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Open Web Foundry

Feb 2, 2022 - Mar 16, 2022

This hackathon event had ended at March 16, 2022, 11:59 p.m., please check the ongoing hackathons.

The Arweave Open Web Foundry

February 2, 2022 - March 16, 2022

*Make sure to join the Arweave Discord Dev server*

**Add the Calendar of Events to your calendar.**

The Open Web Foundry is a six-week program guiding founders through the process of launching their project on Arweave’s decentralised web. From idea, to product, acquiring users and then pitching to top-tier investors, we’re here to help each step along the way. So far, we’ve helped alumni projects secure more than $30,000,000 in seed investments and we’re thrilled to welcome you to the 6th instalment of the Foundry.

Workshop schedule:

Why join the Open Web Foundry?

  • A chance to receive funding from Arweave and external investors.
  • Weekly events on relevant topics lead by industry experts.
  • Live support from Arweave developers and community members on our Discord server.
  • Community Spotlight events every Friday, where program participants have the chance to showcase their work.
  • Private sessions to help you refine your presentation skills and build a strong pitch deck.

The program culminates with Demo Day – an event highlighting the strongest projects, where they pitch for investment from the Arweave Team, as well as external investors, engaged with the Arweave community.

What is Arweave?

Arweave enables the development of fully decentralized, permanently hosted web applications. Further than that, founders can use Arweave to form profit-sharing communities (PSCs) around their projects, which represent a fundamentally new and fairer business model. You can find out more about profit-sharing communities and their associated tokens here and here.

How to get started with the Foundry?

All you need to do is register here on Gitcoin, and join the Arweave developers’ Discord server! Registrations are open to all and throughout the entire program. We will notify you of upcoming events and deadlines and also offer a small amount of AR tokens so you can get started with Arweave more easily.


It’s important that you claim your wallet here, and check out the user guide for how to use the web extension for it.

Other key resources

If you need technical support, you can reach out to Arweave developers and community members via our Discord server.

Rules and criteria

Successful submissions will meet the following criteria:

  • The app must be open-source, with the full source code available on Github or another hosting repository. Feel free to use any OSS licence you prefer.
  • By the end of the six-week program, your project must include a link to a live and functioning instance of the app itself, as well as a link to the storing repository.
  • Ideally, your project will be a profit-sharing community and host it’s UI on Arweave.

Investment details

The Arweave Team will invest a total of $100,000 USD across successful projects from the Open Web Foundry. This investment is primarily made in exchange for profit-sharing tokens from the project. It is often the case that successful projects receive external investment as well, independent of the Arweave Team.

During the concluding Demo Day, the founders will present their submissions and could then be invited to investment meetings to discuss funding.

Note: The bounty has a value of $100,000 USDC on Gitcoin to represent the total investment pool of $100,000 USDC. The specific currency will be agreed upon with the investee(s).

Submission deadline: 23:59:59 UTC on March 16th, 2022


See you on the permaweb!

The OWF Team

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