BFG Launches the 5th Edition of Its Web3 Startup Incubation Program

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January 12, 2024

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TL;DR

  • Join the BFG Superstars incubation program of Blockchain Founders Group (BFG) to unlock your maximum potential of web3 with entrepreneurial talents.
  • The program includes mentoring, masterclasses, financial support, and the whole execution from ideation to MVP.
  • Selected startups receive up to €70,000 with no associated fees.
  • Application deadline: February 17, 2024
  • Program start: March 11, 2024 and ends in June 2024
  • Focus areas: DeFi, NFTs, Metaverse and Web3, DAOs and Governance, On-Chain Analytics and Forensics, Asset Management and Trading, Dataverse and Data Monetization, Gaming, Bitcoin Lightning, Web3 and Creator Economy, Identity and Privacy Tech, Financial Inclusion, Artificial Intelligence in Web3
  • You will be invited to our yearly networking event BFG Portfolio Day in Germany
  • Interested? Apply now HERE.
  • Do you have an early MVP already? Explore our accelerator programs to secure up to €120,000. The deadline is March 10, 2024: https://blockchain-founders.io/startup-acceleration-programs

Why should you apply for the BFG Superstars incubation program?

Blockchain Founders Group welcomes web3 enthusiasts and entrepreneurs globally to the BFG Superstars program. For the upcoming Season 5, BFG plans to select 50 high-potential candidates for the 3-month incubation program. Future founders will receive comprehensive support from Blockchain Founders Group, including mentorship, advisory network access, best practices in company-building, public visibility, and the commitment to transform startups into Superstars. Ultimately, 5-7 selected startups will receive pre-seed support of up to €70,000 and exposure to a high-profile investors’ network.

The program provides a holistic experience, from finding the right co-founder to expert workshops and exclusive Q&A sessions with leaders in the blockchain and venture capital industry. Topics covered include customer development, community building in web3, protocol grants, pitch deck optimization, legal entity foundation, growth hacks, and more, allowing participants to implement learnings directly into their startups - we take “learning by doing” to the next level.

Focus Areas of BFG Superstars Season 5

Web3, or the decentralized web, holds the potential to revolutionize internet usage and wealth management. Compared to the present centralized web, web3 offers increased safety, privacy, and openness.

Blockchain Founders Group is particularly interested in developing businesses within key verticals in the web3 space, including but not limited to:

  • Decentralized Finance (DeFi)
  • Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs)
  • Metaverse and Web3
  • DAOs and Governance
  • On-Chain Analytics and Forensics
  • Asset Management and Trading
  • Dataverse and Data Monetization
  • Gaming
  • Bitcoin Lightning
  • Web3 and Creator Economy
  • Identity and Privacy Tech
  • Financial Inclusion
  • Artificial Intelligence in web3

Who are we looking for?

We seek entrepreneurial minds passionate about blockchain technology, whether experienced in web3 projects or transitioning from web2. A specific idea or team is not necessarily required, as ideation workshops are part of the program. With insights from reviewing 1000+ pitch decks annually, BFG understands emerging trends and provides opportunities to meet co-founders within the program.

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Figure 1: Ideal founder profile for BFG Superstars

Preference is given to founders prioritizing the venture over other opportunities and embodying a "hustler" mentality. For instance, if your first reaction to required outreach and marketing efforts is to say “let’s outsource it”, then this is a questionable approach, especially at such an early stage. A founder-market fit enhances startup success, and while industry pivots are not discouraged, building expertise takes time.

What is BFG's track record?

Blockchain Founders Group (BFG) is a company builder and accelerator with a solid track record of building and financially supporting over 50 blockchain startups in recent years.

With a proven approach, BFG aims to turn ideas into reality within 2-3 months. Successful startups from previous seasons include meCash, Clamp, Particula, Me Protocol, AddZest, Digitalsocial.id, and more. You can read more about our investments and track record here.

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Figure 2: Track record of Blockchain Founders Group (excerpt)

 

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About Blockchain Founders Group

Blockchain Founders Group (BFG) is the driving force behind web3 innovation. As a company builder, we bring together a team of blockchain visionaries, experienced entrepreneurs, and industry experts, all committed to nurturing emerging talent. Our BFG acceleration programs serve as your springboard for launching blockchain startups, transforming concepts into reality in just 2-3 months. Each cohort develops 5-8 unique web3 ideas, and selected projects will be financially supported with €70,000 - €120,000, along with access to our extensive network. Join us in shaping the future of web3!

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Contact: Max Zheng, Director of Investments, max.zheng@blockchain-founders.io

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