AlgoBharat Road to Impact…
A journey that transcends the boundaries of a traditional hackathon or meetup. This is not a fleeting competition, but a continuous engagement that will ignite collaboration and foster a collective mission to create transformative impact across India.
This is a journey for developers and disruptors to come together to weave the fabric of change by producing ground breaking solutions in Bharat, for Bharat. We embark on this adventure to push the boundaries of what is possible, harnessing the power of innovation in the world of blockchain. Get ready to unleash your creativity and to join a revolution, fueled by Algorand.
Space is limited.
What is the AlgoBharat Road to Impact?
The AlgoBharat Road to Impact will travel through multiple cities in India, culminating in the Algorand Impact Summit in New Delhi on November 30 and December 1, 2023. This trail aims to engage the Web3 community and to highlight the transformative potential of blockchain-based solutions. The final round will include the selection of up to 10 teams who will pitch their impactful solutions at the Algorand Impact Summit and compete for exciting prizes. It promises to be an event that celebrates innovation, fosters collaboration, and propels continued growth of the Algorand ecosystem in India and across the globe.
What kind of activities are lined up during the Road to Impact?
This Road will be filled with activities to educate, inspire, and foster collaboration. It will feature community meetups, live dev rel workshops, virtual bootcamps, project feedback, and other opportunities to improve proficiency in building on the Algorand blockchain. Once past the first round, one-on-one office hours will be conducted, allowing teams to receive guidance, mentorship, and feedback on the solutions they are building. Our AlgoBharat ambassadors in Delhi, Pune, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Guwahati, Kolkata, Hyderabad, and Bengaluru, will be hosting meetups across India for further collaboration and support. Be sure to follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn and to check at algobharat.in for regular updates being planned IRL and virtually during the Road to Impact.
What is the proposed schedule for the Road to Impact and Creating Impact! Pitch Competition?
Registration for AlgoBharat’s Road to Impact opens on July 26, and culminates with the Finals of the Creating Impact! Pitch Competition in Delhi on December 1.
The initial deadline for project submissions is October 1 and the names of the finalists will be announced on November 3. The selected finalists will have the opportunity to pitch their solutions on the grand stage at the Algorand Impact Summit at The Leela Palace, New Delhi. Here is a full breakdown of the timeline with important dates:
- July 26: Registration Opens for the Creating Impact! Pitch Competition
- July 26 – Aug 11: IRL Community Meetups
- July 27 – Aug 1: Algorand Developer Virtual Bootcamp | Intermediate
- August 20- 25: 4-5 city roadshow including full-day devrel workshop and office hours for Impact Summit project submissions
- Sept 4 – 7: Algorand Developer Virtual Bootcamp | Beginner
- Sept 11 – 14: Algorand Developer Virtual Bootcamp | Intermediate
- Sept 15 – Sept 29: Scheduled Office Hours
- October 1: Creating Impact! project submission deadline
- Oct 9: Semifinal selections announced
- Oct 6 – Oct 27: Scheduled Office Hours
- Oct 30: Creating Impact! final project submissions due
- Nov 3: Selections announced for Creating Impact! Pitch Competition Final Rounds
- Nov 3 – Nov 24: Scheduled Office Hours
- Nov 30/Dec 1: Final Rounds of Creating Impact! Pitch Competition at Algorand Impact Summit in Delhi
How do I participate in the Road to Impact?
The first step to participate in the AlgoBharat Road to Impact is to register here. Details of all IRL events, virtual bootcamps, AMAs, and ultimately the Algorand Impact Summit will be provided to all registrants. You can provide your idea or a description of your fully developed Web3 solution when you register.
Can I submit a project individually, or as a team?
While individuals may participate in the Creating Impact! Pitch Competition, we encourage developer teams, founders of startups and companies to apply. The Road to Impact offers a platform for teams to leverage their collective knowledge, skills, and resources in developing innovative solutions on the Algorand blockchain. Whether you are an individual or part of a team, we welcome your participation in our various events and the Creating Impact! Pitch Competition.
What types of projects are eligible for participation?
Registration of interest can happen as early as concept or idea stage, but by the October 1 submission date each team should be on path to a working prototype or a minimum viable product (MVP) that can be demonstrated at the Algorand Impact Summit on November 30. However, a limited number of projects in the ideation stage may be considered based on their uniqueness and potential impact.
Are there any priority areas or focus areas for the projects being selected for the Creating Impact! Pitch Competition?
While participants are encouraged to come up with novel concepts, AlgoBharat has identified a few priority areas which include but are not limited to Financial Inclusion, Sustainability, and Social Equity. The broad underlying focus is projects with real-world utility that can create a positive social impact.
Are there any guidelines for building the proposed solution/project?
Yes, we request that you adhere to the following guidelines:
- Participants are required to build their solutions on Algorand using the Python programming language.
- The solution should demonstrate their understanding of Algorand’s capabilities and showcase its integration.
- Participants should be able to present key aspects of their solution in three to four concise points. These points should effectively communicate the problem being addressed, the innovative aspects of the solution, and its potential impact.
- Participants must adhere to ethical guidelines and ensure that their solutions do not violate any legal, copyright, or intellectual property rights.
Where can I access developer resources?
Developer resources can be found here. As part of the AlgoBharat Road to Impact, regular dev rel office hours and bootcamps will be conducted to provide valuable support and guidance to participants. These office hours will offer dedicated time for participants to seek assistance, ask questions, and receive mentorship from experts in the Algorand ecosystem. Additionally, we will be holding IRL workshops and meetups in multiple cities over the next two months.
Where can I ask technical questions?
For technical questions, participants can join the designated #dev-questions channel in the AlgoBharat Discord server. This channel will be dedicated to addressing technical queries related to the event.
Are there prizes for the winners?
YES! The top three winners will receive:
1st : USD 10000 + 2000 Algo credits for Mainnet deployment support
2nd: USD 7500 + 1500 Algo credits for Mainnet deployment support
3rd: USD 5000 + 1000 Algo credits for Mainnet deployment support
Can I enter the same project in AlgoBharat if I participated in a previous hackathon?
Yes, you may enter the same project presented in a previous hackathon or competition so long as it meets the above-mentioned guidelines.
Are travel and accommodation expenses covered by the organizers for the AlgoBharat Road to Impact?
Participants are responsible for their own expenses during the Road to Impact. AlgoBharat will cover travel and lodging expenses for the teams selected to pitch at the Algorand Impact Summit in Delhi on November 30 and December 1.
What happens if a participant violates the rules or engages in misconduct?
The organizers reserve the right to disqualify any participant or team found to be in violation of the rules or in violation of any legal, copyright or intellectual property rights or engaged in any form of misconduct. AlgoBharat is committed to creating an inclusive and respectful environment for all participants.