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Gitcoin Virtual Hackathon


Sep 1, 2020 - Oct 15, 2020

This hackathon event had ended at Oct. 15, 2020, 11:59 p.m., please check the ongoing hackathons.


Gitcoin + Filecoin

On September 1st to October 15th, Protocol Labs + Gitcoin are opening our doors for the Ignite Incubator. It is an 6 week, invite-only program designed for Filecoin entrepreneurs and makers to help them build investable businesses. There will be opportunities for serendipity 150+ highly talented builders together to become pioneers of the Filecoin and Web3 ecosystems.

Gitcoin is co-creating APOLLO with Protocol Labs to support the Filecoin mainnet launch and help projects from Web3.0 that will be leveraging the features of this underlying tech to create an internet that is censorship resistant, user-controlled, and trustless.

We believe that it is important to have exceptional people, regardless of their background and nationality, work on addressing large global opportunities and challenges by building groundbreaking technology companies. With the success of KERNEL, we are highly motivated to provide the best experience for this cohort.

Projects participating in the event will receive expert-level training and support, in a fast-track program aimed at helping them obtain investor funding and product-market fit. Your ideas and efforts throughout the program will also compete for a generous investment pool: $150k to be invested in the best projects!

Filecoin is a peer-to-peer network that stores files with built-in economic incentives to ensure files are stored reliably over time. It is made by Protocol Labs and builds on top of the InterPlanetary File System, allowing users to rent unused hard drive space.

It's core vision is decentralized storage that serves as a data backbone that will break the bottleneck of data transfer in Web3.0 and Ethereum applications.

Ready to join APOLLO? Engage! πŸ––

Juan Benet β€” Creator, Filecoin

Vivek Singh β€” COO, Gitcoin

Austin Griffith β€” Ethereum Foundation

…and many more to come!

Is there a cost for APOLLO?

There is no cost for accepted participants to attend the program. There may be a requirement to stake $100 if you’d like access to the exclusive community events during the program, which you’d receive back at the end of the program.

How do I join?

Join Now by completing the registration form. Gitcoin will review your application and select a curated list of registrants to join a private, invite-only chat for the event.

What is the timeline for the program?

Applications Open: July 28nd, 2020

Applications Close: August 14th, 2020

Kick-off Retreat: Sept 3rd, 2020

The End: October 15th, 2020


Gitcoin + Filecoin

Join Now!

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Check out the Prizes

Visit the Prize Explorer to check out the prizes posted by our hackathon sponsors. Click each prize to show important details, including the submission requirements, submission deadline, etc.

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Join the Hackathons Chat Workspace

Chat with other hackers, ask sponsors and the Gitcoin team questions, find or create a team, and communicate real-time. Click here to join the party!

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Start Work via Gitcoin

When your team is formed please have one of your teammates navigate to each prize page you plan to compete for and click the β€œStart Work” button.

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Build your cool ideas and make your vision come true with your team!

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Submit Work via Gitcoin

When your project is completed, submit your work by clicking the β€œSubmit Work” button on the prize page/