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Fighting Stagnation With Innovation!

Leverage Hackathons as an untapped channel to increase brand awareness, promote innovation within an organization and bring together diverse, qualified, and purpose-driven individuals.

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WHAT IS A HACKATHON?

Hackathons are short, pressurized competitions where ideas are designed, developed, deployed and demonstrated.

"Hackathons are a mixture of teamwork, ingenuity, commitment and diversity,  where you can add your experience to a portfolio and resume"

- Angela Bee Chan, Co-Founder of Hackathons International

WHAT HAPPENS AT HACKATHONS ?

The general structure of a Hackathon can be summarised as follows. Remember: it's all about the 'T.E.C.H.'

T

Team Formation

Meet others quickly and find team members

E

Empathy Mapping

Identify the opportunity and find a problem to solve for a paying customer

C

Customer Engagement

Get your innovative minds working because you'll need to think outside the box (if there is a box!)​

H

Hacking

At a Hackathon, teams quickly prototype their idea/solution. 

THE TEAMS

Whether individual participants are a data analyst, designer, researcher, developer, budding entrepreneur, student, or just someone who is willing to learn, Hackathons need a mix of diverse people in order for innovation to occur. 

Usually teams comprise of the Minimum Viable Team which consists of the:

THE BENEFITS OF A HACKATHON?

There are five main reasons why companies, organizations, educational institutions, professional association groups, charities and governments run Hackathons - which are also the five reasons why participants enjoy hackathonsRemember: 'T.E.S.T.S.'

TALENT

Recruiting skilled individuals.

EDUCATION

Inform communities about the possibilities.

SOCIAL

Bring like-minded individuals together to create a solution.

TECH

Demonstrating the potential of emerging technologies

STARTUP

Kick off a new project or solution.

How We Help
Your Organization

Leverage outcome-driven Hackathons as a proven channel to increase brand perception, drive hiring outcomes and promote innovation.

Increase your brand awareness

Whether locally, regionally, or globally, our Hackathon events will help increase your brand awareness and perception among diverse candidates.  

*We recommend our CityHacks*

Drive hiring outcomes

Tailor to modern candidate preferences, provide value, and assess applicable & soft skills in our pressurized Hackathon hiring environment. 

*We recommend our HackersUnited

Promote innovation

 Leverage our hackathon framework to help individuals work as a team, network, understand challenges, and create meaningful and innovative solutions.

*We recommend our Internal Hacks*

OUR CUSTOMER CASE STUDIES

AMAZON

#HackTN 2022

“#HackTN was the perfect way to invigorate my passion for entrepreneurship, innovation and inclusion in one quick weekend. As a student, I found this experience easy to join, exciting, and well worth my time!”

Josephine Chu

Participant

Results

500k

Local Online Impressions

50

Net Promoter Score

15

Local Organizational Partnerships

HOST YOUR OWN HACKATHON?

Hackathons International specializes in creating engaging, online experiences intended for global audiences. We offer three different types of hackathons, each tackling a specific problem with it's solution tailored to your outcomes.

Hackers United

Fill open positions with a teammate you can trust

Hackers United hackathons let you view candidates up close through live demonstration of their stand out skills and collaboration abilities. 

City Hacks

Community leads to innovation.

City hackathons are designed to enhance the creativity and ingenuity of anyone and everyone with the passion to build a better future. 

Internal Company Hackathons

Consistent innovation leads to growth

Let us show you how an internal hackathon can solve your business problems and build employee belonging.

BECOME A SPONSOR

#HackTO

Toronto, Ontario|

May 22-23, 2023

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#HackTN

Nashville, TN|

February 19-20, 2023

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#HackATL

Atlanta, GA|

November 4-5, 2023

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#HackSEA

Seattle, WA|

June 10-11, 2023

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#HackTUL

Tulsa, OK|

September 16-17, 2023

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#HackSF

San Francisco|

July 15-16, 2023

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Read what Hackathon Alumni said about us!

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Josephine Chu

#HackTN was the perfect way to invigorate my passion for entrepreneurship, innovation and inclusion in one quick weekend. As a student, I found this experience easy to join, exciting, and well worth my time!

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Jalen Duncan
 

This has been great, not only for learning about Amazon, but also for learning about my own skills and limitations as a developer. Networking with other developers has opened many new viewpoints, as has seeing Amazon's scale of thought.

I'M NEW. HOW DO I GET STARTED?

There are many articles that you can read, however we've put together The Hacker's Toolkit - a set of templates and tools so that you know exactly what to do when you participate in your first Hackathon.

Check them out!

 LEARN MORE?

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