Build-A-Bull Hackathon Finalists Announced!

November 29, 2023


Written by: Algorand Foundation

After four exciting weeks of building, it’s finally time to announce the winners of the Algorand Build-A-Bull hackathon! Over this period, hundreds of innovators from around the world came together online to collaborate, code, and develop world-changing ideas into working prototypes and proofs of concept. 

Now, after many long nights of coding and iterative development, five outstanding projects rose to the top as finalists. This blog provides details of the winning projects that go through to the grand final and the runners up. The winners of each track will receive $25K USDCa, and the runners up will receive $10K USDCa and $5K USDCa, respectively.

Johanna Moran, Head of Developer Outreach & Programs in Ecosystem Funding at Algorand Foundation, said: “The goal of the hackathon was to empower developers and entrepreneurs to use blockchain technology, specifically the Algorand protocol. We were looking for the strongest teams building the best products that supported the growth of the Algorand ecosystem and could demonstrate product market fit.”

Grand Prize Demo Day

The Grand Prize Demo Day, where the track winners will present their projects to the Algorand community, will be livestreamed on YouTube on December 13. The Build-A-Bull Champion will win $10,000 USDCa, $25,000 in AWS credits, and three tickets to Decipher 2024.

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We are asking the community to vote to decide the grand champion of Build-A-Bull. Votes will be cast on-chain via wallets. 

Voting will take place December 13. Stay tuned for more information.

Thank you to the Build-A-Bull judges and partners

We would like to say a big thanks to our hackathon judges and partners—Circle, Wormhole, AWS, Unity, and Folks Finance—for their support and financial backing that was instrumental in making the Build-A-Bull hackathon a resounding success. Through these partnerships, we continue to empower visionary creators and fuel groundbreaking projects that push the boundaries of blockchain and digital assets. 


1st: CompX - A one-stop DeFi platform with a comprehensive suite of DeFi tools under one roof. 


2nd: Zaibatsu - A decentralized lending platform enabling users to create token pools for investment, from which others can borrow and repay with interest.

3rd: LoraFi - Optimizes yield generation by leveraging existing derivative protocols on Algorand, enabling seamless on-chain trading of Ethereum.  

Additional Folks Finance prize: Folks Swap Widget - a powerful and flexible tool designed for seamless asset swapping on the Algorand blockchain. 


1st: Aurally - A decentralized Web3 ecosystem with fair monetization of creative work and rewards for fan engagement. 

2nd: press.algo - An alternative monetization system for the internet that provides a new, more streamlined way to monetize content for creators.

3rd: BlockStalker - Makes interacting with the Algorand network as simple as receiving and reacting to a push notification. 


1st: Janus - A cross-chain account abstraction system that aims to onboard users from other chains seamlessly, allowing them to operate on Algorand without leaving their favorite wallet. 

2nd: Wormhole Connect + Algorand - A source development kit (SDK) that enables Algorand developers to easily drop Wormhole bridging capability into their apps to allow for seamless multi-chain experiences and expansive possibilities for users.

3rd: ReceiveMe - Streamlines the process of accepting payments, both physically and digitally, across different cryptocurrency networks.

Additional Wormhole prize: Algorand on Wormhole's connect-sdk - contributes to Wormhole's connect-sdk by implementing the Algorand TokenBridge for seamless integration with the Algorand blockchain.

Robinson Burkey, CCO of the Wormhole Foundation, said:  “As a judge on the Interoperability track, I was genuinely impressed by the quality of builders. The use of the SDK to integrate Wormhole bridging into Algorand apps was a highlight, showcasing the power of straightforward, effective solutions. The potential for growth and innovation here is immense.” 



1st: DAOWakanda - A decentralized autonomous organization designed to create a vibrant Algorand ecosystem in Nigeria where contributors and developers are incentivized and rewarded for their contributions. 

2nd: AlgoCitizens - A participatory budgeting platform for citizens to submit, discuss, and vote for local initiatives.

3rd: GiveCup - A gamified Web3-based mobile app revolutionizing charitable donations by integrating the benefits of blockchain, gamification, and community-building. 


1st: TameQuest - A fully decentralized pet-battling game that implements procedural creature generation using an Algorand randomness beacon.

2nd: ALGORAIDERS - An on-chain rogue-like dungeon crawler RPG powered by the Algorand Unity SDK.

3rd: Graphyti - A game that allows users to personalize their own 3D world with its own unique physics through generative AI and blockchain.

University prize

Students who took part in Build-A-Bull were also eligible to win a $5,000 USDCa University Prize.  The winner of this prize was Janus, a project from students at the Università degli Studi Milan, that also took first place in the Interoperability track. 

Join the accelerator program

For many projects, this is the beginning of a long and fruitful journey in the Algorand ecosystem. We’re now encouraging hackathon projects who want to continue their building journey to apply for the CV Labs Batch_06 Accelerator Cohort, where Algorand Ventures is a joint investment partner.  

By joining this program, you'll not only tap into a wealth of invaluable resources but also receive dedicated mentorship, technical support, and a substantial $135K CHF investment from Algorand Ventures and CV Labs. 

Applications are now open until December 15, 2023.




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