Say Hello to the Poolside Accelerator Web3 Program

Build and scale Web3 ideas in a 12-week hybrid program


When Polkastarter was maturing from an idea to a company at the tail-end of 2020, we could have never imagined that 24 months later, we would have successfully launched 100+ projects and raised $50M with 36K unique participants and 80K funding participations. The market reception has been phenomenal, giving us the ammunition and resolve to push forward and help Web3 projects even more.

Sitting here today, we can proudly announce our new partnership with Poolside Accelerator — a 12-week hybrid program designed to accelerate the next wave of Web3 founders, starting on 16th January 2023.

What is Poolside Accelerator?

With blockchain technology still in its infancy, most Web3 projects don’t yet have the blueprint they need to go from ideation to market to adoption. Poolside Accelerator aims to set these ideas in motion, help them open their wings and find a stable footing in the market. What does that practically mean? Let’s explore the specifics.

Build from the ground up

  • Help with all stages of the build - from tokenomics to go-to-market strategy
  • Access to capital, from seed to public raise
  • Daily check-ins, in-depth discussions
  • Daily chats with the Poolside Accelerator team

Access the Web3 professional network

  • Fast-track your launch with a pool of Web3 pros
  • Live sessions with Poolside Accelerator’s exclusive mentors
  • Access to our alumni network of +110 founders
  • Marketing activities with our +700,000 community members
  • Events with the fellow batch companies and network

Find a real-life home

In a world where remote work is no longer a trend but a new reality, the need for real-life interaction is more important than ever. The program offers a hybrid model where projects will be housed at the Poolside Hub: a 12,000 square feet multi-purpose space in Lisbon, Portugal, during the last week of their run. There, they will be able to make use of 5 coworking rooms, 60 coworking desks, 3 event spaces, 2 restaurant areas and more.

Program participants:

  • Can combine working remotely with real-life meetings at our office
  • Attend an onsite demo day with mentors and investors
  • Spend the final week  in Lisbon
  • Have access to multiple 1:1 meetings with potential stakeholders

Who can apply

Regarding industries and verticals, we’re open to all Web3 founders with great ideas and determination. From blockchain gaming to ReFi, Decentralised Science, and NFT technology, any Web3 team, preferably in a pre-seed phase with an MVP, is more than welcome to apply to the accelerator program.

We’re looking for dedicated founders that can commit full-time to the growth of their project.

What we offer

Each project will have our undivided attention for three months, helping you turn ideas into products you can successfully launch in the market. Let’s not forget up to $100,000 in initial funding and access to follow-on capital.

While monetary funding is paramount, what you’ll get in mentorship from an active global partner network consisting of +150 web3 founders and companies, is invaluable.

You can apply to the Accelerator Program now.

About Polkastarter
Polkastarter is the leading decentralized fundraising platform enabling crypto’s most innovative projects to kick-start their journey and grow their communities. Polkastarter allows its users to make research-based decisions to participate in high-potential IDOs, NFT sales, and Gaming projects.

Polkastarter aims to be a multi-chain platform and currently, users can participate in IDOs and NFT sales on Ethereum, BNB Chain, Polygon, Celo, and Avalanche, with many more to come.

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