Jumpstart your startup idea with the top community for Web3 Bitcoin founders .

Our hands-on bootcamp is tailored for talented entrepreneurs who are determined to turn their Bitcoin DeFi and Ordinal business ideas into Investment Ready Startups!

We provide you with co-founder matching, startup classes, workshops, and 1 on 1 mentorship offering everything founders need to build a team and solid BTC startup core to get fast-tracked to accelerators and seed investors for growth and raising funds.


Our mission is to bring innovators together and empower each other on our journey to build a decentralized financial ecosystem and metaverse with Bitcoin at its core. Bitcoin DeFi and Ordinals are the catalysts for this movement.

It is a new day for Bitcoin, as Ordinals have shown that NFTs are more valuable on Bitcoin. The next wave of value and innovation in Bitcoin will come from Bitcoin-focused DeFi Startups. Our BTC startup bootcamp is designed to enable you to transform your BTC DeFi idea into an Investment Ready Startup!

Before the next Bitcoin Halving, we will train 300 Web3 non-custodial Bitcoin startup teams to lead the Bitcoin DeFi revolution. The top teams will be fast-tracked to our downstream partners, the Stacks Ventures Accelerator, and early-stage investors where you will get more funding and learn how to raise capital from tier 1 global crypto and blockchain investors!


Who should apply?

You should apply if you are looking to turn your idea or business into an Investment Ready Bitcoin Startup and have the mental flexibility to adapt to the ever-changing challenges of running a startup. This means you need to achieve the following startup milestones:

  • Materialize the Bitcoin user-owned Internet with a supportive community.

  • Validate if your idea is good enough to go all in on.

  • Team up with talented co-founder(s) to build your startup together.

  • Find “Product Market Fit”! You don’t have a product or your product is not yet good enough to attract repeat users and healthy word of mouth.

  • Build a blockchain-enabled Bitcoin product.

  • Find the best market entry point where customers are excited to use your innovative product.

  • Get more traction from users and customers on social media.

  • Create a thriving community around your Bitcoin product.

  • Design the right Bitcoin business model & Tokenomics for your Startup.

  • Transform your web2 business into a Bitcoin startup.

  • Build an investment-ready startup that will be envied by professional investors.

If you are looking to learn the mindset, skills, and tools to achieve the above in a scientific way, we invite you to apply. We invite everyone who is ambitious enough to want to get the fast track in entrepreneurship to apply. We are here to enable you to build the foundation you need for growth and fundraising on your Bitcoin startup journey!

This program is for top-tier talent who want to build their blockchain-enabled Bitcoin Startup with other highly motivated entrepreneurs.
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Here is what we provide to members of our startup program:
Talent Pool:
Find co-founders with talent that is complementary to your talents. If you are strong on the tech side, find a co-founder strong at marketing and community. If you are strong on the business side, find a co-founder strong in tech.

Get group and 1-on-1 mentoring sessions from Bitcoin experts, seasoned entrepreneurs, and investors.

Meet supportive peers who also believe in a truly decentralized Bitcoin ecosystem. Find your co-founder, and build your team. Network with founders, engineers, marketers, mentors, and investors.
Essential Knowledge:
Learn startup science from proven methods. Learn explosive and sustainable Bitcoin business models to engineer your startup roadmap.

Essential Workshops:
Apply the tools to build a solid startup core, poised for Bitcoin growth and investment.

Essential Bitcoin:
Learn what Bitcoin decentralized applications can do. Apply Stacks Blockchain technology to unleash the power of the truly decentralized user-owned internet on Bitcoin.
Structured Milestones:
We provide you with a structured approach, tools, and deliverables to not only stay on track with your startup milestones but also build momentum to get the Fast Track.

Fast Track:
Founders/Teams who achieve the bootcamp milestones will be fast-tracked into the Stacks Ventures Accelerator where you will continue to receive mentorship to grow your startup and get 1-on-1 coaching to raise capital from over 300 top-tier Bitcoin investors.

BTC STARTup Bootcamp Fees & Details

Cohort 4:

Who should apply: Our BTC startup bootcamp is designed to enable you to transform your idea or business into an Investment Ready Bitcoin Startup!

Fees*: The upfront fees will be covered by the Startup Lab.
*We are a services for equity cooperation model

Track 1 - Self-Learning*: Just by applying, you gain access to our curated Bitcoin entrepreneur community, as well as access to training content so that you can develop your skills and build your BTC startup. *Our community rules will apply: We reserve the right to refuse service to those who are not committed to becoming the best versions of themselves!

Track 2 - Immersive Bootcamp: If you pass the application and interview process, you get into the fast-track program. This is a program that utilizes your time during weekends and off-work hours to help you transform into the best version of yourself, so that you and your co-founders may create a Web3 startup worthy of investment and fast growth.

Web3 Immersion Program Deliverables and Milestones - Our BTC Startup Lab Fast Track Curriculum is designed to enable you to achieve:
  1. Validate an idea worthy of a startup
  2. Find Bitcoin Early adopters, biggest pain points, market entry point
  3. Bitcoindifferentiators and competitive analysis
  4. Create a Bitcoin business model
  5. Bitcoin Incentive mechanisms
  6. Bitcoin user traction on social media
  7. Bitcoin community around your product
  8. Tokenomics Design
  9. How to apply for grant money
  10. Bitcoin proof of concept and MVP with blockchain tech
  11. Bitcoin user experience iteration toward product-market fit
  12. Get into the Stacks Ventures Accelerator with funding (grow fast and raise capital from top-tier investors & funds)

Duration: Cohort 4
Part 1: June 10 – September 9, 2023

Application Deadline: Don't miss the May 22, 2023 deadline!
Note: Applications submitted after this date will be put into the queue for the next startup bootcamp!

Cohort 4 Launch Date: June 10th, 2023. Our live classes, workshops, and 1-on-1 mentoring sessions will begin at this time.

Handoff to Stacks Accelerator & Ventures: During the last 2 weeks of our program, we enable you to prepare your final presentation to be presented to Stacks Accelerator & Ventures. Those who achieve the bootcamp milestones will be fast-tracked into the application process for the Stacks Accelerator & Ventures.

* Our "services for equity" is done through a simple SAFE agreement and side letter for companies who are already incorporated, or through an MOU for participants or teams who have yet to incorporate.

We Look forward to empowering you on your Bitcoin Startup Journey!
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Bitcoin Ecosystem Partners
  • "We love fast tracking entrepreneurs who graduate from the BTC Startup Lab because they are ready to hit the ground running at our Accelerator and raise capital!"
    Trevor Owens
    Managing Partner at Stacks Ventures Accelerator
  • "It helps so much to have someone leading you in the very early stages of the journey of an entrepreneur. With the BTC Startup Lab, you have someone who motivates you, gets you to believe in yourself, and also prevents you from giving up. Without the BSL I wouldn't be where I am now!"
    CEO & Co-founder of NFT2LOAN
  • "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. If we talk about which grant can give the most value per dollar invested, then this one should definitely be among the leaders. In my opinion, this program is one of the strongest competitive advantages of Stacks over other blockchains in terms of attracting founders. Our team will definitely recommend it to all the founders we know."
    CEO & Co-founder of Stacks Force
  • "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. Mentors remain dedicated to helping us succeed and have a well-earned understanding of how to establish a strong foundation for lean, early-stage startups."
    CEO & Co-founder of Bitflow

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