠 Builder: Pulkit Gupta

Check what they have built: https://devfolio.co/projects/leveraged-yield-farming-strategies-73d5

💼 Time Marketplace

Time Marketplace is a place for decentralized Web3 hiring!

🛠 Builder: Srijan Shetty

Check what they have built: https://devfolio.co/projects/time-marketplace-9d38

🤝 HighFi ID

They are enabling quality customer relationships in Web3.

🛠 Builder: Gautam Sabhahit

Check what they have built: https://devfolio.co/projects/highfi-id-3bea

📻 RadarFi

RadarFi is a DeFi security solution that users can trust.

🛠 Builder: Laisha Wadhwa

Check what they have built: https://devfolio.co/projects/radarfi-7945

💯 WeeScore

It’s a real-time leaderboard for DAO members to supercharge their DAO.

🛠 Builder: Vaibhav Maheshwari

Check what they have built: https://devfolio.co/projects/weescore-ee15

👋 helloID.xyz

Using helloID.xyz, users can tap into a richer identity experience across the Web3 multiverse.

🛠 Builder: Abilash Senthilkumar

Check what they have built: https://devfolio.co/projects/signx-polygon-fellowship-5d65

⚡️ Swift Lend

Think flash loans but made easy.

🛠 Builder: Akshit Gupta

Check what they have built: https://devfolio.co/projects/swift-lend-5b37

💰 Salaried3.xyz

Under collateral, borrow against future salaries.

🛠 Builder: Archisman Das

Check what they have built: https://devfolio.co/projects/reward-bc10

⚽️ Soccerji - Sports Reputation on Chain

Players & tournament achievements and reputation on-chain.

🛠 Builder: Daxeel Soni

Check what they have built: https://devfolio.co/projects/soccerji-sports-reputation-on-chain-fe85

🎰 LotteryGame

An open, fair and transparent lottery system.

🛠 Builder: Sanket Kogekar

Check what they have built: https://devfolio.co/projects/lotterygame-29f5

📜 Doc3

Manage the identity and integrity of documents on-chain.

🛠 Builder: Vishal Dubey

Check what they have built: https://devfolio.co/projects/chainume-3a4b

🚨 bytekode

Add notifications and social feeds to Web3 app in < 30 s.

🛠 Builder: Shlok Mange

Check what they have built: https://devfolio.co/projects/bytekode-6b93

💸 Git DAO

A new way to fund open source through instant DAOification of open-source projects

🛠 Builder: Vivek Kumar

Check what they have built: https://devfolio.co/projects/git-dao-86a1

🐵 Feature Monkey

A community-driven feedback tracker for Web3.

🛠 Builder: Ananya Agrawal

Check what they have built: https://devfolio.co/projects/feature-monkey-0ecc

👨‍⚖️ NFT Auth

NFT Auth aims to standardize NFT-based authentication.

🛠 Builder: Ankit Shubham

Check what they have built: https://devfolio.co/projects/nft-auth-d07d

⚙️ partical.xyz

Web3 native backend as a service.

🛠 Builder: Aditya Veer Parmar

Check what they have built: https://devfolio.co/projects/particalxyz-e4a9

🎨 Splash

Splash is a Web3 creative ecosystem.

🛠 Builder: Nikhil Gupta

Check what they have built: https://devfolio.co/projects/splash-0f54

🧾 NFT Collateral

Lend NFTs and borrow ERC20s in a peer-to-peer fashion.

🛠 Builder: Richa K

Check what they have built: https://devfolio.co/projects/nft-collateral-f81f


Systematic investment plans for DeFi.

🛠 Builder: Chinmay Vemuri

Check what they have built: https://devfolio.co/projects/stroller-protocol-a76d


With enough evidence to back it, we can say that the fellowship was a success, and the future of our fellows is dazzling bright.

Whether they were new to Web3 or grizzled veterans, all of the fellows stepped up and made remarkable progress in their areas of interest. They were exposed to new concepts and succeeded in developing the skills—and support—needed to implement them. By the time the fellowship ended, each one of them was eager to grow as a developer in this new space & excited to take forward the potential that Web3 holds.

This was an opportunity for them to work together, network with similar-minded people, and gain in-depth knowledge about Web3. As a sweet fruit of their diligence, they were presented with exciting job opportunities and wonderful feedback on their projects by admirers. And now, many of them are on the path to starting their own companies.

It’s impossible to express how grateful we are to have had this chance to work with a wonderful bunch of people. We are looking forward to seeing all the participating fellows skyrocket in their lives and careers.

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