Meet our latest Base Camp cohorts and hear from industry leaders on the state of the Open Metaverse


The future of Web3, AI, and Entertainment

Welcome to Elevate, a virtual conference exploring AI, media, and Web3’s role in the integrity of the Web. We are excited to have you join us on this landmark day.

Artificial Intelligence is changing how we interact with technology, we’re seeing media and creativity become more accessible. But the centralized control of data and AI models presents a significant risk to user privacy and control. This is where Web3 technologies come in, offering a more decentralized approach to data management.

Join the conversation to explore how AI and Web3 are driving innovation and creating new opportunities for users, while also addressing how Web3 can address critical issues of data privacy and control.


Elevate is a virtual conference based on Outlier Ventures’ Open Metaverse Thesis. The event will be divided into four parts:


14:00 – 14:15 GMT+1    09:00 – 09:15 EST

The event will begin at 14:00 PM GMT with a short introduction to the event’s main question:

“Is Web3 the trust layer for AI, media, and the Web?”

1 . Cohort Presentations

14:15-14:45 GMT+1    09:15-09:45 EST

Meet the teams! An overview of program themes and short teasers from Outlier Ventures’ Flagship Base Camp, and Zero-Knowledge Base Camp. Each cohort will have around 15 minutes to present.

2. Fireside Chat with Jamie Burke

14:45-15:15 GMT+1    09:45-10:15 EST

The next segment will be a discussion between Outlier CEO and Founder Jamie Burke and a special guest (to be announced). The talk will focus on the impact of media and content innovations on startup development strategies. The following questions will be addressed:

  • How brands are using AI and Web3 technologies in innovation
  • How brands can empower users and consumers to adopt Web3 technologies?
  • What’s stopping brands from connecting with consumers in the open metaverse?

3. Cohort Presentations 2

15:15-15:45 GMT+1    10:15-10:45 EST

This segment will feature presentations from Outlier Ventures’ two latest cohorts: Outlier Ventures’ Filecoin Base Camp and Polygon Base Camp. Each cohort will have around 15 minutes to present.

4. Panel Discussion: Tech and media

15:45-16:30 GMT+1    10:45-11:30 EST

The final segment will be a panel discussion exploring the intersection of technology and media. It will explore the opportunities and challenges presented by AI and Web3 in the era of the Open Metaverse.

Themes include:

  • Innovation in media tech
  • Disinformation and threats
  • Opportunities for democratization of creativity and information

Featured guests include

Timmu Tõke

CEO and Co-founder of Ready Player me


DR. Christina Yan Zhang

CEO at the Metaverse Institute


Giovanni Petrantoni

Founder and CEO at Fragcolor and Fragnova


Jessica Berger

Vice President, Innovation at Publicis Media


Jamie Burke

Founder and CEO at Outlier Ventures


Nathalie Oestmann

Chief Operating Officer at Outlier Ventures


Ben Meyer

Chief Product Officer at Outlier Ventures


Nathalie Oestmann

Chief Operating Officer at Outlier Ventures



Meet the 42 startups scaling the future of the Open Metaverse

Outlier Ventures is proud to present the 42 teams that we are accelerating this season. The teams make up a mix of infrastructure and consumer-level projects.

Our teams are split into four distinct cohorts: Zero-Knowledge, Polygon Base Camp, Filecoin Base Camp, and our sector-agnostic Base Camp. Key themes from this quarter include Zero-Knowledge, AI, Data and Privacy, and Gaming. We have hand selected the best start-ups from over 1000 applications, to accelerate the teams that are scaling the future of the Open Metaverse. We can’t wait for you to meet our teams!

Polygon Base Camp cohort

Our latest cohort focuses on supporting teams dedicated to driving the growth and adoption of Web 3.0. The startups in the cohort are developing cutting-edge solutions to address the three key challenges currently facing the industry: Web2 to Web3 onboarding, scalability and user experience.

In partnership with:

Filecoin Base Camp cohort

Our infrastructure-focused Base Camp focuses on  unleashing the enormous potential of an open data economy through the Filecoin Virtual Machine (FVM), which brings smart contracts and user programmability to the Filecoin blockchain.

In partnership with:

Outlier Ventures Base Camp

Our Flagship Base Camp, featuring 13 startups focusing on on mainstream Web 3.0, infrastructure, and decentralized finance. Our commitment to backing great founders and accelerating early-stage startups has only grown stronger with the experience of multiple Web3 cycles over the years.

Zero Knowledge Base Camp

Our first ever Zero Knowledge Base Camp focuses on innovating infrastructure, scaling and privacy in the ZK space. For this landmark program, we’ve partnered with industry leaders Aleo, Aztec, Immutable, Nethermind, Polygon, Redbeard Ventures, Starkware and zkSync to support founders across all areas critical to the success of ZK projects.

Outlier Ventures' Elevate

A virtual conference supporting the next wave of builders

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