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Launching IOSG’s Kickstarter Program

In March 2021, Jocy the founding partner at IOSG judged the Shanghai Polkadot Hackathon where he saw 40 Chinese developer teams who developed ideas & products from 0 to 1.

These teams had huge potential and executional prowess but required support — financial & in form of mentorship. Today, in the rapid development of the blockchain, we have seen that there are many outstanding developers in this industry with stories of mismatched resources or funding.

These founders require trusted partners, mentors and capital at an early stage and IOSG. IOSG aims to be this trusted partner for founders & developers and bridge the gap.

In efforts to do that, today we launch the IOSG Kickstarter Program. The program will provide mentorship & capital to early stage developers in the Web 3.0 ecosystem.We have joined forces with DeFi Alliance, NEAR, Synthetix, 1inch Network, imToken, DODO, OWC, Celer Network, ECN, ChainSafe, OpenDeFi, Impossible Finance, DAOSquare, EEA,Oasis Labs, Avalanche, Longhash Ventures, Flux, Commonwealth Labs, and other projects and organizations, to provide comprehensive support for outstanding early-stage development entrepreneurs. This includes technology development, product building, community building, talent introduction, etc. Teams that pass the Kickstarter screening will receive $10,000 to $100,000 in funding support!

Your Vision, Our Mission!

What differentiates YC from other incubators & accelerators is the quality of their mentors who are all ex-founders and understand what it takes to build successful companies. Similarly, with our experienced group of partners and mentors, we hope to achieve the following with the program:

👇 If you are 👇

Blockchain developer or early-stage project with ambitious vision and innovative ideas to build something that will benefit the blockchain space

Please click here to apply!

About the program

The Kickstarter Program is an initiative to provide mentorship and capital support to early stage developers in the Web3.0 ecosystem. Quick summary on the value adds:

We have partnered with some of the leading communities, projects and founders across the globe to support the Program.

Partners & Mentors include:

See the full scope of our Kickstarter program here.

About Partners

🔥 DeFi Alliance: DeFi accelerator working to grow DeFi to one billion users by 2025.

🔥 NEAR: An open source platform that accelerates the development of decentralized applications.

🔥 OWC: A blockchain founder Lab supporting entrepreneurs building the decentralized web. Leverage the power of our community and accelerator to succeed.

🔥 Synthetix: A new financial primitive enabling the creation of synthetic assets, offering unique derivatives and exposure to real-world assets on the blockchain.

🔥 1inch: A distributed network for decentralized protocols on Ethereum and BSC.

🔥 imToken: imToken is an easy and secure digital wallet trusted by millions.

🔥 DODO: On-chain decentralized exchange/liquidity provider for everyone, powered by the Proactive Market Making (PMM) algorithm.

🔥 Celer Network: A leading layer-2 scaling platform that enables fast, easy and secure off-chain transactions for not only payment transactions, but also generalized off-chain smart contract.

🔥 ECN: ECN is an Ethereum Community Network based in China, currently focusing on Ethereum education.

🔥 ChainSafe: An R&D firm specializing in blockchain and web3 infrastructure. ChainSafe believes that empowering developers with blockchain-agnostic tools is essential for the future of decentralized systems.

🔥 OpenDeFi: A global initiative to drive liquidity, security and innovation for the DeFi ecosystem.

🔥 Impossible Finance: Establish a fair platform, so that everyone can access open finance.

🔥 DAOSquare: Born in the community MetaCartel, a Web3 incubator, aims at becoming Y Combinator in the Web3 era, and promoting DAO concept.

🔥 EEA: The EEA enables organizations to adopt and use Ethereum technology in their daily business operations.

About IOSG

IOSG is an early stage venture capital firm and invests across Web3.0 sectors including base layer protocols (Polkadot, Near, Cosmos), DeFi (Synthetix, 1inch, DODO), Social & NFTs (Roll, Mask, Illuvium) and DAOs (Daohaus, Jenny & DAOSquare).

IOSG has hosted 20+ hackathons with over 500k in sponsorships. The projects part of the Kickstarter Program will be part of the IOSG developer ecosystem.

We aim to be long term contributors to our portfolio projects. In 2020, we helped Polkadot host trips in China with several meetups & workshops in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Hangzhou. We also worked closely with Synthetix and Avalanche in developing their chinese GTM & community.

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IOSG Ventures, founded in 2017, is a community-friendly and research-driven early-stage venture firm across China, the US and Singapore. We focus on open finance, Web 3.0 and infrastructure for decentralized economy.

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