For the first time at the main international competition for student entrepreneurship YPO Global Student Entrepreneurship Awards (GSEA) there is a Free TON nomination – “Blockchain / decentralized systems and applications”. Only projects of Russian citizens are accepted. However, in the future, it is planned to expand the audience to participants from other countries. The YPO Global Student Entrepreneurship Awards is one of the most popular competitions for student projects who, in addition to their studies, own and operate their own business.
Most of all, they are attracted by the opportunity to get into the largest and most prestigious business club in the world – the Organization of Young Presidents, founded in 1987. It consists of 27,000 CEOs and business owners under the age of 45 from 61 countries.
In the club, the best students present their projects, and the winners receive cash bonuses, mentoring assistance from the world’s best experts, as well as the opportunity to present their projects to investors.
What is the Free TON nomination for
The Free TON nomination is a unique proposal to evaluate blockchain systems and applications.
It should raise public interest in blockchain projects and support young students / alumni who are working on projects in this area.
The winners will receive cash prizes, as well as the opportunity to receive additional support with tokens to migrate their projects to Free TON or to execute integration with the platform.
|1st place||15 000 TONs|
|2nd place||10 000 TONs|
|3rd place||5 000 TONs|
|4th – 20th place||1 000 TONs|
- Applicants must be Russian citizens (residing in any part of the world) under 35 years of age.
- Applicants must be confirmed founders or co-founders of the project an equity position more than 25%
- Projects should have a functional product and positive revenue (of any size).
- Projects should have exposure to blockchain / decentralized systems and applications.
In addition to the classic description of the market, product, team, business model and blockchain system, candidates must present ideas of possible engagement with Free TON or its native TON Crystal token, or a migration path to Free TON, as well as a description of the benefits that their projects will bring to the Free TON network.
Those projects that can contribute to the development of the platform ecosystem and make a profit will receive an additional 50,000 TONs.