Get Funding

There's funding for developers and projects to build with Ocean.

-Shipyard offers grants curated by the core Ocean team.
-OceanDAO offers grants curated by the broader community of OCEAN holders.
-Data Economy Challenge (DEC) offers prizes curated by expert judges from the community.

Shipyard and DEC draw on funds from an allocation of 20 million OCEAN by Ocean Protocol Foundation (OPF). OceanDAO draws on funds from network revenue and more.

Shipyard

Launch Your Great Idea

Ocean Shipyard is an early-stage incubation program for taking your project to the next level.

Projects admitted to the program will receive funding from the Ocean Protocol Foundation for an initial 3 month period and are eligible to receive further funding for up to 3 additional months based on achieving specific milestones.

Program members benefit from a wide range of support from the Ocean team.

  • Seed funding for up to 6 months
  • Access to Ocean core developers
  • Project and community building support
  • Social media promotion and joint blog posts

OceanDAO (Coming Soon)

Community-Curated Funding

OceanDAO is key to growth and sustainability of the Ocean ecosystem: it receives OCEAN from network revenue and more, and allocates it to project proposals.

For Projects: Propose your project to OceanDAO. The community decides whether to fund your project.

For Community Curators: Vote for the projects that you think will add the most value. Any OCEAN holder can vote. The weight of your vote is based on your OCEAN holdings.

Note: As we move towards OceanDAO launch, we will provide more information (and update the links below).

Hackathons

Hack and Get OCEAN

We participate in hackathons, and fund our very own.

Data Economy Challenge

Ocean's Data Economy Challenge (DEC) is an 8-week long hackathon, with generous prizes for top teams.