Introducing the zkApp Accelerator — Powered by Manta!

Manta Network
3 min readJan 12, 2024

We’re thrilled to unveil zkApp Accelerator, powered by Manta Network. It is a dynamic 6-week program carefully designed to empower the next generation of scalable, real-world dApps on Manta Pacific. The zkApp Accelerator brings together the core strengths of Manta’s zk-proofs and Universal Circuits along with the modular magic of Celestia’s game-changing data availability layer in partnership with them.

Key pillars of the zkApp Accelerator

  1. Synergy of Expertise: Leverage the combined knowledge of Manta’s zk-proof veterans and Celestia’s modular consensus pioneers.
  2. Technological Propulsion: Propel your project forward with cutting-edge tools like Manta’s Universal Circuits and Celestia’s data availability layer.
  3. Nurturing Innovation: We provide dedicated support to projects building modularity infrastructure, middleware, and groundbreaking dApps, helping them evolve from concept to market-ready reality.
  4. Vibrant Community: Immerse yourself in a dynamic network of developers, and builders for knowledge sharing and collaboration. Connect with like-minded individuals and forge valuable partnerships within and beyond the Manta ecosystem.

A Call for Visionaries

The zkApp Accelerator offers a transformative solution for:

  • Zk-powered applications: Enhance scalability and efficiency, driving wider adoption in the Web3 landscape.
  • On-chain games: Simplify codebases and manage transaction costs with Manta’s zkShuffle Universal Circuits.
  • SocialFi applications: Minimize gas fees and unlock the power of Celestia for your dApp, leveraging the combined strength of Manta and Celestia’s technology.

Why Join Us?

  • Fuel your project’s journey: Gain momentum and expertise to break through development hurdles.
  • Insights from the best: Learn from industry veterans and shape your vision with their guidance.
  • Collaborate and flourish: Network with potential partners, investors, and mentors for lasting success.

Application Criteria

  • Demonstrate a strong innovative spirit.
  • Clearly articulate your project’s vision.
  • Showcase the potential to leverage Manta Network’s zero-knowledge proofs and/or Celestia’s modular architecture and/or Polygon’s zkEVM.

This is an extraordinary opportunity to be at the forefront of Web3 innovation! Apply now to be a part of the zkApp Accelerator and contribute to the growth of the blockchain ecosystem.

Apply now: Link

Let’s build a scalable, user-driven future together.

About Manta Network

Manta Network is the modular blockchain for zero-knowledge (ZK) applications. Manta Pacific is the modular L2 ecosystem for EVM-native ZK applications and dApps that want to deliver the lowest cost and best experience for users. Leveraging Manta’s Universal Circuits to enable ZK-as-a-Service and Celestia’s data availability for modularity to deliver low gas fees, Manta Pacific offers the perfect environment for ZK-enabled applications. Learn more about Manta Pacific here.

Manta Network was created by a team of experienced founders from prestigious institutions, including Harvard, MIT, and Algorand. Manta Network has received investments from many of the top web3 investment funds, including Binance Labs and Polychain Capital. It has grown through participation in the best web3 accelerators, including Alliance DAO and Berkeley Blockchain Xcelerator.

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