BFG Superstars Program Season 3 2023 Cohort
Please be informed that this questionnaire will take around 30 minutes to be filled. Your responses will lay ground for our matching process. We will assess your preferences & abilities, and match the perfect founder for you.

Timelines & dates to note
Application deadline: February 17, 2023
Program period: March 13 - June 12, 2023
Demo day: June 21, 2023
Pitch days: June 22 & 23, 2023

Join alone or as a team, with an idea or without an idea.
We might fund up to €60,000 for each startup that we build with you.

About the BFG Superstars Program

Blockchain Founders Group (BFG) is a venture capital investor with a strong European footprint that focuses on company-building and investments in the blockchain space. Our investment focus is on startups related to blockchain, DLT, token economy, and crypto assets.

Since 2020, BFG built multiple startups from scratch, with over 45 investments under our track record. Our company building expertise has led to the success of multiple startups and are now sent out to the world to make an impact. Our approach has shown that it takes around 2-3 months until we can found a startup and get it go-to-market ready.

Every year, BFG Superstars launches a cohort in March and in September, that admits over 50 entrepreneurs with which we build crypto ventures. BFG provides mentorship, funding, and support for next-generation business models related to crypto, DeFi, NFT, Metaverse, Gaming, Identity, CO2 compensation, and other crypto/blockchain-based business models.

For more information on Blockchain Founders Group and our product offering, please visit our website: www.blockchain-founders.io/bfg-superstars
First name *
Last name *
Age *
Gender *
Email *
City and country of residence (e.g. Frankfurt, Germany) *
Citizenship (country) *
Years of team leadership experience? *
Name of current employer (if applicable) *
If currently unemployed, put 'NA'
If studying, put down your educational institution
If you are currently employed, how do you plan to manage the demands of this program with your work? *
Please describe some commitments and actionable steps that you will take
How many hours (per week) can you devote to this program? *
Link to your LinkedIn profile *
German writing skills (1: pretty bad; 5: excellent)  *
This is not relevant since the program will be in English, but it would be interesting to know! 
pretty bad
excellent
English writing skills (1: pretty bad; 5: excellent) *
pretty bad
excellent
Interest in technology and finance (1: no interest; 5: very interested) *
no interestad
very interested
Mathematical skills (1: pretty bad; 5: excellent) *
pretty bad
excellent
Interest in touching programming and IT development (1: none; 5: great) *
none
great
Experience with technology and IT (describe any project you have worked on) *
Experience with entrepreneurship *
Experience with investments *
Experience with blockchain *
Have you ever seen what a smart contract looks like? *
How many full-time working weeks (40 hours per week) do you have in blockchain, crypto and DLT so far? *
Please provide a good estimate
How did you hear about us? *
Required
Name of University and degree / subject / final grade *
Example: Frankfurt School of Finance and Management, Master of Finance, Bachelor of Computer Science, 80%/100% or 4.1/4.3 GPA
Which of the following characteristics describe you best? *
Which position would fit best to you? *
I have sent my complete application including my CV (one single PDF file with a size less than 5 MB) via email to Elora Bondoc, elora.bondoc@blockchain-founders.io *
Please do not send a word file. It must be PDF.
PERSONAL QUESTIONS
We would like to learn more about who you are!
Provide an example of something you have done, built or created that demonstrates your unique skill or ability (100-150 words) *
How would you recruit a new member into your team? (50-100 words) *
What are the most important questions you would want to ask a new team member? (1-3 questions) *
How can the BFG Superstars program help you best? (50-150 words) *
Why Blockchain? What meaning does blockchain technology and its use cases have for you? (50-150 words) *
Can you describe a blockchain use case that you are currently interested in? What makes it relevant? *
SCENARIO QUESTIONS
This section aims to assess your strategic mindset.
Choose 1:

A) In B2C: How would your approach look like to get 1000 sign-ups for your product/service?
B) In B2B: How would your approach look like to sign 10 letters of intent (LOIs)?

(provide a step-by-step approach with approx. 50-150 words)
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To the previous question, what do you think is one challenge and how would you solve it to help gain either sign-ups (B2C) or letters-of-intent (LOIs) (B2B) signed? 

(provide a high-level step-by-step approach with approx. 100-200 words)
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How would you get 500 applications for an open position that you hire for? (provide a step-by-step approach with approx. 50-150 words) *
How would you determine business crucial KPIs? How many business crucial KPIs do you think you should prioritize as the founding team? (50-100 words) *
Imagine, you get 100 emails per day. How do you prioritize and manage your inbox? (provide one practice examples with approx. 50-100 words) *
What do you think is the secret to getting equity-free blockchain grants? (think of Polygon Village/Decentraland/and other similar grants) (50-150 words) *
According to your previous answer, how would you strategically proceed to secure grants? (provide a step-by-step approach with approx. 50-150 words) *
BUSINESS IDEA QUESTIONS (if applicable)
This section aims to assess your ability and visionary mind.
What is your idea? Please explain the idea in less than 50 words. (if you have one) *
What is the main offering of your idea? What are the essential features? (if applicable) *
If you could draw a roadmap of your idea, how far are you with your project? (ideation - market sounding - MVP - prototype - go-to-market-ready - beta - first clients) (if applicable) *
How would you generate revennue with the idea? (50-100 words) (if applicable) *
Please explain some tactics of how you will get your first users/clients/customers. (200 words) *
Do you have a team? If yes, please provide the contact details of every team member (Full name, email, and (optionally) Linkedin URL). *
How long have you and your team members been working on the project? (please estimate the amount of time in hours) *
If you already have a team, would you risk splitting up with them to join another team that might fit your skills more? *
​​Please enter the url of a 1 minute unlisted (not private) YouTube/Google Drive video introducing you (and your team). This video is an important part of the application. (Follow the *VIDEO GUIDELINE below). If a video is not possible please add the link to anything that could give us a better idea of you as a person. *
If you share a document (e.g. a Google Docs), make sure that the resource is VIEWABLE (i.e. the URL is shared for the public)
*VIDEO GUIDELINE:
In a nutshell:
60 second video
Upload to YouTube
Should be unlisted (not private)
No effects
No script
No music
Check audio quality
Check video quality

*INSTRUCTIONS:
In the video please introduce yourselves, explain what you’re doing and why, tell us anything that you want us to know about you and your team.

The video should be exactly 60 seconds. Don't spend too much time making the video, it should be quick and efficient.

If you have more than one founder, try to have all of your founders in the video. If you can’t be in the same room at the same time, you may want to record a video conference conversation instead.

Don’t mark it as private or disallow embedding on YouTube, or we won’t be able to see it.

You can also upload it on Google Drive and send a "shared" URL with us.
Please confirm that you filled out all questions to the best of your knowledge and that you have sent your CV to Elora Bondoc, elora.bondoc@blockchain-founders.io. Furthermore, please confirm that Blockchain Founders Group can send you further information regarding your application process and the BFG Superstars program. *
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