Babylon Project
By World Blockchain Hackathon
9th-11th, Oct 2020
Babylon Project
By World Blockchain Hackathon
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About
As the cradle of civilization, Babylon is a symbol of what people can achieve when there is unity and intent to build.

The Babylon Project is a 3-day virtual Blockchain & Data Science hackathon with thousands of global participants & sponsors.
Values
We're creating an international community/ecosystem that empowers awesome builders by providing & democratizing access to knowledge, capital, and mentorship.

Educate, empower, and elevate the next generation of builders.
Main Prize
The winning team gets a $100,000 investment and a 12 weeks acceleration program which includes technical, business, and media support
(In partnership with Aves Lair Accelerator)

Thousands of USD will be won by the top 20 teams. (More details will be announced in the Discord channel)

The Finalist will have a chance to pitch in front of global participants of Digital Week Online Conference
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Tracks
This hackathon will focus on real life application of Blockchain & Data Science technologies in different industries.
Participants are equally encouraged to generate, validate, and build ideas and continue working on respective projects even after the hackathon.
Blockchain
The Babylon Project is a movement to grow Blockchain developer ecosystems worldwide. Developers will build Blockchain skills and develop decentralized applications. Potential focus areas include, but are not limited to, DeFi, Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs), Decentralized Exchanges (DEXs), lending protocols, insurance, synthetic assets & smart contracts in any industry.

Data Science
The Data Science track will focus on the Data Driven Economy. Participants will gain extra points by applying data science concepts in decentralized applications.
Friday - 9th Oct
Saturday - 10th Oct
Sunday - 11th Oct
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Judges, Mentors & Speakers
Founder
Gideon Nweze
CoFounder @Village
Founder @World Blockchain Hackathon
Emily Slade
CoFounder & COO
@Valence
Stani Kulechov
Founder & CEO
@Aave
Krystal Gracier
Investment Banking Associate - Global Technology
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Katie SanFillippo
CEO @ChickTech
Dr Chong Li
Venture Partner
@Aves Lair
Eric Benz
CEO
@Changelly
Eyal Hertzog
CoFounder @Bancor
Founder @DeWeb

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Posiedon Ho
General Partner @Outliers Fund
Yael Rozencwajg
Chair of the board @Blockchain Israel
Founder @Blockchain Academy, @Nevelab
Chris Hutchinson
Head of Global Community
@Web3 Foundation
Bruce Pon
Founder
@Ocean Protocol
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Naomi Freeman
Leadership Fellow
@Women Who Code
Stephen Alexander
Creator @Digital Value CaptureĀ®
Faculty Member @Hult
Karen Hsu
CEO @BlockchainIntel
CoFounder @Blockchain By Women
Contributor
Chukwudi Derek Uche
CoFounder & CEO @Village
Past @Google AI
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Francis Berwa
Head of Operations @Aves Lair
Co-Founder & COO
@Homebloc
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Andriy Saranenko
COO
@BTCU
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Yao Marian Tong
Venture Partner
@Aves Lair
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Nik Kalyani
CEO/Co-founder @Decentology

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Recruiting partner
Digital Marketing Partner
Social media partner
Media Partners
FAQ
Is it virtual?
YES.
It is a 3-day virtual event and all you need to participate is:
  • Computer & internet connection
  • Coffee
  • You
Will I get the Certificate of Participation?
YES. All final participants will be issued ERC20 certificate of participation.
How does judging work?
Details of the judging will be announced in Discord. Top rated teams will have the opportunity to present/demo their project in front of all participants . Finalists will pitch at our closing ceremony in an international conference, which will also be viewable globally via live stream.
Prize
The Babylon Project 2020 will award more than $100,000 to the winning team, plus 12 weeks of business and tech acceleration as ongoing support. The 2020 World Blockchain event will also award additional prizes to other notable winning concepts, innovations and projects as assessed by this year's more than 30 judges.
What is Discord?
Discord is our official communication channel during and after the hackathon. It is a community platform.

Discord is built to allow you and other members to message each other.
When do I get access to Discord
October 1st.
All accepted participants will get private invitation to join The Babylon Project's Discord.
8 days before the hackathon is enough time to acquaint oneself with the community and materials and form teams and get ready for 72 hours of magic.
Individual or Team Approach
The maximum participants in a team is 10.
Participants are encouraged to form teams. However, even a single engineer can compete for prizes during the hackathon.
Can I participate if I am not a developer?
YES. Building a company requires several skills. All tech professionals are welcome to apply, such as UX/UI designers, entrepreneurs, BizDev, etc.
Do I have to speak English to participate in the Hackathon?
English is the official language of the hackathon. Make sure to have an english speaker in your team as all instructions and presentations will be in the English Language.
Who owns the IP?
The Intellectual Property belongs to the team unless a sponsoring organization has the option to provide tasks with exclusive IP rights. In such cases, all participants will be notified in advance.
Agenda & Hackathon Program
Agenda updates will be available on the website and on the Discord Channel.
Can I participate with a pre-existing project?
Yes. Pre-existing projects are allowed to participate. However, you will have to build a new feature for an existing project that is unique and standalone. Judges will make the final decision on whether a project will qualify for prize consideration.
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