Student Hackathons For DeFi & Privacy

We connect crypto clubs & open source hackers around the globe. Developers hack for 2.5 weeks and build DeFi & Privacy projects (MVPs) that have real world applications.

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At openDeFi, we bring startup magic, blockchain experts, & curious developers together for 2.5 weeks of innovation.

1 Day (Vitual) logo Open DeFi & Privacy Conference Online Fri Jan 10th, 2020 2 Weeks (Virtual) logo Virtual OpenDeFi Hackathon Online Sat Jan 11th-25th In Real Life (IRL) logo Investor Dinners, Project Feedback, & Hacking San Francisco Sat Jan 25th-26th 1 Day (Virtual) logo Demo Day With Investors & Prizes Online Fri Feb 7th
Build Something Useful - IRL
Geeky Glasses + pizza

Technical Workshops With Q/A:

Learn new skills from the best cryptographers, DeFi experts, and blockchain engineers in the space. Ask questions. Get hired. Create or contribute to the formation of a viable blockchain business.

Hackathon & Team Formation:

Form your teams, start building your protoype, connect with mentors & investors, and ask questions.

Investor Dinners, Hacking, & Pitch Practice

Join us IRL in San Francisco. Eat good food, get feedback on your project from your peers, and continue building.

Demo Day & Job Fair:

Teams will have 3 minutes to pitch their project in front of a crowd of investors from around the globe. Win prizes & potentially get funded. Blockchain companies will be actively conducting interviews & may hire!

Keyboard

Speakers & Mentors

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Hsin-Ju Chuang

Founder & Organizer of OpenDeFi

ex-Head of Growth @ Stellar (XLM), Solana; ex-Director @Tezos (TQ).

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Scott Moore

Co-Founder of Gitcoin

ex-Ethereum Support Group Member; Consensys Grants Advisory Committee

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Chris McCann

Managing Partner at Proof of Capital

Founder @RelayNode & @Startup Digest. ex-GreyLock Partners

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Benny Giang

Co-Founder of CryptoKitties

Hyper Growth @DapperLabs

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Bob Upham

Advisor & Mentor @Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Tech (UC Berkeley)

ex-Senior Director, Digital Products @Visa

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Alexis Gauba

Co-Founder of She256; Co-Founder @Opyn

R&D at Blockchain @ Berkeley; Research @MechanismLabs

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Luke Youngblood

Founder & CEO of Blockscale

Created the Staking Infrastructure for the Tezos Foundation; works with CoinBase Custody.

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Matt Quinn

Co-Founder of Starfish Mission

ETH SF Meetup Organizer; Community @Nervos.

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Lynette Ban

Advisor & Co-Founder of Cornell Blockchain

BD at Tezos (TQ); ex-Barclays; ex-IBM

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Baek Kyoum Kim

Senior Associate at Hashed

Ex-engineer @ Amazon Web Services

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Dieter Fishbein

Head of Grants @ The Web3 Foundation

ex-Venture Investor @CMCC Global

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Andrea Lo

Head of Business Development @Harbor

ex-Venture Principal @SkyDeck Berkeley, ex-Investments @Oxford Seed Fund

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Mentor

Tiger Kim

Korea Lead @GO.Exchange

Seoul Curator @RelayNode; Ex-BD Manager @KyberNetwork

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Julian Koh

Software Engineer @Coinbase Custody

Ex-Consultant @Metastable Capital; Ex-Intern at Numerai

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Frequently Asked Questions

+ Do I need to be a student to participate?

No. OpenDeFi Hackathons are 100% open to all developers & designers regardless of skill level.

+ How do I apply?

Our first hackathon will happen in San Francisco, January 2020. Apply below to reserve your spot.

+ What is OpenDefi?

OpenDeFi runs hackathons & works with universities, research organizations, and quality DeFi projects to inspire students & hackers to build privacy applications & next-gen, decentralized financial instruments.

+ Can I be a mentor?

Yes! Mentors are a critical part of OpenDeFi hackathon - they assist hackers by giving advice, helping troubleshoot, and providing other assistance. Shoot us a message at hj@opendefi.network.

+ How do I sponsor?

Please send all sponsorship inquiries to hj@opendefi.network.

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