Applications for NEAR Base Camp accelerator are now closed
Leveraging NEAR Discovery to redefine the Web3 user experience.
Base Camp Summary
Starting: 4 September 2023
Duration: 12 Weeks
Application closure: Closed
Where: Fully remote
Investment: $100,000 plus an additional $20,000 in NEAR service credits (terms apply)
NEAR is playing a leading role in Web3 in 2023
NEAR has strong UX and is focused on scalability and supports mass adoption. Chains like NEAR are key to onboarding the next billion users into Web3.
NEAR is developer, founder, and user-centric: Their momentum with developers and their focus on ease of use and frictionless apps make it easy to onboard new builders and users.
NEAR is an enterprise grade blockchain platform. With inexpensive and fast transaction speeds and a focus on sustainability, NEARs infrastructure is ready for adoption by leading companies around the world.
NEAR Foundation recently launched NEAR Horizon, a startup support platform revolutionizing how founders are supported in Web3.
NEAR is also accepting applications from Aurora teams who build their frontend on the BOS
We will support the best top-notch talent in the ecosystem by giving them the tools they need to scale up their start ups sustainably, while also helping to set the pace of Web3 innovation in an open, diverse and socially impactful way.
CEO, NEAR Foundation
What projects are we looking for
Usability and Application
Infrastructure for Scalability
Develop solutions that focus on improving user experience and driving adoption while effectively addressing scalability concerns. Create innovative tools to streamline user onboarding and facilitate seamless integration into the Web3 ecosystem.
Real-World Use Cases
Explore novel use cases of blockchain technology, from tokenizing physical assets to asset distribution and incentivization use-cases, as well as asset management solutions.
NEAR serves as the bridge between Web2 and Web3, facilitating the transition to a more decentralised internet. We are particularly interested in projects that explore loyalty, rewards, and social platforms within this Web2.5 context.
Explore innovative use cases in the intersection of Blockchain and AI which have the potential to transform industries, from finance and healthcare to supply chain management and beyond.
About NEAR Horizon
NEAR Horizon is a startup support platform to help Founders connect with like-minded people and organizations who are best able to accelerate their growth. In addition to these immediate resources, founders can apply for credits that cover service costs in critical development areas including marketing, legal, back-office finance, product, and infrastructure.
What do startups get out of the program?
Week 3-6Building 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.
What we offer
In return for
Our 400+ mentor network
Co-Founder at Polkadex
CEO, Outlier Ventures
Chief Innovation Officer, Swash
We have accelerated 250+ teams across 21 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 currently planned to be a fully remote and virtual program. There may be the opportunity for in-person summits in London or other European locations once the pandemic situation improves. We have so far invested in companies from Australia, Brazil, USA, Canada, Philippines, Nigeria, Germany, Sweden, Finland, Poland, UK, Switzerland.