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Scaling Impact for the SDGs Hackathon

September 21 - September 22

The Global Blockchain Business Council, Blockchain for Social Impact, New York City Blockchain Center, and New York City Economic Development Corporation invite you to participate in Scaling Impact for the SDGs Hackathon, a 2-day in-person hackathon geared toward real, sustainable outcomes.

Who: Blockchain Developers, Sponsors, and Mentors

What: Developers and entrepreneurs will work to solve three challenges framed by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – focused primarily on:

Goal 6: Clean Water & Sanitation

Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities

Goal 11: Sustainable Cities & Communities

Thanks to our first tech partners Microsoft, Orbs, Quorum, and Bitfury Exonum developers will have the opportunity to build their solutions on the following blockchains:

Microsoft Azure, Orbs, JPMorgan’s Quorum, and Exonum


Our tech partners and designated mentors will provide hackathon teams with the necessary tools and information to build on these blockchains in advance of the hackathon.

Developers Can Apply Here! (Deadline September 12)

  • Hackathon teams will be limited to a minimum of 3 participants and maximum of 4; gender diversity is strongly encouraged.
  • Hackathon teams must include a minimum of one developer and one individual focused on strategy or business.
  • All team members must be present for the 2-day in-person hackathon.
  • Developers are encouraged to apply both individually and as a team. If you don’t have a team and are selected to participate, we will match you with a team.

Mentors Can Apply Here! (Deadline September 12)

  • Mentors should either have a solid technical background and experience building on/using one of the aforementioned blockchains OR extensive international development and/or strategy experience.
  • Mentors will advise teams before and during the hackathon.
  • Mentors are expected to attend the hackathon in-person.
  • Please note that there are limited spots available for mentors.

DO YOU HAVE A BLOCKCHAIN WE SHOULD USE FOR THE HACKATHON? Contact Us to Become a Tech Partner or Support.


September 21
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NYC Blockchain Center
54 W 21st St
New York, NY 10010 United States
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