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HAQQathon
Future of Ethical Finance
at GITEX Global 2023

HAQQathon
Future of Ethical Finance
at GITEX Global 2023

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PARTICIPANTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REGISTER AS A TEAM, BUT INDIVIDUALS ARE ALSO WELCOME.

19TH - 20TH OCTOBER, 2023
DUBAI WORLD TRADE CENTRE

HOSTED BY

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SPONSORED BY

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IN COLLABORATION WITH

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It is time to use the power of blockchain technologies and ethical principles to re-imagine more equitable and inclusive finance. HAQQ Network is initiating this exciting HAQQathon at Gitex / Global DevSlam, in collaboration with HACKMASTERS, to build on existing and new solutions that would benefit from our dedicated blockchain and ethical framework to change the future of ethical finance for the better.

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challenges

The HAQQathon welcomes participants of all levels of experience in blockchain technology, whether you are a newcomer or an expert. To accommodate this diversity, we have established two distinct tracks with differing expectations to cater to your skills and expertise.

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TRACK 1

ESTABLISHED

Established startups/ companies with existing project propositions on any blockchain who are considering evolving their product and/or developing ethical finance, Islamic, or ESG features for it. Teams that are seeking further funding, grants, or tech know-how to evolve their existing projects. Teams that are looking to expand their user base by putting their project on other chains.

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TRACK 2

NEW

Any individuals, teams, or developers in any technological field who would like to develop concepts and prototypes in the ethical, Islamic, and ESG spaces that could benefit from putting their ideas on an ethical blockchain.

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prizes

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Up to 5 on-the-spot Jobs

4th Place

Individual Hackers with Exceptional Technical Skills

10k USD

2nd Place

Best new solution utilising HAQQ Network

10k USD

1st Place

Best existing solution utilising HAQQ Network

Discretionary Grant & Funding

3rd Place

Best ready-to-launch solution for HAQQ Network

HAQQPad Fast-Track Membership

5th Place

Most Promising Startup Concept to Connect with Investors

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timelines

REGISTRATION
OPEN UNTIL 13TH OCT
ONLINE

Free Registration

SELECTION AND TEAM MATCHING
8TH OCT
ONLINE

Confirmation of Acceptance

Teams Formation

Teams Briefing

Training Resources

Pre-Access to Training Materials

IDEATION AND PREPARATION PERIOD
16TH - 19TH OCT
TEAM PREPARATION

Start ideating and building your team's concept for the hack

Interact with exclusive mentors

the hack

19TH - 20TH OCT 2023
PHYSICAL ATTENDANCE at
DUBAI WORLD TRADE CENTRE

Meet the Mentors

Develop Concepts

Present and Demo Pitches to Judges

Prize Presentation

AFTER HACK
OCT 2023 - APR 2024
ONLINE

Winners will enjoy their prizes

Winners will receive details about possible recruitment or sponsorship

the mentors

YOU WILL BE INTERACTING WITH WORLDWIDE MENTORS

MENTORS FROM HAQQ NETWORK

MENTORS FROM HACKMASTERS

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the judges

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Andrey Kuznetsov

Co-Founder 

Andrey is a serial entrepreneur and engineer focused on fintech, cybersecurity, and network communication solutions. He has led teams that have built payment services, corporate messengers, blockchain staking services, and financial analysis software.

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Jei Rahman

CPO

Jei is an unwavering advocate for blockchain's transformative potential in finance, foreseeing it as a catalyst for transparency, efficiency, and equitable financial access. His dedication is epitomized by his commitment to nurturing a diverse portfolio of blockchain projects

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so...

ready to join us and build the

future of ethical finance?

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THE BIGGEST
MEETUP
FOR THE
DEVELOPER &
CODING
COMMUNITY

Global DevSlam is revolutionizing the region's technology landscape. 

This unprecedented gathering brings together tech enthusiasts, transformation buys, and the elite developer community in a groundbreaking 3D experience.

Elevate your business by exhibiting at Global DevSlam and secure new opportunities, ensuring you stay ahead of the competition. 

THE BIGGEST MEETUP FOR THE DEVELOPER & CODING COMMUNITY THE BIGGEST MEETUP FOR THE DEVELOPER & CODING COMMUNITY THE BIGGEST MEETUP FOR THE DEVELOPER & CODING COMMUNITY 

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faqs

1 / When and where does HAQQathon take place?

You’ll prepare for the HAQQathon online from 8th – 18th October, using the tools we provide and meeting our mentors throughout. On 19th - 20th October, you’ll present your submitted solution and its accompanying presentation to our mentors IN PERSON in the Dubai World Trade Centre. If you make it through to the final round of presentations, you’ll get to present to the judges and everyone else at the hack.

2 / Who can participate? When will I know I've got a guaranteed place in the hackathon?

HAQQathon is open to everyone. Whether you are a coder, a designer, an ideas person, or you know how to speak in public, you are welcome and encouraged to join us. All you need is passion! HAQQathon has no age limit. We have limited spaces, with up to 80 physical participants able to join us. The first 20 registrations will be guaranteed a spot, so register whilst you still can!

3 / Can I participate alone?

Yes you can, but you might find it hard to create a solution on time. Our recommendation is to find a team of around 4-6 people, with different abilities. For example: one person codes, one knows design, and one person organises the team's work and presents your results. If you don't already have a team in mind when you register, don't worry. We will have an event dedicated to team building. Nobody will get left behind.

4 / What will I do during the hack?

From the 2nd – 18th Oct you’ll be participating in hack activities. This generally includes a few days ONLINE to get used to the tools we’ll be sharing, a week of ONLINE ideation and solution creation, and a final presentation IN-PERSON at Global DevSlam on 19th - 20th October. Throughout this timeframe, you’ll have access to mentors who will provide feedback and support on your solutions.

5 / When and how can I sign up?

Registration will remain open until 13th October. We will communicate with you via email and Discord upon registration. To make sure you get all the useful information (e.g. the schedule, tool walkthroughs), sign up as early as possible. You can register by filling out the form that can be found here. Only the first 60 - 80 participants will be able to guarantee their place in the hackathon so guarantee yours now! 

6 / Why should I sign up for a hackathon?

Great question! Hackathons are a fantastic opportunity to test yourself: can you create a feasible working solution to a problem in such a short time? You’ll get to learn from your teammates, your mentors and also your competitors. And there’s prizes too, of course. Who doesn’t like winning, especially after working hard on something?

7 / Can I take the idea further after this hackathon? Does my idea stand?

The intellectual property of projects developed by established teams during the hackathon belongs to the team of developers who create it. The intellectual property of new projects, if accepted by HAQQ Network, will be discussed post-hack. Existing technologies and tools that are used by the developers belong to the owners and creators of the tools and technologies.

8 / How can I benefit from mentors' expertise?

We’ll be setting up mentor chats so that each team has the opportunity to discuss and get feedback on their ideas. To benefit from this, make sure you book in with mentors when we open up the appointments. Information about this will be shared on our HAQQathon Discord server.

9 / How do I redeem my complimentary ticket to Global DevSlam?

You will be sent your ticket to Global DevSlam a week prior to the event via email. Only official participants attending the hack will receive a ticket.

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