Registration for the GM Vietnam HackerSpace is now open!

We are thrilled to announce that registrations for the GM Vietnam HackerSpace are now open. This hackathon event, organized by GM Vietnam, highlights and cultivates tech talent to encourage builders to innovate while gaining a highly valuable educational experience.

Introducing GM Vietnam HackerSpace

GM Vietnam HackerSpace is the official hackathon side event of GM Vietnam, which aims to empower and support tech talent from around the world. The 6-week hackathon seeks to educate and inspire builders to innovate around the 5 different tracks we have to offer.

As we leverage this large-scale event, we expect to see builders from regional partners within the Southeast Asian market flock to the hackathon. GM Vietnam HackerSpace presents an excellent opportunity for any developer and builder to establish a greater presence within the Vietnamese web3 builders scene, to strengthen their brand in Vietnam and South East Asia.

Our Track Partners

GM Vietnam HackerSpace offers various tracks to cater to different interests and expertise. Here are tracks that you can choose from: 

  • Ecosystem Track: Aptos Network

Aptos is the Layer 1 blockchain creating a better user experience for the next digital era. They make developers more efficient, web3 more credible, and support the applications defining culture for years to come. Aptos’ breakthrough technology and programming language, Move, are designed to evolve, improve performance and strengthen web3 safeguards. As the lowest-latency, highest-throughout blockchain in the market, Aptos empowers developers to create the next wave of everyday applications for people around the world. Aptos will be the Ecosystem Partner of GMVN Hackerspace. Build an application on Aptos Network to join the main track.

  • UX/UI: Proximity 

Proximity is a research and development firm supporting the NEAR DeFi ecosystem through investments, developer support, open-source software, and advisory services. The Proximity team consists of former members of the NEAR Foundation, Binance, Consensys, Facebook, and more. It has advised numerous DeFi projects contributing to both NEAR and Aurora’s recent success. Hack your Dapp front end with NEAR’s Blockchain Operating System (BOS). It is the easiest way to build and deploy your front end for any EVM chain, including Ethereum, Arbitrum, Optimism, Aurora, and more. 

  • Real-World Application: Amazon Web Services (AWS) 

Amazon Web Services (AWS) mission for Web3 and Blockchain is to empower the developers in this space to redefine the Internet by helping them build their solutions with more effective tools and world-class security.

AWS has the broadest and deepest sets of solutions to suit the wide variety of Web3 companies’ infrastructure needs as you scale your business. Beyond technology, we have specialist teams to help you explore potential partnerships, investor connections, and Go-to-Market needs.

Join the Real-World Application Track by building any real-world application, from Layer-1/Layer-2, DeFi, and GameFi to infrastructure tools.

  • Innovation: Ava Labs

Avalanche is a smart contracts platform built to scale infinitely and finalize transactions in under a second. Its novel consensus protocol, Subnet infrastructure, and HyperSDK toolkit enable businesses to easily launch powerful, custom blockchain solutions. Build anything you want, any way you want, on the eco-friendly blockchain designed for both Web3 devs and businesses. Participants in the Avalanche track will have free range to decide how they want to build their solution for DeFi, NFTs, gaming, infra/tooling, or any other application. 

  • Security: GoPlus Security

GoPlus Security is working as the “security infrastructure” for web3 by providing open, permissionless, user-driven security services. GoPlus Security is building on the security data infrastructure and security service platform, making a safer web3 Ecosystem. Build a DApp using GoPlus Security’s API or data pool to dive deeper into the world of user security in trading and digital asset management.

Prizes for the winners of HackerSpace!

Each track offers its own set of rewards, winners in each track will receive prizes as recognition for their outstanding work and contributions. This is an excellent opportunity to showcase your skills and stand out in your chosen track.

 Here are the prizes for the Ecosystem Track of our main partner – Aptos Network:

  • First Place Winner: $4,000
  • Second Place Winner: $2,500
  • Third Place Winner: $1,500

The remaining Tracks will receive a prize of $3,000 for the best product of each Track.

The Opportunity to receive funding from Newman Capital

The GM Vietnam HackerSpace is proudly supported by Newman Capital, to provide resources and their platform to broaden the opportunities that come from this Hackathon. Newman Capital will also be offering the chance for the best projects that come through HackerSpace to earn up to $50,000 USD of funding (subject to the discretion and due diligence from Newman Capital).

Newman Capital is a proprietary venture capital firm headquartered in Hong Kong with a footprint throughout Asia and the US. Its vast knowledge and network allow the team to interconnect with diverse communities. East and West, Web2 and Web3, developed and emerging markets, and more. Newman Capital always seeks extraordinary founders and technology at the forefront of Web3 and connects them with top-tier resources, unlocking new opportunities and access, and enabling them to scale with true impact. The firm focuses on investing in early-stage consumer-facing applications and related infrastructure within the entertainment, social, and gaming sectors. 

Adrian Lai, Founder and Managing Partner of Newman Capital said “Hackathons have been a platform where ideas become a reality. Vietnam has been one of Southeast Asia’s most important developer hubs and is considered one of the rising stars in Web3 development globally. So, a hackathon in Vietnam is something that makes me feel excited. As Newman Captial expands into Vietnam, the need for innovation-driven changes in Web3 has been more significant than ever. We strive to support the next generation of builders as we celebrate innovations; that’s why we are proud to partner with top Web3 builders in the country, like Kyros Ventures, Anicent8, and Coin98, on GM Vietnam HackerSpace. I look forward to connecting with more local founders and developers as we open up the market entry of the Vietnam market for not only us but for all.”

Registration Details and Timeline

To register for GM Vietnam HackerSpace, please visit our Registration Page!

The timeline for the hackathon is as follows:

Judging criteria

The selection criteria will be subject to each sponsor and how they plan to judge winners. It will be based on the merit of applications, including innovation, engagement, and adherence to the track sponsor’s judging criteria.

Judges and Mentors

We have assembled a team of esteemed judges and mentors who will provide valuable insights and guidance throughout the hackathon. Meet our judges and mentors:

  • Zane Nguyen – Founder at Coin68 & Co-founder at Kyros Ventures
  • Howard Xu – Co-founder at Ancient8
  • Vinh The Nguyen – CEO & Co-founder at Coin98 Finance
  • MJ – Head of Product at Proximity Labs
  • Meaghan FitzGerald – Developer Relations Engineer at Ava Labs
  • Martin Eckardt – Senior Developer Relations Engineer at Ava Labs
  • Andrea Vargas – Developer Relations Engineer at Ava Labs
  • Kai Yong Kang – Startup BD Manager at AWS
  • Laura Nguyen – AWS Web3 Lead in Vietnam and Philippines
  • Eskil – Co-founder at GoPlus
  • Calvin – Core Contributor at Impossible Finance
  • Gareth L – Core Contributor at Impossible Finance

Join Us at GM Vietnam HackerSpace

GM Vietnam HackerSpace is a unique opportunity for builders and developers to showcase their talents, learn from industry experts, and make a lasting impact in the blockchain space. Don’t miss out on this chance to strengthen your skills, expand your network, and gain recognition in the thriving web3 builders scene.

Take a look at GM Vietnam HackerSpace’s official website and if you have any additional queries, please check out our FAQ. 

We look forward to seeing you at the GM Vietnam HackerSpace and enjoying the innovative projects that will emerge from this exciting hackathon!

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