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SP Jain signs MoU with DECENT outlining the Blockchain Pioneers Hackathon Series

SP Jain School of Global Management signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with DECENT Singapore, a Decentralized Blockchain Content Distribution Platform, on 12th February 2019. The MoU outlines the Blockchain Pioneers Hackathon Series which will be happening from 3rd May to 5th May 2019. To be held at SP Jain’s Singapore campus, this hackathon is a joint partnership between SP Jain and DECENT Singapore and is the first to be held in Southeast Asia.


(Left to Right) Mr. Matej Michalko, CEO & Founder of DECENT, and Dr. John Fong, CEO & Head of Campus
(Singapore) at SP Jain

Leading the MoU signing ceremony was Dr. John Fong, CEO & Head of Campus (Singapore) at SP Jain, and Mr. Matej Michalko, CEO & Founder of DECENT. Apart from that, Mr. Isaiah Choo and Mr. Alan Yu, both Directors of DECENT, as well as staff and faculty of SP Jain graced the ceremony to support this partnership.

Speaking about the hackathon, Dr. John Fong said, “At SP Jain, we believe in using technology to shape the minds and sculpt the skills of our students. Hosting this hackathon will enable our students to do exactly that and I am very excited to see what innovative business models our students come up with.”

The Blockchain Pioneers Hackathon Series

Initiated by Dr. Jireh Seow, Assistant Professor of Management at SP Jain (Singapore), and the team at DECENT, the hackathon calls for aspiring developers in Singapore as well as across ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) to hack it out for a chance at the grand prize of 20,000 DCT. Not only that, the winners will benefit from mentorship opportunities from DECENT's own blockchain developers. As an event partner and a firm advocate of technology, SP Jain looks forward to kickstarting our students’ dream of building a successful and innovative blockchain application.


Staff and faculty of SP Jain with Mr. Matej Michalko, CEO & Founder of DECENT (centre),
at the MoU signing ceremony held at SP Jain’s Singapore campus

Conditions for participation include:

  • Teams of 2-5 people
  • Contestants must be aged 18+
  • Open to all SP Jain campuses globally and all ASEAN countries
  • Maximum of 10 teams to be accepted

For more information on the Blockchain Pioneers Hackathon Series, please click here.

Topics: Singapore, Global Events at SP Jain