Join the blockchain company builder and incubator by
Blockchain Founders Group

The application is now closed

Join alone or as a team, with an idea or without an idea.
We fund €60,000 to each startup that we build with you.

Check back around early Q3 2022 to check out details regarding the second batch of BFG Superstars.

PROGRAM ROADMAP

From February to summer 2022, we will provide mentorship, funding, and support for
next-generation business models related to crypto, DeFi, NFT, IoT, CO2 compensation

Anyone in the world can participate in this program.

The application is now closed

Step 1

Onboarding

Early February: learn about Blockchain Founders Group, our network, our company building approach, and the BFG Superstars program.

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Teaming up

February: get to know your co-founder on the introduction day! Meet your co-founder virtually and use our tools to connect and collaborate. Each team should consist of one CEO and one CTO.

Alternatively, you can bring your own team and skip the team-up session!

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Preparation

Mid-February to early March: show us your teamwork and create a blockchain-based business case and the first version of your pitch deck.

We will provide mentorship and advice on a high-frequency level multiple times a week. We can help in the areas of business model, technology, legal aspects, sales, and marketing. 

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Pitch day and community

March 31: compete against your peers in front of the BFG Investment Committee on the pitch day and secure your first funding! 

If you are successful, you will have the chance to get funding of up to €60,000 while gaining access to BFG's stellar network.

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MISSION

Meet serial entrepreneurs, market-leading blockchain companies, and learn from the best in the industry

Our goal is to help you turn your idea into reality within 4-6 months.
By summer 2022, you will run a full-fledged blockchain startup while gaining exclusive access to our network and funding.

In the past, we have proven multiple times with regard to our company building that our approach works. Check our track record.

Kickstart your idea

Blockchain Founders Group consists of serial entrepreneurs, CEOs, and blockchain experts primarily in German-speaking regions. In 2021, we have established our best practices to kickstart any business within weeks in the most efficient way.

Pave your way with BFG Superstars and get a chance to receive funding of up to €60,000 for your blockchain idea and for 6-15% equity (depending on your pitch and the business model). You (and your team) will of course hold the large majority (85-94%) of the equity stake for the upcoming funding rounds - if you do it right.

Company Building
Blockchain Experts

Professional blockchain advisory

While you prepare your blockchain business idea, you will be able to get professional advice from industry experts to guide you through your journey. 

We ensure that you will get high-frequency feedback sessions and mentorship multiple times a week resulting in the most agile way of progressing with your business model.

Only honest and timely feedback helps in building a startup and preparing your business model for market entry. 

Mentorship
Advisory

Gain market insights in tactical workshops

During the first 8-12 weeks, we will have market-leading companies, CEOs, and blockchain experts join our workshops so that you gain the most out of the program and leave with exclusive market insights. They provide inspiration and insights, however as a founder, you must take charge and the initiative in order to reap long-term rewards.

Therefore, the end goal is to use these insights to get your blockchain startup to a seven figures valuation after one year of operation in a sustainable and efficient way.

Market Insights
Knowledge

Get admitted once and stay forever

Your BFG journey will not end with the program. Instead, you will gain access to our community platforms as lifetime members. Get invited to exclusive events such as our BFG Family Day.

Until 2030, we will build a blockchain network in Central Europe - focussing on the D/A/CH countries - with representatives from market-leading companies, politics, and academia.

Community
Membership

BFG Superstars Advisors

 Meet the BFG Superstars Advisors 

We invited blockchain experts, crypto enthusiasts, crypto lawyers, and CEOs/CTOs of crypto companies to advise, mentor, and support our Superstars!

The application is now closed. Please check back in early Q3 2022 for more information regarding the second batch of BFG Superstars.

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Duc Au
isf Institute for Strategic Finance
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George Gvazava
CEO at CryptX Terminal
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Yannic Fraebel
Founder of Simple Crypto
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Heslin Kim
Co-founder and CSO of SupraOracles
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Louis Schulze
Development & Growth at Hinterland of Things
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Cedric Heidt
Research Associate at the Frankfurt School Blockchain Center
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Niels Schubert
Energy trader & tokenization, DLT enthusiast

What is BFG Superstars looking for?

Leadership

A passionate leader who influences with a sense of empathy. Age, background, or gender don't matter to us!

Hands-on mentality

Someone who is not afraid to fail but rather tries and learns from the impossible.

Growth potential

Someone who could become a CEO or a great leader with the motivation to learn and grow.

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Team player

A person who can collaborate, listen and communicate with the team for the sake of solving a problem.

Blockchain knowledge

Understand blockchain systems such as smart contracts, wallets, and different protocols at least on an intermediate level.

Flexibility

BFG believes in the effectiveness of remote work and operates fully digital. We expect participants to be equally flexible and understand digital collaboration.

Media exposure or tech

We believe in people who either excel in technical understanding or are willing to understand marketing, sales, and media exposure.

Ambition

Consistency and perseverance are key in entrepreneurship. Learn, grow, and build an impactful company together with BFG.

Focus areas of the 1st batch of BFG Superstars

2021 ACHIEVEMENTS

In 2021, we founded multiple blockchain startups with our company building approach

basenode.io

A crypto accounting software

Sharpe Explorer

A DeFi analytics application

datash

An NFT portfolio and analytics tool

capneo

A real estate tokenization platform

TRACK RECORD

The Blockchain Founders track record comprises investments in 25 high-caliber blockchain startups with over 20+ highly professional advisors

The BFG Superstars Team

Max Zheng
Max Zheng
Head of BFG Superstars
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Jong-Chan Chung
BFG Superstars Program Manager
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Albert Sugiharto
BFG Superstars Program Manager
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Melissa Lim
Marketing & Operations Manager
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Ahaan Raizada
Research Associate
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Elias Mendel
Research Associate

We work with the best tech tools on the market to provide seamless collaboration between team members

Sounds good? Then apply now!

BFG Superstars Program
Application deadline: January 16, 2022
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Frequently asked questions

Based on what criteria will BFG match me with my ideal co-founder?

Each startup in our company building program should have one CEO and one CTO. Anyone who applies at BFG Superstars has to fill out the same questionnaire. According to your answers, we will make some proposals based on your personality and ability. Our matching is solely a recommendation. You will have time to get to know your partner personally. If you feel that the synergy might not be the best, there will be a plan B. Details will be provided during the program.

Is it possible to switch the co-founder if things do not work out as planned?

Yes, it is possible to switch co-founders if things do not work out. We operate on a “market-style” basis. If your team doesn't work out, you split up and rematch. We plan to have the first 14 days as a trial period for entrepreneurs to prove themselves. If the team's constellation does not work out, you can either re-match or proceed as a single founder. BFG can help with any setup.

Will I receive compensation?

Upon admission to the program, you will have 14 days to prove yourself to be the perfect fit. This trial period will not be paid. However, during this trial period, the BFG Superstars team will assist you and your business idea extensively. After the trial period, only the best candidates can proceed with the program. Among the successful teams, will be funded with up to €60,000. At the same time, we will start paying compensation for your time.

We understand that there is a risk and therefore if you succeed during the 14 days, you will receive compensation of €2,500 per month (full-time based.)

On the pitch day (March 31st), we will determine who will receive €60,000 as further funding and who can continue to advance in our network.

Does my country of residence matter?

Not at all. BFG as an organization works completely remotely with team members from across the globe. We liaise with CEOs, project managers, and IT professionals worldwide. Therefore, we do not discriminate based on place of residence and your country of residence does not matter as long as it is planet Earth!

However, our expertise is clearly in Central Europe - with a concentration in D/A/CH countries - and therefore, we will have a slight preference towards this area. BUT! Excellence and great entrepreneurs will always find a solution.

Do I need an idea? What if I have a team already?

No, you do not need to have an idea beforehand. This is an incubation program where we help you build a blockchain startup from scratch, including identifying and choosing the right ideas to build upon.

If you already have an idea, you can also onboard yourself with the idea and your team. You can use our workshops and mentorship as additional validation. 

Do I need to have a technical background?

No, you do not need to have a technical background. We form startup teams consisting of one CEO and one CTO. However, everybody needs to understand blockchain at a solid level and have intermediate practical experience. It is very important to understand that BFG Superstars is not there to educate you. We are not a university or research institute. Rather, we want to build companies that are ready to be funded by investors.

We can provide you with all the necessary industry knowledge, an excellent network, and funding. However, you will be the founder whose responsibilities cannot be outsourced by someone else.

When is the official start of the program?

The program starts on the 1st of February 2022. On this day, we will have the first digital get-together for getting to know each other and start forming teams.