The program’s primary objective is to support aspiring builders by guiding them through the entire life cycle of a Web3 startup.
Animoca Brands Corporation Ltd announced earlier today that it has formed a strategic partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS), and Polygon Labs to support Web3 builders worldwide via the launch of the MoonRealm Express Accelerator.
We’re pleased to introduce MoonRealm Express Accelerator, a collaboration with Amazon Web Services (@awscloud and @awsstartups) & @0xPolygonLabs to support global #Web3 builders and the development of Web3 products & solutions through our flagship project @MocaverseNFT⚡ pic.twitter.com/nFG0xzH1J9
— Animoca Brands (@animocabrands) November 16, 2023
Objectives of the MoonRealm Express Accelerator
The program’s primary objective is to support aspiring builders by guiding them through the entire life cycle of a Web3 startup. From ideation to execution, the MoonRealm Express Accelerator offers a comprehensive package of resources, including Web3 masterclasses, builder-centric hackathons, and project incubation.
According to the announcement, this vision is set to become a reality through collaborative efforts that leverage Animoca Brands’ domain expertise, AWS’s robust capabilities, and Polygon Labs’ extensive network across Web3, cloud, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and blockchain technologies.
More than just a program, the MoonRealm Express Accelerator is a catalyst for change in the Web3 landscape. With a focus on emerging areas such as decentralized identity, SocialFi, and GameFi, the accelerator aims to encourage builders to explore new ideas and solutions within Animoca Brands’ flagship project, Mocaverse.
The inaugural cohort of the MoonRealm Express Accelerator will focus on building and extending Mocaverse’s ecosystem. This expansion centers around the recent launch of Moca ID and Realm Points on the Polygon chain, marking a crucial step in the evolution of Web3 technologies.
The program’s first hackathon, scheduled for early 2024, will challenge builders and projects to devise protocols that leverage and enhance the Moca ID on-chain identity ecosystem. Participants will also integrate Realm Points as essential assets, aiming to elevate Mocaverse as the premier platform for Web3 loyalty programs.
Notably, this collaboration follows closely on the heels of Animoca Brands becoming a validator and key participant on the Chiliz Chain.
A Shared Vision of Web3 Innovation
As a pivotal partner of the MoonRealm Express Accelerator, AWS has committed to investing $1.1 million to support up to 500 eligible startups in the inaugural cohort. Additionally, AWS will provide startups with cloud resources through AWS Activate, a startup program that equips founders with the necessary resources to kickstart their journey on AWS.
Yaniv Donenfeld, Global Head of Web3 GTM at AWS, expressed enthusiasm, stating, “We’re excited about supporting Web3 startups to boost their growth and innovation by leveraging the power of the AWS cloud in collaboration with Animoca Brands and Polygon Labs.”
On the other hand, Polygon Labs will play a pivotal role in the MoonRealm Express Accelerator by offering workshops to participating Web3 startups. These workshops aim to equip builders with the knowledge and skills necessary for success in the rapidly evolving Web3 landscape.
Additionally, Polygon Labs will contribute cash bounties for hackathons, further incentivizing innovation within the accelerator program. To support startups, solution providers in the Polygon ecosystem will make available vouchers for services that can help these emerging projects thrive.
Ajay Ponna Venkatesha, Senior Vice President, Developer Studio at Polygon Labs, remarked, “This is an exciting opportunity to further advance the Web3 ecosystem and drive innovation within it.”