Projects building on NEAR are at the center. The Ecosystem is supporting them with everything they need to succeed.
Hundreds of Projects and DAOs
Projects and DAOs bring value to users, and change to the world.
Projects: Building the future on NEAR
Explore hundreds of dApps already built on NEAR
DAOs: A new way to organize, fund, and empower communities
DAOs offer a new way for communities to collaborate. Members own the organization and receive rewards in proportion to their contributions. There are no bosses and no hierarchy. Instead, a common purpose unites the participants. One way to think of a DAO is a Facebook group with its own bank account.
Explore DAOs, participate or get funding
NEARWEEK is a Web3 news & community platform. Community members earn rewards by submitting news items to the NEARWEEK DAO.
Human Guild awards grants to promising gaming projects building on NEAR and supports them in an advisory role along with other services.
TenK DAO offers professional services to help artists build generative art projects. The DAO is compensated with a percentage of sales and royalties.
How crypto became a major source of relief for embattled Ukraine
Created on AstroDAO, a DAO-launching platform built on NEAR, Unchain Fund raises funds for humanitarian efforts in in Ukraine, including evacuation, shelter, food, and more. In under a month, Unchain has collected over $7 million USD and counting across a range of cryptocurrencies including, BSC, ETH, Harmony, NEAR, and Polygon.
Looking for funding to start a project or DAO?
The NEAR ecosystem has plenty of options available to fund promising projects or initiatives that bring the ecosystem forward.
Thinking about starting a DAO?
Whether you want to organize your annual tailgate party so you can enjoy it more or manage the budget of your first film, you can set up a DAO that supports your needs. Platforms like SputnikDAO and AstroDAO are ways for organizations around the world to represent membership, facilitate governance, make decisions, and interact with other DAOs. Create your own DAO today!
A vibrant, welcoming community
NEAR’s vibrant community is a globally distributed home for developers, token holders, validators, and members supporting the protocol’s platform, ecosystem, and applications.
Strong venture support
The ecosystem offers financial support, advice and networking to projects to help them become thriving businesses.
There are several options to get financial support for your idea
Accelerators & Incubators
Proximity works to support the NEAR and Aurora DeFi ecosytems through grants, advisory services, as well as publishing open-source software for developers.
The Human Guild is an open group of founders and creators who believe everyone should be able to earn what they need in order to do what they love.
Grow your Ethereum project on Aurora! Access funding, dedicated technical support, recruiting assistance, and more.
The MarketingDAO is a NEAR Community-run organization, which engage with the NEAR Community to facilitate the allocation of Community funds for marketing activities under $10,000.
The Creatives DAO will focus on enabling and supporting artists, makers, and creative projects building on NEAR.
Developer DAO will cover everything development related, from a ZK working group to security audits, fixing bugs in the APIs to sourcing the next SDK to meet community needs.
Join a company builder to get all the support you need from experienced startup founders and other experts.
Boost your project with OWC
Open Web Collective is a blockchain accelerator program supporting entrepreneurs building the decentralized web. By bringing together capital and seasoned advisors, OWC helps founders de-risk, accelerate, and advance Web 3.0.
Many VCs are investing in projects building on NEAR. Recent examples include:
Orderly Network raised $20M Series A
Key investors: Pantera Capital, Dragonfly Captial, MetaWeb
Sweat Economy raised $13M
Key investors: Spartan Capital, Electric Capital, OKX Blockdream Ventures, Goodwater Capital
Connect3 raised a strategic round
Key investors: MetaWeb
Request Finance raised $5.5M seed round
Key investors: Animoca Brands, Balderton Capital, XAnge
NEAR’s strong technical base
Everything a developer needs to build amazing dApps.
NEAR’s core platform
The simple, yet powerful base to build on
Use familiar Programming Languages
Write your smart contracts in the most used or most loved language. No need to wrestle with Solidity or Vyper.
Be super-productive with our dev-tools
We have all you need – powerful CLI, easy-to-use SDKs, and more
Help yourself with excellent documentations
Docs that answer almost any question. Loads of tutorials and examples
Bridges and emulators
Highly interoperable for a multi-chain world
Ethereum & EVM
Easily migrate your Solidity contracts to the Aurora EVM. Use the Rainbow Bridge to transfer assets between Ethereum, NEAR and Aurora EVM. EVM.
AppChains on Substrate
Build app-specific chains with substrate on the Octopus network.
Connecting NEAR to the outside world
NEAR and Aurora
NEAR and Aurora
NEAR and Aurora
NEAR and Aurora
Safely storing the NEAR-token and other assets
Local presence: Regional Hubs
Regional Hubs organize and foster a local community of builders, entrepreneurs, and users.
NEAR hubs around the world
Kenya Regional Hub: Sankore 2.0
Started in May 2022, the African-focused hub organizes events, meetups and local educational activities.
The Korea Hub is dedicated to driving Web3 innovation through business development and education initiatives throughout South Korea.
NEAR Balkans Hub
NEAR Balkans is the regional hub open for everyone interested in learning about, using or building on the NEAR protocol in the Balkan countries.
NEAR Vietnam Hub is the regional hub open for everyone interested in learning about, using or building on the NEAR protocol in Vietnam.
The NEAR India Hub provides resources and support for developers, entrepreneurs, and businesses in India who want to use or build on NEAR in India.
Start your web3 сareer with NEAR
Regardless of your background or experience, there is ample opportunity to participate in this rapidly evolving space.
Career and earning opportunities
Find a web3-job
Get a grant for your project
Complete a bounty
There are many ways!
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