Grants&Hackathons For DoraHackers (updated)

9 min readSep 11, 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

Solana Hyperdrive Hackathon

The Hyperdrive Hackathon has a grand prize in addition to 7 tracks including Mobile Consumer Apps, DAOs & Network States, Crypto Infrastucture, Gaming & Entertainment, Artificial Intelligence, Finance & Payments, and Physical Infrastructure Networks. The previous hackathon, Grizzlython, saw over 10,000 participants submit 800 projects.

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Linera Autumn Developer School 2023

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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AEZ Boost Hackathon

The Cosmos Hub Hackathon aims to align all stakeholders by incentivizing individuals and organizations to explore and develop their ideas on Cosmos Hub by offering individuals and organizations non-dilutive funding to develop and further the Atom ecosystem.

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Are you a visionary developer seeking to shape the future of cloud computing? Look no further, as the Akash Network proudly presents its groundbreaking hackathon — Akash-a-thon!

Embrace this incredible opportunity to join a diverse and dynamic community of tech enthusiasts, as we challenge you to push the boundaries of decentralized cloud solutions.The Akash-a-thon invites all developers, regardless of experience or background, to showcase their creativity and ingenuity in building decentralized applications, dApps, and solutions that leverage the power of the Akash Network.

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Planq Long-Term Grant Program — Round One

Planq and Dorahacks are teaming up to host a long-term developer grant program. Developers can complete tasks and receive rewards in Planq’s native tokens $PLQ. This collaboration aims to foster innovation and engage the developer community in enhancing Planq’s ecosystem.

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Build on Glitch Hack 2023

Welcome to the BUIDL on Glitch Hack 2023 powered by Glitch, organised by Lumos Labs.

Dedicated to developers who are solving DeFi’s biggest problems, we’re ready to give out rewards from a prize pool of US $10,000 split across four tracks. We’re providing a unique opportunity for developers to contribute to the advancement of DeFi technology.

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Comdex Hackathon

Welcome to the first Comdex Hackthon in partnership with Dorahacks! The focus on this Hackthon is to craft innovative and sustainable solutions on chain leveraging Comdex’s on chain modules tech.

Come be a part of the Comdex hackathon and unleash your potential by creating dapps utilizing the on-chain modules.

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Althea L1 presents: The World’s First iFi Hackathon

iFi, or infrastructure finance, introduces new ways to fund, build, and manage utilities and infrastructure. Althea L1 is the high-availability, highly-reliable settlement layer empowering the coordination of humans and autonomous machines, infrastructures, and utilities, and the orchestration of automatic machine-to-machine micro-payments.

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Neo APAC Hackathon

Neo APAC Hackathon embraces a hybrid approach, blending virtual and on-site participation to maximize outreach and foster communication. Submissions are accepted both online and offline, with on-site participants enjoying exclusive perks. Moreover, winners of the GAS Stations will secure their seats in the finale. For further guidance, please refer to the Neo APAC Hackathon Handbook.

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Hack-Nostr-On Round 3

Hack-Nostr-On Round 3 started on 9 Sep! More online events will be here. During Round 3, there will be multiple online and meetup IRL as Round 1 & 2. Welcome to join!

All participants in the Round 1 & 2 are welcome to participate in the Round 2, only need to update ‘milestone’ on the BUIDL page without resubmit.

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BinaryX is your leading platform and incubator for GameFi projects. BinaryX’s Hackathon 2023 aims to discover innovative ideas and engage the development communities of its ecosystems.

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PEGO Network Hackthon

The hackathon will take place from August 8th to September 30th, and applicants can submit their applications online to win $100k in prizes and receive full-cycle support from PEGO Foundation. PEGO encourages builders to utilize our ecosystem services to create applications.

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Creatorthon 2023

We curated a 4 weeks in-depth program to use cutting-edge technology with expert leaders around AI, Web 3, & Creator Economy to make content creation faster, easier, so you can cut through the noise.

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The NuLink Grants Program invites cryptography enthusiasts, data privacy encryption track developers, and all Web3 developers to participate. The program aims to showcase NuLink’s endpoint encryption solution and user-friendly NuLink Agent API/SDK interface, encouraging contestants to leverage NuLink’s technology in their projects. Through this program, we hope to attract more experts and enthusiasts in privacy encryption, fostering collaboration and progress in the field. The organizer will award $20,000 USD in grants to recognize outstanding developers and developer teams.

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Frontier Tech Hackathons

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…

ETHMiami 2023

ETHMiami is the largest annual web3 hackathon for Ethereum builders in Southern Florida. We’ll be bringing together 500+ builders, founders, and investors in the tech ecosystem to the Miami startup stage.


HackZuzalu SG

The team that sparked the magic of Zuzalu is now driving a special chapter: HackZuzalu! HackZuzalu Singapore is our debut hackathon event of the series.

While our flagship event ‘Zuzalu Montenegro’ immersed participants in an extended co-living and co-working experience, HackZuzalu differs as a short, open-application hackathon.


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


Hackmos | the Cosmos Hackathon in Istanbul, Oct 6–7

Are you ready to dive into the world of Cosmos? Do you have innovative ideas that could shape the future of blockchains? Look no further, because the Hackmos is just around the corner! Organized by Cosmoverse, this exciting event is set to take place on October 6–7 at the prestigious Wyndham Grand Istanbul Levent in the vibrant city of Istanbul, Turkey.


MultiversX Gaming Hackathon 2023

Participants at this hackathon will be given a unique platform to showcase their prowess, creativity, and foresight. Exceptional projects bringing forth games, Metaverse experiences, SDKs, or any other useful and related tool that leverage the robust MultiversX network will not only be rewarded with a share of the 100k USD prize pool but will also gain opportunities for partnerships, funding, and further development support, ensuring their visions have the potential to become reality.


Hack for Good

Calling all tech communities, hubs, startups and tech enthusiasts to participate in the Hack for Good 2023 organized by Techrity!

Hack for Good aims to bring together builders, innovators and thinkers to develop and hack veritable use cases and solutions aimed at solving unique challenges within the African continent.


MindfulHacks 2023

MindfulHacks is Singapore’s forst mental health themed hackathon; our aim is to push the youth come up with solutions that improve the mental health space.

Over $3000 in prizes to be won!

Open to participants of all coding backgrounds and even beginners.


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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