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We had submissions from all over the world.

The following (not listed in any particular order) along with the countries they are coming from are the top 10 finalists: (pretty exciting line up!)

  1. Omnisone: Direct artist to listener streaming without the middleman (3 member team from Indianapolis, Cedar Rapids and San Jose)
  2. MusiXourse: An app to grow your fan base, monetize your talent and push the limits of the music industry (2 member team from Costa Rica and Colombia)
  3. Stubber: Digitally traceable ticket sales on the blockchain. (1 person team from Australia)
  4. CoinsHatEnabling fans to use CryptoCurrency to support Musicians (1 person team from San Francisco)
  5. Sonify(Working Title): Decentralized Music Streaming Service (3 person team from Miami)
  6. EtherBandBattles!: Ethereum based game where contestants watch band videos with real-time chat and synchronized music video playback. (1 person team from Florida – city unknown)
  7. HyperValence: A crowdfunding platform that allows fans to support emerging artists by buying digital collectibles (Proof-of-Fandom) (3 person team from Singapore)
  8. Artíste - Crowdfunding Musical Talent: Patreon + Kickstarter for creatives on the blockchain...except much better! (2 person team, California and New Jersey)
  9. etherwave: An app to book concert tickets via ethereum and also allow users to trade their tickets among themselves (2 person team from India and Toronto, Canada)
  10. VOXXO: Combines Music Player, Concert Investments, Music Licensing and aims to be a cryptocurrency (3 person team from Turkey and Los Angeles, CA)

** The final pitch event is confirmed for the evening of Monday, July 23rd   in Miami, FL (undisclosed location). Judges confirmed include:

  1. Armando Christian Perez “Pitbull” – World renowned Artist/Entertainer/Entrepreneur
  2. Manny Medina Jr., Artist/entertainer/Bassist of Kip Moore band
  3. Demian Brener, Founder & CEO Zeppelin
  4. Jack Selby, Managing Director, Thiel Capital

All finalists have been provided complimentary flights through American Airlines for the Miami event.

The prize for the winning team is $6K cash plus the following prizes provided by Woz U (Wozniak University):

  • One full ride scholarship ($13K value) to one team member
  • $5K  scholarships to each of the other team members
  • 6 tickets to DesTech in Arizona, which includes a meet & greet with Steve Wozniak at DesTech