Columbus Capital, in association with our partners at the University of Oxford, University of Cambridge and University of London.
THE CHALLENGE: BUILD SOMETHING INVOLVING BLOCKCHAIN
PRIZES (all cash)
Our thesis: “If you are a decent university developer entering this competition, you’ll win at least a grant.”
Plus, if desired, tailored mentorship from any competition partner or sponsor.
Grants of £2,000 available (in addition to the above prizes) if you choose to utilise one of our sponsors’ technology (to be announced)
- Build a dapp on x technology
- Apply x’s idea to a new industry or area
- Build your own crypto hedge fund and investment strategy from scratch
- Build a game on a particular platform
The Future of Blockchain Competition is for developers, academics, entrepreneurs and innovators to build a blockchain idea from scratch. Taking place over the course of 6 months, the winners will receive cash prizes and mentoring from leading blockchain companies. This cash could be spent on the idea or just personal development for the winning team.
WHAT YOU NEED
1) Enter before 1st November, either before or after the launch event at your university.
2) Turn up to the launch in early October and workshops in your university between November and February.
3) Pitch your solution (in the form of a presentation, MVP, white-paper or combination of the above) to an audience of 500 in London in February
WHAT YOU DON’T NEED
1) An idea at the start, you can develop your idea in time for the pitch event.
There are three launch events, one in each of Oxford, Cambridge and London. Each consists of:
- A leading panel and discussion of the Future of Blockchain
- Presentation about the competition
- Post event networking and dinner
Thursday 25th October: Oxford - Click for tickets
Friday 26th October: Cambridge - Click for tickets
Saturday 27th October: London - Click for tickets
- Ideally you are a coder or developer, preferably at university but the competition is also open to those in studying or working in Oxford, Cambridge and London. Those who are non-technical are also encouraged to apply but are strongly encouraged to have a technical person in their team
- This competition is open to students, academics or professionals
- All entries should be able to attend the competition launch, workshops and finale events
- Entries do not need to know anything about blockchain or be able to code in solidity. You will receive coaching as part of the workshops to help prove your concept
1st September 2018: Registration Opens
w/c 22nd October: Future of Blockchain Panel Events to Launch Competition in your city
1st November: Registration Closes
w/c 5th November: First private workshop for entries
w/c 19th November: Second private workshop for entries
w/c 14th January: Third private workshop for entries
w/c 4th February: Fourth private workshop for entrie
w/c 11th February: Finale Pitch Event in London
For further information or to ask any questions, please contact [email protected]