the next wave of Web3 founders
Cohort 2, starting Q3, 2023
From 2020 in numbers
Co-launched and supported projects in areas such as decentralized finance, gaming, governance and NFTs.
We have a global distributed network of loyal backers interested in supporting projects of the future.
Alumni companies raised an average of $500k through partner's Web3 fundraising platforms in addition to external funding.
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Build and Launch
Daily chat with Poolside team, fully remote
Support from tokenomics to marketing strategy
Access to capital, from seed to public raise
A Big Network
Live sessions with top mentors
Access to our alumni of +110 companies
Marketing activities with our community
Weekly events with the fellow companies
Meet in Real Life
Demo day with mentors and investors
8-days in Lisbon with daily sessions
1:1 meetings with potential stakeholders
Our mission is to become the leading platform to support innovators and progressive ideas, funded by the community. To create a world where value provided by the many, outweighs the influence of the few.
Who can apply
Any Web3 team with a great idea and preferably an MVP. We're looking for dedicated founders that can commit full time on the growth of their project.
We're industry agnostic, teams from blockchain gaming, DeFi, Infrastructure, Social, Entertainment, Privacy, NFT technology and more, can apply for the program.
What we offer
For three months we will work intensely to help you go from idea and product, to a successful market launch.
$100,000 initial funding and access to follow-on capital during and after the program. And support on initial legal fees.
Selected mentorship from an active global partner network consisting of +150 Web3 founders and companies.
Access to our Poolside Hub in Lisbon, equipped with events rooms, meeting rooms, private offices and more.
Some of our mentorsApply as a Mentor
The support we received leading into the launch and the connections they have provided over the past 12 months has been priceless.
Working with João and his team has been a tremendous and enriching experience. They were able to identify various pitfalls before they happen, and we were ultimately able to deliver to our community a well executed listing with very successful results.
It has been an extraordinary pleasure to work with the team to get the best possible start. We are still benefiting from each other’s help – like good old friends.
To apply for the next program please submit an application. Make sure you provide all the information required and we will be in touch shortly after.
Firstly, the program is free and doesn’t require any funding from you. We offer $100,000 initial bootstrapping funding and access to follow-on capital.
You will receive direct access to our team of specialists in marketing, token economy, legal, funding, business, blockchain, listing and others.
You will also receive selected mentorship picked from an active global partner network consisting of +150 Web3 founders and companies
The program is fully remote and virtual for the most part but the selected projects will have access to a fully equipped office in Lisbon with private offices, co-working, event spaces and much more.
There are no limitations and any Web3 founders from any Web3 vertical. Those who will get most out the program are early-product, MVP (or even pre-product) projects.
By the end, founders will be ready to take their project to market, fully funded and with the best partners and guidance possible to be successful. We act as a vehicle and platform to dramatically improve your project and increase your chances of success.