Grants&Hackathons For DoraHackers

DoraHacks
8 min readFeb 25, 2024

Grant DAOs — Long-term Programs Funding BUIDLers

Aptos Grant DAO

Aptos Grant DAO is a long-term funding program for early Aptos BUIDLers, initiated by DoraHacks. The program looks forward to the brightest minds of all tracks to enrich the Aptos ecosystem and get funded. Judging and prize-giving will happen periodically.

Meanwhile, Aptos Grant DAO will also be a part of DoraHacks’ long-term program funding BUIDLers in various blockchain ecosystems, as DoraHacks’ innovation to empower the everlasting hacker movement.

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Dora Grant DAO

  • Dora Grant DAO is a community-driven program to fund the hacker movement — explore and assist hackers with innovative ideas, and eventually help them build important products for the future of multi-chain Web3 ecosystem.
  • The grantees will be offered the valuable opportunities to obtain funding to further develop their projects (BUIDLs) and achieve milestones that they have set out. Meanwhile, they will also get access to the Dora community and corresponding resources helpful for the teams in the further development.

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ETH Research Grant

Initiated by Dora Dōjo, ETH Research Grant is dedicated to funding projects and research topics in the Ethereum community and promoting the further development of Ethereum. A rolling monthly review is conducted on the Grant, which has a long-term validity.The monthly prize pool is up to 5,000 USDT and individual projects are funded at 300–1,000 USDT.

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Multi-chain Community&DAO Grant-Round 1

Web3 cannot be what it is today without the power of communities all over the world. Being part of the communities, DoraHacks is thrilled to start Multi-chain DAO&Community Grant(MCDG), a long-term grant funding the sustainable development of Web3 communities and DAOs, as well as showing our love and appreciation to the contributors for the past, present and future of Web3.

The grant provides every qualified community with an initial grant plus a long-term grant by milestones. In Round 1, $100K will be provided for the grant pool.

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Web3 Hackathons

BNBChain Hackathon: Building Smart and Fully-On-Chain Applications

Welcome to the BNB Chain Hackathon 2024: a hub of innovation where blockchain technology meets fresh creative ideas.

Join us and immerse yourself in a dynamic space where innovative minds and blockchain technology come together to create exciting real-world innovations! Participants can compete for a substantial $60,000 prize pool from BNB Chain challenge tracks and $115,500 prize pool from our annual sponsors challenge tracks.

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SpiderHack by Botanix: the first EVM Hackathon on Bitcoin

Botanix Labs invites you to the SpiderHack, the first Spiderchain hackathon event to create innovative EVM dApps on Botanix, the first EVM-equivalent Layer 2 running on Bitcoin.

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Filecoin | InterPlanetary Consensus (IPC): Data Economy Hackathon

Application Guide

Welcome to the Data Economy Hackathon! This hackathon is all about bringing together the brightest minds to push the boundaries of what’s possible in web3. Imagined by PL Architect in collaboration with our flagship sponsors, Filecoin and InterPlanetary Consensus (IPC), we are rallying developers from Asia and across the globe to explore and build on the Protocol Labs Ecosystem tech stack.

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MACI Use Case Hackathon | Use Dora Vota to Quickly Implement MACI, Powered by Dora Factory

As an important player of MACI innovation and adoption, Dora Factory has supported its implementation in various important Web3 events so far with ETHDenver, Opensea, 0x Protocol, etc.. In the year 2023, with the launch of Dora Vota Network, MACI is further made easy for the Cosmos Interchain ecosystem. We here invite everyone, whether you’re a seasoned developer or just fascinated by the world of blockchain, to seize the chance to make a real impact.

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Solana Consumer Hack 12

Solana Consumer Hack is a series of sponsored hackathons organized by the Solana Foundation. This series of events aims to provide an opportunity for programmers to familiarize themselves with developing applications on the blockchain through the use of SDK tools provided by significant projects in the Solana Ecosystem: Wormhole, Orca, SolScan, Civic, Crossmint, CandyPay, Shyft, HxroNetwork, Dialect,…

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Hack Secret 2024

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Feb 2- Mar 4

$15,000

Application Guide

HackSecret is the premiere EVM and Cosmos web3 privacy hackathon, focused on dApps that use Secret Network’s confidential smart contracts to bring privacy to the interchain. Secret Network offers scalable permissionless smart contracts with a private by default design — bringing novel use cases to blockchain not feasible on public systems. Secret Network is built with the Cosmos SDK bringing interoperable privacy to the entire Cosmos and EVM ecosystems.

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Official Application for ICC Camp S1

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Prize Pool

Details

Jan 5- Feb 29

$3,000,000

Application Guide

ICC Camp is a 6-month accelerating program focusing on Web3 Gaming, and will provide comprehensive support for Web3 gaming startup projects entrepreneurs aspiring to explore the Web3 gaming ecosystem. The selected startup teams can get comprehensive guidance from a strong lineup of mentors, massive resource support from partnered institutions, and the investment opportunity from the speciated investment plan, etc.

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HubaThon StartUp Competition

HubaThon is the Crypto Tourney you all have been waiting for to Showcase your project and have the chance to be recognized as a leader in the crypto space.

This HubaThon event is not just a competition; it’s a celebration of innovation and a chance for emerging crypto projects to make their mark in the rapidly evolving blockchain landscape.

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Shido Forge Hackathon

Shido Hackathon is both virtual and physical events occurring throughout the year. We are hosting both traditional Hackathon’s and global online events where the most prominent developers, entrepreneurs and builders comes together to compete to launch their crypto startup on Shido Network.

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Planq Long-Term Grant Program — Round Two

After a successful first round, Planq and Dorahacks are teaming up to host the second round of the long-term developer grant program. Developers can complete tasks and receive rewards in Planq’s native token $PLQ. This strategic collaboration aims to foster innovation and engage the developer community in enhancing Planq’s ecosystem.

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Frontier Tech Hackathons

Starship Use Cases Hackathon | Your Creativity Shapes the Future of Space

Starship, a super heavy-lift launch vehicle under development by SpaceX, with its transformative potential, paves the way for humanity to reach new frontiers — whether it’s the Moon, Mars, or beyond. We are steadfast in our belief of pushing the boundaries of what’s possible, propelling ourselves to the stars.

At the Starship Use Cases Hackathon, our mission is simple yet profound: to inspire and empower space enthusiasts, engineers, and innovators to envision groundbreaking solutions for the future of space exploration.

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Space Resource and Exploration Hackathon

Get ready to blast off into the world of space resources and space exploration! Introducing the Space Resources and Exploration Grant, a long-term initiative by DoraHacks, designed to foster space tech innovation. Submissions are open year-round, so seize this opportunity!

We’re committed to supporting and empowering innovators in this exciting frontier. With a grant pool of $10,000, every project with potential stands a chance to win a minimum of $1000!

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NISQ Quantum Grant

To further support the development of quantum computing applications, open source tools, quantum physics experiments, and community building, the NISQ (Noisy Intermediate-Scale Quantum) Quantum Hackathon , initiated by Hacker Dojo, is now available! We’re committed to supporting and empowering innovators in this exciting frontier. With a grant pool of $10,000, every project with potential stands a chance to win a minimum of $1000!

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Coming soon…

Bufficorn Ventures’ Buffitank Pitchfest

Bufficorn Ventures’ Buffitank Pitchfest returns for its second year; this time, we’re expanding our horizons. We spotlight the broader ETHDenver ecosystem’s most groundbreaking and innovative early-stage startups. ETHDenver’s Pitchfest will take place on Sunday, March 3, 2024. BV’s Buffitank Pitchfest provides a space for the many teams who have already organized themselves and are looking for investment, customers, and exposure. Ideally, teams already have a close connection to the ETHDenver/ SporkDAO community.

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ETHBucharest

ETHBucharest is a 3-day hackathon that kicks off on 27th of March with IRL TeamBuilding, workshops and side events to welcome our hackers. On the 28th noon ETHBucharest officially commences, along with the Conference, to end submissions in the morning of March 30th.

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FLock is a unique platform integrating on-chain decentralized machine learning to offer a secure and efficient solution for finetuning and inferencing AI models. Leveraging the combined strengths of blockchain technology and artificial intelligence, it provides a powerful environment for organizations or individuals dealing with large datasets. This document is a high-level description of FLock’s development ecosystem.

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About DoraHacks

DoraHacks is a global hackathon organizer and one of the world’s most active multi-chain Web3 developer platforms. It creates a global hacker movement and provides crypto native toolkits to help developers around the world team up and fund their ideas and BUIDLs via hackathons, bounties, grants, grant DAOs, and public good staking.

By far, more than 3000 projects from the DoraHacks community have received over $20 million in grants and other forms of contributions from supporters worldwide. A large number of open source communities, DAOs, and more than 40 major blockchain ecosystems are actively using Dora’s infrastructure (DoraHacks.io) for open source funding and community governance.

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