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DFS Lab Blockchain Bootcamp 2022

DFS Lab Blockchain Bootcamp 2022

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Applications are open for our Blockchain Bootcamp in collaboration with the Stellar Development Foundation. The BootCamp aims to give early to mid-stage startups in Africa an opportunity to build on Stellar, an open-source blockchain network for financial services and products.

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  • Award prizes from $5,000 to $20,000 worth of XLM, Stellar’s native currency.
  • Moreover, there will be opportunities for follow-on funding for additional grants, potential investment from SDF’s Matching Fund, as well as other investors who will be present at the demo day.

Also check out: Paul Profeta Entrepreneur-in-Residence Program 


What happens at the Bootcamp?

The Bootcamp is a virtual three-day design sprint allowing participating companies to answer critical business questions with hands-on technical support and guidance from members of DFS Lab as well as SDF.

Companies that join the sprint will define a problem, storyboard a solution, and also develop a rapid prototype of their innovation. The design sprint will be run virtually and the Bootcamp will be operating from East Africa Time.


Fintech companies, blockchain native companies, and crypto-curious companies operating in Africa and looking to advance existing services or embed digital asset solutions into their models for the first time are all encouraged to apply.

What are the use cases?

Viable use cases that could be explored are:

  • Cross-border or multi-currency payments
    • Business payments for high-cost corridors
    • Reimagining remittances and reducing friction
  • Access to financial services
    • Safeguarding value
    • Multi-currency savings and yield-earning accounts
    • Tokenized assets
    • Investing in securities
  • Other use cases
    • Financial inclusion in emerging markets
    • Banking
    • Payment processing
    • Lending
    • Payroll
    • Treasury management
    • NFTs

Companies could also explore new models across asset management, compliance, defi, gaming, charity donations, trade finance, liquidity, and more.



Type of Opportunity Entrepreneurship Events
Deadline18 March,2022
Open toearly to mid-stage startups in Africa
OrganizerDFS Lab and Stellar Development Foundation



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