Supporting the creation of web3 startups


Scytale Academy is an educational program that has been specifically designed to provide early-stage Web3 projects with financial investments, guidance from experienced mentors, technical assistance, and a series of informative sessions, all of which is offered free of charge.

The sessions offered through the Scytale Academy are intended to assist teams in enhancing their business models, enhancing their product design and user experience, fostering community engagement, addressing legal considerations, promoting enterprise adoption, and refining their pitch deck presentations. The program is conducted remotely, enabling a diverse group of participants from around the world to participate. Selected projects will receive detailed technical evaluations from the technical specialists at Scytale.

The program concludes with an in-person showcase event, where the founders of the participating projects will have the opportunity to present their ideas to a panel of investors at the Scytale conference in Lugano, Switzerland. The program specifically focuses on the Polkadot/Kusama ecosystem, providing tailored support and resources for projects within this ecosystem.


The deadline for submitting applications is now closed. Please follow keep up to date on our social media accounts for the announcement of the next program.

Benefits and resources

Educational sessions

Industry experts will deep dive into topics such as business modelling, product design and user experience, community engagement, legal considerations, enterprise adoption, and pitch deck structuring.

1-1 Mentorship

Each team accepted into the program will be matched with a dedicated strategic mentor from the Scytale network. These mentors will provide valuable guidance and advice on entrepreneurship, offer specialised industry knowledge, and provide access to their personal networks.

Group sessions

Teams will have one-to-one calls with each other. This is a great opportunity to build partnerships with other teams, discuss similar challenges, build together and share advice.

In-house tech support

Our team of technical experts will provide comprehensive technical review to the participating teams to help them improve their projects.

Due dilligene report

Our research analysts will conduct a thorough review of the competitors and market for each participating team, providing valuable insights that will assist the teams in finding the right product-market fit for their projects.

Showcase day

Teams will have a chance to pitch live to investors at the showcase day at the end of the program. The top teams will be invited to pitch their projects at the Scytale's conference.

Past Mentors

Mentors are an essential part of the academy. Mentors will freely share their wisdom, guidance and experience with participating projects. Mentors are matched with participating projects based on similar attributes like technology, experience, technical familiarity and location.

Alex Hatoum
Founder & CEO
Sumi Network
Angela Dalton
Founder & CEO
Signum Growth Capital
Lucas Vogelsang
Founder & CEO
Andrey Brozhko
Aventus Network
David Perry
Founder & COO
Zeitgeist PM
Fabio Cardoni
Business Development Specialist
JUR & Public Pressure

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