FAQ

The Next Top Blockchain Startup is an online competition and incubation program helping spotlight and accelerate the next wave of blockchain entrepreneurs. If you have an idea or interest in blockchain, this is the opportunity to build and pitch your idea in-front of investors, protocols, and the global blockchain ecosystem 🌎
  1. Form a team of 2-8 members.
  2. Pre-register on the event website (optional)
  3. Register on Devpost June 1st
  4. Work on submissions
  5. Hand in submissions by August 8th.
  6. Winning teams announced!
All aspects of the Next Top Blockchain Startup are free.
Yes! Winning teams will receive prizes in their respective categories. Prizes include; crypto $, potential grants & entrance into incubation programs, mentoring opportunities, resources for development and more!

Think of tracks as different topics, or categories in blockchain’s use cases. Every team is automatically considered for the Open Innovation track, while the other tracks require projects to focus on specific fields such as DeFi, Interoperability & NFTs.

Teams that address multiple tracks, such as open innovation and DeFi, have the potential to win multiple prizes.

– Teams of 2-8.

– Above legal age of majority in your country of residence.

We encourage individuals from all backgrounds and fields to participate:

✅ Students in computer science, engineering, business or other applicable fields.
✅ Frontend & backend developers.
✅ UI/UX and visual designers.
✅Individuals with a passion for blockchain and an interest in tokenomics.

No. Having it is a plus, but it is not a requirement. This is an opportunity to use your background and skill set in any field and collaborate with team members.
No. Unlike many hackathons, the competition doesn’t require you to program or develop a working product. Neither does it limit you to solving specific solutions.
Yes! If you have recently finished a hackathon and have an idea for a business but don’t know where to start, this is a great opportunity to bring it to reality. If you have already started working on a proof of concept prior to the competition that’s fine too.
Submissions are to be submitted on Devpost, which will open up in June. Teams are allowed to submit their submissions as soon as registration opens and have until the deadline to do so.

All of the proprietary rights created before, during or after the competition will belong to the creators. What you decide to do with it is up to you.

That being said, the grant programs and prizes are a great opportunity to continue developing your ideas. More details to come on the specifics.

Anything that addresses an aspect of blockchain technology and/or adoption. The goal here is to think outside of the box; what industry do you want to disrupt or transform? Is there a problem that can be solved with blockchain? Or is there an overall better way of applying the protocols of today to increase blockchain adoption around the world?

We encourage diversity in both the industry the project aims to disrupt and how it is applied. Please refer to the site below for some inspiration.

https://coinmarketcap.com/cryptocurrency-category/