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Participate in an SCF Startup Camp

The SCF Startup Camp is a virtual and global 4-day long bootcamp which connects startups (interested in) building on Stellar and/or Soroban to define a problem, storyboard a solution, and develop a rapid user-validated prototype with support from the Stellar Development Foundation and the Stellar community and ecosystem.

August 1, 2023
August 7, 2023
August 22 - 25, 2023

Benefits for Participants


Camp Teams

30-40 teams


10 teams


3 teams

4-day long Startup Camp with expert workshops and demo day for community and ecosystem

Partner perks and opportunities

Featured on SCF Founder stories

Prizes totaling $30,000 worth of XLM*

Top Prizes


1st Place


2nd Place


3rd Place


SCF Startup Camp

Developed by DFS Lab and the Stellar Development Foundation, SCF Startup Camp adopts a version of a design sprint process developed by leaders at Google Ventures, and seeks to shortcut the endless debate cycle of product development and compress months of discussion and development into a single week. The bootcamp will be held virtually on the SCF Discord in three major time zones (APAC, EMEA, and AMER) to accommodate participants from across the world.

In Collaboration with

Day 01
Map problems and form ideas

Teams map their current problems and challenges with their facilitator and form potential ideas.

Day 02
Design a solution

Teams choose and design a solution based on ideas formed on day 1.

Day 03
Prototype, testing and feedback

Teams will prototype the solution they designed on day 2. The Stellar community and potential users will test their ideas, and give feedback.

Day 04
Community Demo Day

Teams record demos and share with the Stellar community and organizers for review.

Check out the SCF Startup Camp Alumni

Learn how SCF Startup Camp alumni members are making an impact using Stellar and/or Soroban and learn more about their experience.

founder studies

Hear from SCF Startup Camp Alumni

Learn how SCF Startup Camp Alumni are making an impact using Stellar and/or Soroban and learn more about their SCF experience. All of the below founder stories have been written by the founders themselves.**


More mentors will be announced soon.

Info Sessions

Not ready to apply yet? Want to learn more about SCF Startup Camp?

Join one of the four info sessions to get a better understanding of how it works and why you should participate. Lead organizers will guide you through the program structure and schedule, and past participants will share their stories of success and how the program has helped them reach their goals.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can’t find what you’re looking for? Check out the SCF Handbook or ask your question on the SCF Discord.