The First Blockchain Hackathon In Viet Nam Has Officially Launched Infinity Blockchain Labs

The First Blockchain Hackathon In Viet Nam Has Officially Launched

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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.

The First Blockchain Hackathon In Viet Nam Has Officially Launched

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.

Timeline Of Blockchain Hackathon

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.

Prizes Of Blockchain Hackathon

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.

The First Blockchain Hackathon In Viet Nam Has Officially Launched

JUDGES
1. Thomas Leiritz – CTO, Blockpass IDN

  • Business Director, Infinity Blockchain Labs
  • Managing Director, Ozerside

2. Loi Luu – CEO & Co-founder, Kyber Network

  • Phd Candidate, National University of Singapore
  • Co-Founder and Main Developer, truongnha.com

3. Tran Huu Duc – CEO, Vietnam Innovative Startup Accelerator VIISA

  • Director, FPT Ventures
  • CIO/CTO, FPT Trading Group

4. Matsui Joutarou

  • CEO of PROTEUSION RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

5. Robert Vong – Co-founder, Blockfin Asia

  • MBA, New York University

6. Van Dang – Founder, Savvycom

  • Vice President VNITO

7. Thuc Vu

  • PhD in computer Science of Stanford university
  • CEO Ohmnilabs, Founder Kambria, Founder Weeby.co

MENTORS
Tom Howard – Chief Product Officer, Hacker Fleet

  • CEO, DigitalEngine.io
  • Growth Hacker & Web Developer, Slam Dunk Interactive

Nicolas Embleton – CTO, Scratch Financial

  • Partner, MarketOi
  • Director of Product Development, Monetization, MySQUAR

Conor Colwell – Co-founder, Chain of Things

  • Founding Partner, Hop Leaf Limited
  • Co-founder, The Briteside
  • Macroeconomic Analyst, GaveKal Research
  • Director, 2017 Pacific

Charles Lee – Co-founder, Coder School

  • Co-founder, Consultant, Contractor, Charles Lee, LLC
  • Mentor (Rails, Frontend, iOS)

Toan Hoang – Technical Lead, Infinity Blockchain Labs

  • Technical Lead, Skoolbo
  • CTO, JOY Entertainment
  • iOs Programmer Supervisor, Gameloft

Nguyen Duc Dinh Nghia – Masters in transportation optimization, Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology

  • Lecturer of Asia Blockchain Education

Khong Quoc Phu – Technical Lead, Infinity Blockchain Labs
Helen Bui – Founder & CEO, Skylet

  • Co-founder, Women in Fintech
  • Advisor, DataBlade,Inc

Anh Hoang – Business Development Manager, fram

  • Former Business Development Executive, TOP MỐT

Marcus Ellison – Co-Founder, CEO – VentureMark Investment Platform

  • Co-Founder, CEO – HackerFleet Startup Builder
  • Co-Founder, CoderSchool Professional Coding School

Hua Le Thanh Vy – Technical Lead, Infinity Blockchain Labs

  • R&D Director + Solution Architect At Piksal Jsc
  • Internet Of Things Researcher At Artificial Intelligence Lab
  • Co-founder + Solution Architect + Devops Admin At Zenithtek

Thang Vicgo – Co Founder, Vicgo

  • Lecturer – University of Economics HCMC
  • Founder at The UEH Connected platform
  • Co-Founder of Globestudy

Website: Blockathon
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/infinityblockchainlabs/
Contact: Nicole Nguyen – nicole@blockchainlabs.asia
Diem Tran – diemtk@blockchainlabs.asia
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!