“Algorand’s Build-A-Bull is a virtual hackathon for the Algorand community of builders, developers, and entrepreneurs around the world. It’s an exciting entry point into Web3 development and the Algorand ecosystem. By signing up for the hackathon, you’ll have the opportunity to transform your idea into a startup within a span of four weeks. We’ll provide the tooling, support, and mentoring, but bring your idea to life. Champions will have the chance to present their pitches to industry experts and top-tier investors.

Anyone can sign up for Build-A-Bull. We recommend that you have previous building experience and feel confident that you are able to commit to the four-week challenge. The hackathon will draw in prominent venture capitalists and investors from across the industry, so be serious about your project.


For each Track: DeFi, Gaming, Consumer, Interoperability, and Impact, the prizes are as follows:

  • 1st Place: $25,000 USDC
  • 2nd Place: $10,000 USDC
  • 3rd Place: $5,000 USDC


  • Prize: $5,000 USDC


  • Prize: $10,000 USDC
  • 3 tickets to Decipher 2024
  • $25,000 AWS Credits


  • DEFI: Break through the barriers of traditional finance, rewrite the rules of money, and build an inclusive future for all.

  • GAMING: Unleash your creativity using Unity SDK and reimagine traditional gaming, providing players with more control, ownership, and opportunities to derive real-world value from their in-game activities.

  • CONSUMER: Dive into the next digital frontier with Web3.0. Create a unified, transparent, and empowered user experience by developing consumer dApps that bridge real-world assets (RWA) or dApps with a next gen NFT utility focus.

  • INTEROPERABILITY: Interoperability is a superpower. Make blockchains communicate, collaborate, and tackle the world’s challenges together.

  • IMPACT: Think big. Redefine what’s possible. Build real-world solutions and improve the lives of billions through environmental sustainability, economic inclusion and opportunity globally.

Pre Hack Support

  • Sign up for a team formation sessions.
  • Sign up for Algorand Developer Beginner and Intermediate Bootcamps.

Judging Criteria

  • Team: A strong team that can demonstrate the ability to work effectively with complementary skills.

  • Functioning MVP: The project should showcase strong Algorand protocol implementation. The project should also prioritize providing an intuitive and seamless user experience. Good UX design and interface can enhance user adoption and engagement. The project should consider the needs and preferences of its target users and demonstrate a clear understanding of their pain points.

  • Pitch and Presentation: A well-prepared and compelling pitch or presentation is essential to showcase the project's value proposition, market potential, and technical capabilities. The team should be able to articulate their project clearly, concisely, and convincingly to the judges.

  • Product Market Fit: Winning projects should demonstrate potential for adoption and market impact. They should have a clear understanding of their target audience, the competitive landscape, and how they differentiate themselves. Consideration of business models, revenue generation, and the project's potential to attract users or customers can be influential.

Dev Support

Algorand Discord: A place to keep up-to-date, ask questions, get code examples, and discuss anything Algorand. Connect with the DevRel team with any queries.

Dev Resources

  • Algorand Developer Portal: The main starting point for all Algorand, blockchain and Web3-related resources.
  • AlgoKit Repo for everything AlgoKit. The developer tool to help you build and test on Algorand within 10 minutes.
  • AlgoDevs Youtube channel: A wide range of 5-10 minute videos to support your building.