A hackathon every month.
The recurring traveling hackathon / hacker house every month. A fresh set of bounties, educational content, and projects every month following the most exciting events in the country.
Meetup with one of our local communities
We are constantly running IRL meetups across the United States; from hackathons; hacker houses, technical + education, and social events, we build the go to physical locations for local NEAR communities to thrive.
Learn from the best instructors
We are constantly educating each other, whether we are giving the latest ecosystem resources through our NEAR Ambassadors Programs, training Rust + Solidity educator through our Dev Advocacy program, delivering workshops through our hacker houses, or shaping the future of NEAR through our vision group, we pull from the industry's brightest teachers to educate.
Shape the Protocol
We conduct vision groups from the leading engineers and stakeholders in the NEAR ecosystem to shape the future of standards, NFTs, and wallets on the Protocol Level.
Connect with anyone in the ecosystem.
We connect you with exactly who you need to scale your business in the ecosystem, from auditors, investors, marketers, developers, educators, designers, consultants & so much more! We are the 1 stop shop for resources in the NEAR Ecosystem.
We are backed the the world's best organizations.
We are a non-profit foundation headquartered in Switzerland that is responsible for contracting protocol maintainers, funding ecosystem development, and shepherding core governance of the NEAR protocol.
Big Brain Holdings Invests in Seed, Pre-Seed and Early Stage Startups on Solana, Near, Algorand, ZK/Starkware, AVAX, Celo, Ethereum, and other L1s
Composed from a team of independent security researchers, OtterSec has a proven track record in both Web3 and traditional security. We work closely with passionate teams to provide a holistic and collaborative approach to security.
A hacker house / hackathon every month for a year.
We got local city hubs popping along the way as we go on tour. Right now with NYC, Austin, San Francisco, & Miami active, we will be starting in D.C, Chicago, Boston, Seattle, Portland, LA, San Diego & Denver.
We are shaping the NEAR Ecosystem from a technical standpoint, bringing the biggest stakeholders & developers to streamline resources, solve the biggest shortcoming, and create open source resource. From NFT, Contract Standards, Staking, and Wallets, we are building the infrastructure for the decentralized Webs.
We are running cohort based programs throughout the year. the NEAR Ambassadors program, a non technical program tailored to teaching those the ins & outs of the NEAR Ecosystem, a Dev Advocacy program for Rust & one for Aurora (Soliditiy), designed to teach developers to teach other developers.
We are running technical, educational, & social meetups all year round all around the United States. Join a local NEAR city hub NEAR you today!
Click the join form above to fill out the Banyan Collective intake form.
Right now we are live in New York City, San Francisco, Austin, & Miami. Check out NEARNYC.org, NEARSF.org, NEARAustin.org, and NEARMiami.org for more information.
Click the join form, build in a hackathon, learn in one of our educational cohorts, attend a local meetup, join the referral network, contribute in a Vision Group, or sponsor an initative.
Banyan Collective is Ecosystem as a Service for the NEAR Protocol. Banyan Collective is not the NEAR Foundation or a subset of NF. Banyan Collective is a grant recipient of the NEAR Foundation, team consists of past grant recipients and NEAR Foundation employees, but actions in no way reflect the NEAR Foundation. We were made to fill the gaps & supplement the need of the ecosystem's key stakeholders.