Draper University is happy to announce its first public hackathon, the HEROthon, sponsored by QTUM with special guest Sickick.


What is the challenge?

The challenge is to build an application on QTUM that inspires the future of gaming and entertainment. While we want you to build something that is tailored to the above sentence, participants are free to build whatever they want. The judging and prizes will be based off of the challenge listed.


What ticket should I get?

All tickets are free because we want anyone interested to come. Choose what type of person you are based on the tickets listed. If you aren't any one of them, please choose the most relevant one. This just gives us an idea on who we can expect to come.


What level of experience do I need to attend?

Absolutely none! Although it's nice if you have some prior experience we do not require any experience to attend the hackathon. We want everyone and anyone interested to attend. Bring your friends as well!


Do I need a team to attend?

No, you do not need a team and don't need to know anyone! We will have plenty of time to meet people and form teams before the hackathon officially begins.




Draper University is happy to announce its first public hackathon, the HEROthon, sponsored by QTUM with special guest Sickick.

By getting involved you will be joining hackers, product developers, marketers, business leaders and Draper University entrepreneurs in reshaping the future of decentralized gaming and entertainment.

The HEROthon is held simultaneously with Draper University's Spring Pre-Accelerator program.



Build an application on QTUM that inspires the future of gaming and entertainment


Join a Draper University entrepreneur in hacking and pitching within 40 hours. You must build on the QTUM blockchain. Teams will have a chance to pitch to Draper U Ventures, Draper Associates, and the QTUM team. Winning teams get prizes and will be published on Draper University and QTUM social channels. Must be over 18 to participate.

  • QTUM Workshops and other opportunities to learn
  • Mentors available to help you with your project
  • Prizes given to winning teams
  • Snacks available throughout the day

QTUM is defining the blockchain economy.

Qtum is an open sourced public blockchain platform, leveraging the security of UTXO while enabling multiple virtual machines including EVM and the revolutionary x86 VM. Qtum is PoS based and boasts a Decentralized Governance Protocol (DGP) allowing specific blockchain settings to be modified by making use of smart contracts. For instance, the block size of Qtum can be increased without the need of a hard fork.

  • Decentralized Governance Protocol
  • Abstract Account Layer
  • x86 Virtual Machine
  • Global peer to peer network
  • Wallet ecology
  • Development resources

For developer resources and more information visit: qtum.org


With over 1.5 million followers, Sickick is quickly building his name and presence in the industry. His blend of musical genres creates an atmospheric, otherworldly auditory experience that so many fans have come to adore.

The iconic mask represents his deepest and darkest of fears. Wearing this mask as a symbol allows him to overcome his fears and befriend his demons. Sickick uses his newfound confidence as a way to inspire his fans, known as the Sickick Army, to pursue their dreams and face their fears. With his increasingly populated touring calendar, Sickick continues to spread his message around the world:

Everyone has a dark side, find the beauty in yours.


Recommended that everyone new to QTUM goes to(qtum.org/en/developer) reads the whitepaper, goes through the source code, and goes through the Developer's guide.


*Schedule is subject to change

Friday, April 19th

4PM - 6PM | Check-in at Draper University - Networking and Games

6PM | Opening Ceremony - QTUM Presentation

7PM | Networking and Team Formation

9PM | HEROthon Hacking Begins!

9:30PM | QTUM Presentation


Saturday, April 20th

(Hacking all Day!)

12AM | Midnight Snack

9AM | QTUM Presentation

3PM | Draper University Pitch Presentation


Sunday, April 21st

12AM | Midnight Snack

12:30PM | Submission Deadline

1PM - 3PM | Round 1 Pitching (3 min pitches)

2:30PM | Doors Open to Spectator Ticket

3:00PM | Closing Ceremony - Announce Top 10 Teams

3:15PM | Round 2 Judging (4 min pitches)

4:30PM | Winners Announced

4:45PM - 7PM | BBQ and Pool Party


If you have any further questions please email alex@draperuniversity.com


Looking forward to hacking!

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over 18 years in age


Andy Tang

Andy Tang
Draper Dragon

Lual Mayen

Lual Mayen
Junub Games

Katie Russel

Katie Russel
Draper University

Juan Acosta

Juan Acosta
Draper University

Abhishek Punia

Abhishek Punia
Draper Associates


Sickick Music

Judging Criteria

  • Implementation of Blockchain
    10 Points
  • Creativity
    5 Points
  • Impact
    5 Points
  • Scalability
    5 Points
  • Gusto & Enthusiasm
    5 Points
  • MVP
    5 Points
  • Gaming and Entertainment
    15 Points