• You can join on your own and find a team through the mix&match features. We will help you to find a great team!
  • The #SBHACK21 will take place simultaneously at the Ambassador House in Zurich, at SUPSI University in Lugano, at the University of Geneva and online.
  • The renowned blockchain protocols Streamr, Velas, Algorand, Casper and NEAR will come together with corporates and developers so transfer decentralized technologies to tangible applications and business models.
  • Roughly 500 hackers are expected to take on the given real-world challenges in teams. 
  • The 10 most promising ideas will move on to the next stage and invited to a 6 week acceleration phase. 

 

Hackathon Challenges (provided by):

Capital Markets:

  • Backend payment gateway for crypto (Seba Bank)
  • Lending platform with white-listing (Seba Bank)

Finance:

  • Stable Coin by Banks (Julius Bär)
  • Wealth management Crypto Wallet (Julius Bär)

NFTs

  • NFT & Generative Art (SEBA & Lumas)
  • Cross-chain NFT Marketplace (SEBA & Lumas)
  • NFTs in Music (Casper)
  • NFT reader App (Richemont)

Manufacturing / Supply Chain / Sustainability:

  • Tracking CO2 footprint throughout the entire product life cycle (Siemens)
  • Building permit process (Nomoko) 
  • Quality certificates for components in multi-stage manufacturing processes (Bosshard)
  • Payment system for existing automated, IOT-based re-stocking supply-on-demand processes (Bosshard)
  • CO2 certificates platform based on sensor data (Fair Recycling, ZHAW) 

Self-sovereign identities:

  • Self-sovereign identities (SwissPost)

Government:

  • Gamification feature for blockchain-based city app (City Lugano)
  • Local Economy Reward (City of Lugano)
  • Decentralized value chain for agriculture/food (Canton Ticino)

Gaming:

  • Gaming platform for game investors, gaming competitions, NFTs (Dexgame.io)

Media:

  • Fake News Detection - Outsourcing content verification (NZZ)

Energy:

  • DLT 4 Liberalizing Consumers (Swiss Federal Office of Energy)

 

Further challenges will be announced shortly.

Hackathon Sponsors

Prizes

$357,000 in prizes

1st Prize: Best solution built on Algorand

USD 8,000 in tokens
1 Alienworlds NFT Package
1/2 Day Sales Training (value $2,000 USD)
1 Year Access Membership Trust Square (value $3,000 USD)

2nd Prize: Best solution built on Algorand

USD 6,000 in tokens
1 Alienworlds NFT Package
1 Year Access Membership Trust Square (value $3,000 USD)

3rd Prize: Best solution built on Algorand

USD 4,000 in tokens
1 Year Access Membership Trust Square (value $3,000 USD)

4th Prize: Best solution built on Algorand

USD 2,000 in tokens
1 Year Access Membership Trust Square (value $3,000 USD)

1st Prize: Best solution built on NEAR

USD 4,000 in cash
1/2 Day Sales Training (value $2,000 USD)
1 Year Access Membership Trust Square (value $3,000 USD)
1 Alienworlds NFT Package

2nd Prize: Best solutions built on NEAR

USD 3,000 in tokens
1 Year Access Membership Trust Square (value $3,000 USD)
1 Alienworlds NFT Package

3rd Prize: Best solutions built on NEAR

USD 2,000 in tokens
1 Year Access Membership Trust Square (value $3,000 USD)

4th Prize: Best solutions built on NEAR

USD 1,000 in tokens
1 Year Access Membership Trust Square (value $3,000 USD)

1st Prize: Best solution built on Streamr

USD 4,000 in tokens
1 Alienworlds NFT Package
1/2 Day Sales Training (value $2,000 USD)
1 Year Access Membership Trust Square (value $3,000 USD)

2nd Prize: Best solutions built on Streamr

USD 3,000 in tokens
1 Year Access Membership Trust Square (value $3,000 USD)
1 Alienworlds NFT Package

3rd Prize: Best solutions built on Streamr

USD 2000 in tokens
1 Year Access Membership Trust Square (value $3,000 USD)

4th Prize: Best solutions built on Streamr

USD 1000 in tokens
1 Year Access Membership Trust Square (value $3,000 USD)

1st Prize: Best solution built on Casper

USD 4,000 in tokens
1 Alienworlds NFT Package
1/2 Day Sales Training (value $2,000 USD)
1 Year Access Membership Trust Square (value $3,000 USD)

2nd Prize: Best solutions built on Casper

USD 3,000 in tokens
1 Alienworlds NFT Package
1 Year Access Membership Trust Square (value $3,000 USD)

3rd Prize: Best solutions built on Casper

USD 2,000 in tokens
1 Year Access Membership Trust Square (value $3,000 USD)

4th Prize: Best solutions built on Casper

USD 1,000 in tokens
1 Year Access Membership Trust Square (value $3,000 USD)

1st Prize: Best solution built on Velas

USD 4,000 in cash or tokens
1/2 Day Sales Training (value $2,000 USD)
1 Year Access Membership Trust Square (value $3,000 USD)
1 Alienworlds NFT Package

2nd Prize: Best solutions built on Velas

USD 3,000 in cash or tokens
1 Year Access Membership Trust Square (value $3,000 USD)
1 Alienworlds NFT Package

3rd Prize: Best solutions built on Velas

USD 2,000 in cash or tokens
1 Year Access Membership Trust Square (value $3,000 USD)

4th Prize: Best solutions built on Velas

USD 1,000 in cash or tokens
1 Year Access Membership Trust Square (value $3,000 USD)

Local Winner - Zurich

USD 1,000 in cash

Local Winner - Lugano

USD 1,000 in cash

Local Winner - Geneva

USD 1,000 in cash

Individual Challenge Winner

Prizes per Challenge:

1st place Bosshard Challenge: USD 1,000

Additional corporate challenge awards: coming soon

Invitation to the Swiss Blockchain Innobooster Accelerator Program (10)

In a comprehensive 6 week coaching program we help you to further develop your idea and to build a team around your project.

We connect you with corporate partners and mentors from academia who can help you take your idea to the next level.

After the Innobooster Accelerator up to 5 teams may get invited to the incubation program of our partner CV VC, which comes with the opportunity to receive up to CHF 125,000 in funding from CV VC in exchange for 10% equity.

Fast Track to the Innobooster Incubator Program powered by CV Labs

The winner will be part of the fast-track to join the Innobooster Incubator. The fast-track does not guarantee acceptance into the program

The program comes with the opportunity to receive up to CHF 125,000 in funding from CV VC in exchange for 10% equity.

Startups learn from the most successful and visionary entrepreneurs, experts and mentors in the blockchain space & beyond.

You will learn, iterate, fail, pivot, pitch, and debate in a constructive environment of international, early-stage startups, all hungry to change the world for the better. 

Pitching - Perfect your pitch deck and learn how to convince investors to join you in changing the world. 

Strategy - Graduate with a foolproof business plan and white paper in hand. 

Product - Rapidly turn your solution into a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) or your MVP into Pilot Project/ Revenues by the end of the program. 

SBHACK21 Overall Winners (1st Prize)

USD 100'000 in AWS credits
USD 5'000 in tokens (Algorand, Streamr, Velas, Casper, NEAR)
1/2 Day Sales Training (value $2,000 USD)
5x 1 Year Access Membership Trust Square (value $15,000 USD)
1 Alienworlds NFT Package

SBHACK21 Overall Winners (2nd)

USD 25'000 in AWS credits
1/2 Day Sales Training (value $2,000 USD)
5x 1 Year Access Membership Trust Square (value $15,000 USD)
1 Alienworlds NFT Package

SBHACK21 Overall Winners (3rd)

USD 25'000 in AWS credits
2x 1 Year Access Membership Trust Square (value $6,000 USD)
1 Alienworlds NFT Package

Gaming Challenge by Dexgame (Special Price)

1st Prize:
CHF 2000 in cash
1 Alienworlds NFT Package

2nd Prize:
CHF 1000 in cash
1 Alienworlds NFT Package

Ledgers

Ledger Enterprise Solutions will sponsor CHF 10.000 in cash and/or ledgers to the winning teams.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Requirements

  • Provide a URL to your code repository for judging and testing or a link to your functioning demo. 

  • Include a video (about 3 minutes) that demonstrates your submission. Videos must be uploaded to YouTube, Vimeo, or Facebook Video and made public.

  • Must include a link to their project working

    • If you can not include a link to your working project, you must be able to prove your work, provide end-to-end proof with a screen recording of localhost or some other solution

  • Must include a description of which challenge you solved with which protocol technology 

Judges

Marlene Ronstedt

Marlene Ronstedt
Head of Crypto Relations at Streamr

Henri Pihkala

Henri Pihkala
CEO & Co-founder at Streamr

Matthew Fontana

Matthew Fontana
Head of Ecosystem at Streamr

Frederic Meyer-Scharenberg

Frederic Meyer-Scharenberg
Hub Manager / Trust Square

Shirly Valge

Shirly Valge
COO of Velas

Roman Cherednyk

Roman Cherednyk
CTO of Velas

Andrey Stehno

Andrey Stehno
CPO of Velas

Bernd Lapp

Bernd Lapp
Strategic Advisor / CasperLabs

Dani Osorio

Dani Osorio
Developer Relations / NEAR Protocol

Noreen Hafez

Noreen Hafez
Leading Global Product & Partner Marketing / Algorand

Jason Weathersby

Jason Weathersby
Senior Director, Developer Relations / Algorand

Russ Fustino

Russ Fustino
Technical Evangelist / Algorand

Ryan Fox
Developer Advocate / Algorand

Judging Criteria

  • Quality of the Idea
    Includes creativity, originality, and code quality
  • Potential Value
    Includes the extent to which the solution can be scaled and reach significant adoption
  • Implementation
    Includes how well the idea was executed by the developers and the extent to which technology features of the used blockchain protocols were leveraged

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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Hackathon sponsors

Location Partner
Industry Partner
Gold Partner
Protocol Partner
Academic Partners
Consortium Partners
Media Partner
Recruiting Partner
Community Partner
Regional Partners

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