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Applications Open for Blockchain Bootcamp

Applications Open for Blockchain Bootcamp

Deadline: 20-Aug-21

Applications are now open for the Blockchain Bootcamp to support the Blockchain-oriented ideas of African developer and startups.

The Blockchain Bootcamp is designed to give early to mid-stage startups in Africa an opportunity to build on Stellar, an open-source blockchain network for financial services and products.
The bootcamp is a three-day design sprint allowing participating companies to answer critical business questions with hands-on technical support and guidance from members of DFS Lab and SDF. Companies that join the sprint will define a problem, storyboard a solution, and develop a rapid prototype of their innovation. The design sprint will be run virtually and we’ll be operating from East Africa Time.
Bootcamp Dates: September 28 – 30, 2021
Demo Day Date: October 1, 2021
Funding Information
The three-day virtual bootcamp will result in a demo day where companies with the most promising solutions built on Stellar will be awarded prizes from 5,000 to 20,000 USDC.
What are the use cases?
Viable use cases that could be explored are:
Cross-border or multi-currency payments
Business payments for high-cost corridors
Reimagining remittances and reducing friction
Access to financial services
Safeguarding value
Multi-currency savings and yield-earning accounts
Tokenized assets
Investing in securities
Other use cases
Financial inclusion in emerging markets
Payment processing
Treasury management
Companies could also explore new models across asset management, compliance, NFTs, gaming, charity donations, trade finance, liquidity, and more.
Eligibility Criteria
Fintech companies, blockchain native companies, and crypto-curious companies operating in Africa and looking to advance existing services or embed digital asset solutions into their models for the first time are all encouraged to apply.
DFS LAB is excited to support the blockchain-oriented ideas of African developers and startups, equip them with practical tools and education, and provide support to create viable solutions that fit local needs.
For more information, visit https://dfslab.net/stellar-blockchain-bootcamp/

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