Draper University Hackathon

Draper University is happy to announce its first public hackathon, the HEROthon, sponsored by QTUM with special guest Sickick.

By getting involved you will be joining hackers, product developers, marketers, business leaders and Draper University entrepreneurs in reshaping the future of decentralized gaming and entertainment.

The HEROthon is held simultaneously with Draper University's Spring Pre-Accelerator program.


Build an application on QTUM that inspires the future of gaming and entertainment


4PM Friday, April 19 - 7PM Sunday, April 21


Reserve your spot below. Join a Draper University entrepreneur in hacking and pitching a Blockchain project within 40 hours. You must build on the QTUM Blockchain. Teams will have a chance to pitch to Draper U Ventures, Draper Associates, and the QTUM team. Winning teams get prizes and published on Draper University and QTUM social channels.



1st - VRfest

VRfest is a virtual reality ecosystem for artists and their fans. Artists can create amazing, custom concerts for their fans, while fans enjoy an immersive, unreal experience from anywhere in the world.

2nd - Sickick.Run

Sickick.Run is a free to play browser based game which is built by and for fans of Sickick the artist. The game's rewards you to "play against fear" and is powered by Qtum's Blockchain network. The winning team plans to create an ecosystem of similar games in the future where in game rewards and currency can be traded and used in other different games.

3rd - Music Story

Music Story is a decentralized donation platform for musicians with 100% transparency. It also offers a unique immersive music listening experience for users to connect with musicians in a much deeper level.



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Patrick Dai & QTUM

Patrick Dai is founder of QTUM. He is also a Draper University graduate from Winter 2016 class. He started QTUM while he was a student at Draper University.

QTUM is an open sourced public blockchain platform, leveraging the security of UTXO while enabling multiple virtual machines including EVM and the revolutionary x86 VM. QTUM is PoS based and boasts a Decentralized Governance Protocol (DGP) which allows specific blockchain settings to be modified by making use of smart contracts. For instance, the block size of QTUM can be increased without the need of a hard fork. QTUM was designed to integrate the best parts of the Bitcoin and Ethereum platforms into a business-friendly blockchain. QTUM named as the first unicorn between Draper University students and graduates companies.


*Schedule is subject to change

Friday, April 19

4 PM
  • Check-in & Networking

6 PM
  • Opening Ceremony and Team Formation

7 PM
  • Networking and Team Formation

9 PM
  • HEROthon Hacking Begins!

9:30 PM
  • QTUM Presentation

Saturday, April 20

All Day
  • Hands on Product

  • Several workshops and presentations from Draper University and QTUM Teams.

Sunday, April 21

1 PM
  • Round 1 (3 min pitches)

  • Doors Open to Spectator Ticket

3:00 PM 
  • Round 2 (4 min pitches)

5:00 PM 
  • BBQ and Pool Party



What is the challenge?

The challenge is to build an application on QTUM that inspires the future of gaming and entertainment. While we want you to build something that is tailored to the above sentence, participants are free to build whatever they want. The judging and prizes will be based off of the challenge listed.

What ticket should I get?

All tickets are free because we want anyone interested to come. Choose what type of person you are based on the tickets listed. If you aren't any one of them, please choose the most relevant one. This just gives us an idea on who we can expect to come.

What level of experience do I need to attend?

Absolutely none! Although it's nice if you have some prior experience we do not require any experience to attend the hackathon. We want everyone and anyone interested to attend. Bring your friends as well!

Do I need a team to attend?

No, you do not need a team and don't need to know anyone! We will have plenty of time to meet people and form teams before the hackathon officially begins.


Special Thanks to

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