Contango Digital Assets is a Venture Capital firm from Toronto, Canada. We invest in upcoming tokenized projects across various L1 blockchains, many of our portfolio companies are building protocols or D-Apps.
The Contango team seeks to educate others who wish to have the access and know-how to be able to benefit from the cryptocurrency industry.
Our co-CEOs Mike and Joshua, both have vested interest in doing so. Mike Grantis is the Founder of the Bitcoin 101 course and is a passionate advocate for Bitcoin and the entire Cryptocurrency space. He is also the Owner and CEO of CryptoWeekly, an online platform connecting people to companies and investors in the crypto industry. Joshua Field is largely interested in driving Web3 adoption and supporting founders that share his vision for a decentralised future. Our CMO, Grady Teske offers fifteen years of sales and marketing leadership as well as ten years executive experience developing multi-brand strategies. He is also a founder of the Rising Tides dao, a collective of contracting web3 marketers and developers.
Together with a team of 10 who share their vision and purpose, Contango would like to extend a proposal to Harmony to build a hackathon specifically designed to facilitate the development of tools and protocols to aid in the further adoption of cryptocurrency.
Contango mission is about empowering the founders of Web3. We believe in the transformative nature of blockchain technology, and we want to back the people building the decentralised future we believe in.
A strong vehicle to be able to do so, is through hackathons held across L1 blockchains. We have already held successful hackathons on Terra, directly managed and led the Next Top Blockchain Startup and Next Top Freeton Startup hackathons and have direct connections into the GBeta programs within traditional tech.
Our hackathons provide mentorship and exposure to accelerate the trajectory of the project’s success.
- Promote and position your brand.
- Directly acquire builders and projects for the utility of the chain.
- Find different solutions for a problem.
- Inspire directions and innovation through the process
- The existing community has the opportunity to improve their skills through mentorship
- An opportunity to shed light on new talent
- A tool to raise awareness for the ecosystem
The hackathon will consist of small teams of software engineers, UI/UX developers, designers, project managers and/or domain experts. Each group collaborates to complete a project over the course of 6 weeks.
6 Week agenda
DevPost opens, ideas and teams start forming
Judging & community voting
From our existing network, we were able to enlist mentors who will be able to facilitate the benefits listed above. Through our past hackathons, we also have an existing working relationship with Devpost, which is the platform used to host the event.
Further, an added benefit that we are able to offer is the facilitation of investment opportunities to projects that may not otherwise have had the access to be able to do so.
The winning project will be incubated through Blockscale Solutions. Blockscale Solutions provides organisations globally, with a trusted partner in advancing Blockchain strategies through our core service offerings.
- Advisory services
- Product development services
- Education services
How much will it cost? ## Proposal ask
To successfully execute the hackathon and attract the right amount of developers and projects the amount required is $150,000 + prize pool funding. This encompasses all costs such as platform, management, marketing, schwag/ giveaways, mentor support and Human Resources. This level of commitment will attract the right calibre of applicants and incentivise the ingenuity and innovation we hope to see from the event.
The prize pool can either be considered in addition to the cost basis or alternatively sourced from sponsors hoping to aid with the project which will also aid their exposure for further awareness also.
We are ready to commence the project ASAP
The Contango Team