Announcing Sui x KuCoin Labs Summer Hackathon

Registration opens today and runs through July 5th for our first official Sui hackathon

Announcing Sui x KuCoin Labs Summer Hackathon

Calling all builders! The Sui Foundation and KuCoin Labs invite you to participate in our summer hackathon, running from May 29 through July 12th, and culminating in a Demo Day on July 19th at Builder House in Paris and online. Projects will compete for cash prizes from a total prize pool of $285,000 USD.

Join us to experiment, create, and innovate on Sui.

Project Categories

Projects should fall in one of the following product categories:

  • Infrastructure and Tooling
  • NFT, Social and DAO
  • Gaming and AIGC
  • DeFi and Payment


To be eligible for a prize, a project must be:

  • deployed to Sui mainnet, testnet or devnet, or otherwise integrated with Sui
  • a new project on Sui or an established project that’s implementing a well defined new feature or redesign within the hackathon period. Features implemented before the hackathon period will not be considered for judging

At least one member of the development team must:

  • Be able to participate in the demo day either in-person on July 19th at Sui Paris Builder House or virtually during the corresponding online session
  • Pass KYC to receive a prize

Why Participate

  • Seven weeks of programming including access to dev workshops, office hours, technical support, and mentoring with Sui Foundation teams, KuCoin Labs, and other hackathon partners and supporters
  • Guidance on best practices for Sui Foundation Developer Grant applications
  • Business development, fundraising focused workshops, and one-on-one mentoring hosted by KuCoin Labs, with the chance to be accepted into its incubator program or receive seed funding
  • Co-marketing activities and exposure within the Sui ecosystem
  • Co-marketing opportunities and access to KuCoin Labs’ media partners and network


There are three key stages to the hackathon: registration, shortlisting, and demo day.

To register, teams must complete a registration form with details on what the team will be building. Projects will be reviewed by a committee of scorers chosen from the Sui Foundation, Kucoin Labs, hackathon partners and supporters, and ecosystem projects based on a pre-set rubric. Projects whose average score reaches a pre-established minimum threshold will be shortlisted for participation in the demo day.

Demo day will happen both in person at Builder House in Paris as well as virtually allowing anyone around the world to participate in the hackathon. Winners will be announced after the conclusion of the Demo Day.

Key Dates

Registration: May 29 - July 5
Shortlisting Period (Rolling): June 5 - July 12
Demo Day: July 19

Prize Pools

Best Overall Award

  • 1st place: 50K USD
  • 2nd place: 30K USD
  • 3rd place: 15K USD

Category Awards

Each of the four categories will have three winners.

  • 1st place: 20K USD
  • 2nd place: 10K USD
  • 3rd place: 5K USD

Community Favorites

  • 50K USD distributed to the top 10 projects by community votes

If you have any questions about the hackathon, you can join and ask in the hackathon Telegram group.

You can find more information about the hackathon on the contest page, and you can register today by completing the application.