ICP Portugal’s ‘Build on ICP’ Hackathon is back with Powerful Partnership

Lisbon, Portugal – Are you a developer or team ready to push technological boundaries on the Internet Computer Protocol (ICP)? Check out the Build on ICP Hackathon, organized by ICP Hub Portugal in collaboration with Open Internet Summer. The event runs from July 1 to 12, and applications are open until July 1st.

During the hackathon, participants will compete for a $10,000 prize pool, and winning projects will receive marketing assistance, funding support, and other additional benefits! This is a prime opportunity to turn your vision into a market-ready reality and make a lasting impact on the Internet Computer ecosystem.

ICP Hub Portugal and Open Internet Summer Partnership

The Build on ICP Hackathon and Open Internet Summer are joining forces to build a top-tier ecosystem of decentralized technologies. Open Internet Summer is celebrated for leveraging DAOs on ICP, and their ethos of entrepreneurship perfectly aligns with the principles of ICP. Through this strategic partnership, both initiatives aim to create a platform where developers and enthusiasts can build, learn, and innovate.

Why Join the Build on ICP Hackathon?

The hackathon is an opportunity for developers and teams to demonstrate their skills and make an impression in front of judges, top venture capitalists, and established founders. With a prize pool of $10,000, the stakes are high.

The hackathon features two main tracks – AI/Infrastructure and Main/Generic. Prizes for the top teams in each track include substantial cash awards, PR campaigns, fast-tracks to the ICP accelerator program, and grants and funding support.

But the hackathon offers more than just prizes. Participants will have access to training sessions, mentorship from top ICP builders, and a supportive community that encourages growth.

Build on ICP Hackathon Prizes

The Build on ICP Hackathon offers a generous prize pool of up to $10,000.

In the AI/Infrastructure Track, the first-place winner will receive $2,500 in stablecoins, along with a PR campaign, expedited entry into the ICP accelerator program, and additional grants and funding support. The second-place winner will receive $1,500 in stablecoins, while the third-place winner will receive $500 in stablecoins.

In the Main/Generic Track, the first-place winner will receive $2,000 in stablecoins, a PR campaign, fast-track access to the ICP accelerator program, and grants and funding support. The second-place winner will receive $1,000 in stablecoins, and the third-place winner will receive $500 in stablecoins.

The prizes will be announced on July 11th during the IRL Showcase day in Lisbon, Portugal, and winners will receive their awards within two weeks of the announcement. KYC verification will be mandatory to claim the payments.

Eligibility and Event Timeline

There are a few conditions for participation. Teams must not have received a DFINITY Foundation grant for their project, and the project should be unique to the ICP ecosystem, with no similar existing solutions. Participants must be proficient in English, and all team members must be over 18. 

If you meet the above requirements and are considering applying for a shot at the $10,000 prize pool, below is a snapshot of the key dates for the Build on ICP Hackathon.

Application Phase: From June 10 to July 1st, developers and teams can apply to participate in the hackathon.

Onboarding and Training: The onboarding phase runs from June 24 to July 1st.

Hacking Phase: From July 1 to July 10, teams will work on their projects, using ICP technology to create unique solutions.

Final Showcase: The hackathon culminates in an IRL Showcase event on July 11 in Lisbon, where the winners will be announced and celebrated.

Inclusivity and Community Focus

One of the standout features of the Build on ICP Hackathon is its inclusivity. The event is open to anyone interested in building or brainstorming on projects related to the Internet Computer, DAOs, Web3, and Open Internet Services. Even non-coders can join as beta testers, providing valuable feedback to the teams.

Register for the Build on ICP Hackathon

The Build on ICP Hackathon, in collaboration with Open Internet Summer, is on a mission to build a sustainable ecosystem for decentralized technologies. By bringing together a broad group of participants and providing top-notch resources, this strategic partnership is paving the way for the future of the Internet. If you want to learn more about the upcoming hackathon or wish to apply, click here for more details.

About Internet Protocol (ICP)

The Internet Computer Protocol (ICP) is a blockchain network, forging the next generation of IT architecture and infrastructure. Founded by the DFINITY Foundation, ICP is empowering builders and developers with the tools needed to create inclusive and decentralised digital infrastructure, without the fear of centralised entities looming over – an open internet where everyone can contribute and has control over their data.

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