November 6, 2017
Infinity Blockchain Labs has officially launched the very first blockchain Hackathon in Vietnam under the theme “Vietnam Blockathon – Building Blocks to Vietnam’s Future” in Hanoi & Ho Chi Minh City.
Infinity Blockchain Labs (IBL) is collaborating with top-notch Fintech and technology players, Mekong Business Initiative (MBI), Saigon Innovation Hub and FinTech Club Vietnam to launch the first Hackathon of its kind in Vietnam. Vietnam Blockathon is backed by more than 10 world-class mentors & trainers and involves one week of intensive blockchain training, a 36 hours competitive challenge, cash prizes and rewarding incubation opportunities.
Why are we here?
Building off the rise of Vietnam’s blockchain movement, the Blockchain Hackathon aims to generate mass-scale awareness and engagement with blockchain technologies. The on-boarding training week is supported by first-class mentors to inspire and empower the community to address chronic challenges in Vietnam using blockchain applications.
Recently passion for blockchain among Vietnamese youth has taken off dramatically
The Blockathon will produce innovative and valid blockchain proof-of-concepts. It will also unite key players to nurture an emerging blockchain ecosystem in Vietnam.
Registration for the Blockathon has been officially open since the beginning of November and will close on Nov 16, 2017 at 23h59m.
The blockchain training week covers major aspects of blockchain including engineering, business analysis & product development. Tentatively 15 teams (2-5 people/team) will advance to the competitive Challenge Round, during which each team will have 36 hours (from 20:00PM Friday, November 24th to 8:00AM Sunday, November 26th) to deliver a proof-of-concept and later pitch to a group of expert judges. 3-6 teams will be shortlisted and entitled to a collaborative incubation program with IBL and MBI within the National Fintech Challenge program.
Proof-of-concepts will be evaluated using the following metrics: innovation and originality, social impact, scalability and technical solution. Teams must have strong presentation skills and incorporate feedback from mentors to excel during the Pitching Round.
Winning teams are entitled to 100 million VND in cash after the Hackathon and up to 100 million prize following the incubation round. Winning teams also experience valuable engagement with first class mentors, trainers, investors and partners to realize their blockchain proof-of-concepts.
Learn from the best!
We are privileged to engage top thought leaders from Fintech and blockchain movements to support with mentoring and judging.
1. Thomas Leiritz – CTO, Blockpass IDN
2. Loi Luu – CEO & Co-founder, Kyber Network
3. Tran Huu Duc – CEO, Vietnam Innovative Startup Accelerator VIISA
4. Matsui Joutarou
5. Robert Vong – Co-founder, Blockfin Asia
6. Van Dang – Founder, Savvycom
7. Thuc Vu
Tom Howard – Chief Product Officer, Hacker Fleet
Nicolas Embleton – CTO, Scratch Financial
Conor Colwell – Co-founder, Chain of Things
Charles Lee – Co-founder, Coder School
Toan Hoang – Technical Lead, Infinity Blockchain Labs
Nguyen Duc Dinh Nghia – Masters in transportation optimization, Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology
Khong Quoc Phu – Technical Lead, Infinity Blockchain Labs
Helen Bui – Founder & CEO, Skylet
Anh Hoang – Business Development Manager, fram
Marcus Ellison – Co-Founder, CEO – VentureMark Investment Platform
Hua Le Thanh Vy – Technical Lead, Infinity Blockchain Labs
Thang Vicgo – Co Founder, Vicgo
Contact: Nicole Nguyen – firstname.lastname@example.org
Diem Tran – email@example.com
Join Blockathon TODAY to Build the Blocks to Vietnam’s future!
Organized by Infinity Blockchain Labs – a leader of blockchain ecosystems in Vietnam, and supported by State Bank of Vietnam, Fintech Club Vietnam, Saigon Innovation Hub and Mekong Business Initiatives, Blockathon aims to draw 200 individuals to participate in Vietnam’s first blockchain Hackathon. Let’s build blocks to Vietnam’s future!