My name is Joe Ferrara and I am reaching out on behalf of AVA Labs – a leading blockchain platform spun out of Cornell and led by Professor Emin Gün Sirer.
This May, we’ll be hosting a virtual hackathon for the top computer science and engineering students across the world to develop new applications for financial products and services, and build infrastructure tools that could someday be used by millions of people on the AVA platform.
More details on the event are in the note below, and linked here: https://www.avalabs.org/ava-x/hackathons/university-hackathon-may-2020
And here is a recent Bloomberg News article featuring AVA: New Startup Aims to Prove Blockchain Fast Enough for Finance
We would be thrilled if you share this event with your students and encourage their participation. Please feel free to use the following text, or let me know how if there’s another format your team uses to notify students of opportunities like this, and we will create what you need.
This May, AVA Labs, a next-generation blockchain platform spun out of Cornell and led by Professor Emin Gün Sirer, is hosting a month-long virtual hackathon for the best and brightest computer science and engineering students in the world.
The event will focus on developing new applications for financial products and services, and infrastructure tools that could someday be used by millions of people on the AVA platform. In addition to opportunities for close mentorship with our engineering leadership and early exposure to the most anticipated blockchain launch of 2020, students will have the opportunity to compete for up to $50,000 in prizes.
I look forward to hearing your thoughts and answering any questions you may have.
Joseph FerraraBusiness Development Associate @ Ava Labs