Philippine-Based Projects Shine at Solana Renaissance Global Hackathon

Superteam Philippines shared that 21 Pinoy-made projects qualified for the hackathon, 11 of which were among the shortlisted projects in the top 200.

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Two Filipino projects emerged victorious in the recently concluded Solana Renaissance Global Hackathon, where they competed against over 1,000 other finalists. Ripe placed fourth in the decentralized finance (DeFi)/payments category, while Soltera received an honorable mention in the decentralized physical infrastructure network (DePIN) track.

PH Projects at Solana Rennaisance Hackathon

In addition to Ripe and Soltera, a recent post from Superteam Philippines highlighted that the local web3 community joined and competed alongside over 1,000 global project submissions.

Superteam Philippines shared that 21 Pinoy-made projects qualified for the hackathon, 11 of which were among the shortlisted projects in the top 200.

“Kaya naman natin sa global stage eh. Konting push pa and change ng mindset,” SuperteamPH wrote.

[Translation: We can make it on the global stage. Just a little more push and a change in mindset.]

Last month, the Local Demo Day for the hackathon took place in the Philippines, spanning from March 4 to April 8. On April 12, nine teams presented their projects, contending for a combined prize pool of $1 million.

Among the winners were Ripe and Soltera, with Soltera securing third place overall and Ripe receiving the Most Innovative Project Award.

What are Ripe and Soltera?


It is a decentralized app facilitating everyday crypto payments across Southeast Asia. It allows users to scan GCash and Venmo QR codes, utilizing Solana USDC for fiat payments to merchants.

“We’re thrilled and humbled to (be) among the winners of Colosseum’s Renaissance Hackathon—4th place, DeFi/Payments!  Proud to (represent) The Philippines and Southeast Asia,” Ripe wrote in an X post. 


Soltera aims to digitalize the energy sector in the Philippines. Its goal is to implement Helium gateways in different electric utility service regions across the country, employing LoRaWAN-enabled smart meters and advanced metering infrastructure.

Solana Renaissance Global Hackathon

The Solana Renaissance Hackathon, supported by the Solana Foundation, is a global event fostering innovation within the Solana network. It convened entrepreneurs and developers from over 95 countries to create projects across various sectors such as Infrastructure, Gaming, DePIN, DAOs, DeFi, and Consumer Applications.

According to Colosseum, it drew over 8,300 participants who collaborated to produce a total of 1,071 projects that were submitted to the judges, marking Renaissance as the largest online Solana hackathon to date.

“Solana Hackathons are the epicenter of startup formation in the ecosystem, and Renaissance was no exception… A new wave of highly talented developers and founders are now building promising products that will continue to take crypto into mainstream adoption,” said Dan Albert, Executive Director of the Solana Foundation. 


Grand Champion

  • Ore

A digital currency allowing mining through a unique proof-of-work algorithm on the Solana blockchain. It secured the $50,000 USDC Grand Prize. Additionally, the team received passes to attend Breakpoint 2024 in Singapore from September 19-21, 2024.

The first-place winners for each track received an award of $30,000 in USDC.

Consumer App Track

Top 5:

  2. Wootz Browser
  3. Chomp
  4. Movement
  5. DePlan

Honorable Mentions:

  • Fastmind
  • Aloy
  • Unruggable
  • Let’s Cook
  • SyncLink
  • Oridion
  • WearTre
  • K3N
  • Trekn
  • Gcaller

Crypto Infrastructure Track

Top 5:

  1. High TPS Solana Client 
  2. Torque
  3. xCrow 
  4. Cambrian 
  5. Merit 

Honorable Mentions:

  • GeckoFuzz
  • Icedancer
  • Epoch
  • Flowgate
  • Egeria Lite
  • Atom Network
  • SolanAIzer

Gaming Track

Top 5:

  1. Meshmap+City Champ (First Prize)
  2. Legends of the Sun (Second Prize)
  3. Mining Badger Game (Third Prize)
  4. Moon Boi Universe (Fourth Prize)
  5. Maneko Pet (Fifth Prize)

Honorable Mentions:

  • LePoker
  • Blockpal
  • Ascend
  • JogoJogo
  • Seternia Realms

DeFi & Payments Track 

Top 5:

  1. Urani (First Prize)
  2. GLAM (Second Prize)
  3. Nomad (Third Prize)
  4. Ripe (Fourth Prize)
  5. Exponent (Fifth Prize)

Honorable Mentions:

  • Carrot
  • RateX
  • Arcana
  • Bullbot
  • RSRV
  • Asgard
  • Bestlend
  • Hakifi
  • Avici
  • Poe
  • Credible
  • Mocha
  • StonksBot
  • Facto
  • BlindPay
  • Triad

DePIN Track

Top 5: 

  1. Blockmesh 
  2. DeCharge
  3. dBunker
  4. CHRO+ 
  5. Pomerene (Fifth Prize)

Honorable Mention:

  • Repl
  • Cudis
  • BloomSkyX
  • Soltera
  • SkyTrade
  • Blockride
  • Hajime AI

DAOs & Communities Track 

Top 5:

  1. DeTask 
  2. DeStreet 
  3. TokenGator
  4. Maindocs
  5. Quadratus Protocol 

Honorable Mentions:

  • xFriends
  • SolanaHub
  • Valhalla
  • Poirot
  • Syncvote

Special Awards

University Award

  • DeVolt – a project led by university students ($10,000 USDC prize)

Public Goods Award

  • Zircon – awarded for its contribution as an open-source project benefiting developers across the Solana ecosystem ($10,000 USDC prize)

Climate Award:

  • AquaSave – recognized for its focus on projects addressing climate change and sustainability ($5,000 USDC prize)

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