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The winning team will get:

  • An all expense paid trip to the Ocean Builders Launch site in Panama where they can see your creation put into use. This includes airfare, travel, food, and miscellaneous expenses up to $1,500 for up to 3 people.
  • A cash prize of $500.
  • Each team member will get one nights accommodation in a SeaPod Floating Home ($500 value per person).
  • Certificate of participation from Ocean Builders.



  • Grant Romundt, CEO of Ocean Builders
  • TBA
  • TBA
  • TBA


Project Areas

  • 3D modelling
  • Structural engineering
  • Marine biology



  1. Apply to participate
  2. Get into teams on a grouping call
  3. Collaborate with your team on a private slack channel and "get shit done"
  4. Provide Video Proof of Life for your team on or before July 7th
  5. Competition and judging in Vegas at DEF CON in August