The 2019 IDEA Week Blockchain Hackathon was a great success!

Teams competed for $5,000 in prizes. The goal was to create the next great blockchain dapp. Teams worked for five hours to develop their apps. They then presented their work to the judging panel. The judges used the following criteria in deciding the winners:

  1. BUSINESS VALUE
    How significant and relevant is the problem that the solution is trying to solve? Does that problem affect a market that we know and understand? Does it have a market?
  2. COOLNESS
    “Coolness” measures the “wow” factor: the impression the entry makes when you see it, and the gestalt of the demo.
  3. REALISTIC CAPABILITIES
    Which teams built working solutions? Which bit off a little more than they could chew?
  4. INNOVATION
    Level of innovation is the awareness of other attempts to solve the same problem and how the team positions their hackathon entry. Does it do something new and unique?

2019 IDEA Week Blockchain Hackathon Winners

1st:Mousetrap


An app exploring blockchain employee time card management.
Team Members:
Jamie Bodeau
Doug Smith

SEE THEIR WORK

2nd:BlockChange


This app was developed to create transparent social change.
Team Members
Felix G. Mayorga A.
Michael Sills
John Matwyshyn
Victor Manske
Ann Voll

SEE THEIR WORK

3rd:Marathon Hackers


This app helps users figure out whether or not to invest.
Team Members
O’ceanna Beindorf
Jack Hedger
Lindsay Moore

SEE THEIR WORK