Developing smart and sustainable solutions for New York (USA).

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Event Information

Hackathons International is excited to see New York on a growth spurt when it comes to innovation. This is why we have welcomed #CityHack - a way for budding entrepreneurs, creative enthusiasts, technology experts, and future thinkers to imagine what New York will look like by 2050.

For this Hackathon we will be partnering with a local startup conference to showcase the top three teams in one of their exclusive sessions. This will be an opportunity to showcase the Hackathon's creative ideas, and the collective audience will be deciding on the final winner!. 

Challenge Themes

Healthy People 2030 sets data-driven objectives to improve health and well-being over the next decade in the United States. One of their goals is to “create social, physical, and economic environments that promote attaining the full potential for health and well-being for all.”  The Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) are the conditions in the environments where people are born, live, learn, work, play, worship, and age that affect a wide range of health, functioning, and quality-of-life outcomes and risks. They have a major impact on people’s health, well-being, and quality of life, as well as  also contributing to wide health disparities and inequities.

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Participants

Hackathons are not just for programmers. In order for a group to succeed, it is most ideal to have a mix of people from diverse backgrounds and skillsets. We call it the 'Minimum Viable Team' - the smallest team required to achieve a specific purpose. Many startups use this formula to create their first teams. We encourage anyone passionate about helping the underserved communities in New York to come and join us!

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Hipster​

The creative genius

You may have experience in User Experience and Design, Research, Customer Journey Mapping, Visual Designer, Marketing and Photography

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Hacker​

The avid builder

You may have experience in being a software developer, solutions architect, engineer, analyst, data scientist, and love solving problems.

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Hustler​

The business guru

You may have experience in Strategy, Sales, Business Development, HR, Project Management, Finance, and Partnerships

Agenda 

Saturday 

(9am-9pm)

Keynote opening, Forming Teams, Hacking, Lunch N Learn, Mentoring, Dinner and Dessert.

 

Sunday

(9am-5pm)

Pitching Workshop, Hacking finishes, Networking lunch, Project Showcase, Happy Hour.

Location

The Hackathon will be held in-person. We recommend our participants to have taken the COVID19 vaccine. There will be plenty of free parking at the venue.

Prizes

There will be a prize pool of £1000 to the winning teams. Judging criteria includes desirability, feasibility, and viability of the proposed solution.

Mentors and Judges

We will have a variety of local experts to offer their expertise at the Hackathon. Mentors will be guiding the teams throughout the Hackathon over the two days. On the first day, we will be focusing on the problem statements and ideas. On the second day we will be focusing on the presentations and prototypes. VIP Judges will be invited to evaluate the projects and we will be announcing the winners on the Sunday afternoon.

Expectations

We want every team to produce a pitch and a prototype. The pitch should be 2minutes, max. The sharing of the prototype should also be 2 min, max. There will be 2 minutes of Q&A. The judging criteria will be based on desirability (will the customer love it?), feasibility (does the team have the skills to take it to the next level?), and viability (will the customer buy it?).

Ticket Inclusions

Access to venue and parking

Meals: Saturday lunch and dinner, Sunday breakfast and lunch, snacks and drinks

Connections into the New York startup ecosystem, including advisors and educational resources

Need Help? 

 

If you need financial help to participate in the program and/or if you have any questions, please contact us  angela@hackathonsinternational.com
 

FAQs

What is a Hackathon?

Hackathons are NOT just for programmers. They require collaboration to achieve desirable, feasible, and viable solutions. A Hackathon is a short, pressurized competition where a group come together to design, develop, and demonstrate their ideas on center stage! Usually at the start we give you context about a problem/challenge statement, and then it's up to you to come up with creative ideas! We expect your teams to develop a rough Minimum Viable Product so you can pitch your idea and show the judges what you've come up with on the Sunday afternoon. Read more here

Who can participate in a Hackathon?

Anyone with an open mindset can participate. Because this is a Hackathon focused around entrepreneurship and launching business ideas, we need a mix of business, design, technical, creative and industry experts to form teams. 

 

I am under 21 years. Can I participate?

We are sorry but this event is for individuals who are over 21 years only. 

Do I need to form a team before we join the Hackathon?

No, we will be giving you time at the start of the Hackathon to network and meet other people. Teams should be between 3-5 members. We encourage you to bring your friends!

What do I need to bring to the Hackathon?

Bring your laptop and charger, notepads and pens, an open mindset and positive attitude!

Who owns the Intellectual Property of the solution at the Hackathon?

We don't own anything, you do! We also abide by the Hack Code of Conduct 

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