Infinity Blockathon 2020 for City Tranformation Kick-off

Asia Blockchain Review

June 30, 2020

The “Infinity Blockathon 2020 for City Transformation” event hosted by Infinity Blockchain Ventures (IBV) and Asia Blockchain Review (ABR) was officially launched in Ho Chi Minh City on 24 June with the presence of our partners from the Government, big corporates, consulting firms, incubators, investors, universities and the tech community.

The event is the 2nd edition of the Blockathon as the 1st Hackathon about the Blockchain in Vietnam was organized by IBL and ABR and will take place from July to November 2020. 

The event aims to foster and gather ideas and solutions from the tech and innovation community of developers, students & researchers, start-ups and entrepreneurs for the topic of City Transformation, with the support of the stakeholders in the innovation ecosystem including incubators, investors and corporations.

On the event launch day, Mr. Cris D. Tran – CEO of IBV indicated that

We aim to encourage, explore creative and innovative ideas developing in Vietnam throughout the Blockathon 2020 competition. In order to achieve this, Vietnam should not only be a tech production with abundant human resources but also be the first place to receive benefits from those innovative outcomes. Therefore, during the contest, participants will have the opportunities to solve evident problems from real-life cases in our country.

Blockathon 2020 encourages creativity and innovation through a Crowdsourcing method – One of the most effective methods to collect ideas, technology solutions from different and fresh perspectives to resolve organizational and community problems.

Blockathon 2020 also connects organizations of the government, corporations with the community of technology and innovation and human resources to approach extraordinary ideas as well as turn creative ideas into reality.

In the Launch Meet-up event, we were honored to have representatives from the Government, the community of technology and innovation, big corporations, startups and incubators including New Zealand Trade  & Enterprise, AIA Vietnam, KPMG and TMA Alliance, Institute of Smart city and Management (University of Economics HCMC) to gather discussing on the topic “City Transformation for the New Normal”

During the session, our speakers shared their viewpoint on the importance and urgency of digital transformation at the moment, especially after the Covid-19 lockdown and on digital transformation challenges and how to improve the situation.

EVENT INFORMATION 

[Topic] Blockathon 2020’s main topic is “City Transformation” and focuses on three categories “Supply Chain – Finance – Government”. Subject matters will be real-life problems and be given by top corporates in aforementioned categories.

[Target participants] The tech and innovation community of developers, students & researchers, start-ups

[Prize] Total prize for the champion team is up to 10.000 USD. The winning team will have a chance to receive a transfer trip to Canada by the program “Next Big Idea Vietnam” (Link) sponsored by Zone Startups Vietnam with attractive benefits such as expanding global networks, getting consulting advice in business development and connecting to potential clients in the North America market.

[Location] Blockathon 2020 official rounds will be held in Ho Chi Minh – Da Nang – Ha Noi

[Timeline]

  • Registration Opens: From 25th June 2020 Registration Closes on 28th August 2020
  • Blockathon run (48h): September 2020
  • Grand Final: November 2020

[Advisors, Mentors & Judges] 

Blockathon 2020’s Advisors from highly-reputed partners:

  • New Zealand Trade & Enterprise
  • Banking Training School – State Bank of Vietnam
  • Ministry of Justice

Mentors and Judges are from experienced and highly-reputed firm/corporation/organization including innovation, technology, business, management, incubator, startup and investment such as  Infinity  Blockchain Labs (IBL), KPMG, TMA Innovation Center, NexTech, Hatto, 500 Startups, Zone Startups, TopDev, 2359 Media, Schoolab, VIISA, Innolab Asia, Songhan Incubator, Tomochain,…

[Blockathon 2020 Partners]

  • Knowledge Partners: KPMG & TMA Innovation Alliance, Infinity Blockchain Labs, Infinito, Institute of Smart City and Management University of Economics HCMC, Schoolab, Innolab Asia, 2359 Media, Funix, Amanotes, etc.
  • Community Partners: Zone Startups, TopDev, ITP, BSSC, Songhan Incubator, Junction Hack, RMIT, UEH, Jobhopin, RMIT, etc 

For more information about the event and registration at: https://infinityblockathon.com/

Follow latest update of the event via https://www.facebook.com/InfinityBlockathon2020


ABOUT BLOCKATHON 2020’S ORGANIZERS:

Infinity Blockchain Ventures (IBV)

Infinity Blockchain Ventures is a dynamic consulting and development firm dedicated to providing practical blockchain solutions. Our experts combine technical expertise and business acumen to spearhead the next generation of blockchain startups, advance blockchain recognition, and create effective blockchain based business solutions.

https://infinityblockchain.ventures/ 

Asia Blockchain Review (ABR)

Asia Blockchain Review aims to connect all blockchain enthusiasts on a regional scale, facilitating the technological underpinnings of blockchain through a range of group discussions, technical workshops, conferences and consulting programs.

Website: https://www.asiablockchainreview.com/ 

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/asia-blockchain-review/

Facebook panpage:  https://www.facebook.com/pg/asiablockchainreview 


Contact information: 

Jane Tran (Ms.) – PR and Media 

Email: [email protected] 

Phone:: (+84) 903 762 522

Oanh Bui (Ms.) – Partnership 

Email: [email protected] 

Phone: (+84) 949 443 296 

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Asia Blockchain Review aims to connect all blockchain enthusiasts on a regional scale, facilitating the technological underpinnings of blockchain through a range of group discussions, technical workshops, conferences and consulting programs.

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