Kadena Eco Grants: What You Need To Know
Create something new — for yourself and the world
Blockchain is one of the most significant technologies of our time. In fact, it’s essential as we move into a world that is increasingly digital.
That’s why today, we’ve launched a $100 million Grant Program to inspire builders to come and innovate on the Kadena network.
Kadena Eco exists to empower builders to create new projects that transform the world. To realize this mission, we’re doubling down on our growing community by deploying capital towards the long-term sustainability of our ecosystem.
Kadena Eco grants will be applied to projects big and small, enabling builders of all backgrounds to succeed on Kadena. With our network of technology experts and strategic partners, we’re here to support builders every step of the way.
How it works
The application process is open! All high-quality, open-source projects for gaming, metaverse, NFT, Web3, DeFi and DAOs are welcome.
We will judge grant applications based on the following:
- Technical strength
- Detail of specifications
- Team experience
- Usefulness to the Kadena ecosystem
Applicants must be willing to adopt Kadena’s “build in the open” philosophy by contributing content, tutorials and product explainers in relevant channels and communities such as Discord, Medium, Stackoverflow and others. In turn, Kadena Eco will commit to engineering mentorship, office hours and community leadership in addition to monetary support.
Beyond grant money, you’ll also get support from myself and the rest of the Kadena team to get you off the ground and building for success.
The first of many exciting announcements
Certainly our grant program is a gateway to get started with Kadena, but there’s more to know.
Alongside grants, Kadena Eco offers other valuable resources to turbocharge development on Kadena:
- An accelerator (for early capital and mentorship)
- An incubator (for hands-on project development)
- A venture fund (for later-stage capital and strategy)
- Research and development (to turn technical theories into real-world applications)
Consider grants just one of many forthcoming announcements — all designed to bolster the growth of Kadena’s ecosystem. By bringing together top industry minds, talent, and investors, Kadena Eco is supporting tomorrow’s best and brightest developments in gaming, metaverse, NFT, web3, DeFi, and DAO — all on Kadena’s blockchain.
Kadena brings remarkable advancement to blockchain
In 2017, Will Martino and Stuart Popejoy founded Kadena to reimagine blockchain from the ground up. As former JPMorgan tech leaders tasked with analyzing current day blockchain platforms, they spotted bottlenecks that would emerge just a few years down the line. Their subsequent work at Kadena has solved a trio of key problems that continue to persist in blockchain today — the “trilemma” of scalability, security and decentralization.
Kadena is a proprietary, multi-chain architecture with tools made for everyone. Never before has a blockchain technology offered such speed, scale, and energy efficiency — Kadena combines the functionality of blockchain tech with the accessibility of today’s internet, making it the perfect platform for builders to create their projects.
Those already building on Kadena know that our Proof of Work blockchain has the potential to truly scale this technology. They’ve spread the word, given us valuable feedback, and now we are a strategic inflection point for growth. With 100 community projects and more than 200 engineers building on the platform, the age of Kadena is here.
Making blockchain accessible to everyone
I joined Kadena to be part of the effort to reimagine blockchain. Like many of the people in our ecosystem, I am an entrepreneur, builder and technologist. I know what it takes to build a company, I know the technology you need to make that happen, and I know the passion of building and creating new applications.
With similar experiences and the potential to collaborate on big things, I invite you to join our community by applying for a grant today. The future is wide open; starting with grants could open doors down the road to our incubator program and beyond.
No matter how you get started with Kadena Eco, consider this: not only do we have the resources and infrastructure to create a multi-generational, sustainable ecosystem, but we’re also committed to responsible innovation — building in an open and transparent way.
Kadena Eco is taking blockchain mainstream. Our $100 million grant program is just the start. There’s no better time than now!
Check out our web page and FAQ to get ready to apply today.