The journey of the Polkadot Relayers Incubator 2023 has been nothing short of inspiring. Over the past 10 weeks, we’ve seen dedicated teams transform their innovative ideas into promising projects, setting the stage for exciting developments in the Polkadot ecosystem. As we look back, we’re filled with gratitude for the relentless efforts and support that have brought us to this moment. Here are some numbers to give a snapshot of the program:
70+ Attendees (Showcase Day)
50+ Team Applications
40+ Investor RSVPs (Showcase Day)
14 Teams Selected
At the inception of this program, we received an astonishing 50+ applications from passionate teams eager to make their mark in the Web3 world. The caliber of applications was truly impressive, making the selection process a challenging but ultimately rewarding journey. Among these remarkable applicants, only 14 teams were accepted into the Polkadot Relayers Incubator 2023. These select few demonstrated exceptional promise, innovative ideas, and the dedication needed to thrive in the Web3 ecosystem.
Throughout the program, our participants benefited from the wisdom of industry experts through seven virtual workshops. These workshops provided invaluable insights, honed skills, and contributed to the growth of both the teams and their projects. An integral part of the program was the three-day in-person Investors’ Engagement Program. This unique opportunity allowed our teams to present their projects, network, and garner valuable feedback from potential investors. It was a pivotal moment for these teams as they worked to secure the funding needed to propel their projects to the next level.
Showcase Day Success
One of the highlights of this journey was the Showcase Day, which attracted a remarkable 70+ attendees and garnered 40+ Investor RSVPs. It was incredible to virtually gather and witness the teams present their polished projects, the result of eight weeks of dedicated work with guidance from our mentors. Here’s a clip to show you a snapshot of what went down during our Showcase Day!
Partnerships that Powered Progress
Our journey began with an incredible alliance of minds. We owe deep gratitude to the Polkadot team for their unwavering support. The trust they placed in us and the resources they provided were the foundation on which we built our incubator. It was their vision for a thriving ecosystem that drove us forward.
A big shoutout goes to Parity Technologies, whose technical expertise and dedication were instrumental in guiding our teams. The technical intricacies of Web3 development are no small feat, and with their guidance, our participants gained invaluable insights.
Our heartfelt thanks extend to the seven partner parachain teams – Astar, Hydradx, Interlay, Oak, Moonbeam, Unique, and Zeitgeist. Your collaboration has been the backbone of this program. The way you opened your doors to mentor, support, and inspire our participants reflects the true spirit of a community-driven ecosystem.
Our participants, the real stars of this journey, showed unwavering commitment, dedication, and resilience. Each team’s project represents the endless possibilities of the Polkadot ecosystem. We have watched you grow, adapt, and overcome challenges to craft your remarkable ideas into viable solutions.
It’s not goodbye—it’s see you again!
We’re excited to see these projects blossom and contribute to Polkadot’s growth. We anticipate future collaboration between our participants, the Polkadot ecosystem teams, and the wider community.
The Polkadot Relayers Incubator 2023 has been a transformative experience. It’s shown us the boundless potential of the Web3 ecosystem when powered by collaboration, innovation, and community. Our sincerest thanks to everyone who played a part in making this journey possible.
As we wrap up these 10 remarkable weeks, we are energized and ready to embrace what the future holds. Here’s to the next wave of Web3 innovation and the boundless possibilities of the Polkadot ecosystem. Until we meet again in the next chapter of our journey!
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If you wish to find out more about the Polkadot Relayers Incubator 2023 cohort, delve into their journeys and projects: here!