Web3 for a Sustainable Future

The 7th International Blockchain Olympiad (IBCOL 2024) is a web3 solution design competition for students hosted in The Randstad


To encourage and equip the next generation of innovative and inquisitive minds to direct their creativity and passion for designing solutions for sustainable development of humanity.

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Who can join?

For current students and recent students [within 3 years of stopping studies] seeking careers as solution architects, product designers, product developers, tech consulting, management consulting, and tech startup founders.

Challenge Themes

“Unless we act now, the 2030 Agenda will become an epitaph for a world that might have been.”


IBCOL has encouraged and assisted students to pursue careers in blockchain, web3, and other emerging technologies since 2017

“The training program was a very eye-opening experience. Besides adding privacy and blockchain into my thesis, I also explored blockchain in healthcare, and decided to tackle a problem that is very personal for me. Winning the competition was a nice surprise, but the support I got after to bring the project to market was invaluable. I hope VaccinePlus can really change the world.”

Danielle Cadoret

B.Sc. Science and Business, Economics Minor, University of Waterloo (Canada)

“Our team is fortunate to be blessed with the capability to learn and the ability to build, so it is our patriotic and moral obligation to tackle a problem that countless of my people and many more around the world are literally dying from. We are fortunate to have the chance to go through the IBCOL program, which forced us to up our game. This network is amazing, and our work is just getting started.”

Jeremiah "Jake" Valero

B.S. Information Technology, University of San Carlos (Philippines)

“The International Blockchain Olympiad was the perfect platform to raise awareness of the opioid crisis that has ravaged America, and to let everyone know that a realistic solution is within reach.

We are happy to report that Vivica is in talks with the right stakeholders to bring this into reality. Thank you IBCOL for giving us the boost we needed.”

Nisreen Bahrainwala

B.S. Computer Science, University of Michigan (USA)