The Substrate Builders Program directly supports you by bringing you Parity’s extensive resources, taking your Substrate-based project to the next level.

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who the program is for.

The Substrate Builders Program identifies, supports and mentors current and potential Substrate-based blockchain projects that are building impactful chains (independent chains, parachains, parathreads and bridged chains).

If you are a visionary builder who is considering or already developing a project on Substrate, we want to talk to you.

what the program entails.

As a builder, you will receive Parity’s support in a systematic manner, including comprehensive support in the following areas:

Technical support:
  • Chat support with other program members and technical support to collaborate and ask questions
  • Regular office hours with tech support lead of the program to give and get feedback and answer questions
  • Regular individual check-ins
Community support:
  • Media support
  • Collaboration on events such as DotCon, DotDay, Sub0, and Polkadot and Substrate meetups
  • Social media community building
Funding support:
  • Support in helping your project fundraise through: Polkadot Ecosystem Fund, Polkadot Investor Network, Incubator & Accelerator programs, Polkadot Treasury, and Web3 Foundation Grants
Business development support:
  • Introductions to relevant blockchain ecosystem players (clients, users, partners, etc.)
  • Regular office hours with ecosystem development team to give and get feedback and answer questions

The program will support your project up to mainnet launch and will continue to offer longer-term support depending on the project’s needs.



Frequently Asked Questions

Is this support offering exclusive to members of the program?
While nearly everything in the program is in principle available to any team building in the Substrate ecosystem, the Substrate Builders Program guides teams through the available support in a structured manner.
How is the Substrate Builders Program different from the Web3 Foundation Grants Program?
The grants program provides non-dilutive financial support to projects, whereas this program is focused on more comprehensive support throughout a project’s lifecycle. While the Grants program accepts both chains as well as tooling, this program is focused on Substrate chain builders. W3F grant recipients that are building Substrate-based chains are welcome to apply!
Is the Substrate Builders Program an acceleration or incubation program?
No, the Substrate Builders Program is complementary to any external accelerator or incubator program that developers can enroll in. Much of what this program offers, such as technical support and invitations to Polkadot branded events, cannot be offered by an external program.
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