SDO Blockchain Challenge


SDO Blockchain Challenge

Smart Dubai Office Blockchain Challenge
If you’re a startup using blockchain technology to transform an industry, now is your chance to compete in the Smart Dubai Office Blockchain Challenge!

Take your company to Dubai to meet world-leading investors, network with VIPs, connect with customers and ultimately win a prize at the Future Blockchain Summit at DWTC.

What is the Smart Dubai Office Blockchain Challenge?
Dubai launched a city-wide Blockchain Strategy in October 2016 with the aim of becoming the first blockchain-powered city by 2020. Smart Dubai Office (SDO) and Union are looking for game-changing applications of blockchain technology in any industry. Blockchain has the potential to improve people’s lives, and Dubai is posed to be a leader in moving such applications forward.


  • Your startup must be implementing blockchain technology in its solution or product.
  • Your startup must be a for-profit business.
  • Your business must be a scalable product or service and in-market (MVP or pilots are fine but must fundamentally be beyond “idea stage”).
  • Your startup must have at least two team members.
  • Your startup’s product or service should be possible to implement in Dubai from a technical and legal standpoint.
  • Your startup must be willing to implement your product or service in Dubai.
  • Your startup must ultimately be enhancing the quality of life and city of Dubai.
  • Your startup must be less than 3 years old.

Prize Packages
The three top winners of the SDO Blockchain Challenge will receive the following prizes:

  • First Place $20,000 USD
  • Second Place $15,000 USD
  • Third Place $10,000 USD

Competition Timeline

  • February 15: Blockchain Challenge Launch & Applications open
  • March 25: Applications close
  • April 7: Selected competing startups are notified and announced
  • May 1: Competing startups arrive in Dubai
  • May 2: Pitch training
  • May 3: Blockchain Challenge event
  • May 4: Competing startups depart from Dubai

For interested startups, apply now!


Source: SDO Blockchain Challenge