March 2023, Hyderabad, India – Algorand Hack House convened 300+ talented Web3 devs and founders to take over T-Hub, the India’s largest tech innovation campus. Innovators traveled from across the world to join the Algorand team for this 3-day event packed with building, networking, and learning. The outcome? World-class teams pitching real-world solutions built on the Algorand blockchain. Algorand Hack House events are a real sandbox for testing and sharing ideas, being noticed by investors, and getting hands-on support from the Algorand Developer Relations team.
India is making major moves in the Web3 space. A country that “was effectively the back office of Web2” due to the amount of work outsourced from Silicon Valley and global banks has designs on becoming “the innovation hub of Web3”, according to Coindesk. AlgoBharat, Algorand’s dedicated India team, will be supporting the country’s tech innovation through education and events, helping startups make the jump from Web2 to Web3, and working with state and local government partners.
Algorand Hack House comprised developer workshops, networking opportunities, and discussions and panels from industry experts. There were team matchmaking sessions to get attendees thinking collaboratively and open office hours to offer support to builders. The highlight was the pitch competition that saw 50+ incredible projects share their work.
Talks from the Algorand team included an introduction to AlgoKit, the 10-minute Algorand onboarding kit, and Beaker, the Algorand smart contract framework. There were also more general talks on how to build the next killer Web3 app, tokenization, and treasury management in Web3. The Onramp team, who support those who want to onramp fiat to Algo integration, also spoke at the Hack House.
Johanna Moran, Head of Dev Programs for Algorand Foundation, who judged the final competition, said: “The quality and diversity of devs we engaged with at Algorand Hack House was outstanding. This was evident from the projects that competed in the pitch competition and we look forward to supporting these high-potential projects going forward.”
The pitch competition application process was simple: send us a pitch deck and a 30-second video about your project and then present it at the event to a roomful of investors and accelerator leaders. In first place was Evident Capital, a Hong Kong-based investment vehicle for businesses. Runners up in second and third place were Tokenize, offering tokenization infrastructure as a service, and StreaX, streamlining communication infrastructure in Web3. The winning team was awarded 10k Algos, the 2nd, 5k, and 3rd, 2k.
Did you form a new team at Algorand Hack House? There’s still time to apply for the Hyderabad Algorand Hackathon, a three-week virtual hackathon for those who attended the Hyderabad event. As with the pitch competition, first place will be awarded 10k Algos, second, 5k, and third, 2k. Entries must be submitted by April 13th, and the winners will be announced April 20th. All submissions must be using Algorand technology. You can find out more information by signing up on Taikai.
Where next? Algo House is coming to NFT.NYC on April 13th, 2023. This is an exciting opportunity for creatives, builders, and brands to come together at the biggest event in the NFT calendar. Register to save your space with us at Algo House NFT.NYC. Expect speeches on how blockchain is reshaping music, utility NFTs, and empowering stories from creators who are leveraging blockchain technology.
Our NFT-themed pitch event is the place to showcase your NFT tools and projects. You can apply online with your ideas and then the top 10 applicants will be invited to pitch their solutions on-site at NFT.NYC Algo House. Win prizes, gain exposure to investors, and push your project to the next level.