Get support to build your next dApp on Rootstock through the strategic grants program.
Fast track your application by joining the Hackathon or get in touch to apply directly.
Get funding for your next DeFi project
Created to grow and support the Rootstock ecosystem, grants are available for a wide scope of project types.
The Rootstock Strategic Grants program has been created to support the next generation of fintech builders.
Apply now if you’re planning to integrate Rootstock with your existing products or build a new dApp on the ecosystem.
Successful applicants will also receive mentorship and marketing support to ensure your project gets the attention it deserves.
Join a Hackathon
This year there will be several hackathons organized by ecosystem contributors designed to support developers, entrepreneurs and builders.
Access support, guidance and funding to bring your ideas to life. Keep an eye on Rootstock’s social media for news of the next Hackathon.
- Structured Program.
- Team formation.
- 24/7 Technical support.
Established businesses or advanced projects can apply directly for a grant.
Your project needs to benefit the Rootstock ecosystem to qualify for a grant.
Some reasons you may request a grant:
- Integrate with Rootstock.
- Promote interoperability.
- Cross-chain functionality.
- Explore new use cases.
- Foster ecosystem growth.
Submit your entries to be considered to the Strategic Grants Programme
Create User-centric UtilityUSER
This theme is for projects that promote the adoption of Rootstock in pioneering and meaningful ways, with a particular focus on everyday use cases and token economy.
Generate sustainable yield with RBTC and Real World Assets (RWAs)RBTC
- Borrowing RBTC using RWA as collateral and create yield on Sovryn, etc
- Flyover adoption and use cases
- Staking use cases
- Loyalty and awards programs using Rootstock ecosystem tokens
Bridge Rootstock and other L1/L2sDEFI
This theme aims to encourage the development of innovative solutions that enable seamless transfers of digital assets and information between Rootstock and other ecosystems.
- EVM-focused DEX integration
- Drivechain implementation
- Lightning + Rootstock
- Stacks → Rootstock
- Nostr payment using Rootstock AND Lightning infra
Why build on Rootstock?
If you’ve developed on Ethereum before, you’ve already got the skills you need to build on Rootstock.
Use the same solidity tools and libraries that you’re used to, and apply them to the Rootstock blockchain. That includes Hardhat works, Truffle works, web3.js works, and ethers.js.
Join our Open Slack channel to reach out to grant facilitators and get support from a thriving community of Rootstock developers.
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