What is it?

A competition for those at uk universities to build a startup project in blockchain WITH THE HELP OF SOME OF THE LEADING TEAMS AND DEVELOPERS.

Challenge:

Build something amazing involving blockchain: it could be whatever you like, or it could be answering a specific challenge.

Open to:

Students, academics, alumni and affiliates in Oxford, Cambridge, Imperial, LSE, UCL, KCL

Duration:

From November 2018 to March 2019 

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TO ENTER, CHOOSE A CHALLENGE TO ANSWER:

Open Track: Do something amazing involving blockchain.

It could be a Dapp on Ethereum, a white paper on the use of blockchain in society, a presentation, a video - there’s only one condition: it has to be amazing.

TBA: 7 BLOCKCHAIN PLATFORMS

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PRIZES AND BENEFITS

FOR EVERYONE

COACHING ON HOW TO DEVELOP IN BLOCKCHAIN

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FOR EVERYONE

A MENTOR FROM A LEADING TEAM OR INVESTOR IN BLOCKCHAIN

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FOR ATTENDING THE WORKSHOPS

T-SHIRTS, HOODIES, HATS, BEER, WINE, DINNERS, HARDWARE WALLETS, COMPUTER ACCESSORIES, FREE DEVELOPMENT TUTORIALS

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FOR THE BEST CHALLENGE ENTRIES (MIN 24, MAX 40)

£2000 CASH bounties

AND

SEED INVESTMENT FOR VIABLE PRIZE WINNERS WHO WANT TO TAKE THEIR PROJECT FULL-TIME

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FOR THE BEST PROJECTS OVERALL

1st Prize: £20k CASH

2nd Prize: £10k CASH

3rd Prize: £5k CASH

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STRUCTURE:

  1. REGISTER FOR THE COMPETITION BY SUNDAY 25TH NOVEMBER 2018

  2. ATTEND THE LAUNCH EVENT IN YOUR CITY (EITHER OXFORD, CAMBRIDGE OR LONDON) on weds 21st nov, thurs 22nd nov or fri 23rd nov

  3. BE SELECTED TO ATTEND THE WORKSHOPS

  4. ATTEND THE WORKSHOPS (DATE BELOW) AND WORK ON YOUR PROJECT BETWEEN NOVEMBER AND MARCH 2019.

  5. PITCH YOUR IDEA AT THE FINALE IN MARCH 2019 AT OXFORD

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    DATES FOR THE DIARY:

PANEL EVENT LAUNCH: ONE OF WEDS 21ST NOVEMBER (OXFORD), THURS 22ND NOVEMBER (CAMBRIDGE), FRI 23RD NOVEMBER (LONDON)

ONE OF 1ST WORKSHOPS - WEDS 28TH NOVEMBER (OXFORD), THURSDAY 29TH NOVEMBER (CAMBRIDGE), FRIDAY 30TH NOVEMBER (LONDON)

ONE OF 1ST REMOTE OFFICE HOURS W/C 3RD DECEMBER

ONE OF 2ND REMOTE OFFICE HOURS W/C 10TH DECEMBER

ONE OF 3RD REMOTE OFFICE HOURS W/C 17TH DECEMBER

ONE OF 2ND WORKSHOPS - WEDS 16TH JAN (OXFORD), THURS 17TH JAN (CAMBRIDGE), FRI 18TH JAN (LONDON)

ONE OF 3RD WORKSHOPS - WEDS 23RD JAN (OXFORD), THURS 24TH JAN (CAMBRIDGE), FRI 25TH JAN (LONDON)

ONE OF 4TH WORKSHOP - WEDS 30TH JAN (OXFORD), THURS 31ST JAN (CAMBRIDGE), FRI 1ST FEB (LONDON)

ONE OF 5TH WORKSHOP - WEDS 6TH FEB (OXFORD), THURS 7TH FEB (CAMBRIDGE), FRI 8TH FEB (LONDON)

ONE OF 6TH WORKSHOP - WEDS 13TH FEB (OXFORD), THURS 14TH FEB (CAMBRIDGE), FRI 15TH FEB (LONDON)

ONE OF 7TH WORKSHOP - WEDS 20TH FEB (OXFORD), THURS 21ST FEB (CAMBRIDGE), FRI 28TH FEB (LONDON)

ONE OF 8TH WORKSHOP - WEDS 27TH FEB (OXFORD), THURS 28TH FEB (CAMBRIDGE), FRI 1ST MARCH (LONDON)

FINALE PITCH EVENT: SATURDAY 9th MARCH, OXFORD

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How to enter?

Click here or on the link at the bottom of the page

Who is it open to/who is eligible?

The competition is open to any student, academic, affiliate or alumni of University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, Imperial University, Kings College London, University College London, London School of Economics. 

How big do teams have to be?

Teams can be as small as one person. However, we advise two things: 1) you should probably team up with at least one other person. Don't worry about finding anyone now, we can pair you up at a workshop later on. 2) Unless you're entering a non-technical challenge (for instance writing a paper on the wider influence of blockchain in society or the ICONOMI asset management challenge), we highly recommend having a developer on your team?

What do I build?

Your answer to a challenge can be anything you like. It could be building something technically (like a dapp), it could be writing a white paper, it could be a presentation, it could be writing an essay. Whatever you think the best way is to answer the challenge, we want to see it.

How much commitment do I need to put in?

The winning candidates will invariably be the ones that attend the weekly workshops we put on and the office hours with your mentor. You don't have to attend all these to win, but we strongly suggest you do so.

Where is it taking place?

Oxford, Cambridge and London. There will be a panel event to launch the competition in each city. Therefore, there will be workshops in each city on a weekly basis (so 3 a week), excluding Christmas holidays?

How do I win?

Produce the best pitch at the finale event in March 2019.