"Road to Grizzlython" Hackathon
Updated: Apr 27
The Solana Foundation, in partnership with the Web3 Space and Super Team Vietnam, is pleased to announce the "Road to Grizzlython" Hackathon. This offline hackathon will take place in Hanoi, Vietnam on March 4th, 2023, and is open to participants globally who are able to attend the event in person. The event will offer a prize of 2,000 USD and a fully covered ticket to the Solana Hacker House in Ho Chi Minh city for one week in March.
The "Road to Grizzlython" Hackathon is a competition designed to enable members of the Solana community to bring their ideas to fruition and enter the market. This event will provide builders with the opportunity to kickstart their projects and turn them into successful, fundable ventures. The previous Solana Hackathon, Solana Summer Camp, saw nearly 18,000 participants submit 750 projects, which have collectively raised over $600 million in venture funding.
Participants will have access to a full slate of programming, including offline hours with the Solana Foundation Developer Relations Team at the Web3 Space in Hanoi, Vietnam on March 4th, 2023. In addition to the competition-wide Grand Champion, the "Road to Grizzlython" Hackathon serves as a pre-event for the global Solana hackathon, Grizzlython, which will have seven different tracks that encompass the rapidly growing Solana ecosystem. These tracks include Mobile, DeFi, Payments, Web3 Consumer, Tools + Infrastructure, Gaming, and DAOs + Network States.
As part of the "Road to Grizzlython" Hackathon event, projects will be eligible for a range of prizes.
The Champion will be awarded $1,000 USDC, along with a fully covered ticket (including flight and accommodation) for the entire team to attend the Solana Hacker House in Ho Chi Minh City in March
The first runner-up prize was $500 USDC.
The second runner-up prize $300 USDC
The best project voted by community prize : $200 USDC
Register and learn more here.
"Road to Grizzlython" Hackathon - official rule
The "Road to Grizzlython" Hackathon is a competition designed for the evaluation of projects by judges on their technological merits, without consideration of legal viability. All software developed by participants is intended solely for purposes of evaluation by judges as part of the competition, and not for commercial deployment or release as part of the Hackathon. Participants must ensure compliance with all applicable laws and regulations when releasing any software developed as part of the Hackathon.
The developer resources provided by the Web3 Space and Solana Foundation are for educational and inspirational purposes only. The Web3 Space and Solana Foundation do not condone the deployment of any such applications in violation of applicable laws or regulations, nor do they encourage, induce or sanction the deployment, integration or use of any such applications, including the code comprising the Solana blockchain protocol, in violation of applicable laws or regulations. Any such deployment, integration, or use of such applications, including by the reader, is hereby prohibited by the Web3 Space and Solana Foundation, and includes use of any such applications by the reader (a) in violation of export control or sanctions laws of the United States or any other applicable jurisdiction, or (b) if the reader is located in or ordinarily resides in a country or territory subject to comprehensive sanctions administered by the Vietnamese Government and under Vietnamese law.
Innovation: We look for projects that are unique and innovative, and that offer something new to the market or solve a real-world problem within the Solana Ecosystem .
Technical Complexity: Wwe evaluate projects based on their technical complexity, looking for projects that showcase advanced programming skills, use of cutting-edge technologies, or other technical achievements based in Solana Infrastructure .
Execution/ Completion: We evaluate projects based on their level of execution/ completion, looking for projects that are fully functional, well-designed, and have a polished user interface within the time the hackathon happens .
Impact: We look for projects that have a positive impact on the Solana Ecosystem .
Market Potential: We evaluate projects based on their market potential, looking for projects that have a clear business plan, a strong value proposition, and a clear path to profitability.
Teamwork: We evaluate projects based on the teamwork displayed by the project's participants, looking for projects that showcase strong collaboration, effective communication, and a well-functioning team.