Bitcoin Base Camp is Back!

Building the Bitcoin ecosystem: Web3’s biggest untapped opportunity

Base Camp Summary

Starting in: 9 September 2024

Duration: 12 weeks

Application closure: 15 August 2024

Where: Fully remote

Investment: $100,000

Why now?

Composability – Composability is coming online in the form of ordinals, runes and more, allowing the creation of non-BTC native assets on the ledger

Developers are returning to the Bitcoin ecosystem. The innovation in composability (ordinals, BRC-20 & other asset issuance standards) & scalability are bringing new and exciting building blocks for founders.

Bitcoin’s unique value proposition – Bitcoin is the ledger with the largest BITCOIN ECOSYSTEM network effect, highest integrity. A very strong and unique proposition for builders.

Massive opportunity – More than 99% of all BTC is sitting idle in HODLer wallets. Activating these assets with more functionality is a massive untapped opportunity.

Scalability – We’re seeing a new wave of exciting L2s and sidechains approaching mainnet, allowing the scalability of the chain to truly come online.

Some of our Portfolio Companies

“Bitcoin has – and continues to provide an important narrative to the web3 community. The momentum around Bitcoin-native solutions has dramatically advanced within the last year. Scalability and composability continue to promote new found opportunities within the space and with that has presented an emergence of new players and evolving use cases.”

Francesca Conti

Bitcoin Accelerator Lead, Outlier Ventures

What projects are we looking for?

Focusing on DeFi


Middleware tooling

Cross chain apps

Governance tooling

Focusing on Asset Issuance


Middleware tooling

Cross chain apps

Governance tooling

Outlier Ventures' Bitcoin Theses


An update to our Bitcoin vision

After successfully wrapping up our first Bitcoin Base Camp in early 2024, Outlier Ventures remains bullish on the Bitcoin ecosystem. It is with great enthusiasm that we will be launching our second iteration of the Bitcoin Base Camp slated in Q3 of this year. 


Our foundational thesis

Bitcoin is shedding its skin. Since its creation in 2009, Bitcoin has long been a medium of exchange. This is changing. 2023 is bringing a wave of innovation on top of the Bitcoin network.

We believe this will allow developers to access an unprecedented amount of functionality, composability and scalability while leveraging the network’s security and decentralization.

What do startups get out of the program?

Part 1

Week 1-2

Helping you to maintain focus on OKRs & Web3 Readiness Framework and ensuring you’re optimally leveraging our network.

Part 2

Week 3-6

Building your knowledge and refine your idea through workshops and 1:2:1 meetings with our Subject Matter Experts across token, design, legal, engineering, fundraising and more.

Part 3

Week 7-12

Having learned and refined your idea and in the first six weeks, the final weeks of the program are tailored towards supporting the key areas needed to bring product to market.

Post Program

An opportunity to showcase your product to the wider Outlier network and 2 months fundraising support.

What we offer

In return for

Our 400+ mentor network

Charlie Shrem

Founding Member of
Bitcoin Foundation

Jameson Lopp

Cyberpunk/co-Founder, CTO of

Amanda Terry

Co-founder & COO
of Metagood

Dan Held

Bitcoin Educator

We have accelerated 300+ teams across 34 cohorts



  • Funding in exchange for 6% of your company and 6% of future token supply
  • 3 month fully remote accelerator program
  • Access to in house specialist operational, legal, commercial, and co-marketing support
  • Token engineering support and business model testing to pinpoint product-market fit
  • An optional $30,000 interest-free repayable loan to help with initial legal costs
  • An active global mentor, partner and investor network featuring over 400+ mentors and 180+ alumni companies in Web3

Any Base Camp program is designed to nurture teams whose business potential best leverages the program’s protocol and design strengths and also aligns with Outlier Ventures’ Metaverse OS Thesis. Cohorts are generally selected through the lens of growing the protocol ecosystem across various layers such as: NFTs & Gaming, DeFi, Infrastructure, Services, and Middleware.

Participating startups will gain exposure to both Outlier Ventures’ and the protocol’s ecosystems, offering an unparalleled opportunity for founders to scale their technology and grow their business.

The Base Camp Accelerator is a fully remote and virtual program. This  allows us to recruit and work with the best teams wherever. We have invested in companies across all continents. Our strength lies in the diversity of founders that we accelerate across the globe.