It's a wrap for India’s BIGGEST web3 hackathon

BUIDL IT is now undoubtedly the biggest showcase of upcoming Web3 talent within the Indian subcontinent. We are immensely proud and grateful to all those who have contributed to making this event a grand success. Bringing Web3 to India with such grandeur is a feat that could not have been possible without your amazing participation. We are ecstatic to see the amount of josh each and every one of the participants portrayed during the hackathon.

With a whopping 5,031 registrations, BUIDL IT secured its place as the LARGEST Indian Web3 Hackathon till date! This is a testament to the fact that the builders & developers of India are not only embracing the change to a decentralized future but are actively building it!  

The hackathon kicked off in great style with some of the most influential entrepreneurs in the nation such as Sandeep Nailwal (Co-Founder, Polygon), Vijay Shekhar (Founder, PayTM) & Kunal Kapoor (Actor; Founder, Ketto). The conversation that happened between the members of this panel was definitely not something to be missed! 

With the kick-off, began the journey of thousands of builders taking their first steps in venturing into this fast-paced decentralized ecosystem. 

As BUIDL IT wraps up we are thrilled to receive a total of 186 projects! These brilliant projects were built by developers and buidlers who poured their heart and soul into their ideas to bring them into reality. We appreciate the hard work all the participants have put in to develop their projects.

Surely, BUIDL IT was not only about hacking and building projects by veterans in this space, but also for newcomers willing to learn. In order to help newcomers to Web3, we had also organized an incredible line-up of workshops where participants could learn about the various concepts of Web3 and interact with experts from all over the world hands-on! 

From Basics & Introductions to Oracles, APIs, NFTs, and Security! We had it all!  

The workshops and sessions hosted are:

  • DAY 1 BUIDL IT: Intro to Blockchain and Solidity with Pulkit Mittal
  • DAY 2 BUIDL IT: DeFi, NFTs, and DAO with Piyush Maheshawari and Aishwary Gupta
  • DAY 3 BUIDL IT: Building with Scaffold-ETH with Austin Griffith
  • DAY 4 BUIDL IT: Scaling your dApps with Polygon with Xiangan He
  • DAY 5 BUIDL IT: Fastest way to build Polygon dApps with Moralis with Ivan Lijeqvist
  • DAY 6 BUIDL IT: Learning with Polygon academy with Xiangan He
  • DAY 7 BUIDL IT: Building with one unified API with Leilani Ledinghan and Harish Raisinghani
  • DAY 8 BUIDL IT: Oracles, Decentralized data and Off-chain computation with Harry Papacharissiou
  • DAY 9 BUIDL IT: Building scalable dApps on Polygon using Alchemy with Elan Halpern
  • DAY 10 BUIDL IT: How to build a successful  Web3 business with Arjun Kalsy, Vaas Bhaskar, Kanav Kariya and Matthew Graham
  • DAY 11 BUIDL IT: Augmenting your DeFi Apps with money streaming with Sam Flamini
  • DAY 12 BUIDL IT: Decloud is the new DeFi with Vishnu Karode
  • DAY 13 BUIDL IT: Governance and DAOs with Chase Chapman, Marco Moshi, Ivan Fortunov and Mateusz Rzeszowski
  • DAY 14 BUIDL IT: NFT Design Workshop with Kashish Arora
  • DAY 15 BUIDL IT: Where NFT matters with Konstantin Tkachuk
  • DAY 16 BUIDL IT: Decentralizatied storage on Polygon with Nghia Ng
  • DAY 17 BUIDL IT: NFT Panel with Nick Rose, Ben Lakoff and Amartya Hari Pilaka
  • DAY 18 BUIDL IT: Built-in security OpenZeppelin contracts with Smriti Arora

Participants were given the choice of multiple tracks and challenges for the hackathon. 

Let’s dive in and meet the winners!

Overall Winners

1st Prize


An excellent immersive implementation of a 3D environment along with an interactive NFT marketplace.

Check out the Devfolio submission 👉

2nd Prize

LunarPay Crypto Payments

This project is one of the most essential building blocks to make crypto payments mainstream and power the next wave of crypto e-commerce.

3rd Prize


Social Media for developers with a proper Web3 implementation and great UI/UX. Minting posts as NFT, tipping crypto to users is directly built into the platform.

Track Prizes


1st Prize


A great implementation of tying the Music industry with NFTs. This project aims to incentivize artists while connecting them with their fans on a deeper level.

2nd Prize


A brilliant 3D metaverse to hang around and challenge your friend or showcase your NFTs.

3rd Prize


A well-built chess dApp with Web3 implementation and all the features needed for a great chess game.


1st Prize

Gamla Fund

A fantastic implementation of the traditional Chit Funds logic into a DeFi dApp.

2nd Prize


This amazing project incorporates the traditional SIP concept into a dApp which automates different strategies to manage portfolios with minimum user interference.

3rd Prize


It involves an unsecured/zero collateral lending platform that focuses on incentivising agriculture loans while borrowing with a clean and minimalistic UI.


1st Prize


It is a Cross-Chain platform to transfer NFTs (ERC721/ERC1155) between EVM-compatible chains in a three-step easy-to-use UX.

2nd Prize

NFT Multisender

An amazing tool to send NFTs in bulk to multiple addresses at the same time.

3rd Prize

This project is an NFT based Authentication tool for gated communities.

Best Web3 integration with Web2 project


A web3 version of the popular buy me a coffee platform which is not only cross chain but also supports ENS with a polished UI/UX.

Special Prizes

$5,000 by Vijay Shekhar Sharma

A mobile-based NFT marketplace with a great UI and a solid app design.

$5,000 by Kunal Kapoor

Token tethered generative art project with creative design and a well built smart contract with unique characteristics.

$7,000 by Sequoia

Best mobile-based NFT marketplace with a great UI/UX.

$5,000 by Samay Raina

Best Web3 based Chess dApp with the on-point implementation of the bounty.

$5,000 by Lightspeed

A one-stop platform for DAO users to fund the most ambitious ideas has a great real-world use case.

$12,000 by Wormhole

1st Prize ($7000)

Multi-chain payment infrastructure for GameFi and NFT.

2nd Prize ($5000)

A great tool to send NFTs in bulk to multiple addresses at the same time.

$7,000 by Agri 10X

Decentralized Investment Platform For Agriculture Lands.

$5,000 by Woodstock

A well-built metaverse project with added interactive capabilities.

$5,000 by Trell

A dApp to incentivize followers to invest in upcoming creators.

And here are all the incredible projects that emerged as the pool prize winners of the Hackathon:, Bet 5 Game, CaesorDAO,canSwap, CB Swap, ChessVerse, Collective, Creator Nation, DAOlaal, DeBox, Descrow, DevNFT, GrantéStudio, Kolumn, Metapass, MINIT, NFsTreamer, Omnid, OpenShelf | OpenDesk, OpenStore, PolyGens, PolyMurti, PolyTickets, DeRummy, Recon, Tambola, The Unstoppable shop, Vendo, Polyess♔, ETH my Song, Tokenify, Land Registration Using Blockchain, Super Payroll, PolyGenart, The Collective Truth, Vendo, DBeats, Metaverse Debouche, BharatID, NFT-Zap, EYWA Cross-chain Data and Liquidity Protocol,Fraternity DAO and Cosmo Infinitas.

This is only the beginning and there is no limit to the innovation that Web3 has to offer. We hope that this hackathon inspires developers and builders across the country to get their hands dirty and start building towards the decentralized future.

We would also love to support all the builders who want to continue working on their projects and help take them to newer heights with our Developer Support Program

PolygonLEAP 2021 Accelerator is an attempt to help support budding Web3 entrepreneurs of India with the mentorship from major global investors such as Lightspeed, Elevation Capital, Woodstock Fund, Sino Global Capital, Jump Capital and Buidlers Tribe.

Projects that want to take hold of this opportunity to be a part of the accelerator may apply. The registration process of this accelerator starts from December 8, 2021 and is open till the next year. The last date to register is February 4, 2022.

Thanks to everyone again for making this hackathon a grand success!

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