A TrueUp Student Innovation Challenge

NFTee Me Up!

Join TrueUp's latest virtual innovation challenge where college students get to make, mint, and market an NFT for a real, hands-on learning experience.

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This is a virtual challenge FREE to qualified college students and a blockchain-learning experience, so beginners are welcome!

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THE NFT MISSION

Unlock the Block with NFT Use Cases

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The Storyline

A new NFT marketplace is launching and you have received a special invitation to be one of the first people to establish your token on this NFT marketplace.

 

What will you tokenize!?

 

A broad range of investors and buyers (panel of virtual judges) will be given ten million [pretend] dollars to spend at the NFT marketplace where the NFT you create will be listed. Your goal is to get as much of the ten million [pretend] dollars as you can.

How popular will your NFT be?

Choose any asset or utility that your NFT provides to make it attractive to the buyers and build a value model around it. Then convince buyers to spend their allowance on your token. The team whose NFT sells the most initial value will win the challenge.

It's blockchain education through an innovation challenge

This is a blockchain-learning experience and TrueUp will give you educational content, resources, and games throughout this challenge to learn about elements of blockchain technology and transaction flow. Beginners are welcome.

 

STUDENT BENEFITS

 

EARN A DIGITAL BADGE

Earn a digital badge to put on your resume and showcase on social media

CREATE AND INNOVATE

Get creative and think outside the box to address real world questions

A LEARNING EXPERIENCE

By the end you will have a complete start-to-finish understanding of tokenization

GET RECOGNIZED

Get in front of leaders in the blockchain world and expand your opportunities

AND MORE PRIZES

More prizes from challenge sponsors will be announced closer to the event 

 

TEAM COMPOSITION

NFTeam UP TO CREATE YOUR OWN TOKEN

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TEAM COMPOSITION

  • Each team may have up to 4 student members

  • Each team must have at least 1 senior or graduate-level member

  • Each team may have 1 faculty advisor (optional)

WHO QUALIFIES?

  • You must be a student registered at an accredited university based in the U.S.

  • Students must be concentrated in Accounting, Information Systems, Finance, or Business as a major 

  • Students from any class level are welcome

  • You must register by August 31, 2022

 

WHAT YOU WILL DO

TrueUp is NFTeaching You To...

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MAKE IT

MAKE IT: DEFINE YOUR NFT

  • You will learn the fundamentals of NFTs and tokenization through TrueUp games

  • You will explore today's latest use cases for NFTs

  • You will define your own NFT by considering guided questions, such as what asset or utility is associated with the NFT, intended audience or community, token economics, value growth model and more

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MINT IT: ESTABLISH YOUR NFT ON A BLOCKCHAIN

  • You will learn about the minting process for NFTs

  • You will learn about blockchain elements that play key roles in token transaction flow

  • You will mint your NFT on the NFT marketplace used for this challenge

MINT IT

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MARKET

MARKET: CONVINCE A PANEL TO BUY YOUR NFT

  •  You will list your token on the NFT marketplace used for this challenge 

  • You will submit a 10-minute video proposal to convince a panel of judges to buy it

  • Judges will review your NFT video proposal and decide how to spend their dollars

  • Winners will be decided based on a combination of the judge's scorecard and purchases

 

 

CHALLENGE DATES

UNLOCK THE BLOCK THIS FALL 2022

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REGISTRATION DEADLINE

AUG 31, 2022

Last day students can register a team

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CHALLENGE KICK-OFF

SEP 19, 2022

Live Virtual Challenge Kick-Off

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FINAL SUBMISSIONS DUE

OCT 2, 2022

Final Video Submissions are Due

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NFT MARKETPLACE CLOSES

OCT 9, 2022

Final day for NFT Buyers (Judges) to Submit

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WINNERS ANNOUNCED!

OCT 11, 2022

Challenge results via live virtual Zoom

 

REGISTER TODAY!

It is FREE for qualifying students to register below. If you have a student team gathered, provide your team leader's information below. If you are currently solo, you can still register and we will do our best to pair you with a team.

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Students must register by August 31, 2022

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Do you have a team yet?

Thank you for your registration! We will review your submission and be in touch by email.

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Interested in being a challenge sponsor or virtual judge?

Inquire at play@trueup.co

PAST TRUEUP CHALLENGES

 

If you haven't experienced a TrueUp Student Innovation Challenge before, take a look at results from past challenges

2018 Blockchain Challenge

Broken Bots 'n' Blocks

2019 Accounting Bots Challenge

Build the Best Bot

2019 Blockchain Challenge

Prevent the Zombie aBLOCKalypse 

2021 Data Analytics Challenge

The Pueblo Data Mine