A couple of times a year, there is a Solana Hackathon that gets bigger than the last. This is now the 5th Solana Hackathon! There are loads of quality projects born that then go on to raise money and build cool shit! Right now, the Solana Riptide Hackathon contenders are busy building the next generation of Web3, including DAOs, DeFi, NFT, Payments and Blockchain Games!
During this period, there are also “Project Mayhem”-styled, Solana Hacker Houses popping up all around the world. It is quite a sight to see, so if you’re in LA, Seattle, Singapore, Dubai, Moscow, Hong Kong or Prague check them out for sure!
So What’s the Solana Hackathon About?
You are given a shortened timeframe to build a team of devs, product owners, marketers, to build a prototype product and put it out to market so see if it achieves product-market fit asap. Build it > test it > validate it works with users. For the Solana Riptide Hackathon, you have between the 2nd February 2022 to 17th March 2022. During Hackathon sign-up, you are given the option to find new team members.
Assuming you can grind your way through the 6 weeks, you will then be asked to submit your project so that it can be reviewed by a panel of judges. A lot of previous Hackathon winners have gone on to raise seed funding and launch multi-million dollar business!