• Are you on a mission to become the
    you are meant to be?

    Bitcoin Startup Lab is the 1st Pre-accelerator on Web3 Bitcoin.

    Our rigorous Bitcoin startup bootcamp program is designed for those of you who desire to breakthrough your limits and develop champion abilities to build an investment-ready startup on Bitcoin.

    If you believe you have the courage, intelligence, and determination, then keep reading to learn about the benefits you'll gain from becoming part of our community and completing our challenging startup program.

Web3 Bitcoin Startup Learn-By-Doing Training Program:

Our hands on program is designed to train you to build an investment worthy Web3 Bitcoin startup. Here is just a taste of what you'll be working on with mentors and peers to develop your skills in applying Bitcoin tech & market advantages, leveraging AI tools for Web3 startups, integrating Zero Knowledge Proof technology, market-entry, customer discovery, pricing, user traction, Web3 marketing and community building, developing killer features, user experience, Web3 business modeling, Tokenomics and incentive mechanisms, network effects, various technologies that enable Bitcoin applications, how to get to product-market fit, and how to effectively pitch the value your Web3 Bitcoin startup creates for the world so that you can get into an accelerator, get seed funding, and fast track your startup.

Co-Founder Matching:

Web3 startups have disruptive superpowers that can only be activated through teamwork. We recruit other talented founders and provide ample opportunities for you to meet and bond with each other. 75% of our past teams who were admitted into an accelerator found a cofounder through our network. We give you real startup assignments and tools that require teamwork to complete, so you can battle-test each other before taking the startup plunge together.

Track Record in Web3 Bitcoin space:

Our program has a proven track record of producing successful founders who not only got into the accelerator with seed funding, but also are now leading some of the most innovative startups in the Web3 Bitcoin space. With our program, you'll be equipped with the necessary skills, knowledge, and network to join the ranks of these successful founders.

Bitcoin Ecosystem Partners
We collaborate with different tribes in the Bitcoin ecosystem to create the most opportunities for you.

Web3 Bitcoin Mentorship & Innovation:

Our startup program and network opens doors and opportunities that you didn't know existed.

Mentorship: You're the sum of the people around you, so we've invited successful founders and investors who have built Web3 startups to give you mentorship. Our mentors are founders themselves, so they empathize with you and provide relevant methods, skills, and tools that are essential to building Web3 Bitcoin startups.

Innovation: To create the most innovative space to inspire your entrepreneurial mind to create the best Web3 Bitcoin products for your users, we've invited experts from multiple Bitcoin communities to talk about new technologies and methods to build products and startups on Bitcoin. Mentors come from different backgrounds including but limited to building with Ordinals, ZK-rollups on Bitcoin, Interlay, DLCs, ICP, Lightning/Taproot Assets, Stacks, Rootstock, L1 taproot, and other Bitcoin technologies.
Meet Our Mentors
Albert Liang
Investor, CEO & Co-founder of Bitcoin Startup Lab
Jason Fang
Investor of Bankless Fund, Bitcoin Magazine Fund, and Founder of Sora Ventures
Amanda Terry
Investor, Founding Partner of ACTAI Ventures and COO at Metagood
Simon Chamorro
Investor, Head of Growth at Alliance DAO
Matthew Liu
Investor, CEO and Co-Founder of Origin Protocol
Bobby Lee
Investor, Founder and CEO of Ballet Crypto Wallet & BTCC - China's 1st Crypto Exchange
Charlie Lee
Investor, Creator of Litecoin, Director of the Litecoin Foundation
Trevor Owens
Managing Partner at Bitcoin Frontier Fund. Investor, Entrepreneur, Author
Lou Kerner
Investor, Founder of CryptoOracle Collective
Kavan Canekeratne
Investor at Draper Dragon
Dan Von Kohorn
Investor, Entrepreneur & Managing Partner and CIO of Broom Ventures
John Goldschmidt
Investor, Head of Partnerships at Outlier Ventures
Jasper De Maere
Investor, Research at Outlier Ventures
Tyler Evans
Investor, Managing Partner at Bitcoin Ecosystem Fund - Co-founder of BTC Inc.
Anders Larson
Investor, Co-founder of Axiom Capital
Jonathan Sadlowe
Investor, General Partner at Gossamer Capital
Tom Giles
Investor, Managing Partner of Megatron Ventures
Robert Davidman
Investor of Gaming Startups
Christopher Burger
Investor, General Partner at Gossamer Capital
Toby Lewis
Investor, Managing Partner and Founder of MetaLink Capital
Arunkumar Krishnakumar
Web3 investor, Entrepreneur and Author
Angel investor and Tokenomics Lead at Status
Egor Abramov
Investor, General Partner at Contribution Capital
Xan Ditkoff
Investor, Founder & Web3 Growth Leader
Hanan Nor
Investor at Outlier Ventures
Catrina Wang
Investor, Investment Partner at Portal Ventures
Danny Yang
Investor, OnchainMonkey CEO, Founder of Stanford Bitcoin Meetup

Investor, Creator of BRC-20
Investor, Co-founder of Quadrillion x OXBT
Artist, Co-Founder of Taproot Wizards, and FINE
Jameson Lopp
CTO & Co-founder of Casa
Erin Redwing
Co-creator/COO of Ordinals Protocol and Foundation
NFT OG; Ordinals Tech and Wishlist Use Case
Super Testnet
Chairman of free and open source software at PlebLab
Post Capone
Ordinals movement leader
Steve Meyers
President of the Bitcoin Dev Kit Foundation
Diego Gutierrez Zaldivar
CEO & Co-founder of IOV Labs & Rootstock
Sergio Demian Lerner
Chief of Innovation at IOV Labs, Co-founder of IOV Labs & Rootstock
Muneeb Ali
CEO of Trust Machines & Co-founder of Stacks
Alexei Zamyatin
Co-founder & CEO of Interlay
Dominik Harz
CTO & Co-founder of Interlay
Jan Camenisch
CTO and Co-founder of ICP
Charlie Spears
OrdinalHub Strategy at Luxor
Developer and Tech./Dev. Advocate at Luxor
David Tse
Babylon Co-founder & Stanford Professor
Max Chamberlin
Co-founder of Bitfinity
Willem Schroé
Founder and CEO of Botanix Labs
Paul Sztorc
Founder and CEO of LayerTwo Labs
Founder of Ark Protocol
Edan Yago
Co-creator of Sovryn

Bob Bodily
CEO & Co-founder of Bioniq, the world‘s fastest Ordinals marketplace
Alex Miller
CEO at Hiro Systems
John Ennis
CEO & Co-founder of NeoSwap, NFT and AI Trading & Auctions
Ken Liao
CEO of Xverse, BTC, STX, and Ordinals mobile wallet
Robin Obermaier
CEO & Co-founder of Liquidium, Defi & Ordinals innovator
Peter Giammanco
CTO & Co-founder of Liquidium, Defi & Ordinals innovator
Philip De Smedt
CEO & Co-founder of Arkadiko
Abdel Harraz
CEO & Co-founder of Deeplake, BTC Defi & Ordinals API platform
Jordhy Ledesma
Founder & CEO of Bitfari, AdFi & Ordinals innovator
Tycho Onnasch
General Manager at Trust Machines CEO & Co-founder at Zest Protocol
Emil E.
CTO & Co-founder of Zest Protocol, BTC Defi innovator
Anatoly Kozlov
CEO & Co-founder of Force Prime
Anton Tiulkin
Co-founder & App Architect at Force Prime
Dylan Floyd
Co-founder & CEO of Bitflow Finance
Diego Mey
COO & Co-founder of BitFlow Finance
Mithil Thakore
CEO and Co-founder of Velar
Jeff Domke
CEO & Co-founder of Mechanism, BNS core team, Co-creator of BNSx.
Hank Stover
Co-founder of BNSx and CTO of Mechanism
Robin Linus
Co-founder of ZeroSync, Zero Knowledge Proof applications
Sungmin Aum
CEO & Co-founder of Lucidefi, Adjunct Professor
Drew Falkman
CEO & Founder of Frens & Speaker
Orlando Cosme
CEO & Co-founder of StackerDAO Labs
James Chiang
COO & Co-founder of Stackswap
Chiente Hsu
CEO & Co-founder of ALEX
Rachel Yu
COO & Co-founder of ALEX
Louise Ivan
CEO & Co-founder of Ryder
Daniel Dunne
CEO & Co-founder of Hirevibes
Robert Hamilton
Co-founder & CEO at AnchorWatch
Becca Rubenfeld
Co-founder of AnchorWatch
Rick Bartelink
Co-founder of Weirdos collection and growth hacker at Stacks
Pei Chen
Chief Growth Officer at IOV Labs

Lomesh Dutta
VP of Growth at DFINITY
Hannah Rosenberg
Developer Advocate at Lightning Labs
Alejandro Cavallero
Technical Lead at IOV Labs & Rootstock
Rafael Cárdenas
Staff Engineer at Hiro
Chris Castiglione
General Manager of Trust Machines, Co-founder of Console.xyz
Adam Haun
Community Growth and Programs Lead at the Stacks Foundation.
Mark Hendrickson
Product Lead for the Hiro Wallet
Mateusz Kowalski
Machine Learning Engineer at Aigora
Aakanksha Mahajan
Lead Software Developer
Ongun Ozdemir
Venture Partner at IOV Labs
Michael Haddad
Startup Consultant & Professional Pitch Coach
Eric Broad
CEO at Bowery Legal
Ryón Nixon
Founder of Horizons Law
Dave Kaplan
Senior Counsel at Horizons Law
Bitcoin Startup Program Syllabus
Part I
5 weeks
  • Kickoff: Dec 11.

  • 1st 2 Weeks: Orientation, icebreakers, co-founder matching & setup.

  • Week 1: How is Web3 better than Web2: Flywheels, community, Tokenomics, network effects - Part I; Building Flywheel & Tokenomics & incentive mechanisms, Tokenomics case studies; top blockchain protocols case studies, top Defi case studies, top non-Defi case studies.

  • Co-founder matching / live startup builder techniques / hands on workshops

  • Week 2: Building an investment-ready startup + foundations in lean startup & scientific customer interview techniques.
  • Co-founder matching / live startup builder techniques / hands on workshops / Ordinals & Bitcoin layer one VIP speakers

  • Week 3: Pivoting to your fulcrum + product market fit = The foundation of your investment-ready startup.
  • Co-founder matching / live startup builder techniques / hands on workshops / Defi VIP speakers
Part II
3 weeks
  • Week 4: Implement Web3 marketing strategies in the Bitcoin space, including attracting early adopters on social media and creating impactful branding (naming & landing page, etc.).
  • Co-founder matching / live startup builder techniques / hands on workshops / alternative Bitcoin protocols VIP speakers

  • Week 5: Low-tech product trial + crash course for different Bitcoin protocols, apis and tech stacks.
  • Co-founder matching / live startup builder techniques / hands on workshops

  • Week 6: Participating in a private hackathon to get your proof of concept and killer feature on Testnet, gathering user feedback, and building a strong community around your startup.
  • Co-founder matching / live startup builder techniques / hands on workshops
Part III
3 Weeks

  • Week 7: Explore the art of team building, including hiring, firing, and finding strong co-founders and advisors.
  • Co-founder matching / live startup builder techniques / hands on workshops / DAO business models

  • Week 8: Unlock Web3 superpowers: Flywheel, community, Tokenomics, network effects - Part II.
  • Co-founder matching / live startup builder techniques / hands on workshops

  • Week 9: Unlock Web3 superpowers: Flywheel, community, Tokenomics, and network effects - Part III.
  • Co-founder matching / live startup builder techniques / hands on workshops
Part IV
3 Weeks
  • Week 10: Learn Web3 growth hacking techniques to build your business and attract your best user base.
  • Co-founder matching / live startup builder techniques / hands on workshops

  • Week 11: Crash course in pitching skills.
  • Live startup builder techniques / hands on workshops

  • Week 12: Final pitch to Accelerators: Showcase your startup to potential investors and accelerator programs.
  • Live startup builder techniques / hands on workshops
  • Graduates: Those who make it through the entire gauntlet and build investment worthy startups become lasting members in our all founders community and shall enjoy the inside network of experts, founders, and investors in Web3, AI, and Bitcoin.

Program Fees:

If you are a champion founder in the making, then the Bitcoin Startup Lab has a unique approach to help you keep your startup costs low. We cover the entire program fee of $60,000, allowing you to focus on building your Web3 Bitcoin startup. In exchange for our services, we believe in an equity-for-services model, where our success depends on your success. We're invested in your journey and will only benefit if you do too, creating a win-win situation for all involved.

Bitcoin Startup Lab Program Details & Syllabus:

Dec 11th - Mar 15th , our program will give you everything that you need to build a successful Bitcoin-focused startup. We provide you with over 100 live classes and workshops and 150+ class hours taught by over 100 of the smartest and most successful founders in our ecosystem. Upon reaching startup milestones, you will gain access to mentors who are experts in topics that include the lean startup method, product-market fit, Bitcoin technologies, AI, Zero Knowledge Proofs, Web3 Bitcoin business models, Web3 network effects, Team building, and investment pitching.

Don’t miss your opportunity to build something impactful, while receiving the guidance to succeed!
  • Trevor Owens
    Managing Partner at Bitcoin Frontier Fund
    "We love fast-tracking entrepreneurs who graduate from the Bitcoin Startup Lab because they are ready to hit the ground running at our Accelerator and raise capital!"

  • Tom Giles
    Managing Partner of Megatron Ventures
    “The Bitcoin Startup Lab brings a wealth of energy and opportunities to supercharge growth across the entire Bitcoin ecosystem. They are an incredible resource to anyone looking to build on Bitcoin, and an amazing group of people!”
  • Abdel Harraz
    Co-founder & CEO of Deeplake Finance
    "Bitcoin Startup Lab is a high-quality program with a tremendous amount of learning. It helps a segment of entrepreneurs that are looking to be onboarded to the Bitcoin ecosystem but are not complete accelerator materials.
    The program fits perfectly in the logistics of building great companies on top of Bitcoin."

  • Anatoly Kozlov
    Co-founder & CEO of Force Prime
    "As a founder with two exits and vast experience with various acceleration programs, I can confirm that this is the best program I have ever seen. Our team will definitely recommend it to all the founders we know."

  • Robin Obermaier
    Co-founder & CEO of Liquidium
    "It helps so much to have someone leading you in the very early stages of the journey of an entrepreneur. With Bitcoin Startup Lab, you have someone who motivates you, gets you to believe in yourself, and also prevents you from giving up. Without it I wouldn't be where I am now!"
  • Dylan Floyd
    Co-founder & CEO of Bitflow
    "I cannot imagine a better way for aspiring founders/developers to become fully immersed with the ecosystem and its unique advantages in such a short period of time. Having gone through the program already, I can say that the quantity and quality of resources made available to the cohort were immeasurably helpful."
  • Diego Mey
    Co-founder & COO of Bitflow
    "The Bitcoin Startup Lab was an invaluable experience for me. The connections we made and advice from the expert mentors were invaluable, on top of the methodology and growth-oriented mindset. The program helped us to validate our business model and to develop a clear product market fit that will support our go-to-market strategy. We are now better positioned to scale our business and positively impact the Web3 and Bitcoin ecosystem."
  • Scott Spiegel
    Co-founder & CEO of Bitbasel
    "Bitcoin Startup Lab has really opened my eyes to the art & science of launching a digital product. Not have the courses helped my company, but the community that has been built around the Startup Lab is second to none. Looking forward to being a part of the future growth of this program!"
  • Aidan Tsai
    Co-founder & CEO of Sefo Finance
    "Bitcoin Startup Lab is a place full of aspiring founders/developers, and these connections are essential for the success of our startups. The coaches here are excellent and will boost a startup's success rate. Overall it is a unique program that attracts many people outside the Bitcoin ecosystem and is doing great!"
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