Expansion of Grants Team and Mentorship
In late March, the Grants Review Committee added two new members: Alex Graebe (Product Lead, Developer Experience at Hiro Systems PBC) and Marvin Janssen (Co-founder of Ryder, current Stacks grantee, and now a Full Stack Engineer at the Stacks Foundation). Alex and Marvin have quickly become invaluable members of the review committee, providing unique perspective regarding the needs and experiences of Stacks developers. Their presence on the committee has also made it possible for us to host weekly office hours that applicants and grantees can jump on to ask both technical and non-technical support questions.
For those looking to scale their grants into successful businesses, the Stacks Foundation recently announced that it is supporting the Stacks Accelerator led by Trevor Owens
, an intensive, mentorship-driven program investing in teams dedicated to building on Stacks. Not only does the accelerator program bring more talent and expertise to the ecosystem, it also provides another path forward for grantees interested in taking their projects to the next level.