Turn your ideas into reality. Celo welcomes startups that are aligned to our mission - financial inclusion and sustainability. Whether or not you are building on the Celo Blockchain. Celo provides a few pathways to incubate and accelerate startups but you are always welcome to integrate Celo into existing local programs.
Celo Founders Resources
Celo Foundation offers a variety of Founder Resources to support Founders from idea conception to VC funding rounds. For Founders with a Celo-native idea, the Celo Founders Programs are:
Accelerator | Celo Camp
Registration for Celo Camp batch 5 is now open until March 22, 2022 Fostering Ideation And Creation A virtual experience where developers, designers and dreamers come together to build a monetary system that creates conditions of prosperity for all Grow Develop as an entrepreneur and learn how to launch and scale a project by leaders in crypto Connect Surround yourself with people who are committed to making an impact Prosper Find your purpose and increase your impact on the world
no. 1 Building on Celo or thinking about it? Believe your values align with Flori's? We'd love to hear from you and learn more. no. 2 The Flori community is a place for collaboration amongst founders, connecting needs to solutions and creating a meaningful support system. We believe we can get farther together.
Celo: A global crypto community building prosperity for all
The Celo Ecosystem Venture Fund is a Polychain-led venture, supported by founding investors Andreessen Horowitz and Celo, with the goal of investing in and developing the Celo ecosystem. The fund aims to foster Celo's mission of creating a more accessible financial system by making strategic, seed-stage deployments into tools and services which will leverage Celo's protocol to build new financial infrastructure in the developing world.
Celo Experience / GrantKit
The Celo Foundation GrantKit provides the tools for the Celo community to learn about the Celo Foundation Grant program, application process, and program administration. The Grant program is one way that the Foundation helps support and nurture the Celo ecosystem. This guide is meant for you to be prepared for every step of the Celo Foundation Grant program journey.
Founders building on other chains, but are mission aligned, are welcome to join a Celo Collective.
The Alliance for Prosperity is an ecosystem of mission-aligned organizations including nonprofits, merchants, and payment processors fostering social impact and financial inclusion through the use of blockchain technology.
The Climate Collective is an expanding coalition of companies collaboratively building at the intersection of web3 and climate action. Through grant funding, member partnerships, and community education, we support a range of impactful products and interoperable protocols that progress the Regenerative Finance ("ReFi") ecosystem.
External Incubators & Entrepreneurship Programs
Plug Celo into your local Incubators and Entrepreneurship Programs. Support startups to take the first step with Celo.
For specific needs in establishing a partnership with an existing local program, please let us know on Discord, Community Office Hours or reach out to a Celo member directly.
Proof of Success
Startup joins any Celo Founders Programs (Celo Camp, Pathways).
30 per startup
Name(s) of Startup
Climate Collective or Alliance for Prosperity member
Name of Startup in Climate Collective or Alliance for Proposerity
Signed Partnership Agreement with local program
Automatic on conclusion of contract signing
Celo based startup launched from local program
15 per startup
Name(s) of Startup, evidence of funding efforts