IA & IBA Invite Applications for
to participate in
BlockStart Hackathon 2021
Global Virtual Hackathon, Startup Competition & Accelerator Program to Spotlight the Next Wave of Blockchain Entrepreneurs
1. BlockStart Hackathon 2021
Blockstart Hackathon is a global hackathon and startup competition jointly organized by India Accelerator (IA) and India Block Chain Alliance (IBA) in association with IA Labs as the virtual pitch day partner of the event.
₹ 1 Lakh of Cash Prizes
Cash prizes for the winner, runner-up, and second-runner-up, applicable only for participating college students, certificate of participation for all.
Incubation & Accelerator Opportunities
Selected startups will get seed fund support, mentorship on idea problem solution phase and guidance for business growth.
$ 10,000 in perks & credits
Free credits and perks from AWS, Zoho, Hub Spot, Digital Ocean, and many more for the hackathon winners.
Mentorship & Workshops
Access to Blockchain and Full stack development courses, solution architecture, and technology guidance.
2. Better Governance for a Better India
The theme of the blockchain hackathon is to help India's journey towards AtmaNirbhar Bharat.
Medical health records,
Pharma supply chain,
Drug traceability & safety,
digital certificate management
(birth, death, education, etc),
Public service delivery
Management of Land records, traceability and disintermediation for organic farming, energy trading
Chit funds, Insurance (medical, automative etc), EV battery swapping, Payment distribution
3. Important Dates
Don't miss these dates!
Registration starts on 15th November
Submit your idea/startup details by clicking on Apply Now button and completing the call for applications form.
Information Session for Participants - 24th November 2021
understand the rules, themes ,teams, guidelines, evaluation criteria, prizes, jury and important milestones
Last date for Application - 5th December 2021
Last date to submit call for applications beyond which entries will not be entertained.
Jury Evaluation and Pitch - 7th - 8th December 2021
Selected ideas/startups will be invited for idea/product evaluation and pitching session
Mentoring Sessions - 10th December 2021
Expert mentors on block chain, technology and startups will conduct mentoring session to fine tune the idea/startup pitch before the finale
Finale - 15th December 2021
Fireside chats with program partners, demo day, pitching sessions in front of jury panel and announcement of the winners
4. How to Participate?
Hackathon is open for all young minds in colleges and universities across India, startups from all incubation and innovation hubs and individual startups
Choose your Team
Participate as: 1. Student(s),
2. University Team,
3. An individual,
4. An existing Start-up
Build working prototype
build a working Prototype / POC
(Proof of Concept) of the idea
Do Final Submission
Sumit a 3 minute video, pitch deck with <10 slides and github repository with app code
5. Judges & Mentors
6. What will you be judged on ?
Originality and creativity
Design and Technology Solution
Contribution to Indian and Global Blockchain ecosystem
Impact to Indian SDGs and AtmaNirbhar Bharat
7. Are you the next blockchain enterpreneur?
Do you have a startup idea that can become the Next Unicorn ?
Apply Now for Pre-Registration