Scale your web 3.0 startup with Polygon and get
up to $12Million* in funding!
Registrations open till 04th of February
*These investments are contingent on the due diligence process and investment thesis fit
Accelerate your web 3.0 innovation with Polygon!
If you are an innovator in Web 3.0 or are aspiring to be one, we invite you to join PolygonLEAP 2021 to bring more adoption to the Web 3.0 ecosystem with Polygon. This programme takes seed and validation-level startups into an acceleration period and brings them in front of the right people to kickstart their journeys.
What we're looking for
A novel blockchain/Web 3.0 idea
You’ve identified a problem that decentralization can solve and have a clear vision of a working solution
A purpose-driven team
The founders’ team must have the vision and industry knowledge to execute their project
Need for Decentralisation
Your product or service uses Blockchain technology
Early/Seed stage startup
Your project is at an early stage - developing a business model, go-to-market strategy and MVP
Why should you sign up for PolygonLEAP 2021
Upto $9 million* in funding
Technical support to integrate with Polygon
Marketing and PR support
Mentorship from champions in the startup and web 3.0 space
Go-to-market support with access to the Polygon ecosystem
Solutions we are looking for
If you’re building awesome products like Games, Streaming Services, NFT products etc, we want to meet you!
Mobile First Applications
Any decentralised application designed to be used primarily on a mobile device can greatly benefit from Polygon’s network support and ecosystem
Looking for a trusted network to support your application’s DeFi functions? Build on Polygon and unlock the PolygonLEAP2021 grant to take your DeFi app to the next level
If you’re building something we haven’t covered yet, this track is for you. Show us new innovations that you can bring to the Web3 world and we'll help you take it to the next level
We’re looking for a founder who would like to join Love-a-Bot as a co-founder along with Kunal Kapoor! We’re looking for an able co-founder who will be able to help Kunal run and scale Love-a-Bot. You will also have the chance to own a significant percentage of the project and pour in your heart, soul and sweat into the LAB(Love-A-Bot) project.
Signing Bonus - $25,000
We are looking for an entrepreneur who
Has a deep understanding of NFTs
Believes in LAB philosophy
Wants to build the tech, community, and economics
Someone who understands culture
08 Dec 2021
Launch of the accelerator
08 Dec 2021
16 Dec 2021
Kick off meetup
04 Feb 2022
Closure of the dealflow
21 Feb 2022
Announcement of the cohort
21 Feb 2022
21 Mar 2022
02 Apr 2022
Co-founder & COO,
Partner and Crypto Lead,
Founding Partner, Woodstock Fund
Partner & managing director Picus Capital
Polygon aims at expanding the potential behind the blockchain startup ecosystem and enabling them to build various decentralized solutions in the Polygon ecosystem. The winning startup stands to receive from a pool of $9 million* as well as mentorship, guidance, ecosystem support, and marketing support during the course of this accelerator
Frequently asked questions
What is Polygon?
Polygon is the first well-structured, easy-to-use platform for Ethereum scaling and infrastructure development. Its core component is Polygon SDK, a modular, flexible framework that supports building and connecting two major types of solutions:
I have a startup idea that I haven't implemented yet. Can I still apply?
PolygonLEAP 2021 Accelerator is best suited for startups that are at the Proof Of Concept level. But, technically, we will consider your application if you have a product ready to integrate with Polygon by the end of May. We encourage you to pursue your passion and apply. 🙂
How much funding will my startup get?
We're sure that you're working hard to build a great product for your startup. If you're able to deliver this effort in terms of a great product with a relevant blockchain use case, and a market research that validates your product, you are eligible to get funded from a pool of $250k from Polygon and upto $9M+ from investment partners contingent to their due diligence process and investment thesis fit.
Does my project have to have a blockchain usecase?
Yes, yes, & a 1000x yes! 😄
Do I have to build on Polygon to be a part of this accelerator? And will I have to do it all by myself?
Yes, you will have to build on the Polygon. And we'll be there to lead you along the way. PolygonLEAP 2021 Accelerator will offer the technical support that you need to integrate with Polygon and build your solutions.
Is there a minimum team size for this accelerator?
No. We also encourage solopreneurs to participate as well.
I am a student. Can I (my team) still apply?
What kind of blockchain projects can apply for the Accelerator?
Any project with a relevant blockchain use case is welcome to apply. Your project can be based on NFTs, social tokens, dApps, decentralised exchanges, etc. If you have something innovative and novel, apply already! We'd love to support your project.