Applications for Bitcoin Base Camp accelerator are now closed

Building the Bitcoin ecosystem: Web3’s biggest untapped opportunity

Base Camp Summary

Starting in: January 2024

Duration: 12 weeks

Application closure: 29 December 2023

Where: Fully remote

Investment: $100,000

Bitcoin: Web3’s next frontier

Bitcoin is the largest decentralized blockchain. BTC is widely accepted and highly liquid, making up 50% of overall digital assets. Bitcoin’s network effect remains unrivaled.

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 has much unexplored potential. Currently less than 1% of BTC held is used in dApps. Bringing utility and activating users on the Bitcoin network is one of the largest untapped opportunities in Web3. 

Bitcoin is uniquely positioned in the blockchain trilemma. It lends itself to use cases requiring a high degree of integrity and security such as institutional Web3 solutions.

“At Outlier Ventures, we are committed to building on Bitcoin. With the necessary building blocks now in place, we can expand the ecosystem, drawing on insights from other networks. We believe there’s a vast, untapped opportunity to bring utility to the world’s largest blockchain network”

Ben Meyer

Chief Product Officer, Outlier Ventures

What projects are we looking for?

Decentralized Finance

DeFi solutions built directly on the Bitcoin network or its metalayers

  • dApps such as DEXes which facilitate borrowing, lending, AMM and more
  • Compliance-first, institutional-grade dApps


Tailored middleware and UX/UI for emerging dApps

  • Interoperability & scaling infrastructure including
metalayers, bridges, state proofs & EVM-compatible layers.
  • Privacy-enabling layers leveraging ZK & other tools
to enhance on- & off chain privacy.
  • On-off ramp, wallets and other improvements to reduce UX friction.

dApps Leveraging Asset Issuance

Applications & infrastructure building out asset issuance capabilities such as ordinals, inscriptions and BRC-20 on Bitcoin

  • Sats, ordinals and other asset marketplaces & DEXes
  • Social & gaming dApps using BRC-20, NFT, etc…

Mining & Energy Solutions

Solutions connected to Bitcoin’s unique PoW consensus mechanism

  • Distributed & edge device mining solutions
  • Hashpower financial products
  • Protocols and dApp solutions powering energy
efficiency and decarbonization in mining

Bitcoin: The Time is Now

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 278+ 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.