Polygon kicks off BUIDL IT 2k21 Hackathon exclusively for Indian developers; aiming to promote Web3 technology

Polygon, India’s biggest crypto project and one of the most adopted blockchains in the world, has gone live with BUIDL IT 2k21 Hackathon in collaboration with Devfolio on 19th Nov. The BUIDL IT 2k21, India’s first Polygon-native hackathon, aims to promote Web3 technology and culture among growing Indian developers. The idea is to bring and elaborate the space and gauge the path towards the Web3 universe.

The launch got an amazing kickoff from the actor Kunal Kapoor, Founder of Paytm Vijay Shekhar Sharma, and the Co-founder of Polygon Sandeep Nailwal. The session went live at 8 pm IST with all the above keynote speakers. The hackathon will run across a month commencing from 19th Nov that will cater to developers bringing their Web3 ideas to reality with Polygon.

Sandeep Nailwal, Co-founder, Polygon, said, “We are excited to start with the Polygon BUIDL IT 2k21 hackathon. BUIDL IT is an exclusively created platform for the Indian developers’ ecosystem to support a new wave of builders in their decentralized Web3 development. The experts will help guide developers with the top projects and build up the best community on a Web3 verse.”

One can participate in the BUIDL IT Hackathon whether they’re a veteran or new to Web3. This hackathon is an opportunity for participants to upgrade their skills to build and contribute to the Web3 ecosystem. Participants can compete for a chance to win prizes worth more than $100,000 (₹75 lakhs+).

Participants can compete in the following tracks:


  • Best DeFi Project(s)
  • Best NFT/Gaming Project(s)
  • Best Tooling
  • Best Web3 Integration in a Web2 Product
  • Best Tutorials
  • Best Community Choice Projects
  • Pool Prizes
  • Special prizes

Best projects will get a chance to pitch, incubate, and raise venture capital from prominent investors from around the world like Sequoia Capital, Sino Global, Elevation Capital, JumpCapital ,Lightspeed, Woodstock among others.

Hackathon Timeline:

  • Hackathon Begins – 19 Nov 2021
  • Project Submission Deadline – 12 Dec 2021
  • Results Announced – 19 Dec 2021

Apply here: https://buidlit.devfolio.co/

Join Hackathon Discord: https://discord.gg/CFzWef2vvb

The Polygon BUIDL IT hackathon is backed by phenomenal partners and sponsors such as Chainlink, Covalent, Alchemy, Moralis, Superfluid, Figment, Crust, OpenZeppelin, Filecoin & IPS, Funfair Games, CoinDCX, Wazirx and Agri10x.

The Hackathon will also host renowned entrepreneurs and influential thought leaders like Vijay Shekhar Sharma (Paytm), Dharamveer Singh (Zostel), Sai Srinivas (Mobile Premier League), Kunal Kapoor (Actor and Entrepreneur), Hemesh Singh (Unacademy), Neeraj Udai (Trell), Preethi Kasireddy (Ethereum Bootcamp), Abhijith Naraparaju(Agri10x), Austin Griffith (Ethereum), Ivan Liljeqvist (Moralis), Harry Papacharissiou (Chainlink), Sandeep Nailwal (Polygon), Jeremy Longley (Funfair technologies), Francesco Renzi (Superfluid), Emmanuel Oaikhenan (Covalent), Jason Shah (Alchemy), Arjun Kalsy (Polygon) Martin Abbatemarco (Open Zeppelin), Nghia Nguyen (Crust Network), Sam Flamini ( Superfluid), Harish Raisinghani (Covalent), Deric Cheng (Covalent), Canberk Kandemir (Covalent), Discordian (Filecoin/IPFS) , Samay Raina (Comedian/Entrepreneur), Richa (Fanclash), Leilani Ledingham (Covalent), Vishnu Korde (StackOS), Smriti Verma (OpenZeppelin) to inspire millions of developers looking to make a change with their ideas utilizing cutting edge blockchain and Web3 technologies.

Aspiring participants can visit this website for more information: https://buidlit.polygon.technology/

About Polygon

Polygon is the leading platform for Ethereum scaling and infrastructure development. Its growing suite of products offers developers easy access to all major scaling and infrastructure solutions: L2 solutions (ZK Rollups and Optimistic Rollups), sidechains, hybrid solutions, stand-alone and enterprise chains, data availability solutions, and more. Polygon’s scaling solutions have seen widespread adoption with 3000+ applications hosted, ~600M total transactions processed, ~60M unique user addresses, and $5B+ in assets secured.

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