Draper University Hackathons

Draper University is happy to announce its first public HEROthon sponsored by QTUM. 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.


Future of Gaming and Entertainment using Blockchain


April 19th - April 21st, 2019


Join a Draper University entrepreneur in hacking and pitching a Blockchain product within 40 hours. You must build on the QTUM Blockchain. The team of up to 6 participants 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.


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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.


Friday, April 19

3 PM - 6 PM
  • Check-in & Networking

6 PM - 9 PM
  • Opening Ceremony and Team Formation

Saturday, April 20

All Day
  • Hands on Product

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

Sunday, April 21

1 PM - 5 PM
  • Team Pitches in front of QTUM, Draper U Ventures and Draper Associates

5 PM - 9 PM
  • Closing Ceremony and After Party



  • Teams of up to 6 people allowed.

  • Must be a team player.

  • You may not begin your project until the competition officially begins.

  • Winning team are subject to a code review.

What to bring?

  • A sleeping bag in case you want to sleep for a bit (you can also go home and come back to campus).

  • Laptops and necessary hacking materials.

  • Great ideas and attitude to recruit a team and build a product for the future.

  • Lots of energy.