Accelerator Workshop For Blockchain Startups/Enterprises

5-day workshop

Build a Proof of Concept with your team in collaboration with our instructors. This workshop is ideal for early-stage startups with a limited budget, looking to validate their business model in a short timeframe.

About Our Renowned Workshop

Financial platforms built using blockchain technology have become one of the fastest growing areas of FinTech. Finance consortiums, banks, insurance companies, supply chain organisations and healthcare firms are busy building Proof of Concept applications (PoC) to better understand the capabilities and limitations of this technology.

Proof of Concept applications are built by specialists in blockchain technology. Due to the current talent shortage in the industry, such specialist teams are hard to assemble, coordinate and deliver on results.

Blockchain Hackathon as a Service is a viable alternative to assembling a specialist team. We take developers and designers from your organisation, pair them with our instructors and out comes a full PoC application of your choice in five working days. It’s an amazing opportunity to educate software developers and see a custom designed blockchain application in action. Days 1 and 2 are oriented towards educating the participants, while the rest of the time shall be dedicated to building the PoC application.

Prior to the Hackathon, a PoC specification must be made in conjunction with the instructors. This specification clarifies expectations and deliverables from the hackathon.

Our Goal

Our workshop is geared towards making a Proof of Concept application (PoC) as defined by the customer. In combination with your developers and designers, our blockchain educators and builders will build the PoC over five days of development.

After the workshop, the customer can expect to see a PoC with the agreed backend and frontend functionality. Prior to the workshop, our instructors will review the requirements and align on expectations.

Target Audience

This workshop is primarily aimed at startups or enterprises seeking to simultaneously build a Proof of Concept blockchain application and equip their in-house development team to build blockchain applications. It is ideal for businesses with a limited budget, looking to validate their business model in a short timeframe.

A minimum viable product (MVP) traditionally takes three to four months to validate a business and its technology – costing between €70,000 and €100,000.  Our workshop is designed to deliver our clients an MVP within a shorter time-frame and at a fraction of this cost. The process is structured over a three-week timeframe with a five-day hackathon style workshop conducted in Belgrade, Serbia – home to our international headquarters – with the Blockchain Reactor team and the product owner (stakeholders) from the client side.

Using our experience of working with over 100 tech start-up companies over the last 16 years, we have developed a tried and tested approach to MVP development.

As part of this workshop, key questions around business process flows, user interaction, technology, development flows and timelines, as well as budgets, will be addressed.

This workshop is designed to remove any ambiguity over the selected project by clarifying and verifying the business layer while adding a clear technology overview. This 5-day hackathon style workshop requires the onsite presence of key stakeholder(s) from the client side – a CEO / CTO / CMO / or any other relevant party.

The key personnel will be accommodated in Belgrade during the course of action, together with the Blockchain Reactor team.

Daily Schedule

Day 1

Definition of PoC specification

Walkthrough of PoC specification and targets for the hackathon

Overview of tools and account setup

Introduction to blockchains and smart contracts

What are blockchains and smart contracts?

Speciality of blockchains and smart contracts

Blockchain technology: A thought experiment

Building a database

Smart contracts: How they work?

Gambling game with smart contracts

Introduction to Ethereum Studio + Hello World smart contract

 Inspect Ethereum Studio, the IDE

Create first smart contract

Explore the sandbox and other components of Ethereum Studio

Lunch
Basic features of Solidity

Basic solidity functions

Application Binary Interface

Explore transactions

Constructors

Advanced Solidity features

Modifiers

Events

Timelock contract exercise
Build a timelock contract
nodeJS, npm, web3.js, events

NodeJS and NPM

Web3.js and events

Day 2

Education sessions depending on PoC specification
These sessions shall be informed by the exact business case to be developed
Instructor Supervised Hacking
Design, Programming and Debugging

Day 3

Sprint session
Setting deliverables and goals for the day for participants
Instructor Supervised Hacking
Design, Programming and Debugging

Day 4

Sprint session
Setting deliverables and goals for the day for participants
Instructor Supervised Hacking
Design, Programming and Debugging

Day 5

Sprint session
Setting deliverables and goals for the day for participants
Instructor Supervised Hacking
Design, Programming and Debugging
Presentation of PoC

Present PoC collectively to management

Go-live and final Q&A

Q&A session

Discuss next steps

Meet Our Speakers

Vuk Mirkovic

Chief Executive Officer, Blockchain Reactor

Vuk is the founder and CEO of Razor Communications. He has founded twelve businesses in his impressive career, two of which he successfully exited. He has completed projects for Mastercard, World Bank Group, Harvard University, Unicef, Carlsberg, and hundreds more.

Vladimir Zaric

Chief Operating Officer, Blockchain Reactor

Digital director with 20 years of global professional experience across verticals. Growing leadership roles in digital marketing and product management. Dedicated and passionate about the development and delivery of innovative digital products with a clear overview of both the technical and business challenges. 

Register your business today

Have your team and our instructors build a Proof of Concept collaboratively. Mix of learning and building.

KEY DELIVERABLES

The functional specification that will outline the key features and functionalities of the designated solution

Interactive (clickable) wireframes that capture the logic and user journeys of the solution

UI/UX foundation outlining user interface over the main flows

Technical specification with details on technology to be used, architecture and development details

Scope of work for technology provider with ballpark cost estimate and timeframe of delivery

Smart contract draft; (if required)

Incorporation and legal; (if required)

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does this workshop cost?

The cost of the workshop is relative to the specific engagement and resource requirements. These include:

  • Backend software engineer and/or team lead
  • Blockchain dev expert and/or team lead
  • UI/UX expert and/or team lead
  • Operations and/or project manager
  • Blockchain biz expert and/or team lead
  • Product manager and/or support

Quotes we issue are based on our understanding on key specifics around the platform that is about to be built. Work-stream will define and deliver all relevant documentation and plans required for platform development.

Who is this workshop suitable for?

This workshop is suitable for startups or enterprises seeking to simultaneously build a Proof of Concept blockchain application and equip their in-house development team to build blockchain applications.

Where is this workshop held?

Our blockchain accelerator workshop is held in Belgrade, Serbia. Why Belgrade?

  1. Belgrade is home to our international headquarters and is widely accessible via all European airports and the United States.
  2. We have built up a great relationship with blockchain businesses throughout Belgrade and we can leverage these connections to bring in relevant speakers into our workshop depending on our clients’ needs.

When is the next available slot for the workshop?

Our workshop offering is extremely popular with tech start-ups. We advise contacting us regarding our current availability for information on upcoming openings.

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