Stacks Foundation Receives Chainlink Community Grant to Support Stacks Accelerator Program

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Stacks Foundation Receives Chainlink Community Grant to Support Stacks Accelerator Program

The Chainlink Community Grant Program provides financial resources to the many development teams and researchers building a more functional, accessible, and socially impactful Chainlink Network. We encourage talented individual developers and development teams to apply to the grant program here, or if you are a researcher and want to collaborate, contact us.

We’re excited to announce that the Stacks Foundation has received a Chainlink Community Grant to support their ongoing work with the Stacks Accelerator, a mentorship-driven program created to fuel the growth of startups built on the Stacks blockchain. With work underway to natively integrate the Chainlink Network with Stacks, this grant will support the growth of Stacks’s expanding ecosystem by providing additional resources to Stacks developers who seek to leverage Chainlink Price Feeds for accessing secure and reliable external data in their smart contracts. By combining the expressiveness and flexibility of Stacks, which is secured by the Bitcoin blockchain, with Chainlink’s decentralized oracle networks, developers will gain a full-stack toolkit for creating feature-rich smart contract and DeFi applications that can interact with the real world.

The Stacks Accelerator program is a three-month program that aims to invest in and accelerate the growth of dozens of early-stage startups building on the Stacks network. This includes providing access to industry experts who offer workshops, tools to scale up a startup’s operations, introductions to investors like Union Square Ventures, and mentorship from business leaders such as Eric Ries (author of The Lean Startup), Meltem (CSO of Coinshares), and Tomas France (Co-founder of Ledger). With the Stacks community made up of over 300,000 individuals, participants in the accelerator program are also provided an initial ecosystem of users who can begin leveraging their applications and provide rapid feedback.

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