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.
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!
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
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.
Check what they have built: https://devfolio.co/projects/forms-afd3
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
With DiSect users can split their bills on-chain.
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 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 is a holistic Ecosystem for supporting Data Quality.
Check what they have built: https://devfolio.co/projects/atreco-8715
🏏 Pro NFT League
Users can play and earn by leveraging their cricket knowledge.
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
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 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 is an engagement platform for DAOs to make them great again!
Check what they have built: https://devfolio.co/projects/fridgefan-bridge-geddit-4c2a
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
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 allows hassle-free integration for in-game assets for any game.
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 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 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 helps in the identification of Web 3.0 communities.
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
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 is a DeFi security solution that users can trust.
🛠 Builder: Laisha Wadhwa
Check what they have built: https://devfolio.co/projects/radarfi-7945
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
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
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
An open, fair and transparent lottery system.
🛠 Builder: Sanket Kogekar
Check what they have built: https://devfolio.co/projects/lotterygame-29f5
Manage the identity and integrity of documents on-chain.
🛠 Builder: Vishal Dubey
Check what they have built: https://devfolio.co/projects/chainume-3a4b
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
Web3 native backend as a service.
🛠 Builder: Aditya Veer Parmar
Check what they have built: https://devfolio.co/projects/particalxyz-e4a9
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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