Base Camp applications for 2023 are open.

We are bringing you the opportunity to join Base Camp before the end of this year, with four more programs open for applications now.


Outlier Ventures has been backing startup founders since 2014. Following huge growth in 2022, we are now the leading global Web3 accelerator and a top three crypto investor globally by volume of investments, with a renowned reputation as the go-to authority for Web3 founders, investors and enterprise, to help shape the future of the Metaverse. 

We are opening applications for Base Camp programs running in January 2023, this will include a new thematic program focused on Zero Knowledge (“ZK”), returning collaborations with Filecoin, Polygon and the OG Base Camp 9. Find out more about each program below.

ZK Base Camp

With the world and business moving increasingly on-chain, we have decided to shine the spotlight on ZK in this iteration of Base Camps, recognising its capacity to radically improve a variety of aspects of Web3 enterprises, including in areas such as scalability and privacy.

Zero Knowledge Proofs are the ultimate endgame for Web3 adoption and will dramatically increase the range of use cases we will see on blockchains that require privacy by default. While we are still in the early stages of ZK, and some startups might be unaware of the full potential that it can unlock for their businesses, this Base Camp will be instrumental in educating, understanding, and implementing ZK within the selected cohort, allowing them to effectively transform their businesses.” – Jamie Burke, Founder and CEO of Outlier Ventures

Filecoin Base Camp 

The Filecoin Base Camp will focus on the open data economy and data infrastructure, helping teams whose business potential will leverage Filecoin’s decentralized storage stack to create new use cases that align with Outlier Ventures’ Metaverse OS thesis.

Polygon Base Camp 

The Polygon Base Camp accelerator program is designed to help startups refine and shape their business strategies, optimize their target product-market fit, enhance community growth, and define tokenomics development over five months.

This year’s basecamp will focus on integrations with a strong emphasis on user experience and NFT projects with embedded utility; interoperable gaming engines; play-to-earn platforms; next-generation multi-chain DeFi protocols; cross-chain solutions, and MetaFi applications.

Base Camp 9

Base Camp 9 is protocol agnostic and aims to partner and develop with teams that are building the Open Metaverse solution stack. 

Base Camp provides startups with unrivaled access to in-house experts with a renowned reputation as the go-to authority for Web3 founders, investors, and enterprises that have facilitated the successful launch of over 100 start-ups. The different programmes will provide startups with an insight into a variety of core business fundamentals, such as initial fundraising, business model testing, scaling up of both operations and tech, and tokenomics, in addition to other major challenges faced as a Web3 start up.

Applications are open today and closing in December 2022.

Founders interested in applying to Base Camp can book online office hours with the Outlier’s Investment team to learn more about the program by visiting our application page.

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