Three day diversity-focused virtual blockchain & data science hackathon expects 3,000 participants, 100 mentors from 50 countries.

San Francisco, September 1, 2020 – World Blockchain Hackathon, a 100% community-funded global organization dedicated to inspiring and democratizing awareness and access to global  innovation in blockchain & data science, today announced significant incentives and updates for this year’s event “The Babylon Project”, a 3-day virtual event October 9-11, 2020.  Expecting to attract more than 3000 participants and 100 mentors from 50 countries. The Babylon Project 2020 will award more than $100,000 to the winning teams, plus 12 weeks of business and tech acceleration as ongoing support. The 2020 World Blockchain event will also award additional prizes to other notable winning concepts, innovations and projects as assessed by this year’s more than 60 judges.  

“In January LinkedIn named Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence as top skills for 2020.  By partnering with we are creating a global village of vibrant, innovative entrepreneurs who gain opportunity to showcase their skills, real-world projects and applications with the aim of attracting sought-after employment,” said San Francisco-based founder Gideon Nweze. “We envision projects emerging from the World Blockchain Hackathon will attract the pre-seed funding they need to evolve into successful startups.”  

Leading up to the World Blockchain Hackathon is a free pre-event Idea Generation Masterclass September 18, 2020 offered in collaboration with the Digital Value Capture® Academy, an institution led by Stephen Alexander, Adjunct Professor at the Hult International Business School London campus and creator of the course “Applied Business Blockchain, Realising Value.”  The Idea Generation Masterclass is intended to help teams generate, develop and refine their revolutionary ideas prior to the hackathon.  Participants are encouraged to submit their ideas and pre-validate their concepts before the teams start coding, and for a chance to win a $2500 expert mentoring package to attract seed funding.

Applications will be open until 11:59PM PST September 30, 2020; all application details can be found on the website. The World Blockchain Hackathon kicks off 7AM PST on October 9 and runs until 5PM October 11, 2020.  World Blockchain Hackathon finalists will present their projects to judges as well as international participants of Singapore-based Conference Digital Week Online

Key sponsors and supporters include Village, Aves Lair, Ocean Protocol, Aave, MiamiDevCon, Africa Blockchain Institute, AIHUB, BitTemple, Pakistan Blockchain InstituteBlockchain Acceleration Foundation, AgriLedger, Armenian Blockchain Association, Beowulf, BitTemple, Blockchain Chamber of Commerce, Blockchain Center Miami, BlockLeaders, ChickTech, Coding Black Females, Cointelegraph, Cointelligence, Digital Week Online, DSN, Elysium, Ethereum Classic Labs, GeeksForGeeks, GVA Capital, Hacker Dojo,, InnMind, InvestShow, ITExperience, Mindrock, Startup Boost, Wiase Capital, Women In Digital, Women Who Code, UniDAO, UNIT, Valence,  XR-Labs, Ecotech, and more, as listed on the website.

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