- Polygon co-founder Sandeep Nailwal has launched a new web3 fellowship program.
- Neelwal said he finances the program from his personal capital.
- The program offers entrepreneurs money and other benefits.
Polygon is one of the most popular blockchains in the crypto industry. scales Ethereum It enables cheap and fast transactions.
Polygon’s founders are also well-known and respected. One of them, Sandeep Nilewal, has just launched his Web3 Fellowship Program.
What does the new Web3 Fellowship Program offer to the Polygon co-founder
Sandeep Nailwal, co-founder of Polygon, announced on Tuesday that he is launching a New web3 fellowship program.
The Nailwal Fellowship will invest $50,000 in ten individuals for a year to bring the brightest minds to the blockchain industry. Neelwal said he is investing his capital.
“Why am I starting the Nailwal Fellowship? I am at a point in my career where I want to foresee the kind of impact my work will have on the world. I feel extremely fortunate to be in such a place. That impact is clear to me – I want to bring as many founders into web3 as possible.”
Nailwal also said that the capital he invests is meant to be used by “senior builders” to “give up their comfortable jobs or to resolve matters in their lives” that are preventing them from “achieving their true potential”.
“In addition to capital, recipients of the Fellowship will receive support from Symbolic Capital in the form of weekly mentorship, a suite of tools for connecting with top founders & investors, and the ability to raise funding if a company is started as a result of the Fellowship.”
The Polygon co-founder also spoke about his personal struggles. He said he came from a poor family and had a difficult upbringing.
“I am the son of a poor day-to-day worker from Jamna-Paar, Delhi who migrated from a peasant family in search of livelihood. My early life was not easy, I spent the beginning of my career just working to pay bills, unable to pursue my real dreams of starting my own company.”
Neelwal said his life changed dramatically after quitting his job to pursue entrepreneurship full time. called incorporation ribbed “The achievement of my career.”
“When I quit my job to pursue entrepreneurship full-time, it was a terrifying decision – like jumping out of a plane without a parachute. Fortunately, & due to my wife's support, it worked out for me and growing Polygon has been THE accomplishment of my professional life.”
Applications for the Nailwal Fellowship close on June 15th.
on the flip side
- It will likely be difficult a race to obtain the fellowship. However, aspiring entrepreneurs should consider applying regardless.
Why should you bother
Encouraging entrepreneurs in the cryptocurrency industry to build and establish companies is a net positive for everyone involved.
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