Announcing the Solana Renaissance Hackathon

Announcing the Solana Renaissance Hackathon

Register and compete in Colosseum’s inaugural hackathon with the Solana Foundation on March 4, 2024!

We are excited to release the full slate of information regarding the Solana Foundation’s upcoming hackathon, Renaissance! The global competition will be powered through Colosseum’s online platform and run from March 4 through April 8, 2024.

Renaissance is Colosseum’s inaugural competition as an independent organization and will be the first hackathon where we will directly invest in select winners and accept the founding teams into our new accelerator program.

Register and compete in the Renaissance Hackathon at

Colosseum’s hackathons are not structured like traditional hackathons. They are intensive engineering and business sprints where elite developers vie for more than $1 million in prizes and pre-seed funding across the following categories and tracks:

  • The Grand Champion will receive $50,000 in USDC and three passes to Solana Breakpoint in 2024.
  • Five prizes ranging from $5,000 to $30,000 USDC in each of the tracks: Consumer Apps, DeFi & Payments, DAOs & Startup Communities, DePIN, Gaming, and Infrastructure.
  • The University Award, a $10,000 USDC prize presented to the best student team.
  • The Public Goods Award, a $10,000 USDC prize presented to the team that creates open-source technology that benefits the entire ecosystem.
  • The Climate Award, promoting green and climate-friendly projects, will receive $5,000 USDC.

All hackathon prize winners will be interviewed and evaluated for Colosseum’s accelerator. Up to 15 winners will be accepted into the program, and each will receive access to an exclusive mentorship network, $250,000 in pre-seed funding, private Colosseum platform features, and more. Colosseum will also host a Demo Day where accelerator teams will have the opportunity to pitch the leading VCs in crypto.

To set yourself and your team up for success, we highly encourage all builders to review our recent post on How to Win a Colosseum Hackathon. The guide covers how to approach team formation, product ideation, prioritization/execution, project submission, and other key factors in excelling in our competition.

Good luck to all hackathon participants!

No purchase necessary to enter or win. Void where prohibited. Participants must be the age of majority in their state/country of residence or older. Check the official rules for more details.

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