The goal of the contest is to promote the practical implementation of Seasteads by rewarding startup society entrepreneurs for securing concessions from their host government.
What is a Seastead?
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Seasteading is the concept of creating permanent dwellings at sea, called seasteads, outside of territory claimed by any government. The term is a combination of the words sea and homesteading.
To date, no one has yet created a structure on the high seas that has been recognized as a sovereign state.
Blue Frontiers Global intends to change that.
However, before going to the high seas, we need to create the world’s first sustainable floating island pilot, within the calm and protected waters of a host nation.
Blue Frontiers Global is looking for partner entrepreneurs to bring seasteading to your country.
“I think [most people] care only when the systems start to crumble. At that point many, many people are going to be saying ‘there should be better ways to do this.’”
— Mark Frazier, "Grandfather" of Startup Societies"
1. Envision Opportunity
Fill out the application questionnaire and gather the required items to process your submission, such as your proposed Seastead location, video essay and geographical data.
If your application is complete and your location suitable, you will go one to Phase 2, where you'll be awarded 1,000 Varyon (the cryptocurrency powering Seasteads) and get to speak to one of the co-founders of Blue Frontiers.
2. Confirm intent
Submit a general letter of invitation from a government official along with photos and video of the proposed site. You will be required to pass a background check.
If your letter of invitation is suitable and the Blue Frontiers team decides to visit your country, you will move on to Phase 3 and be awarded an additional 10,000 Varyon and get to meet personally with members of the team.
3. Meet industry leaders
The top 10 entrepreneurs from the contest will win a trip to Rotterdam to visit our partners’ Blue21 at their floating pavilion, where you will learn from industry leaders just how sustainable floating islands are built, how the environment is preserved and what the future of humanity on the sea looks like.
Once your host government passes the legislation required to implement the pilot project, you will be awarded 100,000 Varyon immediately, and $100,000 USD once the pilot is actually built.