Organizer Quickstart Guide

Welcome to the MakerDAO Quick Start Guide for Hackathon Organizers. Below you will find all the information you need to know before reaching out to us.

Hackathon Funding Requirements

If you would like to have MakerDAO sponsor your hackathon, please have a look at the following checklist and make sure this information is included when you reach out to us at [email protected]

Please reach out to us no later than two weeks before the event.

Priority will be given to hackathons with very conservative sponsorship requirements, that allow us to create long term relationships with developers, and to promote new talent within the MakerDAO community.

Information we need:

  • The name of the event

  • The location of the event

  • The date of the event

  • The number of expected participants

  • Links to event details specific to the hackathon

  • The amount for the prize pool

  • Number of challenges/tracks

  • Information about the challenges/tracks

  • The theme of the event, if any

  • Where the details of the bounty will be hosted (, gitcoin, etc.)

  • How the prizes will be distributed

  • Number of judges, and their names

  • Information about where we can find summaries of the event and the projects after the event is over

  • Whether or not the winners will be promoted on social media

  • Details about sponsorship packages and amounts

  • A breakdown of what our sponsorship covers

  • Whether or not you will be able to provide us with contact information of hackathon participants

  • Where participants will be posting information about their hacks (eg. Devpost)

  • Whether or not you require us to be physically present for the hackathon

  • Whether or not a sponsor table will be available for us if we are physically present