Solana Hackathon Sponsorships

Solana Hackathon Sponsorships

💸 Request support for your hackathons!

Superteam now supports Solana Foundation Community Grants and recommends applicants with good proof of work in organizing hackathons for cash and/or kind sponsorships. These are grants for teams conducting university and community hackathons in India. Anyone with an idea or proof of work is welcome to apply and receive a funding decision for a $100 - $10,000 grant. The Foundation hands out these grants typically once a month.

🤝 How we partner and support hackathons

  • Merch: T-shirts, stickers, and bags for participants or winners of the hackathon, depending on the scale.
  • Workshop: Team from Superteam and Solana Foundation working on University Relations will visit in person and take a workshop on getting started in Solana.
  • Pizza: If we give a workshop, we will give all attendees free Pizza from the Superteam Pizza Fund!
  • Cash sponsorship: Direct USDC cash payment in exchange for a Gold-tier sponsor slot in the hackathon.
  • Judging: Top developers from Superteam can attend in person and help with the judging of crypto projects across chains.
  • Track Prizes: Multiple awards of up to $500 for top projects (across expertise levels) being built on Solana. Check out
    Build on Solana @Hackathons
    Build on Solana @Hackathons
What more do you think we can do together? Apply for Sponsorship now.
The Foundation receives tens of applications every week, and may not have the time to give detailed feedback on every application. Please keep that in mind before you apply.

⚙️ How It Works:

  1. Submit the application form (5 minutes).
  2. Solana Foundation will usually reply within ~72 hours.
  3. If approved, you'll receive an email notification for onboarding and further steps.
  4. The amount will be sent (in USDC on any chain) or any other preferred mode of payment soon after.
  5. As you complete the amount, submit a post-event review for archiving, feedback, and review.

🤝 Guidelines

  1. Be Concise: Being clear and concise is always helpful.
  2. Build what the ecosystem needs: Besides our Grant Proposals, we often see people on Twitter (and elsewhere) saying things like "Solana needs X" or "Solana would be better if it had Y.” Use this information!
  3. Open Source: Being clear and concise is always helpful. What makes decentralized applications so powerful is that it’s built on the premise of being open and composable. Therefore, this grant support teams that intend to open source soon after deploying on Solana’s Mainnet Beta.

🏆 Previous hackathons supported

Frequently asked questions

Who is eligible to apply for event grants?

This program is currently in beta and only open for Universities and Communities in India.

How fast is "Instant"?

We try our best to get you a decision within 72 hours.

What criteria will the panelists use to evaluate grants?

We prefer to support teams that have some prior experience in organizing events (regardless of how small) and events that are primarily focused on developers.

What is the philosophy behind the Instagrants program?
  • Proof of Work > Credentials. Anyone is welcome to apply for Instagrants, given they have enough Proof of Work to make the review committee believe the work will get done.
  • Speed > Perfection. We want to give grants rapidly. Not perfectly. We trust people to get work done.
  • Believers > Consensus. As long as a minimum quorum of the reviewing committee believes it's a good use of funds, we will fund it.
Will I receive feedback on my proposal if it is rejected?

Unfortunately, our sponsors do not have the bandwidth to provide individualized feedback at this time.

Have a question that isn't answered here? DM @rishabhbansal#5768 on Discord for help.