Applications for our Polygon Base Camp accelerator program 
are now closed

Backing the best teams leveraging Polygon to build the most scalable blockchain applications ever.

Base Camp Summary

Duration: 12 Weeks

Application closure: Closed

Starting: 18 September 2023

Where: Fully remote

Investment: Up to $100,000 (terms apply)

In partnership with

Our vision for Polygon in the next 12 months

Polygon is not another EVM: Polygon is a technology primitive to instantiating Web3

Polygon is to be the default choice for building scalable blockchain applications

Polygon offers a complete suite of solutions that is similar to what Amazon Web Services offers Web2 developers — a tool for every possible use case and scaling at a click of a button

Outlier Ventures brings its unparalleled deep knowledge and network to support startups to design, build and launch industry defining Web3 solutions

Jamie Burke

CEO, Outlier Ventures

What projects are we looking for


Leveraging the advantages of Polygon’s infrastructure to accelerate the mass adoption of DeFi solutions.

  • Defi Core Infrastructure
  • Derivatives
  • Tokenisation of Real World Assets (RWA)
  • NFT Collateralization and
  • Fractionalization
  • CrossChain ZKevm Homebase

Gaming Infrastructure

Startups addressing the challenges faced by game developers in creating, integrating, and managing games.

  • Creator Tools
  • Gaming SDKs
  • LiveOps and Analytics


Startups addressing the risks and challenges associated with Web3 identity, application security and privacy.

  • Security as-a-Service Offerings
  • Companies leveraging Zero-Knowledge technologies to enhance security and privacy

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

Alex Pruden


Amber Shi

Head of Ventures, NEW ORDER DAO

Ioana Surpateanu

Chief Innovation Officer, Swash

We have accelerated 250+ teams across 27 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.