Applications Are Closing Soon!

23 October 2023

Applications for the first Sovereign Engineering Cohort in Madeira are closing soon. But what is the Sovereign Engineering Cohort? That’s a great question. We ask ourselves this question all the time.

We could throw some words at you to try to explain; words like exploration, ideation, sat-based value flow, and bitcoin standard. We could speak about un-siloing the web and fixing broken incentives. But we won’t.

Here’s the thing: we can’t tell you what it is exactly. Neither can we tell you how it’s going to be. It’s the first of its kind (we think), and we hope it won’t be the last.

The idea is simple: get the best, brightest, and most motivated people in one place and lock them into a room for two months (figure of speech; there won’t be a room). Give them the tools, the support, and the freedom to build real solutions to real problems and see what comes out. In terms of projects, apps, services, teams, and—potentially—businesses.

We believe that the combination of bitcoin (lowercase b, as in sats or money proper) and nostr (especially the “other stuff”) creates a ridiculously exciting space that is yet to be explored. We like to think of it as the vast open sea, and we’re here to build things, ship things, and chart the waters.

And we don’t plan to do it alone. In addition to the 21 participants we are selecting for the program, we’ll invite domain experts from various areas who will bring various toolkits to the table that, hopefully, will help us all to not be too foolish in this endeavor.

We want to build things, and we want to build them right. We want to build the stuff that couldn’t have been built before. We want to make the sats flow and build businesses on top of this flow. And we want you to build it with and alongside us. We have many amazing participants signed up already, but we still have a couple of spots left.

Applications close on October 31. If all of the above sounds interesting to you, please apply before this deadline. Applying is as easy as filling out this form:

So, what is the Sovereign Engineering Cohort, exactly? We don’t know. But I guess we’re going to find out.


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Madeira, Portugal