We hosted the closing ceremony of our first-ever Hackathon, MAXathon, on October 3, 2020. People from over 30 countries participated and seventeen pre-selected teams pitched their blockchain for healthcare solutions to a jury of seven people, and five teams won from a 15,000 euro prize pool. Check out what went down during the event:
There was one winner per each of the five challenges we set participants to solve for MAXathon.
For the first track, Physical Distancing, the winner was team "Move-Safe." They created an algorithm that determines a safety score and creates a live map that will allow people to avoid crowded places.
The winners of the second track, Credential, and Certificate Issuance, were team "VeCura '' who came up with a solution using Maxonrow's Blockchain to store test results on the blockchain.
The winners of the third track, Welfare, were team "Well and Fair", an application where anyone can directly apply for a grant or stimulus package that best suits their needs.
The winners of the fourth track, Virtualizing the New Norm, were team 010. The project uses zero-knowledge cryptography to form cryptographic commitments and proofs of identity.
The prize for the final track UI/UX was awarded to team "Med-Chain" a machine learning-powered platform that will provide the best supply chain solutions for medical organizations
World-Class Judges and Mentors
Seven judges were responsible for choosing the winners from a pool of over 40+ submitted projects. The judges were:
- Holger Schmidt, partner at Strategy&, part of the PwC network.
- Nisa Amoils, VC, Investor, Securities Lawyer, Blockchain + AI + IoT, Grasshopper Capital
- Malte Schoenfeld, Venture Development Manager, Audi
- Robert Wiecko, COO, Dash.org
- Carlo Chung, CTO, Maxonrow
- Sebastian Diaconou, CEO, Avantas Tech
- Muhammad Salman Anjum, Managing Director, Avantas Tech
Nineteen mentors accompanied participants during the month-long hackathon by having 1-1 sessions to discuss their projects:
- Amber Urquhart, Head of Business Development,TDX Strategies
- Gabriel Dymowski, CEO, Doxychain
- Steven Boylan, Entrepreneur, Consultant, Start-up Mentor
- Joshua Glenn, Serial Entrepreneur & Creative Director
- Rasikh Morani, Co-Founder & CEO, The Arcadia Group
- Rafael Schultz, CEO of Blockchainpunklabs
- Massimo Buonomo, UN Global expert in blockchain
- Alex Puig, CTO, Caelum Labs
- Scott McKenzie, Blockchain Legal expert, Ph.D. Candidate at the University of British Columbia
- Dr. Amin Oroji (Ph.D.), Senior Data Scientist, Maxonrow
- Sik Jean Soon, Head of Engineering, Maxonrow
- Chiew Mey Lee, Project Manager, Maxonrow
- Louis Tan, Senior UI/UX Designer, Maxonrow
- Riccardo Lamanna, Co-founder CryptoWalletCheck
- Mostafa Sedaghat Joo, Blockchain Architect, Maxonrow
- Nagaraj Manjunath, Senior Blockchain Developer， Maxonrow
- Phua Ging Sheng, Head of DevOps, Maxonrow
- Benjamin Lee, VP of Engineering, Maxonrow
- YenKhoon Tan, Blockchain Developer, Maxonrow
MAXathon was a great success at leading blockchain enthusiasts to create solutions for pandemics. We will continue planning events that cater to our growing developer community, stay tuned!