That’s a wrap on our fourth installment of QuickPitch, and we're excited to announce the winners! Claiming first place was Hats.Finance, a Web3 security protocol for hosting non-custodial Bug Bounties and Audit Competitions. As the winner, Hats.Finance secured a lucrative prize package including $10,000 in cash, a year's worth of free QuickNode service, $25,000 in AWS credits, one week of Icy.Tools advertising space, exclusive mentoring sessions with Chainlink's Head of Strategic Partnerships, and much more. The competition also celebrated Fyde in second place and ShareMint in third place.
QuickNode's Fourth QuickPitch
Designed to empower startups and foster innovation in the web3 space, QuickPitch has become the perfect stage to showcase the rising stars of blockchain development. And it's clear that QuickPitch is just getting started! This round brought the total QuickPitch application count to over 1,000 startups vying for the opportunity to pitch their groundbreaking ideas to a panel of industry luminaries from AWS, Coinbase, Chainlink Labs, and Chapter One. And nobody walked away empty-handed, as every applicant received one free month on QuickNode to kickstart their projects.
QuickPitch is a live contest hosted on Twitter Spaces open to all web3 startups, offering a global stage to present their ideas and compete for valuable prizes. Fully chain-agnostic, and welcoming to innovators from around the world, QuickPitch is a prime example of all the best characteristics that web3 has to offer. This event assembled a prestigious panel of industry-leading judges, including:
- Taylor Caldwell, Senior Developer Relations Engineer at Coinbase
- Bradley Feinstein, Head of Web3 North America at AWS
- Conrad Sain, Evangelist at Chainlink Labs
- Jeff Morris Jr., Managing Partner at Chapter One
An Exemplary Display of Web3 Innovation and Excellence
From an outstanding pool of applications, six finalists were chosen to pitch their startups to the judges and a live audience via Twitter Spaces. The team from Hats.Finance impressed the judges with a decentralized bug bounty marketplace that won the top prize, which includes $10,000 cash, one year of free QuickNode services (up to $25,000), $25,000 of AWS credits, one week of ad space on icy.tools, exclusive mentoring sessions with Chainlink's Head of Strategic Partnerships, and much more. In addition to the top three winners, every applicant will receive one free month of QuickNode, up to $299 in value, and a total of over $80,000 in prizes were awarded to the community to support builders and encourage innovation.
For more information on prize allocation and details on upcoming QuickPitch competitions, please visit: https://go.quicknode.com/quickpitch-4
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