Manta Network Ecosystem Incubation Partner: Beacon

Manta Network
3 min readApr 6

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Manta Network is proud to announce that Beacon is among the first to join Manta Network as an Ecosystem Incubation Partner. Manta Network’s Ecosystem Incubation Partners help facilitate the adoption of Manta Network’s core technologies, including zkSBTs and zkNFTs.

Founded by Polygon co-founder Sandeep Nailwal, Beacon is an accelerator built by web3 founders for web3 founders. It aims to create the next 100 Web3 unicorns, by providing unparalleled support to the top founders in web3. Beacon offers two 12-week cohorts per year to mentor and finance startup founders. SoftBank’s Neil Cunha-Gomes, Coinbase’s Dan Kim, Electric Capital’s Maria Shen and Pantera Capital’s Paul Veradittakit are among their list of mentors. Beacon has built Lighthouse, a customized platform for potential investors to evaluate projects, learn more about founders, view video pitches and request introductions. On the founders’ side, Beacon is developing a social network to connect founders, investors, alumni, and other resources since launching in October of 2022, Beacon has onboarded more than 500 investors to their platform and 15 startups have successfully raised over $85 million in venture capital.

Projects in the Manta Ecosystem Grants Program will have the opportunity to apply and join each respective Incubation Partners’ accelerator program. Anyone building on Manta will have the chance to be funded by Manta Ecosystem Grant, and they will also receive access to various resources, including funding, mentorship, and marketing, among others. The Manta Ecosystem Grants Program is designed to support projects that help Manta with activity, ecosystem growth, and Web3 & Web2 user acquisition by using Manta’s frictionless user infrastructure and toolkits to bring Web3 decentralized privacy and onboard large-scale Web2 applications onto Web3. Building on Manta Network allows developers to create user-friendly, wallet-free experiences for various aspects of privacy, including identity verification through the use of zkSBTs. Any projects interested in building on Manta Network can apply for the Grants Program here.

About Manta Network

Manta Network is the Layer 1 blockchain that brings programmable privacy to web3 using zero-knowledge proofs. Its suite of core products and technologies, including zkNFTs and MantaPay, offer user-friendly access to powerful ZK-enabled use cases. Leveraging the Poseidon hash and its own cryptographic innovations, Manta Network offers the fastest prover speed of any ZK network.

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

Manta Network is poised to onboard the next generation of Web3 users and usher in a new chapter of privacy-focused Web3 applications.

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About Beacon

Beacon is an accelerator built by web3 founders for web3 founders. Beacon’s mission is to create the next 100 web3 unicorns by offering a hands-on, three month accelerator program for founders focused on building the next great web3 startup.

Learn more about Beacon here: www.0xbeacon.com

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