MDC, Activate and Lightshift Capital Partner to Host Activate x Wormhole Hackathon May 18-22

The hackathon portion of the event will take place May 20-22

Miami, May 6, 2022 – Miami Dade College (MDC), in collaboration with Activate and Lightshift Capital,  will host Activate x Wormhole, the first multi-chain hackathon bringing together leading blockchain ecosystems for a week of learning, building, and exploring web 3, May 18 – 22, at MDC’s Wolfson Campus.

“Web 3 is one of the fastest growing emerging tech sectors. Considered the Internet of the future, Web 3.0 will enable users and developers to use decentralized blockchain technology,” said Chechu Lasheras, director at MDC’s Business Innovation and Technology Center. “Blockchain will be the future of everything. It is great that Miami Dade College is leading the way by bringing these great partners and experiences to our students and community.”

Activate x Wormhole will bring together some of the biggest names in blockchain, including Wormhole, Solana, Ethereum, Algorand, Polygon, Starknet and Near. The event will allow those interested in web 3 to kick-start projects, explore job opportunities, and receive mentorship from industry leaders. Whether they aspire to be designers, developers, or community builders, the event is designed to help participants grow and experiment with blockchain.

Open to anyone interested in web 3, the hackathon will be held in-person, but remote participants are welcomed. MDC students participating in the workshops or the hackathon will earn a ledger Nano S hardware wallet with 100k$ in crypto.

“Activate x Wormhole’s objective is to foster a multi-blockchain future and elevate Miami as a global hub for crypto builders,” said Simão Cruz the CEO and Founding Managing Partner of Lightshift Capital. “MDC Wolfson Campus is the best place to bring the world’s top blockchain innovators together.”

This one-of-a-kind hackathon will take place at MDC’s The Idea Center and the Business Innovation &Technology (BIT) Center at the Wolfson Campus. The event will host hundreds of builders from around the world and award over $140,000 in prizes and bounties in DeFi, NFTs, Metaverse and Infrastructure categories.

WHAT:      Activate x Wormhole

WHEN:      May 18-22, Hackathon portion May 20 – 22

WHERE:    MDC Wolfson Campus (The Idea Center & BIT Center), 300 N.E. 2nd Ave.

To register for the workshop, visit Register for the hackathon at

For more information about Activate x Wormhole, visit or e-mail