Grant Proposal: Epic Web3 Hackathon

Grant ID: 8687b0v9e


Epic Web3 Hackathon will be held as part of the BlockShow & BlockDown conference (co-organised by Cointelegraph) on 7-9 May 2024 in Hong Kong.

This is a 48-hour, chain-agnostic, builder-focused hackathon. It will host 200-300 builders including web3 developers (70%), web3 curious web2 developers (20%) and non-dev builders - designers, marketers, product managers etc (10%).

Most builders will be from the local community, although we will provide some travel grants for those coming from mainland China, Taiwan, Vietnam, Thailand, etc.

The hackathon is open to both new and existing projects, encouraging early stage startups to compete alongside solo developers.

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Describe what your project does or is aiming to do in 50 characters or less:
Multichain hackathon in Hong Kong, 7-9th of May

If available, please enter a link to your project below:

How far along are you?:
Started to onboard sponsors, partners, jury & mentors

Why did you pick this idea to work on? Do you have domain expertise in this area? How do you know people need what you’re making?:
We are the team of passionate event organisers with 8 years experience in making conferences & communities. We have a proven track record of organizing Web3 events in different parts of the world — Lisbon, Paris, Seoul, New York.

What’s new about what you’re making? What substitutes do people resort to because it doesn’t exist yet (or they don’t know about it)?:
This is the first multichain hackathon organized as a part of a big Tier-1 conference

What’s your vision for how your project will impact The Graph and/or web3?:
Onboard 20+ developers to The Graph ecosystem

How will you measure success?:

  • 200+ hackathon participants
  • 20+ builders working with the The Graph bounties
  • 20+ workshop listeners
  • 10,000+ reach through the Cointelegraph resources and other media

What milestones will you achieve in the coming weeks/months, with or without the grant?:

  • Set up the hackathon landing page, including information about the event, dates, tracks, prizes, and registration details

  • Publish the landing page and start promoting it on social media

  • Late February: Reach out to potential sponsors, partners, and judges to gauge interest and secure commitments. Begin drafting announcements and promotional materials


  • Finalize and publish the hackathon rules, including submission guidelines, judging criteria, and any other relevant information

  • Start promoting the hackathon more aggressively across various channels

  • First official announcements about the hackathon from Blockshow, Blockdown, Cointelegraph, and Epic Web3


  • Confirm partnerships and finalize sponsorship agreements

  • Announce all available bounties, prizes, and special awards for participants.

  • Ramp up promotional efforts as the hackathon approaches


  • Check in with sponsors, partners, and judges to ensure everything is on track for the hackathon

  • Hackathon, 7-9th of May!

  • Gather feedback from participants, sponsors, and partners to evaluate the success of the hackathon and identify areas for improvement.

Please select who you think will benefit from your project?:
Subgraph Developers

How much funding are you looking for? (USD):

Provide a breakdown of your requested funding:

  • $10-20k — sponsorship budget paid to the organisers to cover their costs depending on the sponsorship options

  • up to 10k — bounties paid to builders

Have you applied for (or already received) funding from somewhere else?:

If yes, please describe where you’ve received funding from and how much you have, or will, receive:
We are discussing partnerships opportunities with many other partners

Can you share any information about current/past web3 experience?:
We have a proven track record of organizing Web3 events in different parts of the world — Lisbon, Paris, Seoul, New York

Why are you interested in contributing to The Graph and/or web3?:
The Graph is very important for the whole web3 ecosystem, we’d be happy to onboard developers to work with it

Are you applying as a team or individual?:

What type of grant are you pursuing?:
Project (one-off)

Please select the category your project best fits into:

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Hello Alex,
Thank you for applying and considering The Graph Advocates DAO

Kindly, explain the following points to provide more clarity:

  • How are you planning to provide travel grants to participants?
  • Your breakdown of funding is up to $30,000 while you’re requesting $15,000.
  • Provide some links to the past Web3 events you mentioned organized by your team in Lisbon, Paris and other locations (I saw the notion link provided)
  • BeWater platform will host the workshops or the hackathon itself is virtual?
  • In Milestones, you listed this but stated previously that you started onboarding “Sponsors, partners and jury members”???
  • List some of the many other partners that are willing to fund this project, just curious to figure out how your team is going to fund $50,000 in bounties.

Hello Alex!

Due to the complexities associated with sponsorships for conferences and hackathons, this proposal will be deferred to the Graph AdvocatesDAO - Events Team.

This grant proposal will be closed and the Events Team will contact you for the review process of this proposal.

Best regards,
Graph AdvocatesDAO - Grants Committee

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