In line with the Dubai Blockchain Strategy 2020, Smart Dubai Office alongside the Dubai Future Accelerators is hosting the Smart Dubai Global Blockchain Challenge 2019.

We are seeking innovative startups with original and feasible use cases that can contribute to Dubai's goals to become the first blockchain-powered city by 2020.

The shortlisted 20 startups will be flying to Dubai to take part in a pitching competition at the world's largest blockchain gathering, Future Blockchain Summit.

Applications are open until 4th of February 2019, 11.59pm GMT +4.

[Benefits]

Prize money for the top 3 contestants
1st place $20,000
2nd place $15,000
3rd place $10,000

Paid flight and accomodation for 5 nights stay in Dubai

Introduction to relevant government and private sector partners

Full access to the Future Blockchain Summit
(April 2nd - 3rd 2019)

Preparation support for the pitching competition by Dubai Future Accelerators

Introduction into the local culture

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Evaluation
Criteria

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Your startup must be a for-profit business.

Your startup must have at least two full-time team members.

Your startup must be open to implement your product or service in Dubai.

Your startup's product or service should be possible to implement in Dubai from a technical and legal standpoint.

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Challenge
Timeline

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27
DEC
2018

Application launch

30
JAN
2019

Application close

15
MAR
2019

Selected startups notified

30
MAR
2019

Selected top 20 startups arrive in Dubai

31
MAR
2019

01
APR
2019

Pitching preparation by Dubai Future Accelerators

03
APR
2019

Future Blockchain Summit: Pitching Competition and Award Ceremony

04
APR
2019

Start-ups leave Dubai

Welcome to the
Future Blockchain Summit

The Future Blockchain Summit is the world's largest blockchain festival. It brings to the forefront government visionaries, blockchain revolutionists, startups, investors and the brightest disruptors to marry business sense with opportunity and set the global blockchain agenda.

The event that will be held from 2 - 3 April will host the Smart Dubai Global Blockchain Challenge.

To clarify any additional details, feel free to reach out via email