Join season 4 of BFG Superstars - our Web3 startup incubator program
Join alone or as a team, with or without an idea.
We provide €70k for each startup that we build with you.
100% REMOTE, NO FEES, HIGHLY SELECTIVE
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Every year, we launch 15+ startups together with Web3 entrepreneurs based on the BFG company-building best practices.
We Want The Best
We are looking for the most promising Web3 entrepreneurs. Join from anywhere in the world, we don't charge any fees.
We count some of the brightest minds in the blockchain industry as partners, advisors, and investors. Be part of it!
INCUBATOR PROGRAM PREVIEW
Within 12 weeks, we provide mentorship, funding, and support for next-generation business models
Web3, Crypto, DeFi, NFTs, DAOs, Identity, Bitcoin Lightning, CO2 Compensation, Gaming, Metaverse, and Financial Inclusion
You can participate in our program from anywhere in the world.
Phase 1: You will be challenged! You will do 5 intense case studies and we will see if BFG and you are a good fit.
Ideation & Kick-Off
Kick-off: Go through a one-week ideation sprint. By the end of the week you will have your website live and you will have a first set of assumptions to proceed to the market validation phase.
Product Development (MVP)
Phase 2: Show us your teamwork skills and create a blockchain-based business case and the first version of your pitch deck.
We will provide mentorship and advice on a high-frequency level multiple times a week. We can help in the areas of business model, technology, legal aspects, sales, and marketing.
By the end of phase 2, you will have a solid Web3 business model and prepare for the pitching strategy.
Pitch Day and Community
Investment week: Pitch in front of the BFG Investment Committee and secure your first funding!
If you are successful, you will have the chance to get funding of €70,000 while gaining access to BFG's stellar network.
The BFG Family Day
Regardless of our investment decision, you will enjoy a lifetime membership within the BFG Family.
Meet serial entrepreneurs and market-leading blockchain companies, while learning from the best
Our goal is to help you turn your idea into reality within 3 months. By week 10 of the program, you will run a full-fledged blockchain startup while gaining exclusive access to our network and funding.
In our previous cohorts, we have successfully built and launched 50+ Web3 startups. Some closed their seed round in less than 6 months.
Learn more about the previous cohorts here.
Kickstart your idea
Blockchain Founders Group consists of serial entrepreneurs, CEOs, and blockchain experts. In 2021, we have established our best practices to kickstart any business within weeks in the most efficient way.
Pave your way with BFG Superstars and get a chance to receive funding of up to €70,000 for your blockchain idea and for 4-10% equity (depending on your pitch and the business model). You (and your team) will of course hold the large majority (90-96%) of the equity stake for the upcoming funding rounds - if you do it right.
While you prepare your blockchain business idea, you will be able to get professional advice from industry experts to guide you through your journey.
We ensure that you will get high-frequency feedback sessions and mentorship multiple times a week resulting in the most agile way of progressing with your business model.
Only honest and timely feedback helps in building a startup and preparing your business model for market entry.
Gain market insights in tactical workshops
During the first 8-12 weeks, we will have market-leading companies, CEOs, and blockchain experts join our workshops so that you gain the most out of the program and leave with exclusive market insights. They provide inspiration and insights, however as a founder, you must take charge and the initiative in order to reap long-term rewards.
Therefore, the end goal is to use these insights to get your blockchain startup to a seven figures valuation after one year of operation in a sustainable and efficient way.
Get admitted once and stay forever
Your BFG journey will not end with the program. You will gain access to our community platforms as lifetime members and get invited to exclusive events such as our BFG Family Day.
Meet the BFG Superstars Advisors
Our network consists of blockchain experts, crypto enthusiasts, crypto lawyers, and founders of Web3 companies to advise, mentor, and support our Superstars
What is BFG Superstars looking for?
A passionate leader who influences with a sense of empathy.
Someone who is not afraid of failure, but tries the impossible and learns from it.
Someone who could become a great leader with the motivation to learn and grow.
A person who can collaborate, listen and communicate with the team to solve problems.
A good understanding of blockchain systems such as smart contracts, wallets, and protocols.
We believe in the effectiveness of remote work and expect participants to understand digital collaboration.
Business growth or tech
We believe in people who either excel in technical skills or sales and marketing.
Consistency and perseverance are key in entrepreneurship. Learn, grow, and build an impactful company.
Focus areas of BFG Superstars
Decentralized Finance (DeFi)
Metaverse and Web3
DAOs and Governance
On-chain Analytics and Forensics
Crypto Trading and Asset Management
Dataverse and Data Monetization
Web3 and Creator Economy
Identity and Privacy Tech
We founded multiple blockchain startups with our company-building approach
Sounds good? Then see you soon!
Frequently asked questions
Upon admission to the program, you will have around 14 days to prove yourself to be the perfect fit. This trial period will not be paid. However, during this trial period, the BFG Superstars team will assist you and your business idea extensively. After the trial period, only the best candidates can proceed with the program. Among the successful teams, BFG will select teams to fund with €70,000. At the same time, we will start paying compensation for your time.
We understand that there is a risk and therefore if you can convince us during the 14 days, you will receive compensation of €2,000 per month (full-time based) to cover costs for software tools and other services you may need to kickstart your venture.
At the end of the program, you will pitch in front of the Investment Committee and we will determine which team will receive €70,000 as further funding.
Not at all. BFG as an organization works completely remotely with team members from across the globe. We liaise with CEOs, project managers, and IT professionals worldwide. Therefore, we do not discriminate based on place of residence and your country of residence does not matter as long as it is planet Earth!
However, our expertise is clearly in Central Europe - with a concentration in D/A/CH countries - and therefore, we will have a slight preference towards this area. BUT! Excellence and great entrepreneurs will always find a solution.
No, you do not need to have an idea beforehand. This is an incubation program where we help you build a blockchain startup from scratch, including identifying and choosing the right ideas to build upon.
If you already have an idea, you can also onboard yourself with the idea and your team. You can use our workshops and mentorship as additional validation.
No, you do not need to have a technical background. We form startup teams consisting of one CEO and one CTO. However, everybody needs to understand blockchain at a solid level and have intermediate practical experience. It is very important to understand that BFG Superstars is not there to educate you. We are not a university or research institute. Rather, we want to build companies that are ready to be funded by investors.
We can provide you with all the necessary industry knowledge, an excellent network, and funding. However, you will be the founder whose responsibilities cannot be outsourced to someone else.
We are looking for the most promising blockchain talents twice a year:
Spring cohort application phase: December - February
Fall cohort application phase: June - September