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Bitcoin Alpha Competition

We’re Looking for the Next Top Bitcoin Fund Manager!

Bitcoin Magazine Pro and Samara Alpha Management have partnered to present The Bitcoin Alpha Competition: an open-application competition offering a unique opportunity for startup managers and hedge funds to present their strategies to a premier audience of institutional allocators looking to discover new and innovative investment strategies.

Samara Alpha will award the winner $1 million USD in seed capital as well as provide all operational infrastructure to run a successful fund, allowing the winning fund to focus solely on generating alpha.

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  • New bitcoin managers focused on generating alpha
  • Live track record
  • 25%+ annualized returns p.a.
  • Finalists will present on stage at Pitch Day during during Bitcoin 2024 in Nashville, TN.
  • Winner will receive $1 million in seed capital


**All applicants who pass the preliminary screening will be asked to present their strategy to Samara Alpha Management’s CIO and should be prepared to undergo Samara Alpha Management’s stringent due diligence process, including a formal presentation, track record analysis, and qualitative interviews. Finalists will be featured in the Bitcoin Magazine Pro newsletter and invited to present on-stage during Pitch Day at Bitcoin 2024 in Nashville, TN.

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Winners 2021


  • Unique opportunity to meet, network, and discuss tech and deals with 200+ insightful investors.
  • Be the first to find and invest early in web3 start-ups with high potential.
  • Get exclusive access to 100+ screened Start-up decks (all decks on demand).
  • Participate in the Start-Up Competition Selection and pick the 10 finalists to pitch during Investors Day.
  • Attend the 10 finalist's pitches session and get the expert's comments and vision on the matter.
  • Connect with talented founders and other investors during the event and via our networking app, and move forward through 1:1 in-depth discussions.
  • Get a clear agenda for all startup pitching, value proposition, and Jury comments.
  • Be identified as a key actor in the sector by sharing your expertise as a Jury member*.
  • Gain visibility with your name & logo featured during the event, on our website, and in the VC brochure*.

* These benefits are subject to discussion with the PBW team. Leave us a comment here if you’re interested.



To be eligible, your web3 Start-ups must have raised less than 3M€. Anticipate having one founder to pitch in Paris, on March 20th (10 finalists) and 23rd (3 winners).

  • Get unique exposure to 200+ leading VCs, entrepreneurs, industry leaders, and the broad ecosystem of web3 builders.
  • Be coached, challenged, and get valuable feedback from notorious builders of the web3 space.
  • Get exclusive access to 100+ screened Start-up decks (all decks on demand).
  • Secure funding and backing from reputable investors.
  • Win a booth at Paris Blockchain Week Summit, and be a speaker in the next edition (2024)**.
  • Access to the private investors cocktail event, and pitch in front of thousands of attendees at PBWS Closing**.
  • Get direct access to investors via our networking app, and move forward through 1:1 in-depth discussions.
  • Put your solution to the test and improve your pitching skills.
  • Win valuable Grants and Prizes from our sponsors (Free credits, coaching sessions, subscriptions, devices, marketing consulting, legal advice sessions, etc...).
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