Who

DFS Lab

Where

Virtual

Date & Time

  • Aug 20th, 2021

Cost

N/A

Questions: hello@gan.co
Applications are open for our Blockchain Bootcamp in collaboration with the Stellar Development Foundation

This three-day virtual 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, and to work closely with the DFS Lab and Stellar teams. The 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. There will be opportunities for follow-on funding for additional grants, potential investment from SDF’s Enterprise Fund and other investors who will be present at the demo day.

Who should apply?

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. Learn more.

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

    • Banking

    • Payment processing

    • Lending

    • Payroll

    • Treasury management