2 days ago

Thank you

Thank you for joining the NEAR MetaBUILD Hackathon! While the judges continue to review your projects, we would love to hear about your experience participating in this hackathon.

Please fill out this form and help us get better.

The winner announcement is scheduled for December 15th. We hope you’ve enjoyed this Hackathon and look forward to seeing your future submissions for additional hackathons.


11 days ago

Not done? Late submissions open now!

Hey hackers,

MetaBUILD is officially over! With over 3000 participants, 1000+ draft submissions and about 300 successfully submitted projects, we couldn't be more proud of the results.

While we're reviewing your submissions and preparing for judging, please note that you're able to do some last edits using this link.

After clicking on this link, you will be able to use the "My projects" tab as normal to change the status of your project or edit the project page.

It will be open until Thursday, November 24th. Unfortunately we won't be able to accept any edits after this date…

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13 days ago

Submission deadline is 24 hours away. What's next?

Hey builders,

While we're preparing to start judging your amazing projects, you still have 24 hours to make some final edits. Please make sure that:

  • Your submission is published and not a draft
  • A description, demo video and GitHub link are available on the project page

After the deadline, you won't be able to edit the project unless one of the judges asks you to do so.

What happens next?

  • We'll filter out eligible submissions for the jury to review
  • From November 23th to December 2nd, our reviewers will score the projects based on 5 criteria
  • From December 2nd to…

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15 days ago

Final call for submissions

There are only 3 days left to complete your submission for NEAR MetaBUILD III Hackathon.


15 days ago

Reminder: Final MetaBUILD Webinar starts in 1 hour

Hey builders,

This is a gentle reminder for those who want to join us for the last mentorship session.

Tune in today at 4PM GMT/11AM EST using this link.

This week we partnered up with Spill to talk about mental health in founders. In this online talk, we’ll draw on both psychology research findings and Spill’s own experience to unpick what’s behind burnout and why so many of us experience it today. We’ll cover how to spot it in both yourself and others, what the underlying causes are, how to recover from it, and then how to prevent it

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18 days ago

Week 8 and Final: Resilience

Hey hackers,

MetaBUILD submission deadline is 1 week ahead, and we're so proud to see almost 2,500 talented people joining the hackathon. Despite everything happening on the market, we're focusing time and attention on what matters, and for Web3 community it is building. Spend this week fine-tuning your code and working on your final presentation – use our latest mentorship session to build up a pitch.

This week we partnered up with Spill to talk about mental health in founders. In this online talk, we’ll draw on both psychology research findings and Spill’s own experience to unpick what’s behind burnout…

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24 days ago

MetaBUILD Week 7: Pitch and demo

Hey builders,

2 weeks to go until the submission deadline! 2 152 talented folks joined this hackathon, 531 of them already found the teammates, and 400 are looking for more people to join their teams. Maybe they're looking for you? Check the Participants page and find out now.

We keep hosting our weekly mentorship sessions to support the hackers on their 8-week long journey called MetaBUILD. As the deadline approaches, let's discuss one of the most important parts of your submission page – the pitch and demo. Karina Lapina from the hottest European accelerator Startup Wise Guys will join us…

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about 1 month ago

MetaBUILD Week 6: Community

Hey builders,

November is here, and that means we're 19 days away from the submission deadline.

Our weekly mentorship sessions on Twitter hit almost 6k listeners last week. We couldn't be more proud to support all of the amazing developer entrepreneurs out there!

Read blog recaps of our previous mentoring sessions here:

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about 1 month ago

MetaBUILD Week 5: Marketing in Web3

Hey builders,

Hope you're doing great, because we surely are. This hackathon is at 1400+ participants and 300+ draft submissions, and we're so excited to see those drafts going live!

Marketing is a tricky subject in crypto space. Not all of the projects are intended to win the hearts and minds of the global audience: some of them are very niche, and a lot of them are built for developers only. However, this doesn't mean marketing shouldn't be a part your strategy. Marketing should be done differently.

This week, we're ready to uncover some of the secrets of engaging with…

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about 2 months ago

MetaBUILD Week 4: Ecosystem support

Hey builders, we're crossing the program's equator! MetaBUILD is at week 4, and we're so proud to have 1100+ registered participants, and 200+ submission pages.

Throughout this time, we've been hosting our weekly mentoring sessions on Twitter folllowed by blog recaps. If you missed them, here's the links:

This week we'll answer the most burning questions about our local…

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about 2 months ago

MetaBUILD Week 3: Grants and Funding

What happens after the hackathon?

One of the most important criteria for choosing a MetaBUILD winner is the team's plans for the future. Even when the code isn't as perfect and the demo isn't as confident as we would want them to be, the team's commitment to staying in the NEAR ecosystem long term matters a lot.

As hackathon hosts, nothing makes us happier than seeing the newly created projects grow and thrive. And this ecosystem has a lot of awesome opportunities to thrive after you've won a hackathon.

Our weekly mentoring session on Twitter Space will be dedicated to…

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2 months ago

MetaBUILD Week 2: Storytelling in Web3

Did your mom ever ask you what is it that you do for a living?

We've all been there. And we're convinced that if your mom doesn't understand what you do, your future users and investors probably won't understand either. Web3 is no rocket science, however some ideas and concepts are so future forward that they become hard to explain.

Our weekly meetup on Twitter Space is dedicated to storytelling – a magic potion making everyone from that girl in the dog park to your landlord understand what your project is about.

Join us on 16:00 GMT+1 this Thursday, and

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2 months ago

MetaBUILD Week 1: What To Build?

Hey hackers,

Welcome to MetaBUILD – the biggest online hackathon in the NEAR ecosystem. Thank you for joining us for this 8-week long journey.

Last time, our education was self-paced. This time around, we would love to stay in touch and available – from daily office hours on Discord to weekly meetups on Twitter Spaces.

Starting from this Thursday, we will host weekly meetups on Pagoda’s Twitter and talk about the most burning challenges each team will face throughout their MetaBUILD journey:

  • What to build – a chat with the most seasoned nearians on how to create a blockchain product…

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