Learn from the greatest thinkers in blockchain; build out your decentralized project; and pitch to industry-leading investors. Participants can win up to $27,500 in prizes and the $10,000 grand prize.

MoneyDance is a virtual event merging a hackathon, summit, and demo day all into one streamlined experience beginning September 28, 2020 and ending December 9, 2020. MoneyDance is for blockchain developers interested in building decentralized solutions that further democratize the financial markets.

Developers will begin with MoneyDance Hackathon on September 28, where they will build projects using Avalanche and MoneyDance partners’ technology. Running parallel with the hackathon is MoneyDance Summit, business and technical webinars led by industry experts like Emin Gün Sirer, Sergey Nazarov, Elizabeth Stark, and more! At the end of the hackathon, 5 hackathon finalists will have the opportunity to present to leading VCs and investors during the MoneyDance Demo Day on December 9.

Hackathon participants can win up to $27,500 in prizes and have a chance to win the $10,000 grand prize at MoneyDance Demo Day. There are 5 Hackathon Finalists total: 4 Finalists are determined by MoneyDance Hackathon Judges, and 1 Finalist is determined by a community vote.

 

Key MoneyDance Hackathon Dates:

  • Hackathon Begins: September 28, 2020 9:00am ET
  • Hackathon Ends: November 17, 2020 11:45pm ET
  • Judging and Community Voting Begins: November 20, 2020 12:00am ET
  • Judging and Community Voting Ends: November 27, 2020 11:45pm ET
  • Hackathon Finalists (5) Announced: November 30, 2020 1:00pm ET

 

Key MoneyDance Demo Day Dates:
Each Hackathon Finalist is assigned a Mentor to ensure that the project is presentation-ready for MoneyDance Demo Day.

  • Road to Demo Day: November 30-December 7, 2020
    • Brainstorm Ideas: November 30, 2020
    • Draft Business Model: December 2, 2020
    • Establish Go-to-Market Strategy: December 4, 2020
    • Polish Final Presentation: December 7, 2020
  • Demo Day: December 9, 2020

 

How to participate in MoneyDance Hackathon

1. Register on Devpost

2. Join the MoneyDance Discord Chat

3. Learn More at MoneyDance.io

4. Read the MoneyDance Hackathon Resources

5. Start Building!

View full rules

Prizes

$27,500 in prizes

MoneyDance Hackathon Finalist (Avalanche Prize) (3)

• $5,000 in USDC for the best project that uses Avalanche
• Opportunity to pitch to VCs and investors at MoneyDance Demo Day for the $10,000 grand prize
• Mentorship from the Ava Labs team
• Review of your project by industry experts
• Featured on Avalanche’s blog and social media

MoneyDance Hackathon Finalist (Avalanche x Polyient Games Prize)

• $2,500 in DAI + $2,500 in USDC for the best project that uses/integrates both Polyient Games and Avalanche
• Opportunity to pitch to VCs and investors at MoneyDance Demo Day for the $10,000 grand prize
• Mentorship from the Ava Labs team
• Review of your project by industry experts
• Featured on Avalanche’s blog and social media

MoneyDance Hackathon Finalist (Avalanche Community Prize)

• Opportunity to pitch to VCs and investors at MoneyDance Demo Day for the $10,000 grand prize
• Mentorship from the Ava Labs team
• Review of your project by industry experts
• Featured on Avalanche’s blog and social media

MoneyDance Hackathon Honorable Mention (Biconomy Prize)

$3,000 in DAI for the best project that uses/integrates both Biconomy and Avalanche

MoneyDance Hackathon Honorable Mention (Polyient Games Prize)

$2,500 in DAI for the best project that uses/integrates Polyient Games

MoneyDance Hackathon Honorable Mention (Avalanche x Quantstamp Prize)

$1,000 in DAI + $1,000 in USDC for the best quality tests for Avalanche

*Please review specific rules for the Avalanche x Quantstamp Prize

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

MoneyDance Hackathon is open to:

  • Individuals who are at least the age of majority where they reside as of the time of entry
  • Teams of no more than five Eligible Individuals
  • If the team (of not more than five individuals) is from an organization, the organization, at the time of entry, has been duly organized or incorporated and validly exist, and employ 50 or fewer people

Note: Please review all rules prior to final submission.

Requirements

1. Build a functioning decentralized application using at least one of the following (requirements are dependent on the prize):

  • Avalanche Platform: X-Chain, P-Chain, C-Chain
  • Tech partner technology: Polyient Games, Biconomy, Quantstamp
  • Avalanche Platform and technology from one (or more) of the tech partners

2. Indicate which prize(s) you're participating in (multiple prizes allowed)

3. Submit a link to your codebase to allow the Judges to demo your decentralized application

4. Create an explainer video showcasing your decentralized application (optional)

Note: Please make sure to review all prize requirements. If your submission fails to meet all of the guidelines, it will not be eligible for the prize.

Judges

Kevin Sekniqi

Kevin Sekniqi
Co-founder and COO at Ava Labs

Dhawal Shah

Dhawal Shah
CBDO at Frontier Wallet

Shaishav Todi

Shaishav Todi
Partner at Lemniscap

Nick Casares

Nick Casares
Program Director at Polyient Games

Ahmed Al-Balaghi

Ahmed Al-Balaghi
Co-founder and CEO at Biconomy

Don Ho

Don Ho
Head of Business Development at Quantstamp

Etiënne vantKruys

Etiënne vantKruys
Founder and CEO at TRG Capital

More to be Announced

More to be Announced

Judging Criteria

  • Uniqueness of Idea (25%)
    Includes how innovative the idea and the excitement that the idea elicits to prospective users
  • Potential Impact of Idea (25%)
    Includes how much value the idea can add to prospective users
  • Quality of Idea and Execution (20%)
    Includes the quality of the overall idea and how well the idea was brought from idea to execution
  • Implementation of Idea (15%)
    Includes how well the overall idea was executed by the developer or team
  • Development and Design Execution (15%)
    Includes a well-designed architecture of the project, quality code, and thorough documentation