Celo Camp

Receive mentorship and funding to build Your Blockchain Project

Registration for Celo Camp batch 2 is now open

About us

Celo Camp is an independent initiative run by entrepreneurs passionate about the potential for global financial inclusion, mass adoption of digital money & acceleration of startups that will build this vision.

 

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.  

Ideation Phase

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.

Camp

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.

Prizes

Build an open-source decentralized application or service with greater impact using Celo's technology

1st place

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.

See here for terms and conditions.

2nd place

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

  • Embrace humility

Read more here.

Registration is now open

 

Celo Camp Team

Noam SaMan

Mentor

UX Specialist

Tomer Weiss

Program director

Upright

Alon Shavit

Program director

Upright

Rachel Jakob

Program manager

Upright

Celo Camp Mentors

Alex Pruden

Deal Partner

Andreessen-Horowitz 

Anna Carroll

Product Engineer

Dharma

Anna Kazlauskas

Engineering

C Labs

Anthony Yoon

Head of Partnerships

Spartan

Arianna Simpson

Founder, Managing Partner

Autonomous Partners

Aylon Morley

Director

Wentworth

Ben Perszyk

Investor

Polychain

Brynly Llyr

General Counsel

C Labs

Casey Caruso

Advisor

Bessemer Venture Partners

Connor McEwen

Mobile Team Lead

C Labs

Efrat Katz

Technology Leadership

PayPal

Garrett MacDonald

Founder

Tuku

Ivan Perez

Director of Biz Dev

Multiplied

Jane Lippencott

Investor

Winklevoss Capital

Jehan Chu

Co-Founder

Kenetic

Ken Deeter

Partner

ElectricCapital

Kevin Schellinger

Founder

Oyoba & ChainSecurity

Liat Aaronson

Founder

Horizen Labs

Lily Liu

Co-Founder

Earn

Mable Jiang

Principal

Multicoin Capital

Mariano Cortesi

Partner, Engineering

C Labs

Max Webster

Investor

Version One Ventures

Nitya Subramanian

Product manager

C Labs

Ran Goldi

CEO & Founder

First

Roderik van der Graaf

Managing Partner 

Lemniscap

Roman Croessmann

Partner, Protocol & Economics

C Labs

Sam Tabar

Co-Founder

Fluidity

Santiago Roel Santos

Angel Investors

Roca Capital

Tom Schmidt

Investor

Dragonfly Capital

Yonatan Ben Shimon

Co-Founder

Beam MW 

Jinglan Wang

Founder

Plasma group

Justine Humenansky

Research Fellow

World Economic Forum

Scott Trowbridge

Blockchain Labs Manager

WeWork

On Yavin

Founder

Cointelligence

Aly Madhavji

Co-Founder

Blockchain Founders Fund

Mira Christanto

Investor

Southeast Asia

Paul Nattapatsiri

CPO & Co-Founder

Band Protocol

Lauren Feld

Venture Development Lead

R3

Partners

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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:

1

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.

2

We believe strongly in Celo’s mission to build an open financial system that creates the conditions of prosperity for all.

3

C Labs, the company building for the Celo platform, has an incredibly talented team that is engaged with Celo Camp and values the open-source developer community.

Types of projects we would like to see

1

Build on Celo: Including dApps, APIs, smart contracts, staking services, and user onboarding.

2

Contribute to Celo: Including research, scalability, privacy, governance, and interoperability.

3

Educate Community: Broader access to resources for onboarding and education.

 
 

Hero Stories

Learn how Celo Camp teams have become modern day heroes using Celo technology in our featured section

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MugglePay

How did a 24 old build a $1M noodle restaurant while using MugglePau and Celo? MugglePay, CeloCamp's Silver Prize winner is making waves in the crypto space. Here is how... 

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Pesabase

How is Celo Camp's 1st place winner changing the world? Meet Nayakan, and learn how this Southern Sudanese migrant to Australia is sending money easily and securely to her family in South Sudan thanks to Pesabase.

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KotaniPay

This story is about the potential of what an app like Kotani Pay can do. Akinyi is the archetype of a woman who can benefit from Kotani Pay. Who is this woman?

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Dunia Payment

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?

When Celo Camp launched, Upright and cLabs went on a mission together to find and help startups who shared the same goal — “to create prosperity for all.” Bringing equal opportunity to people all over the world and creating financial stability for those without access to proper banking via blockchain technology was a core goal of the project and the results have been astounding.

 

These are the inspiring stories, through the eyes of Celo Camp teams, of people and businesses positively impacted by their apps and through Celo technology, and of visions and archetypes of individuals some of these teams hope to impact.

The Buzz

"Celo Camp helped us design and prototype our first entirely decentralized app. We’re excited to work with such amazing people."

Serge Kiema

Co-Founder and CEO at Dunia Payment

"Celo Camp has been a great way to immerse ourselves into the Celo ecosystem and meet its early adopters. We're excited to be among the first contributors to Celo's success."

Yannick Folla

Product Manager at Figment Networks

 

Contact

No matter what stage your project and team is at, please don't hesitate to get in touch with Celo Camp at alon@upright.gg

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