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16 Oct 2018

EMURGO to Hold Blockchain Hackathon in Partnership with Tokyo University of Science

Expanding the possibilities of blockchain technology and connecting individuals with bold ideas
Press Releases

EMURGO​​, (Shibuya, Tokyo, CEO Ken Kodama) the commercial development arm of Cardano, the leading third-generation blockchain ecosystem will sponsor “Blockchain Hackathon @Tokyo University of Science 2018”, the first blockchain hackathon on a university campus in the Tokyo metropolitan area on October 27, November 3, and 4.

EMURGO is the commercial and venture arm of the Cardano project conducting consultation on Smart Contracts, Investment, ICOs, and more. EMURGO develops, supports, and incubates commercial ventures and helps integrate these businesses into Cardano’s decentralized blockchain ecosystem.

“Blockchain Hackathon @Tokyo Science University 2018” will be held at Tokyo University of Science’s campus with the purport of expanding the possibilities and generating awareness about the beauty of the technology by connecting open-minded individuals with unique ideas. This is especially important as organizations search for applications for the technology and we will offer prize money of two-million yen to further incentivize the participants.

This event will be held in cooperation with the Tokyo University of Science University Investment Management Co., Ltd., which endeavors to improve the educational and research environment at Tokyo University of Science as well as Skyward EDGE Consortium -TUS, a project to cultivate the next generation of entrepreneurs by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.

“The blockchain has a wide range of applications from developing efficiencies for business, the creation of cryptocurrencies to solving issues associated with poverty and the possibilities for the technology as we look ahead to the future are endless,” said Ken Kodama, president of EMURGO. “In order to advance this innovative technology, the participation of more people with unique ideas and a passion for technology are essential and I look forward to a strong turnout and dynamic event.”

Summary
■ Event name: Blockchain Hackathon @Tokyo University of Science 2018

■ Date and time:
October 27 (Sat), 13: 00 – 21: 00
November 3 (Sat), 4th (Sun), 08: 00 – 21: 00

■ Venue:
Tokyo University of Science Fujimi Campus
1-11-2 Fujimi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 〒112-0071  

■ Sponsor:
Main sponsor: EMURGO
Infrastructure Sponsor: SB Cloud Co., Ltd.
Prize money: 2 million yen (Distribution plan)
 –  1st  1 million yen
 –  2nd  500,000yen
 –  3rd  100,000 to 300,000yen
Note: There are minimum requirement for winning a prize

■ Official website: https://tus2018-hackathon.peatix.com/?lang=ja
Please access the official website above for application and other details.

■ Participants
All ages and occupations  
(Minors will require parental consent)
It is also possible to form a team in advance and enter to participate as a group

■ Applicants accepted
100 people [Engineer 70/ Business planner 30]

We are seeking the following participants for the Blockchain Hackathon @Tokyo University of Science 2018.
– Individuals at all levels of experience who love to conceive new services
– Server-side engineers with experience developing systems utilizing blockchain technology
– Front end engineers passionate about UI / UX
– Designers who like nothing more than designing
– Supermen who are good at putting ideas and talk down on paper
– Anyone who wants to give it the old college try to lay the golden egg

【Theme】
A unified team that creates a “Service with a feel of the future and a sense of excitement”

【Minimum MVP requirements】
As this is a hackathon utilizing blockchain technology, the protocol used will not be qualified however at minimum the application does need to already be running on a network.

【Schedule】(TBC)
October 27 (Sat) ~ Team Building ~
 13: 00 – Meetup, Sponsors introduced
 13: 30 – Guest speech (talk format etc.)
 15: 00 – Theme presentation and explanation
 16: 00 – Team building
 18: 00 – Dinner – Start of preparation for each team
  21:00 – Main venue closes

October 28 (Sunday) to November 2 (Friday) ~ Preparation period ~
The slack team will be invited to this event and providing online support

November 3 (Sat) ~ Service development ~
  8: 00 – Start, light kickoff
 12:00 – Lunch
 15:00 – Coffee break & explanation of sponsor award
 15:30 – Game time (location: dining room)
 16:30 – Restart of work
 18:00 – Dinner, sharing of next day’s schedule
 21:00 – Main venue closed

November 4 (Sun) – Final announcement day ~
  8: 00 – Start
 11:00 – Submission of project output
 12:00 – Lunch
 13:30 – Project presentation (team presentation 5 minutes, Q&A 5 minutes)
 15:40 – Announcement of results
 17:00 – Closing of event
 18:30 – Final reception, social gathering
 21:00 – Main venue closes

EMURGO
EMURGO was founded in 2017 and is the commercial and venture arm of Cardano. EMURGO develops, invests, supports, and incubates commercial ventures and helps integrate these businesses into Cardano’s decentralized blockchain ecosystem. We are a business partner that brings innovation to the industry through the investment in and technical support of venture companies with our deep expertise in blockchain applications and vast network of related industry partners.
For the latest information about EMURGO please visit our website at ​http://emurgo.io, or follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/Emurgo_Japan

Tokyo University of Science University Investment Management
Tokyo University of Science University Investment Management was established in October 2014 and is the business management unit of Tokyo University of Science. Tokyo University of Science University Investment oversees the revenue operations of Tokyo University of Science, the 130-year old institution of education with a rich history of graduating a diverse range human resource in the fields of science, engineering, pharmaceutical science, science and engineering, basic engineering, and management science. In addition, the organization contributes to the enhancement of the educational and research environment of the university.

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