Startup Pitch Competition that
rewards brilliant ideas!

IBC 2022-23 will bring together top line start-up innovations and ideas converging on a single platform. Here is your opportunity to compete with the best projects, showcase your ideas and network with top industry players.

Goal

20 global Startup competitions
in 5 years - Resulting in 1000
Startups in emerging tech

Tracks

Solution
Focus Areas

Web2.0 to Web3.0 migration use cases

Native Web3.0 use cases

Solution
Stages

Ideation stage

MVP stage

MVP deployed with Beta customers

Revenue stage

Prize Upto

*T&C Apply

HOW IT WORKS

Your eyes are definitely on the prize! A prize money of $160,000 is waiting for you at the IBC Main Conference in January, 2023. You have a lot of auditions that will help you get there!

Register for ibc emerge

Audition 1

Audition 2

Audition 3

Audition 4

Build on the Polkadot blockchain and get rewarded!

IBC Emerge Round-1 Schedule
(Tentative)

STAGE

ACtivity

Start date (2022)

End date (2022)

STAGE 1

IBC Emerge 1 Registration

12th Aug

25th Sep

STAGE 2

Business idea proposal/Solutioning deck submission

12th Aug

26th Sep

STAGE 2

Round 1 evaluation from IBC

14th Sep

30th Sep

STAGE 3

Submission of video Pitch with product demo

15th Sep

15th Oct

STAGE 4

Demo day

22nd Oct

22nd Oct

STAGE 4

Winner announcement + AMA (Online)

25th Oct

10th Oct

IBC Emerge Round-2 Schedule
(Tentative)

STAGE

ACtivity

Start date (2022)

End date (2022)

STAGE 0

Registration

1st Oct

15th Nov

STAGE 1

Business idea proposal/Solutioning deck submission

1st Oct

16th Nov

STAGE 2

Round 1 evaluation from IBC

19th Oct

18th Nov

STAGE 3

Submission of video Pitch with product demo

20th Oct

25th Nov

STAGE 4

Demo day

30th Nov

30th Nov

FINAL STAGE

Winner announcement + AMA

6th Dec

6th Dec

IBC Emerge Round-3 Schedule
(Tentative)

STAGE

ACtivity

Start date (2022)

End date (2022)

STAGE 0

Registration

19th Nov

6th Dec

STAGE 1

Business idea proposal/Solutioning deck submission

19th Nov

7th Dec

STAGE 2

Round 1 evaluation from IBC

21st Nov

13th Dec

STAGE 3

Submission of video Pitch with product demo

29th Nov

19th Dec

STAGE 4

Demo day

23rd Dec

23rd Dec

FINAL STAGE

Winner announcement + AMA

27th Dec

27th Dec

Our Mentors and jurors

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Radhakrishna Dasari

Technical Education Lead
Web3 Foundation
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Steve Degosserie

Web3 Engineering Manager
Web3 Foundation
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Anushank Dagar

Web3 Product manager
Chingari
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Nikolaos K.

Javascript Application Developer
Parity Technologies
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Gautam Dhameja

Director of Solution Delivery
Parity Technologies
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Pavel Hilman

CEO
Sensilize
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Omri Lachman

Cofounder and CEO,
LEAP
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Andrey Nayman

Founder and CEO,
Magic Square
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Ashok Ranadive

Director of Professional Services,
CasperLabs
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Uri Ferruccio

VP for Business Development,
Binance
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Hartej Sawhney

Founder and CEO,
Zokyo
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Chris Lavery

Chief Financial Officer,
Ava Labs
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H.E. Gabriel Abed

Ambassador of Barbados to UAE
 
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Jagadeesh Prasad Vegi

Blockchain Architect , UAE Trade Connect
 
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Chennakesavan Selvaraju

Blockchain Researcher, goharness
 
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Vijay Bawra

Director, Startup Innovation, T-Hub
 
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Sugandh Rakha

Principal Product Manager, ServiceNow
 
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Kartikey Kashyap

Blockchain Consultant , KPMG India
 
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Dharmen Dhulla

Global Lead, Blockchain Practice, Tech Mahindra
 
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Shveta Verma Nagraj

Design Evangelist, Microsoft
 
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Prasanna Lohar

CIO, DCB Bank
 
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Col Inderjeet Singh

Chief Cyber Officer, Vara Associates
 
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Sharat Chandra

Vice President, EarthId
 
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Srinivas Mahankali

Chief Business Officer, SecureKloud Technologies
 
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Avneesh Bhatnagar

Senior Principal Product Manager, ServiceNow
 
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Ramesh Swaminathan

Director Product Management, Informatica
 
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Mukesh Marodia

Product Manager, Google
 
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Laura Weindorf

Genesis Validator and Investor, SCG Ventures
 
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Rachit Srivastava

Solidity Developer, Nethermind
 
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Simon Bogdanowicz

Founder, Catalyst Global
 
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Jeffrey Elliott

Head of Community Marketing, CUDOS
 
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Jeff J Hunter

Founder, Virtual Assistants
 
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Sumit Manocha

Ex-Senior Manager, HPCL
 
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Vladimir Velmeshev

Partner, Kosmos Ventures
 
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Yara Elder

Event Marketing, Mailchimp
 
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Prasanth Kalangi

Founder, RealtoApps
 
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Zach Miller

Marketing Coordinator, Popcorn
 
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Maud Honner

Associate Director, Wachsman
 
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Kim Savul

Founder, HELIX
 
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Sasha Tsiatsera

Director, BlockFi
 
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Bryce Gilleland

CEO, Asha Capital Partners
 
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Delz Erinle

Founder, Astra Metaverse
 
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Tim Martinez

Founder, The Inside Man
 
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Igor Bershadsky

Head Of Client Relations, Hacken Cybersecurity Services
 
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Jack B.

Product Marketing Lead, Input Output (IOHK)
 
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Oliver Gilbey

Blockchain Developer Relations Lead, Cudo
 
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Lisa Rubin

Fintech Associate (Blockchain), Paul Hastings
 
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Alex Rusnak

Co-founder, Proxima
 
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Anitha Vadavatha

Co-Founder & Managing Partner, AB Plus Ventures
 
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CJ Hetherington

Co-Founder, Atlantis World
 
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Conrad Brown

Account Executive, Embroker
 
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Constantin Kogan

Co-Founder, GamesPa
 
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Samir Bandali

Chief Business Development Officer, Alty.com
 
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Subhash Karri

Co-Founder, QuestBook by CreatorOS (YC W21)
 
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Abhilash Inumella

Co-Founder, QuestBook by CreatorOS (YC W21)
 
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Sriharsha Karamchati

Co-Founder, QuestBook by CreatorOS (YC W21)
 
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Madhavanmalolan .eth

Co-Founder, QuestBook by CreatorOS (YC W21)
 
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Sergey Okishev

Team Lead, USE TECH
 
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Sergey Kozlov

Frontend Developer
 
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Nikolay Pasynkov

Delivery Director
 

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