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Humaniq Global Challenge

September 1, 2017 - October 20, 2017


September 1, 2017
October 20, 2017

On September 1, Humaniq opened an international competition of blockchain projects to improve the lives of the world’s unbanked people by integrating them into the global financial system. Winners will refine their ideas on an all-paid trip to Kenya, then receive support in launching an Initial Coin Offering (ICO) and an opportunity to join the Humaniq accelerator.

The challenge aims to identify startups that will maximize Humaniq’s humanitarian potential and will become effective business partners on its infrastructure. We invite entrepreneurs, blockchain projects developers, programmers, marketing specialists, and economists to enter the competition in teams or individually.

The Humaniq Global Challenge international competition opened to applicants on September 1 and will close on September 30, 2017. On October 3, a list of 30 semi-finalists will be published. These teams will present their ideas and will show prototypes of their solutions on October 13.

After the resulting competition on October 16, the jury will select 10 projects as finalists. These projects will receive support from experts, wide PR coverage, opportunities to obtain investments, and a chance to enter the Humaniq accelerator.

The three best projects will be announced on October 20. Their teams will go on an expedition to Kenya in order to explore the lives and financial habits of the unbanked and thus refine their projects. The expedition will take place from October 28 to November 4, 2017. Journalists and a professional guide will accompany the group.

How do I participate?

To participate, apply with your startup idea or a presentation of your finished project at

Competition rules and expedition details can be found at

Contact the organizers at Find more information about the Humaniq project at

Important Dates

September 1: Competition opens for application submissions
September 30 (23:59 GMT): Last day to submit applications
October 3: Semi-finalists announced
October 20: 3 winners announced
October 28 to November 4: Expedition to Kenya

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