Celo Camp is a virtual boot camp for startups building apps on the Celo blockchain
An eight-week virtual boot camp that brings together teams from around the world who are committed to building an open financial system that creates prosperity for all.
September 2020 – October 2020
Teams apply to enter the competition. During this phase, teams share their ideas and progress. Five teams will be selected as finalists with an opportunity to win $10,000 cUSD and an invitation to visit San Francisco, Berlin, or Buenos Aires and meet with the broader Celo community.
November 2020 – December 2020
During the camp, mentors work with startups on their ideas. All teams will receive custom guidance on their technology and business strategy to help build and grow their product.
The grand prize winner will receive $10,000 cUSD and roundtrip flights to San Francisco, Berlin, or Buenos Aires to meet with the C Labs team and the broader Celo community. This trip will give you an opportunity to meet with potential advisors, supporters, and partners to build and grow your project.
The runner-up team will receive $5,000 cUSD.
Celo Tenet Award (three prizes)
A $2,000 cUSD prize will be awarded to each of the (three) teams whose projects embody Celo’s community tenets:
Design for all
Strive for beauty
Innovate on money
Registration is now open
Celo Camp Team
Celo Camp Mentors
Head of Partnerships
Founder, Managing Partner
Bessemer Venture Partners
Mobile Team Lead
Director of Biz Dev
Oyoba & ChainSecurity
Version One Ventures
CEO & Founder
Roderik van der Graaf
Partner, Protocol & Economics
Santiago Roel Santos
Yonatan Ben Shimon
World Economic Forum
Blockchain Labs Manager
Blockchain Founders Fund
CPO & Co-Founder
Venture Development Lead
Celo is an open platform that makes financial tools accessible to anyone with a mobile phone. Celo embraces a full-stack approach, reimagining technology at each layer. Celo’s innovations are designed along with communities around the world.
These are the three main reasons we chose Celo:
Celo is a truly decentralized and open-source platform. Because Celo is forked from Ethereum its platform is very accessible for – and familiar to – the global development community. Read more about the protocol design.
Types of projects we would like to see
Build on Celo: Including dApps, APIs, smart contracts, staking services, and user onboarding.
Contribute to Celo: Including research, scalability, privacy, governance, and interoperability.
Educate Community: Broader access to resources for onboarding and education.
Learn how Celo Camp teams have become modern day heroes using Celo technology in our featured section
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Ibrahim, an office assistant in Burkino Faso, is used to high fees and many issues with local banks. He discovered the powerful benefits of crypto technology through the DuniaPay app. What are these benefits?