For the builders, hackers & painters.
Join 500 other builders in a 6-week sprint to build out whatever idea you want over the nights & weekends. Build wild ideas for six weeks in web3, ML/AI, gaming, bio, anything — at the end, come hang out IRL in SF.
Maybe you’re already working on your next big idea. Maybe you just have a bunch of ideas in your head right now. Maybe you don’t have ideas but you want to build something epic. It doesn’t matter where you are right now. We will push you forward.
smol note: web3, web2, ML, AI, doesn't matter – just apply!
Weekly check-ins with your crew to demo progress and help you stay motivated to keep building. You’ll also get to link up with other builders to give and receive valuable feedback on what you’re shipping every week.
Every week you'll join other builders for co-building sessions. We'll also arrange kickoffs and fireside chats with incredible shippers, founders and leaders from various domains: music, art, code, hardware, and more.
You got questions? We got answers.
Can I apply if I have never built anything before?
All of our projects are free and open-source! You'll never need to pay for our guides, and we'll deploy on a testnet so your total cost for this whole thing will be $0.
What is the time commitment?
You'll spend around 2-4 hours every week joining sessions and building with others. Rest of it is completely up to you — whatever it takes to get off localhost.
I don't have an idea. Can I still apply?
You can, but it helps a lot if you're already working on something that you want to build so you can jump straight into shipping mode. Decisions go out December 10.
Is this only web3?
The first pilot season was web3 exclusively. For S2, we encourage everyone working on cool stuff in any verticals — web3, ML, AI, Robotics, Climate — whatever.
Who is the perfect applicant?
Someone who wants to take their passions to the next level. It doesn't matter if you're already working on something, but we fully expect you to start building as soon as you enter N&W. If you can't demonstrate that during your application then this program isn't going to be for you.
Who can come to SF IRL?
Those that successfully ship something for demo day will get a chance to join the other N&W builders IRL in SF.