Why should I organise a Hackathon?
Hackathons are a great way to engage a community, upskill teams, teach people about startup methodologies, test out ideas through experimentation, find new business models, recruit talent, and position your organisation to be innovative
How much will it cost to organise a Hackathon?
The cost varies based on your needs.
For a physical Hackathons you'll need to have an experienced facilitator, a venue, food for everyone, and prizes.
For online Hackathons, you'll need an experienced community manager and facilitator, digital tools and prizes.
To run a Hackathon, it can cost $3k-30k USD.
How much time should I dedicate to organising a Hackathon?
Again, it depends.
If you have a clear objective, you have a dedicated sponsor and an active community, it will take 3 weeks.
If you are still discovering who your stakeholders are, why you're organising a Hackathon, and identifying who will be participating, then it will take 3 months.
What if I want someone else to organise the Hackathon for me?
For online, global Hackathons we can help you out - whether you want to outsource it completely to us, or if you just want strategic sessions, a facilitator, or advisory meetings. We'll bring our wealth of experience from over 500 Hackathons and give you brilliant ideas. You can check out our prices here.
Are there any resources out there for first time organisers?
We've created an OpenLearning course dedicated to helping you run your first Hackathon. Check it out here.
How do I convert my Hackathon online?
We'll keep you posted because we're creating an OpenLearning course to help you transition your experience online. In the meantime, you can read our article on our favourite online tools.