Block Champion is a global blockchain start-up competition for emerging Web3 entrepreneurs and developers all over the world, hosted by Emmerse (the Blockchain Division of VietChallenge), Hectagon, and HUB Global.
Block Champion discovers the world's most innovative blockchain solutions and fosters their growth through mentorship, networking, and access to funding.
Emmerse is the blockchain division of VietChallenge, Inc, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit headquartered in Boston, USA. Founded in 2015, VietChallenge has attracted over 800+ global startups from 20+ countries to compete in its flagship startup pitching competitions and awarded $300,000+ in cash with no strings attached. Since inception, VietChallenge helped raise $60M+ for its contestants and connected them with a global network of hundreds of experts, mentors, and prominent entrepreneurs across all industries.
Teams will compete for a lucrative prize pool of US$300,000 in cash/stablecoin investment as well as invaluable advisory benefits from Block Champion’s networks. Teams will also be considered for funding on Hectagon, the DAO-governed venture capital platform for everyone.
Throughout the duration of the competition, shortlisted candidates will be invited to participate in a series of workshops, networking events as well as pitching opportunities with top-notched investors and blockchain experts in the U.S and Asia-Pacific.
Block Champion's finalists will be invited to our exclusive Mentorship and Accelerator Bootcamp. We will pair each team with an industry expert who will be their mentor for the duration of the program.
The final round of Block Champion will be held in person in New York City, with travel and accommodation either fully or partially funded.
Expedited pitch session with our partnered funds and advisors.
Three-month bi-weekly advisory sessions from one of the founders/advisors from our partnered funds or top professionals. These will be catered to the winner’s operating sector.
Winners will be the world’s first recipients of Hectagon’s “PERSEVERANCE” Investment Model. 5-year investment, locked in a smart contract, no vesting.
Winners will receive guaranteed investment commitments from event’s backers.
Winners will receive a free advisory present during 1 (one) month after TGE.
Winners will receive access to Hectagon’s value-added network.
Winners will receive 1 (one) month free social media exposure throughout the network.
All finalists will receive assistance to apply for foundation grants from top blockchains catered to their specific products and visions.
All finalists will be invited to our exclusive networking events in NYC with top-tier VCs in blockchain and Web3 space for fundraising and investment opportunities.
Do I need a working prototype / MVP before joining the competition?
To apply, start-ups will need to have at least an active website with MVP, a comprehensive White Paper/Lite Paper, and a pitch deck outlining features, visions, tokenomics (if applicable), and mechanisms of their product. Block Champion welcomes innovative ideas from start-ups at any stage. For more details, please visit our application requirements here
Which startups will be considered for funding?
The competition is open to applications from all operating businesses with blockchain technologies. In order to be considered for funding, the start-up must have a legal entity and have at least 2 two C-level members throughout the whole duration of the competition. For more details, please review our Rules and Regulations listed here
Can we submit multiple startup ideas?
Can I join 2 different teams that both participate in Block Champion?