the UK university Startup competition, only for Blockchain
APPLICATIONS CLOSE 25TH NOVEMBER 2018
What is it?
the aim of the competition is to ENCOURAGE DEVELOPERS AND ENTREPRENEURS TO GET INVOLVED WITH BLOCKCHAIN AT UNIVERSITY
TAKING PLACE OVER 10 WEEKS IN THE UNIVERSITIES OF OXFORD, CAMBRIDGE AND LONDON, ENTRIES are ASKED TO BUILD AN ANSWER TO ONE OF A SET NUMBER OF CHALLENGES (below)
ENTRIES WILL HAVE ACCESS TO WEEKLY EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS AND OFFICE HOURS WITH AN APPOINTMENT MENTOR
THE BEST IDEAS FROM THE COMPETITION WILL RECEIVE PRIZES FROM A POT OF OVER £80,000 AS WELL AS POTENTIAL SEED INVESTMENT TO TAKE THEIR PROJECT FURTHER
Who can apply?
Students, academics, alumni and affiliates at the universities of Oxford, Cambridge, Imperial, LSE, UCL and KCL
What is the structure/timeline?
The competition launches on the week commencing 19th November 2018 with workshops and office hours during team weeks. The competition finales with a Pitch Event on Saturday 9th March 2019
What are the challenges?
Choose one of (click to read more):
Build a Dapp on Thunder
Build a use case for prediction markets and blockchain for Gnosis
Build a use case for a decentralised exchange for Kyber
Build a Dapp on Zilliqa
Build an asset management portfolio for ICONOMI
Build or show anything you like
What prizes and benefits are available?
1st prize: £20000 cash
2nd prize: £10000 cash
3rd prize: £5000 cash
24 x £2000 grants
+ free coaching and development tutorials in blockchain
+ free merchandise, alcohol and food at the workshops
+ For viable projects who want to go full-time: seed investment
What commitment do you need from me?
Attend the launch event in your city in late November 2018.
Attend the weekly accelerators and office hours with your mentor (2h in total a week)
Build something to pitch at the finale in March