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    All expense paid trip to Dubai for 200 finalists**

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    Rewards and Airdrops worth more than $1mn (one MILLION dollars) for applicants - 'Something for Everyone

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    Finalists will pitch their idea for Investments from the stage of GITEX

** This includes food and accommodation for the duration of the TDeFi BizThon in GITEX 2021

BizThon is open for Everyone, be it Developers, Entrepreneurs, Project Managers and Other Technologies.

Prizes & Rewards

Rewards worth 1 million USD for winners of each track and finalists

Amazing prizes and rewards ‘Only for You’ which is worth 1 million dollars, cash and airdrops will be distributed across all participants.

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    25 winners across 5 tracks

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    USD 1 Million worth of Awards and rewards

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    Opportunity to be a part of TDeFi acceleration program

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    Pitch your idea to 400+ VCs/Investors/Funds


Role of TDeFi in Future Blockchain Summit x GITEX


Launched in 2018 by Dubai Government, Future Blockchain Summit is the first and largest Blockchain exhibition and conference in the MENA region bringing together the community’s brightest minds, most game-changing startups & powerful investors for 4 days of networking, investing and education centered around the most disruptive technology since the internet – Blockchain.

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GITEX - The undisputed tech event for the last 41 years – where global industry leaders, startups and game-changers unite to unveil the future, as it happens. From the latest in AI, 5G, Cloud, Big Data, Cybersecurity, Blockchain, Quantum Computing, Immersive Marketing and Fintech – the only event spotlighting worldwide tech visions at scale.

It is an opportunity to showcase your product innovations live, in person at the most influential tech event with a power line up of speakers and international investors.

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TDefi is a blockchain accelerator that incubates start-ups like ‘YOURs’ that aims to bring The Global solution. It also offers a lifetime opportunity to connect‘ YOU’ to potential investors, marketers, token advisors, and ecosystem partners.

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TDeFi BizThon Schedule

Stage 1

Idea Submission

Stage 2

MVP Submission

Stage 3

Final Round

1st September

BizThon Begins Opening Ceremony

5th September

Idea Submission Begins

21st September

Idea Screening Process Begins

28th September

Qualified teams confirm their presence for Pitch Day, GITEX

17th October

Pitch Day Begins, GITEX

20th October

Pitch Day Ends, GITEX

21st October

Idea Submission Ends, GITEX

17th November

MVP Submission

25th November

Final Round/Business Presentation Starts

30th November

BizThon Ends Closing Ceremony



From the launch of the online event we will be continuously organizing workshops which will help all the participants in building their ideas. Various workshops like:

  1. Learning of Business Development
  2. Technology
  3. Execution and,
  4. Team Management

From top crypto experts to investors all will guide you at each and every step you make. Personal mentors will be provided to assist every team in meeting the judges expectations. So even if you are new to the world of blockchain you have landed yourself at the right place to begin with.

TDeFi BizThon Journey

The journey includes discovery, ideation, conceptualization and execution.



Someone who is unaware of the powerful space of Blockchain technology, the extent of it’s reach, its capabilities and impact. Choose a goal you’re passionate about and submit your an idea NOW - help will be provided at every stage.

Judging - How original and creative your idea is? What problem are you addressing? The ideology behind choosing the idea?



You feel that the idea you have can bring in the change? Get involved. We challenge the world's top tech geeks to participate, share and shape their ideas with us for being able to create and submit a prototype.

Judging - How well did you execute the idea? Can your idea be applied globally? Does the idea bring a positive impact to communities?



Ready to share and get recognition. Join now to connect to the largest network of investors, regulators and advisors, take your ideas to the next level. Tout the idea today for a global solution tomorrow. Make “Progressive Connections” with us.

Judging - How well is blockchain applied to provide the solution? How did you make it’s usage in your application?


Kristina Lucrezia Cornèr
Kristina Lucrezia Cornèr
Editor-in-Chief at Cointelegraph
Mark Yusko
Mark Yusko
Founder, CEO & CIO, Morgan Creek Capital Management
Matthias Mende
CEO’s Advisor, Icetech & Dubai Blockchain Centre; Founder, Digital Wallet Recovery
Firdosh Sheikh
Firdosh Sheikh
CEO, Co-Founder, Drife
Jamie Thomson
Jamie Thomson
CEO, Vulcan Forged, VulcanVerse, Blockchain Game Alliance
Dr. Donald Basile
CEO at Monsoon Blockchain
Ben Lakoff
Ben Lakoff
Co-Founder & Business Lead-Charged Particles
Donnie Kim
Donnie Kim
Co-Founder & CEO-BTC Proxy
On Yavin
On Yavin
Founder & CEO, Coin Intelligence Fund
Rohas Nagpal
Rohas Nagpal
Co-Founder, Asian School of Cyber Laws
Ajeet Khurana
Ajeet Khurana
Former CEO-Zebpay
Ritam Gupta
Ritam Gupta
Founder & CEO-DeFi11
Rohit Goyal
Rohit Goyal
Founder, Mudrex (Y Combinator Funded)
Kamlesh Nagware
Kamlesh Nagware
CTO, Snapper Future Tech
Sathvik Vishwanath
Sathvik Vishwanath
Founder & CEO, Unocoin
Constantin Kogan
Co-Founder at BullPerks & Partner at BitBull Capital
Praveen Kumar Purushothaman
LGMSoC '21 | Lead Consultant at Virtusa/LBG
Somolu Sanjit Rao
Change Catalyst | Consulting | Fintech | Blockchain
Emerson Lee
Regional Head Ambassador (Southeast Asia) for Polkadot
Danielle Marie
Blockchain Instructor Blockchain educator, crypto enthusiast
Tannya Jajal
VMw | Futurist | UAE Women in Tech Chapter Lead
Ambre Soubiran
CEO at Kaiko
Saqr Ereiqat
Government & Healthcare | Innovation Management | BlockChain Aficionado
Felix Mago
Co-Founder, Dash Next, Futerio
Jane Thomason
Founder - Supernova Data
Kirill Mishanin
Co-founder- Infodriver Capital
Bhavin Shah
Senior Advisor, Roland Berger
Kumar Gaurav
Founder & CEO, Cashaa
Kyle Chasse
Founder, Master Ventures, PAID Network, House of DAO
Orion Depp
Managing Partner, Master Ventures
Dane Hoy
Co-Founder, Paid Network; Managing Partner, Master Ventures
Brijesh Patel
Partner, Master Ventures
Sonal Kukreja
Vice President of Marketing and Partnerships at Unicas
Faisal Saeed Zaidi
Property Finder, Head of Corporate Communication and Government Relations
Mohit Madan
CEO & Co-Founder, OroPocket
Tarusha Mittal
Co-Founder & COO, SoulMachine Innovations Pvt Ltd
Anish Mohammed
Co-Founder & CTO, Panther Protocol
Shantnoo saxena
Founder, Encryptus
Grigory Rybalchenko
Co-Founder at EmiSwap
Hadi Malaeb
CEO, Agoragroup
Michelle Masuzyo Dorica Nsanzumuco
Founder & CEO, Global Policy House
Mehmet Ali Demirci
CEO, Fintech Entrepreneur, Cyber Security, Blockchain Enthusiast
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Only in Dubai

For the very first time and ‘only in Dubai‘ the mega event from 17thOctober -21 st October, opportunity to experience lavishing, vibrant lifestyle of Dubai and to connect with people from different corners of the world, to experience the best of art, culture, geography, science, technology, innovation and invention and to set into motion millions of new thoughts and ideas that will make a lasting impact in our lives.


The only task left is to pack your bags and live your dreams in one of the wealthiest cities famous for its ultramodern architecture and a lively nightlife scene.


In such a pandemic situation, your safety will be our foremost priority, special care for food and accommodation will be done at absolutely NO COST.


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The ideology of TDeFi BizThon lies in the fact that the designers, developers,entrepreneurs, and other creators collaborate to help various participants in embracing new technology, test ideas before deployment, and more. It is a sprint-like event, during which participants create solutions to real-life challenges. Using creativity and technology, participants engage mentors and create prototypes, fresh concepts, and other innovations.

Anyone and everyone is invited to participate.

  1. Eligibility Criteria Read more

  1. Please check COC for Read more

Zero. Zip. Zilch. Ziro. Participation in the hackathon is completely free.

** This includes food and accommodation for the duration of the TDeFi BizThon in GITEX 2021

We invite applications from both individuals and teams up to any number of members. We’ll have team formation and ideation events geared towards helping you find people to work with during the TDeFi BizThon . You can also join our Discord Server find potential teammates.

We’re looking for gladiators who are passionate enough and have world-class crazy mind boggling ideas. Tell us what makes you apply to TDeFi BizThon , what accomplishments you are proud of and whatever else you think can strengthen your chances of acceptance. We’ll get to know more about your abilities from the past projects, GitHub profile, participation/awards in other hackathons. Don’t worry if you are new to this technology, your ideas are equally important to us. Embrace yourself to compete globally .

Yes, you will.

There is no restriction to use any language, technology stack, or libraries. You can use any of them to create the web/mobile application.

Join our discord channel - https://discord.gg/ZWQbuwNCTU
"If you have any questions, please, check this channels on our Discord"