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ZILHive Incubator

Deep-dive into blockchain and transform ideas into reality

Find your team and take your idea to new heights with Zilliqa

The ZILHive Incubator is a 14-week multi-phase incubator programme for PMETs and developers who are interested in blockchain technology to make their ideas a reality.

Incubatees will undergo intensive training to better understand blockchain and put this knowledge to use by working alongside other like-minded entrepreneurs, ZILHive collaborators, and the ZILHive community, to build projects on the Zilliqa blockchain platform.

If you’re a student and are interested to kickstart your blockchain journey, check out these initiatives.

ZILHive Blockchain For Business Course

The ZILHive Blockchain For Business Course is a business-centric programme designed for Professionals, Managers, Executives and Technicians (PMETs). The course will introduce blockchain fundamentals with a deep dive into real world business use-cases for blockchain technology. Participants will also gain hands-on experience in coding with Scilla.

What’s in 
it for me?

Interested participants can look forward to enjoying these key benefits of the ZILHive Incubator Programme:

01 Kickstart your dream with like-minded individuals
One of the cornerstones of building a exceptional company is having great partners. Through this programme, incubatees will be able to forge an elite team dedicated to bringing their vision to life.
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02 Work with dedicated minds across the globe
As participation is open to all professionals and developers worldwide, incubatees will get many opportunities to connect with professionals and industry leaders not limited to their country of residence.
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03 Access our internationally interconnected ecosystem
Access a plethora of resources and industry support through ZILHive’s vast and connected network. Beyond this programme, exceptional individuals can further the growth of their projects through our other initiatives: the ZILHive Accelerator Programme, ZILHive Grants, and ZILHive Ventures.
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04 Venture into the tech space with low risk but 
yield high returns
The ZILHive Incubator programme requires minimal commitment as it is a virtual part-time programme spanning over 4 months. Course fees are also fully sponsored by Zilliqa. Incubatees hence need not worry about career stability whilst they venture into the tech space and develop their passion.
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Programme Details

* Applications for the dates below is currently closed. Register your interest below and we will notify you when applications reopen.

4 May – 10 August 2021

Deadline: 26 April 2021


14 Weeks

Every Tuesday & Thursday

7:30pm – 9:30pm (GMT +8)

Kickstart your ZILHive Incubator journey

Get started with zero cost required

Participation in this programme is free and fully sponsored by Zilliqa. Kickstart your journey into Zilliqa’s blockchain ecosystem today when you apply for ZILHive’s Incubator Programme.

Enhance your blockchain journey with our network of resources

ZILHive aims to provide holistic support to all entrepreneurs and developers building on the Zilliqa platform, no matter your business’s stage of maturity. Take a closer look at our roadmap to plan the next step in your journey.

Incubator Feature

Check out 5 of our incubator teams who had the opportunity to present their project and journey during Zilliqa’s annual birthday celebration event.


Eligibility Questions

Any working professionals or developers who are interested in blockchain, as well as working in small teams, can apply. For students, please see relevant programmes under ZILHive Education.

No, there is a course phase for working professionals and developers respectively to provide in-depth knowledge on blockchain and how to get started on the Zilliqa platform.

We select developers with strong technical skills and business founders with unique insights into a broad array of verticals. We are not concerned with demographic range, prior Zilliqa affiliation or geographic location. If you want to be part of the ZILHive family, apply here!

Yes, ZILHive Incubator will only accept individuals or teams who intends to use the Zilliqa protocol to build their blockchain solutions.

Yes, you may apply for the programme as ZILHive Incubator is a global virtual programme. If you’re accepted in the programme, you will not need to obtain a visa for the virtual programme.

No, the ZILHive Incubator is a part-time virtual programme. We will run programme sessions on evenings in Singapore Timezone (GMT+8).

Application Questions

The application closes on 26 April 2021. Applications will be processed on a rolling basis and you will hear back from us soon if you are accepted to join the Incubator Programme.

Yes, you can apply to the programme as an individual or as part of a team. Ideally, we would like to see teams formed with different competencies in the initiation phase. However, if you believe that you have the comprehensive skillsets to build on your idea yourself, we would welcome that as well.

Yes. However, the main idea will need to be confirmed during Phase 2 of the programme.

Yes. However, commitment level of 90% for sessions during the incubation programme is required.

Across the phases of the programme, there will be opportunities and set timing to network with fellow participants – where you might be able to find a co-founder and/or your team.

Programme fees are fully sponsored by ZILHive. No cost is required to be part of the programme.

We will not be providing any office spaces or living accommodations during the course of the programme as it is held virtually.

Other Programme Details

Yes, there will be a chance for promising ideas/companies to pitch to ZILHive Ventures and receive funding of up to 15K (in $ZIL).

As the ecosystem arm of Zilliqa, ZILHive is incentivised to support all projects building on the Zilliqa blockchain. We treat all application data as confidential information.

As a show of progress, projects will need to have a prototype to show for on Zilliqa Day at the end of the incubation programme.

Projects will have to be focused on either Open and/or Decentralised Finance. More project ideas can also be found on our Mission Board.

Solutions would need to be in line with Mission Board as these are opportunities that Zilliqa is focusing on. Projects would need a prototype by the end of the incubator for eligibility to apply to the grants.

Learn From World-Leading Tech Experts

Receive guidance and dedicated support from the people who developed Zilliqa’s protocol. Gain knowledge about blockchain by working on real projects.

Learn From Dr Douglas Streeter Rolph

Dr Douglas Streeter Rolph, currently a Senior Lecturer of Finance at SUTD, was previously the founding Academic Director of the Nanyang Professional MBA programme and a Senior Lecturer of Banking and Finance at Nanyang Business School (NBS), NTU. His research focuses on FinTech ecosystems, financial inclusion, and the role of innovation in financial institutions. Prior to academia, he was an economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.

The curriculum is designed to help participants understand and apply the tools available in Zilliqa to create and issue security token offerings (STOs). The seminar will cover the mechanisms of blockchain, smart contracts and STOs, as well as how to implement these concepts in Zilliqa. Participants will develop their own applications using Zilliqa that solve key “pain points” within their company or organization.


Week 1

Overview of Decentralized Finance

Week 2

Introduction to Blockchain, Smart Contracts and STOs

Week 3 - 6

Tokenize and Compliance, Custody and Dividend/Rental Modules

Week 7

Stablecoins and identity;
Student Showcase


Participants are required to have a good understanding of the Finance industry and the relevant mechanisms.

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