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Paris Blockchain Week 2024’s Startup Competition Winners Grab More Than $10M In Prizes


Paris, France, April 17th, 2024, Chainwire

Paris Blockchain Week, the leading international conference dedicated to blockchain and Web3, announced the winners of this year’s Startup Competition, dishing out an array of prizes to the 10 finalists and 4 winning Startups, for up to $10 million in the shape of funding, grants, accelerations, listings and more.

The Paris Blockchain Week Startup Competition has emerged as a cornerstone event within the blockchain industry, and one of the most prestigious and highly-coveted awards for startups, entrepreneurs, and investors alike. A direct contest that pits some of the most promising Web3 projects against one another, the goal of the competition is to shine a spotlight on groundbreaking new initiatives with enormous potential to make a positive, real-world impact.

Over 800 Startups entered the contest, among which the best 100 made it to the first shortlisting. The Top 100 gained exposure to, and feedback from, dozens of the blockchain industry’s most reputable investors.

This year’s projects had the exclusive opportunity to pitch their ideas and initiatives to more than 500 prospective investors, including venture capitalists, accelerators, angels, and DAO representatives, to secure their backing and the chance to be lavished with massive exposure, prizes, funding, and grants.

For investors, the Startup Competition provided them with an exclusive opportunity to identify and connect with talented founders and invest in high-potential Web3 projects generating a highly qualified deal flow of Startups.

The winners were chosen from a pool of more than 800 blockchain startups that entered this year’s Startup Competition:

CrossCurve – Faraj Abutalibov, co-founder

Bitstack – Alexandre Roubaud, CEO

Reveel – Adrien Stern, CEO

Zyfi – Gauthier Vila, CEO


This year’s Startup Competition saw the participation of industry leaders, investors and blockchains from across the globe, including Tim Draper, RockawayX, AWS, Consensys, CoinMarketCap, Coin Academy, iExec, Blockchain Founders Fund, Outlier Ventures, v3ntures, Foresight Ventures, Mantle, Mirana, Morningstar Ventures, NEO, Bit2Me, XRP Ledger, PitchBook, Bitpanda, CV Labs, Stellar, Canonical Crypto, BNB Chain, Node Capital, Cathay-Ledger, Taisu, Hello Labs, Killer Whales, BPI, TRGC, Leadblock, Orange DAO, Blockwall, Cointelegraph, TDeFi, HUMANS, LBanks Labs, VNTR, and Mercy Corps.

The support of these partners was instrumental in making Paris Blockchain Week’s Startup Competition one of the most anticipated and illustrious startup contests on the crypto calendar, contributing not only to the $10million prize pool but also to the process of selecting the Top 100 contenders invited to showcase their innovations at this year’s event. The ongoing support of our partners is crucial in fostering innovation and growth within the blockchain ecosystem.

The $10 million prize pool notably set a new industry record, providing much more than substantial funding opportunities for the lucky winners. In addition to funding, there were grants, credits, and the opportunity to participate in accelerator programs and find mentors from the world’s leading VC firms and blockchain leaders. Moreover, the winners also benefit from substantial exposure, with the chance to pitch their ideas on Apple TV’s ‘Killer Whales’ show, befitting their status as the hottest prospects from among the crème de la crème of this year’s most talented crop of startups.

More than 800 ambitious startups entered this year’s contest, with the Top 100 ultimately whittled down to 10 finalists who were invited to pitch their projects at Paris Blockchain Week’s Investor Day on April 11. Following the presentations, the four winners took to the stage at the Carrousel du Louvre to showcase their innovations and pitch Tim Draper during a live recording of the hit “Meet the Drapers” TV show (+20M viewers worldwide).

About Paris Blockchain Week

Paris Blockchain Week is a leading organization in the blockchain/web3, dedicated to fostering innovation, collaboration, and knowledge sharing. As the premier event platform, we bring together thought leaders, industry experts, developers, entrepreneurs, investors, regulators, and enthusiasts from around the globe to explore the potential of blockchain technology and its transformative impact on various sectors.

The 5th edition, took place at the Carrousel du Louvre between 9 – 11 April and welcomed 9,000+ attendees and 500+ speakers, including Richard Teng – CEO of Binance, David Marcus – CEO & Co-Founder of Lightspark, Denelle Dixon – CEO & Executive Director of the Stellar Development Foundation, Jeremy Allaire – CEO of Circle, Ryan Selkis – CEO of Messaris, Silvia Attanasio – Head of Innovation at the Italian Banking Association & Member of the Digital Euro Advisory Board, Yat Siu – Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of Animoca Brands, Mihailo Bjelic – Co-Founder of Polygon, Mo Shaikh – CEO of Aptos, Alex Matsuo – Co-Head of Web3 at Amazon Web Services, Silvio Micali – Founder of Algorand and Yoni Assia – CEO of eToro, to name a few. For more information please visit



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