21 November 18.30 – 20:30

This is an educational panel event on blockchain and also the launch event for the Future of Blockchain University Startup Competition (details below). Event to be followed by drinks and networking.

Speakers tba About the competition: what is it? A competition for those at UK universities to build a startup project in blockchain with the help of some of the leading teams and developers. Challenge: build something amazing involving blockchain: it could be whatever you like, or it could be answering a specific challenge.

Open to: students, academics, alumni and affiliates in Oxford, Cambridge, Imperial, LSE, UCL, KCL. Duration: from November 2018 to March 2019 

 To enter, choose a challenge to answer: open track: do something amazing involving blockchain. It could be a dapp on ethereum, a white paper on the use of blockchain in society, a presentation, a video – there’s only one condition: it has to be amazing. 

TBA: 7 platform specific tracks. Prizes and benefits for everyone, coaching on how to develop in blockchain and a mentor from a leading team or investor in blockchain with weekly office hours + for attending the workshops t-shirts, hoodies, hats, beer, wine, dinners, hardware wallets, computer accessories, free development tutorials with leading blockchain developers + for the best challenge entries (min 24, max 40) £2000 cash bounties and seed investment for viable prize winners who want to take their project full-time + for the best projects overall 1st prize: £20k cash 2nd prize: £10k cash 3rd prize: £5k cash

Structure: register for the competition by Sunday 25th November 2018 attend the launch event in your city (either Oxford, Cambridge or London) on Weds 21st Nov, Thurs 22nd Nov or Fri 23rd Nov be selected to attend the workshops attend the workshops (date below) and work on your project between November and March 2019. Pitch your idea at the finale in March 2019 at Oxford 

How to enter? Click here or on the link at the bottom of the page who is it open to/who is eligible? The competition is open to any student, academic, affiliate or alumni of University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, Imperial University, Kings College London, University College London, London School of Economics. How big do teams have to be? Teams can be as small as one person. However, we advise two things: 1) you should probably team up with at least one other person. Don't worry about finding anyone now, we can pair you up at a workshop later on. 2) Unless you're entering a non-technical challenge (for instance writing a paper on the wider influence of blockchain in society or the iconomi asset management challenge), we highly recommend having a developer on your team? What do I build? Your answer to a challenge can be anything you like. It could be building something technically (like a dapp), it could be writing a white paper, it could be a presentation, it could be writing an essay. Whatever you think the best way is to answer the challenge, we want to see it. How much commitment do I need to put in? The winning candidates will invariably be the ones that attend the weekly workshops we put on and the office hours with your mentor. You don't have to attend all these to win, but we strongly suggest you do so. Where is it taking place? Oxford, Cambridge and London. There will be a panel event to launch the competition in each city. Therefore, there will be workshops in each city on a weekly basis (so 3 a week), excluding Christmas holidays? How do I win? Produce the best pitch at the finale event in March 2019. 

 

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