Village Startup Support

90% of startups fail. We’re here to help.

Unlock the full potential of your startup with Village Startup Support — a tailored support program offering immersive guidance, strategic support, 1:1 mentorship and access to an elite network.

The last date to apply for the current cohort was 7th December, 2023. We thank you for your participation. The applications will be live again for the next cohort starting early February 2024.

Early Stage Startups

Kickstart your early stage venture

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Minimum requirements
  • Have a PoC
  • Looking to raise their first institutional check (Accelerator/pre-seed stage)
  • Building on the Polygon protocols or planning to transition to any public network in the Polygon ecosystem as part of the short term roadmap

Key benefits

Access to Masterclasses (pre-designed) for key areas around building a startup
  • How to raise your first check
  • How to plan an MVP
  • How to launch
  • + more related themes
Vouchers
  • Credits from service providers such as Google Cloud, AWS, Infura, Alchemy, and more
Mentorship
  • Access to Polygon Village Mentor network for 1-1 sessions on specific needs
Startup Networking
  • Access to Builder House Events
  • Credits to use co-working space
Office hours with Polygon Village Program Manager
  • Dedicated meeting time with Polygon Village team members to ask questions and get feedback
    Accelerator access
    • Intros to ecosystem accelerators
    Grants
    • Opportunity to apply for grant funding through one of many Polygon Village grant campaigns

    Growth Stage
    Startups

    Empower your growth with Polygon Labs

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    Minimum requirements
    • Live on mainnet, either on the Polygon protocols or looking to transition to any public Polygon network from other chains
    • Seed funded
    • Active community

    Key benefits

    Access to builder houses
    • Events
    • Co-working
    • DevRel
    • Networking
    Access to Masterclasses
    • Classes taught by subject matter experts in the Polygon ecosystem
    Venture Capital office hours
    • Meeting opportunities to get funding advice and feedback from notable VC’s
    Vouchers
    • Credits from service such as Google Cloud, AWS, Infura, Alchemy, and more
    Office hours
    • Dedicated meeeting time with Polygon Village team members to ask questions and get feedback
    Polygon Village Mentors
    • Office hours and 1:1 matching with mentors based on your project’s needs
    Founder initiatives
    • Exclusive 1-1 meetings with Polygon Labs leadership

    Late Stage
    Startups

    Elevate Your late-stage success with Polygon Labs

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    Minimum requirements
    • Series A+
    • Token has an active market (not mandatory but a strong plus)
    • Live on mainnet, either on the Polygon protocols or looking to transition to any public Polygon network from other chains
    • Active community

    Key benefits

    Growth support
    • Dedicated SPOC to help grow your business and expand market share
    • Marketing/community initiatives to drive engagement and access your target customer segments
    Mentorship
    • Access to Polygon Village Mentor Network for 1-1 sessions focused on specific needs (Tokenomics, growth, community, etc
    Scaling
    • Dedicated DevRel/Dev Success SPOC to help your team build on the Polygon protocol and navigate the Polygon Stack
    Builder house access
    • Networking with founders
    • Access to talent to scale teams
    Office hours
    • Dedicated meeting time with Polygon Village team members to ask questions and get feedback
      Founder initiatives
      • Exclusive 1-1 meetings with Polygon Labs leadership
      Fundraise support
      • Office hours and meeting opportunities to get funding advice and feedback from notable VC’s

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