Grants&Hackathons For DoraHackers (Updated)

7 min readNov 27, 2023

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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Web3 Hackathons

Klaymakers 2023 Global Virtual Hackathon

  • To leverage the creativity and diversity of Web3 developers to build Dapps and use cases on Klaytn ecosystem, while onboarding more Web2 developers into Web3 world with Klaytn
  • To size up our global developer community via developer engagement
  • This campaign focuses on building enhancement features to the Klaytn dapps and use cases to the Klaytn ecosystem

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Injective x Google Cloud Illuminate Hackathon

This program will give you an early preview of what it’s like building on a highly scalable Layer 1. Inspired by research at Meta, the Linera protocol hopes to introduce the next paradigm shift in web3 programming.

Winners will receive prizes from a $12,500 prize pool as well as bonus prizes.

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Rebuild Ownership 2.0: Internet Privacy | DataverseOS, fhenix, Filecoin

「Rebuild Ownership」as a series global hackathon, is designed to gather the pioneer protocols in the space and offer hackers a holistic experience of tackling on internet privacy using web3 technologies. We are thrilled to have partners like Filecoin, Fhenix, etc.

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Viction Horizon — Startup Hackathon

Viction Horizon is a startup hackathon designed for developers, creators, innovators, and visionaries around the globe. Our mission is to unlock human potential by transforming innovative ideas into successful startups within the Viction ecosystem.

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Polkadot Hackathon Vietnam 2023 with $22,000 in prizes: Polkadot Hackathon Vietnam 2023 is a great opportunity for talented builders who want to leverage Polkadot’s technologies to build applications for the blockchain space. You can use Polkadot’s top-notch tech stacks and solve one of these eight challenges with your brilliant ideas: build an app-specific chain using Substrate SDK, build an application using ink! language, build a dev tool, build a DEX aggregator, or build an NFT social platform.

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AI X DeFi Cook-off

This Hackathon isn’t just about one chain — it’s about a whole ecosystem. Developers can create dApps that use IBC and OraiBridge to offer amazing experiences across different blockchains. This makes Oraichain a top hub for DeFi, no matter where you’re coming from.

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2023 Winter Polkadot Hackathon

The Polkadot Hackathon 2023 Winter is the annual event in the Polkadot ecosystem. This hackathon will bring together investors, developers, Web3 projects, media professionals, and other members of society to jointly explore the next steps of Web3 and continue to promote progress and development in the industry.

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Internet Computer (ICP) Web3 Hackathon

The Internet Computer is the world’s first web-speed, internet-scale public blockchain, developed by the DFINITY Foundation.

The Internet Computer overcomes the limitations of traditional blockchains and smart contracts for better speed, storage costs, security, and scalability, offering Web2 performance on an infinite Web3 platform.

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PREDA Scale-out Smart Contracts Hackathon

Welcome onboard! We’re thrilled to introduce you to PREDA, a revolutionary programming model designed to scale out general smart contracts. This virtual hackathon is tailored for blockchain builders, developers, entrepreneurs, and anyone eager to supercharge the scalability of their DApps and protocols, harnessing the power of PREDA.

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Exzo Network DeFi Superdrive Hackathon‌‌

Exzo Network is a fast, low-fee, and censorship-resistant blockchain designed to enable builders to quickly deploy and scale applications to billions of users globally. The Exzo Network Foundation is excited to host its 3rd virtual hackathon focused on allowing developers to experiment and leverage the Exzo Network blockchain to create a plethora of projects spanning DeFi (Decentralized Finance), NFTs, and Web3.

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PEGO Network Hackthon

PEGO is a Web3 infrastructure that provides high autonomy, scalability, and sustainability for decentralized applications. PEGO has designed a fully community-driven autonomous Web3 infrastructure, where all on-chain parameters can be flexibly adjusted through proposals initiated by the community. According to the PPOS consensus, the established composite economic incentive mechanism can promote the sustainable development of the PEGO ecosystem. Additionally, the PEGO blockchain is fully compatible with the EVM system, making it ideal for developers aiming to build scalable decentralized applications.

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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

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…

ZK BuidlArk Hackathon

Alongside 8th Taiwan Blockchain Summit, Taiwan Association for Blockchain Ecosystem Innovation (TABEI) will hold the 1st ZK BuidlArk on Dec. 6th to Dec. 8th ! We invite all blockchain developers to join & BUIDL with ZKP to explore more possibilities. Grants and rewards would also be given out to the outstanding teams!


Taipei Blockchain Week Hackathon

Join us for 3 days of world-class workshops on Blockchain and beyond, including a final demo day! Win prizes, connect with top-notch builders, and get expert feedback from successful founders and VCs.

The hackathon is in-person in Taipei from Dec 11–13, 2023.


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 ( for open source funding and community governance.

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