Darkstar is a coalition of over 20 unicorn founders, hackers, and investors from Estonia, Ukraine, Germany, France and UK. We are united by one goal: building up the European Defense Tech ecosystem!


This summer, we organized a 5-day Extreme Bootcamp for Defense Tech startups in collaboration with the best units across the Ukrainian army and institutions - hosted in Ukraine! We'll host the 2nd camp in the autumn.


We are seeking up to 10 teams that already have products combat tested on the Ukrainian frontline or will have them there within 6 months. We will help these teams grow, scale, and accelerate their progress.


The top teams will share an investment pool of €1 million, with the winner receiving €0.5 million alone.