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zkApp Accelerator,
Guided Innovation
for the Next Generation
of On-chain Scaleable dApps

Empowered by Manta Network in collaboration with Celestia, and partnering with Polygon and other industry leaders.
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Ecosystem Projects

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Investor Network

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Mentors

The zkApp Accelerator is designed to identify and help build
real, scalable use cases that drive the next wave of Web 3
adoption, supported by industry leaders.

Dedicated Mentors

Amazing ideas and teams go an amazing
direction with the right mentors.
Luke Pearson
Luke Pearson
Polychain Capital
Sandeep Nailwal
Sandeep Nailwal
Polygon
Nick White
Nick White
Celestia
Victor Ji
Victor Ji
Manta Network
Kenny Li
Kenny Li
Manta Network
James Parillo
James Parillo
Figment Capital
Mads Mathiesen
Mads Mathiesen
Maven11
Louis Song
Louis Song
SevenX Ventures
Austin Barack
Austin Barack
Founder and Managing Partner at Relayer Capital
Amelia Cai
Amelia Cai
Founder @ Homograph Research
Emma Cui
Emma Cui
Managing Partner at LongHash Ventures

Projects we are looking for

High-performance zk Dapps for Web3. Applications looking for high scalability and low cost will benefit from ZK technology. These include, but are not limited to:
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ZK applications

Manta's zkAPP accelerator transforms zk applications, fostering growth with improved scalability and privacy. This ensures a smooth user experience, accelerating adoption. Developers enjoy an efficient integration process, thanks to Manta's intuitive framework for zk-SNARKs, reducing development time and democratising advanced cryptography use. In the thriving landscape of zk applications, Manta's solution is crucial, addressing scalability, enhancing privacy, and simplifying development—a catalyst for widespread adoption.

Fully on-chain games

On-chain gaming applications require many player interactions that are written to each block (e.g., crafting, upgrading, dealing, etc.). Multiple transactions may take place on chain to perform a single action in the game. Fully on-chain games looking to manage those costs of transactions are encouraged to apply. Games that want to leverage the zkShuffle Universal Circuits from Manta to simplify its codebase and enable ZK features as a service are also encouraged to apply.

SocialFi

SocialFi applications will need the infrastructure to lower the gas fee to enable users to complete social tasks several times a day. SocialFi applications looking to leverage Celestia for DA and Manta Network’s Universal Circuits are encouraged to apply.

Program Components

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Mentorship and Guidance

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  • Experienced mentors from Manta Network, Celestia, Polygon, and industry experts will provide guidance, feedback, and insights.
  • Tailored mentorship sessions to address technical challenges, business strategy, marketing, and more.
  • Hands-on technical workshops on zero-knowledge proofs, modular blockchain architecture, and decentralized application development.
  • Training sessions on utilizing Manta's Universal Circuit, Celestia's data availability layer and Polygon’s zkEVM.
  • Access to potential funding through Manta’s network, grants, investments, and partnership opportunities.
  • Investment readiness workshops to help projects prepare for fundraising and investor pitches.
  • Pitch at zkDay
  • Regular meetups, webinars, and networking events to connect with industry professionals, investors, and fellow entrepreneurs.
  • Opportunities to collaborate with other program participants and tap into synergies.
  • Technical resources, toolkits, and developer APIs from Manta Network and Celestia.
  • Utilize Celestia's scalable DA layer, Polygon’s zkEVM and Manta's ZK solutions for building innovative applications.
  • Guidance on product design, development, and testing.
  • Collaborative sessions to refine product roadmaps and ensure alignment with market needs.
  • A culminating Demo Day event where participants present their progress and innovations to potential investors, partners, and the wider community.
  • Exposure and visibility for projects within the blockchain and tech ecosystem.

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