IN-India ZKA




Specifically for businesses in or focused on breaking into the India market, the ZK Advancer – India program seeks to identify, mentor, and invest in promising startups shaping the future of Web3 and driving decentralization, as well as considering companies looking to embed Web3 principles into their core business models.

Delivered in partnership with Animoca Brands, ZK Advancer – India focuses on key verticals within the Web3 across India including culture, arts, gaming, financial services, data management, decentralized finance (DeFi), and other related fields.

High-potential early-stage projects and start-ups that are accepted into the program will receive training, mentorship, India entry, go-to-market strategy assistance, access to a wide network of global, India-centric Web3 partners.

Up to

2.4M USD

Avg. raise within 12 months of graduating

Who we're looking for

ZK Advancer – India is aimed at digitizing and growing all areas of blockchain:


Digitalization of offline economies; accelerating intellectual property (IP) transition to Web3; fostering Web3-native IP; and leveraging technology to scale the traditional arts, film, music, and edutainment industries

Digital Entertainment

Sustainable Play-and-Earn models, metaverse experiences, content creation and new experiences, GameFi, and infrastructure that includes interoperable chains to integrate with existing game engines

Web3 Technologies

New consensus mechanisms, roll-ups, bridges, and multi-chains scaling and improving existing chain infrastructure, DeFi protocols, and data aggregator

How startups benefit

A Proven Framework

Learn the skills to succeed, based on our experience funding 200+ startups from 37 countries over the past eight years

Mentorship & Guidance

Receive one-on-one feedback and actionable advice from experienced founders and investors from India and across the globe

Funding Opportunities

Get support on vetting your idea, polishing your pitch, and arranging pitch opportunities with investors focused on the India market

Lifetime Access & Ongoing Support

Benefit from lifetime access to the Brinc global network and ongoing support as you continue to build and grow your business after the program ends

Curriculum highlights

  • Identify your customer base and profile
  • Get product strategy support and mentorship
  • Understand Indian market dynamics and users
  • Develop a clear messaging and branding strategy to succeed in the Indian market
  • Understand what key business metrics best communicate progress
  • Develop meaningful partnerships and connections with local & global mentors
  • Build a network of potential customers/users; as well as media, corporate, and investor contacts
  • Build a Network of stakeholders in the Indian Web3 ecosystem
  • Formulate a viable fundraising strategy and related assets to maximize the odds of success
  • Meet pre-vetted investors within Brinc’s Indian & global network

What to expect

Our Offer

  • Investment is conditional on the startup proceeding to the second stage of the application process. The investment amount is determined on a case-by-case basis in exchange for an equity alignment dependent on the startup’s valuation
  • Program Equity Alignment: 5% Equity for Animoca Brands, 2% for Brinc
  • Token: 3% Token Grant

Please note

  • Brinc invoices for the program fee of US$35,000 at the end of the program. By this point, the investment partner would have deployed the investment amount to cohort startups
  • Startups should fit at least one of the following criteria:
    • Global Web3 startups with a demonstrable use case for the Indian market
    • Web3 startups incorporated in India
  • Startups must belong to one of the aforementioned categories
  • Startups should be able to clearly present a viable roadmap for their project/technology
  • Startups should have at least two co-founders with relevant industry experience
  • Applications for the next cohort have closed. 

Program Requirements

  • Accepted startups will need to pay a participation fee for the acceleration program, which can be deducted from our investment amount.
  • The program is 100% online and remote. 

Ready to apply?

Limited spaces are available – Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Apply now!

select mentors & speakers


Sidd Gandhi

Venture Partner, GrowX Ventures
Abhijit Das

Abhijit Das

Founder, PercentPulse
Alan Li

Alan Li

Blockchain investor
Arnav Vohra

Arnav Vohra

Founder, Nibbl
Ashish Taneja_500x500

Ashish Taneja

Managing Partner, Growx Ventures
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Ready to apply?

Limited spaces are available – Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Apply now!