moonrise 2017

05 December 2017 | Tallinn, Estonia

Moonrise is the key blockchain startup competition in Northern Europe. This year, it’s hosted in Tallinn, where leading blockchain experts are gathering for the annual Moontec conference to discuss the hottest questions around cryptocurrencies, DLT, blockchain and their implementation in various industries.

Moonrise aims to find the most innovative early stage blockchain startups and connect them with a global network of investors to provide them with both financial and business support.

Applicants are required to prepare a 1-2 page pitch, which would help the selection team to better understand the business idea and its application in real world business practice. There are no strict rules on the layout, but we strongly advise everyone to keep a clear structure and try to provide answers to the questions below:

Business Opportunity

• Which problem does your startup solve?

• Market overview. Who are your users?

• How is blockchain technology implemented in your solution?

Research & Development

• Are there any competitors on the market?

• What risks did your team identify?

• Is there a development plan / roadmap?

Marketing & Partners

• How do you plan to market your product/service?

• Who are your key partners?

• Can you define your value proposition?

Team &

• Who is your team? How was it formed?

• How many people do you expect in your team after 1 year?

• Where do you plan to locate your headquarters?

We welcome all startup teams to send their application to compete for the Moonriser title. A team of industry professionals will individually assess every application and top ten teams will be invited to pitch their startups on Moontec stage in Tallinn.

This year, we are seeking disruption in the following industries:

Cyber Security

Logistics Management

Fintech & Money

Retail & eCommerce

Public Sector

Artificial Intelligence

Supply Chain

Internet of Things

Please send your applications to before 17th of November, 2017. Top 10 startups will be announced on 20th of November and will receive an invitation to pitch on stage in front of investors and advisors at Moontec 2017.

After pitching on stage, teams will be invited to a Moonrise networking reception to cool off the heat and enjoy an hour of networking and fun. Once juries decide, top 3 startups will be invited on the main stage for the awards ceremony.

P.S. For those, who can't make it to Moontec in Tallinn, we will offer the opportunity to pitch over Internet. We will coordinate all details with winners upon announcement.

Prize Information

Grand Prize
€3,000 Cash Prize
Invitation to spend a day in ConsenSys office in NYC to explore the ecosystem
Funderbeam consultation for Startups
4x Tickets to Moontec18
3x Tickets to WeAreDevelopers World Congress 2018

2nd Prize
€1,500 Cash Prize
4x Tickets to Moontec18

3rd Prize
€500 Cash Prize
4x Tickets to Moontec18

All winners will additionally receive great attention from Investors and Blockchain industry leaders, media coverage and great network of future partners. Winners will be added to Moonrise Wall of Fame forever!

More information on prize fund coming soon.

Official moonrise 2017 partners:

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Moontec 17 is the largest conference in Northern Europe, devoted to blockchain technology and its implementation in various industries, which will be hosted in Tallinn this winter.

1000+ attendees from all around the world and 50 speakers, including IBM, Microsoft, Bitcoin Foundation, Hyperledger, Consensys, Lykke, Reply, Accenture, DFJ, Republic of Estonia and many others!

We offer startups a discount of 20%. Simply use the promocode MOONSTART on checkout and the discount will be applied to the final amount.

Be the first one to know the result if you can't make it to Moontec conference.