Gitcoin + Arweave: The Open Web Incubator

Heya Gitcoiners & Gitcoinerettes! They say that July is the warmest month of the year (location depending), and we’re definitely getting ready for a hot start to July 🔥.

By now you’ve probably seen or experienced several types and formats of events on Gitcoin – from multiple sponsor events to public health hackathons, cross-chain challenges and virtual blockchain weeks.

For the first time, we’re helping co-launch the Arweave Open Web Incubator.


Introducing Arweave’s Open Web Incubator

Starting July 1st, all the way to August 12th, Arweave will open the doors to its Open Web Incubator – a virtual program for open source projects seeking 360° development!

Over the course of 6 weeks, all participants in the Open Web Incubator will experience weekly masterclasses hosted by leading experts in their field. The masterclass topics will include: go-to-market strategies, how to pitch and demo your app to investors, how to build a great deck, and how to perfect your token model. Every webinar will target key steps in the growth of an open source project, from go-to-market strategies to investment pitching and everything in between. 

After the first 3 weeks of the programme, incubator participants will be invited to apply to an investor-exclusive “Sneak Peek” session, plus a final ‘demo day’ event at the end of the programme, giving the change to pitch their work to expert investors from Andreessen Horowitz, Union Square Ventures, 1kx, and Multicoin Capital.

Projects participating in the event will receive expert-level training and support, in a fast-track program aimed at helping them reach the next level in their development. Your ideas and efforts throughout the program will also compete for a generous investment pool: $100,000 to be invested in the best projects!

Arweave is organizing and sponsoring the Open Web Incubator to reward open source innovation and the dedicated teams who are pushing the ecosystem further through their work.

About Arweave

Arweave is the amazing team developing the permaweb – the uncensorable and perpetual layer of the global web, owned by the community. Anyone can contribute to or get paid to maintain permaweb, the blockchain hard drive built on two novel technologies: the blockweave, and proof of access.

The Arweave team have been members of the Gitcoin space since 2018, having built over 200 projects and sponsoring hackathons to date. Join their lively tribe and read more about Arweave’s technology here.

To get involved with their community, check out Arweave’s Developer Discord, Decent-a-Forums or their subreddit.

Ready to join the Open Source Incubator? Engage! 🖖