The Next Top TON Startup is a virtual hackathon, startup competition and accelerator program helping spotlight the next wave of leading entrepreneurs building on the FreeTON blockchain.

This is the opportunity to build, pitch and test out your idea in-front of executives at industry leading protocols, organizations and investors in the TON Alliance. You can participate solo or to make a team. Compete in different prize categories, or tracks to win crypto bounties and access to opportunities that go beyond the hackathon.

https://toptonstartup.com/

Hackathon Sponsors

Prizes

$170,000 in prizes

1st Place (2)

- 2 winners of 50,000 in TON Crystal tokens
- Mentorship & operational support
- Application into the TON Crystal Handshake incubation program
- Acceptance into the FreeTON Defi Alliance partner program
- FreeTON Swag

2nd Place (2)

- 2 winners of 25,000 in TON Crystal tokens
- Mentorship & operational support
- Application into the TON Crystal Handshake incubation program
- Acceptance into the FreeTON Defi Alliance partner program
- FreeTON Swag

3rd Place (2)

- 2 winners of 15,000 in TON Crystal tokens
- Mentorship & operational support
- Acceptance into the FreeTON Defi Alliance partner program
- FreeTON Swag

4th Place (2)

- 2 winners of 10,000 in TON Crystal tokens
- FreeTON Swag

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Requirements

Your submission must be in the English language and consist of:

  • Project Overview: Describe your project in full details along with links such as website, repositories and other necessary links. Fill your document with a full scope of what has been completed to help the judges better understand your project. Be sure to Include which category your project falls under. 
  • Video: A short video (less than 3 minutes) demonstrating your project.

Also, please note:

  • Multiple submissions: You can submit multiple projects to the hackathon, as a part of the same team or a different team. However, you are eligible to win only a single prize.
  • Re-submission/editing of submissions: You can re-submit or edit your submission until the submission deadline. Your latest version of a submission before the deadline will be considered for judging.

Judges

Michael Gord

Michael Gord
Co-founder and CEO of GDA Capital & Managing Director at the XDB Foundation

Nikita Inshakov

Nikita Inshakov
Founding Member @ FreeTON DeFi Alliance

Isabella Wong

Isabella Wong
Co-Founder & Marketing Manager @ Sirius Labs

Judging Criteria

  • Originality & Creativity
    How novel and innovative is the idea? Does it set out to do something completely different or at least improve existing models?
  • Technicality & Design
    What is the tech like? Does it have comprehensive and efficient features? Is the code understandable and usable by others? Is it designed to scale?
  • Business Model & Feasibility
    What is the value proposition and how does it set out to differentiate itself? How will it capture value, new users and/or generate revenue? Is the project positioned to succeed?
  • Usability
    What is the user experience like? Is it clean and intuitive? How will you implement UX/UI?
  • Practicality & Use Case
    Is this something people would actually use and want? Will the idea have an impact on people, revolutionize some aspect of human life, or disrupt the status quo?
  • Contribution to the Global Blockchain Ecosystem
    How does your idea increase global blockchain adoption, value for its users, and innovation in the field of Open Source technology? Does it welcome new users and help existing users?

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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Hackathon sponsors

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