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The HBAR Foundation Supports Hedera Hackathon as Premier Sponsor with $500k in Developer Grants

Published By
Don Thibeau
March 17, 2022

The HBAR Foundation is eager to serve as the Premier Sponsor for Hedera’s H22 Hedera Hackathon - Hello Smart Contracts with $500k in developer grants. The virtual hackathon will begin on March 31st, 2022, and the hackathon will support development teams that showcase how Hedera can support high performance, low cost and sustainable Solidity smart contracts for dApps in use cases ranging from DeFi to sustainability.

The HBAR Foundation team, including Don Thibeau, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer at the HBAR Foundation, will serve as hackathon judges and mentors across various challenges.

The hackathon will run from March 31st to May 16th and will feature approximately $500K worth of prizes for various challenges including for topics such as decentralized storage, sustainability, payments, DeFi, onramps and NFT’s. 

The HBAR Foundation will also host a public investor pitch event on June 1st at 8 AM PST/11 AM EST following the hackathon in order to feature key projects within the Hedera ecosystem to a larger audience. This will allow projects built through the project to accelerate follow-on opportunities for fundraising.

“We are excited to see new innovations and dApps that will be built by developers at the Hedera 2022 Hackathon. Our goal is to help incent these projects to build on Hedera while also engaging investors by showing the innovation happening in the ecosystem,” said Don Thibeau, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer at HBAR Foundation. 

Interested parties who want to learn more about the hackathon can learn more by visiting hedera.com/h22

About the HBAR Foundation

Founded in 2021, the HBAR Foundation fuels the development of the Hedera ecosystem by providing grants and other resources to developers, startups, and organizations that seek to launch decentralized applications in DeFi, NFTs, CBDCs, Sustainability, gaming, and other sectors. In addition to providing funding through a streamlined grant process, the HBAR Foundation acts as an integrated force multiplier through expert support across technical, marketing, business development, and other operational functions that are required to scale.

To apply for a grant from the foundation, please visit https://www.hbarfoundation.org/apply or follow the Foundation on Twitter @HBAR_foundation.