60,000 CHF per Blockchain App

Entrepreneurs and developers can receive 60,000 CHF to build a blockchain application on the Lisk blockchain application platform. The payout is milestone based and we require at least two founding members.

All intellectual properties and rights stay with you, the only expectation from our side is open source development.

Application Periods

In order to organize ourselves more efficiently we are processing all Lisk Grant Program applications in waves. After the fourth wave we are re-evaluating the program for Lisk.js 2022.

Wave 1

21st May - 31st July

Wave 2

1st August - 31st September

Wave 3

1st October - 31st December

Wave 4

1st January - 31st March

Application Requirements

Founding Team

We expect at least two founding team members with at least one of you being a JavaScript developer. If you don't have a co-founder yet, you can join our community to find one!

Startup Spirit

The Lisk Grant Program is aiming for serious real-world blockchain applications. We expect you to have the intention to raise further funds and to establish a legal entity at one point.

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Pitch your Idea

As part of your application you have to send us a description of all team members, a business plan and a pitch deck. After we have evaluated your submission positively we will jump on a call with you in which you present us your idea.

Stay up to Date

Your blockchain application should always be built with the latest Lisk SDK and all code should always be completely open source. If you have valid reasons to not open source certain parts of your code, please let us know.


Lisk as a blockchain application platform is still in its infancy. We analyzed the current blockchain application landscape and decided on eight categories with the biggest growth potential. Applications out of these fields will have an increased chance to be picked.



NFT Marketplaces


Prediction Markets

Social Networks



Project Setup (1,000 CHF)

  • Sign the Lisk Grant Program agreement with Lisk.
  • Verify your team’s identity with Lisk.
  • Setup the project (name, logo, website, GitHub repository, Twitter profile, Discord channel).
  • Publish a blog post covering the team and project on your own website.



Minimum Viable Product (4,000 CHF)

  • Develop an MVP with the latest Lisk SDK covering the essential features of your blockchain application.
  • Publish a blog post covering the MVP.
  • Conduct a business review by Lisk to receive feedback about the MVP.



Development (30,000 CHF)

  • Propose three goals yourself, for which you receive in-between financial support.
  • Publish a blog post covering each goal’s completion.
  • Pass a high-level developer review by Lisk and fix all remarks.
  • Launch a public testnet for the blockchain application. Publish a blog post covering the testnet launch.
  • Keep the testnet running for one month to receive the payout.

Launch (25,000 CHF)

  • Launch the mainnet for the blockchain application.
  • Publish a blog post covering the mainnet launch.
  • Register the blockchain application to the Lisk blockchain application platform as a sidechain.
  • Publish a blog post about the blockchain application on Lisk.com/blog.
  • Keep the sidechain running for one month to receive the final payout.

Disclaimer: Due to AML/KYC regulations each participant has to undergo a KYC procedure in order to receive the financial support. This includes the full name, address and a scan of their valid passport or ID card.