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Apply for the BFG Superstars Company Building Incubation Program

Max Zheng
December 9, 2021

crypto startup incubator

The blockchain revolution is here. We are looking for the next-gen leaders to build the decentralized future with the blockchain incubation program by the Blockchain Founders Group. From February to April 2022, we will provide funding, support, and mentorship to turn your ideas into reality. We fund each startup that we build with you with €60,000. The startups we build should be (but do not have to be) related to crypto, DeFi, NFT, IoT, CO2 compensation business models. The application deadline is January 16, 2022. You can apply alone or as a team, with an idea or without an idea. - Author: Max Zheng

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Program schedule

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.

What is the game plan for 2022?

For the very first time, Blockchain Founders Group will launch the first batch of BFG Superstars. The program aims to pick 5-7 startups per batch which will receive funding and mentorship. The goal is to provide capable and talented entrepreneurs with a chance to prosper with our expertise in company building. 

Focus areas of the 1st batch of BFG Superstars 

The startups we build should (but do not have to be) related to the following fields:

  • Decentralized Finance (DeFi)
  • NFTs
  • Bitcoin Lightning
  • Business models related to CO2 compensation
  • Metaverse and Web3
  • DAOs and governance
  • On-chain analytics and forensics
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Crypto trading and asset management
  • ESG and sustainability
  • Data monetization

Who can apply?

We are looking for talented candidates with a passion for blockchain technology and entrepreneurship. You could be someone who has previous experience with Web3 projects already, or someone looking to make the jump to Web3 with a technical, educational or commercial background in a related field. You don’t need an idea or a team to join. We just need you and your passion and the rest is on us. However, if you do have a team or an idea, feel free to take it to the next level with BFG Superstars. To summarize, you can apply alone or as a team, with an idea or without an idea.

We seek to onboard people with the following attributes. For more information, visit: www.blockchain-founders.io/bfg-superstars:

BFG superstars crypto incubator

Why should you apply?

Blockchain Founders Group (BFG) is a company builder and venture capital firm that invested and built more than 25 blockchain startups in the past years. 

With our proven approach, we are looking to turn your idea into reality within 4-6 months. We have proven that our approach works by having successfully launched multiple startups in 2021 (for example, basenode.io, Sharpe Explorer, datash)

If you successfully participate in BFG Superstars, you will have a full-fledged blockchain startup and access to our exclusive network by summer 2022.

What can you expect? 

BFG blockchain incubator program details

  • Holistic Company Building: With our extensive experience in blockchain business models we help you build an idea from scratch and provide multi-faceted support including formation, regulatory/legal advice, recruiting, technical execution, fundraising, marketing/PR, etc. Pave your way with BFG Superstars and get the chance to receive funding of over €60,000 for your blockchain idea. You and your team will also hold the majority of the equity stake.
  • Exclusive Mentorship: Get professional advice from industry experts to guide you through your journey. We ensure that you get high-frequency feedback sessions and mentorship multiple times a week resulting in the most agile way of progressing with your business model.
  • Market Insights: During the 8 weeks program, 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. The 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.
  • Lifetime Community Network: You will gain access to our community platforms as lifetime members. You will be invited to exclusive networking events such as the BFG Family Day and have access to a diverse network of industry leaders.

You can find out more about our program here 

What is the BFG?

Founded in 2021, BFG Blockchain Founders Group AG (BFG) is a Liechtenstein-based venture capital firm and a company builder that recognizes the potential of blockchain technology. We believe that blockchain is the biggest investment opportunity throughout the next decades and we strive to become a key player in the token economy and contribute to the success of blockchain businesses in Europe. We incubate validated blockchain business models while also accelerating outstanding founder teams with both pre-seed and seed investments. We provide shared services based on best practices to allow selected teams to focus on providing value to their customers.

What is the track record of BFG?

As a venture capital provider, BFG finances founder teams of blockchain-centric companies in the pre-seed and seed stage together with renowned co-investors. Until now, BFG made 25 direct blockchain investments which provides our nascent company with a solid track record. On the venture capital side, we entered into an exclusive cooperation with Blockrocket and have made three joint investments in Scorechain, (leading European blockchain analytics), AdHash (a privacy-focused blockchain advertising platform), and Cadeia (digital securitization).

Here is an excerpt of our direct investments in blockchain companies

BFG Superstars contacts

BFG crypto incubator program team

Max Zheng is head of BFG Superstars at Blockchain Founders Group (BFG). Max has led multiple blockchain projects and helped with the legal formation of over 5 startups in the past. His field of expertise is within NFTs, tokenization, prop tech, DAOs and other blockchain-based business models. He holds a degree from Frankfurt School of Finance and Management and studied in Hong Kong and Shanghai. 
You can contact him via email (max.zheng@blockchain-founders.io) or via Linkedin.

Jong-Chan Chung is a research assistant at the Frankfurt School Blockchain Center (FSBC) and venture manager at the Blockchain Founders Group (BFG). His fields of interest are applications of blockchain and DLT systems as well as decentralized finance. He holds a dual Master’s degree in public policy from the Hertie School and the University of Tokyo. 
You can contact him via email (jongchan.chung@blockchain-founders.io) or via LinkedIn.

Adrian Zembsch is venture manager at Blockchain Founders Group Superstar Program, vice president of Blockchain@Columbia, and co-launched the student-run Lion DAO with active delegation rights for DeFi protocols such as Uniswap and Compound. He is interested in DeFi, digital assets and the new paradigms which blockchain applications unlock for society around ideas of governance, trust, and value. Adrian is currently finishing up his studies in the Dual BA Program between Columbia University in the City of New York and Tel Aviv University.
You can contact him via email (adrian.zembsch@blockchain-founders.io) or via LinkedIn.

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About Blockchain Founders Group

We are a Liechtenstein-based company builder and venture capital investor. We believe that blockchain is the biggest investment opportunity over the next decades. Our DNA is composed of academic and regulatory drivers of the blockchain economy as well as ambitious entrepreneurs and venture capitalists. 

As company builders, we turn blockchain ideas into companies after having vetted them thoroughly with our entrepreneurs in residence and advisors. 

As venture capital investors, we finance founder teams in the pre-seed/seed stage in the traditional venture capital way coupled with our understanding and active commitment as co-founders.

Our location in Liechtenstein allows us to take advantage of the industry-leading Blockchain Act, which we believe will inspire European-wide legislation in the coming years.

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