From Venice beach to Venezuela our fast-growing ecosystem is more than just democratizing access to digital money; from NFT creation, integration and marketplaces to environmental innovation and sustainability. We’re making Crypto what it should be; — Mobile-first. Open. Real. Built on Celo — the next generation of Web3, the accessible and mobile-first blockchain where you can create, build and invent new solutions from; DeFi, NFTs, Smart Contracts to Developer Tooling the opportunities are infinite. Sign up for the Defi for The People — Mobile DeFi Hackathon, today.

 

What to submit
  • All submissions must include a demonstration video of the entry
  • All submissions must identify if they included functionality of either of the tracks and/or DeFi, NFTs, Green, Web3 & Infrastructure (SDKs, DevTools), Interoperability.
  • Your project may fit into one of the following tracks:

    • DeFi Track: Build decentralized finance applications, tools, and infrastructure.

    • NFT, Gaming, and Creator Track: Build an application to mint, sell or manage non-fungible tokens.

    • Infrastructure and Web3 Track: Build or update existing decentralize web applications.

    • Green Track: Build or update an SDK to improve developer resources. 

    • Interoperability Track: Build or update cross-chain applications or cross-chain tooling

  • Utilize Hackathon project submission template from GitHub
    • Modify repo, craft a new branch and submit a pull request.
  • Optional - Provide a link to the project working on the below platforms
    • a mobile device (APK or testlight)
    • a web app (mobile or desktop)
What to build
  • Build (or update) software applications that interact with the Celo platform.
  • Include functionality of DeFi and/or NFTs into your Project and/or improve developer resources with compelling SDKs or update existing ones. 
Attend Events

Whether you’re Crypto Developer, Blockchain Engineer, Entrepreneur, Native or Degen we have you covered with a month of inspiring talks, deep-dive demos, awesome challenges, high-level tech debates and a community of support! Join events live or catch the recorded video replay in the same link. 

Date

Speaker

Topic

10/08 Brandy Camacho, Marek Olszewski, Rene Reinsberg (cLabs) Make Crypto Mobile Hackathon Kickoff!
10/11 Evan Kereiakes (Ubeswap), Patrick Baron (Moola Market), Brandy Camacho (cLabs) Welcome to Mobile DeFi with Celo
10/12 Anna Kryukova (Celo Foundation), Moritz Stellemacher (Dacade) Building a Celo Marketplace Dapp
10/13 Brandy Camacho (cLabs), Noah Hein (Quicknode), Dmitry Shklovsky (Quicknode) How to Use a Hosted Node Service to Scale Your Celo Project
10/13 Brandy Camacho (cLabs), Josh Crites (cLabs) Getting Started with Celo
10/14 Anna Kazlauskas (Corsali), Felix Mocharia (Kotani Pay), Brandy Camacho (cLabs) Financial Tech with MoFi
10/19 Brandy Camacho (cLabs), Anil Kutty (Heymate) Building for Native Mobile
10/21 Eric Nakagawa (cLabs), Brandy Camacho (cLabs) Celo Tech Stack for Mobile DeFi
     

 

Hackathon Sponsors

Prizes

$2,575,000 in prizes

Grand Prize

• $30,000 of cUSD grand prize awarded to the best project in the hackathon

1st Place | DeFi Track

• $20,000 of cUSD for the best DeFi application or building block.

2nd Place | DeFi Track

• $10,000 of cUSD for the best DeFi application or building block.

3rd Place | DeFi Track

• $5,000 of cUSD for the best DeFi application or building block.

1st Place | NFT, Gaming and Creator Track

• $20,000 of cUSD for the best NFT, gaming or creator economy project.

2nd Place | NFT, Gaming and Creator Track

• $10,000 of cUSD for the best NFT, gaming or creator economy project.

3rd Place | NFT, Gaming and Creator Track

• $5,000 of cUSD for the best NFT, gaming or creator economy project.

1st Place | Infrastructure and Web3 Track

• $15,000 of cUSD for the project which builds key web3 infrastructure on Celo.

2nd Place | Infrastructure and Web3 Track

• $7,000 of cUSD for the project which builds key web3 infrastructure on Celo.

3rd Place | Infrastructure and Web3 Track

• $3,000 of cUSD for the project which builds key web3 infrastructure on Celo.

1st Place | Regenerative Environment Track

• $15,000 of cUSD to the project which best contributes to regenerative conservation

Ideas:
- Natural Resource Backed Currencies
- Bounties for regenerative behavior
- NFT for collective conservation action

2nd Place | Regenerative Environment Track

• $7,000 of cUSD to the project which best contributes to regenerative conservation

Ideas:
- Natural Resource Backed Currencies
- Bounties for regenerative behavior
- NFT for collective conservation action

3rd Place | Regenerative Environment Track

• $3,000 of cUSD to the project which best contributes to regenerative conservation

Ideas:
- Natural Resource Backed Currencies
- Bounties for regenerative behavior
- NFT for collective conservation action

1st Place | Interoperability Track

• $15,000 of cUSD for the project with the best cross-chain application, tooling or community materials.

2nd Place | Interoperability Track

• $7,000 of cUSD for the project with the best cross-chain application, tooling or community materials.

3rd Place | Interoperability Track

• $3,000 of cUSD for the project with the best cross-chain application, tooling or community materials.

1st Place | Cash In Cash Out Track

• $15,000 of cUSD for the project with the best implementation of new ramps to the Celo ecosystem.

2nd Place | Cash In Cash Out Track

• $7,000 of cUSD an implementation of new ramps to the Celo ecosystem.

3rd Place | Cash In Cash Out Track

• $3,000 of cUSD for an implementation of new ramps to the Celo ecosystem.

India Prizes

• $50,000 in cUSD distributed across different prizes to be announced on or before November 20th, 2021

Africa Prizes

• $25,000 in cUSD distributed across different prizes to be announced on or before November 20th, 2021

Brazil Prizes

• $25,000 in cUSD distributed across different prizes to be announced on or before November 20th, 2021

LATAM Prizes

• $50,000 in cUSD distributed across different prizes to be announced on or before November 20th, 2021

Seed Funding from NFX

Support from direct and/or indirect seed funding from NFX to one or more projects based on the partner's discretion.

Seed Funding from Flori Ventures

Support from direct and/or indirect seed funding from Flori Ventures to one or more projects based on the partner's discretion.

Seed Funding from Celo Community Fund

Support from direct and/or indirect seed funding from Celo Community Fund to one or more projects based on the partner's discretion

Seed Funding from Chainlink Labs

Support from direct and/or indirect seed funding from Chainlink Labs to one or more projects based on the partner discretion.

Decentralized Monetary Organization on Celo

$25,000 DMO is a digital currency ecosystem backed by a reserve of crypto assets controlled by the community, where volatility incentivizes productive arbitrage. Create the smart contract and web3 interface that allows users to deposit liquidity into the DMO reserve, receive DMO tokens, and arbitrage any differential in reserve and token value.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Judges

Alec Korman

Alec Korman
Mechanism Capital

Alon Shavit

Alon Shavit
Founder, Upright

Anna Kazlauskas

Anna Kazlauskas
Founder, Corsali

Brian Flynn

Brian Flynn
Founder, Rabbithole

Casey Caruso

Casey Caruso
Investment Partner at Paradigm

Danny Zuckerman

Danny Zuckerman
Co-founder, 3Box

David Davies

David Davies
Co-Founder, AgUnity

Eric Nakagawa

Eric Nakagawa
Partner, cLabs

Evan Kereiakes

Evan Kereiakes
Business Lead, Ubeswap

Imran Khan

Imran Khan
Founder, DeFi Alliance

James Prestwich

James Prestwich
Co-Founder, Summa

Kartik Talwar

Kartik Talwar
Partner, A Capital

Leighton Cusack

Leighton Cusack
Founder, PoolTogether

Linda Xie

Linda Xie
Co-Founder, Scalar Capital

Marek Olszewski

Marek Olszewski
President, Valora

Maria Alegre

Maria Alegre
Co-Founder, Flori Ventures

Medha Kothari

Medha Kothari
Founder, She256

Michael Zajko

Michael Zajko
Co-Founder at Lattice Capital I Token Sales at CoinList

Morgan Beller

Morgan Beller
General Partner, NFX

Moses Adeniji

Moses Adeniji
Co-Founder, Paychant

Noah Baalessanvu

Noah Baalessanvu
Head of Technology Business - Savannah

Olaf Carlson-Wee

Olaf Carlson-Wee
Founder, Polychain Capital

Patrick Baron

Patrick Baron
Founder, Moola

Rene Reinsberg

Rene Reinsberg
Partner, Co-founder, cLabs

Shruti Appiah

Shruti Appiah
Product, IOHK

Soona Amhaz

Soona Amhaz
General Partner, Volt Capital

Tegan Kline

Tegan Kline
Co-Founder, Edge and Node

Vanessa Grellet

Vanessa Grellet
Head of Portfolio Growth, Coinfund

Xochitl Cazador

Xochitl Cazador
Partner, Celo Foundation

Judging Criteria

  • Technological Implementation
    Does the interaction with the Celo platform demonstrate quality software development?
  • Design
    Is the user experience and design of the project well thought out?
  • Potential Impact
    How big of an impact could the project have on the Celo platform and wider ecosystem?
  • Quality of the Idea
    How creative and unique is the project?

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