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18-19 March, 2023

Are you ready to collaborate with other entrepreneurial individuals and be part of a tech-ready ecosystem?

Registration Closes: 17 March, 2023

Attend this Hackathon to showcase your skills as part of the amazing tech talent in Tennessee, network, and learn from like-minded individuals.

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Challenge Themes
Participation

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 wanting to to land their next role at a tech organization, or anyone passionate about helping the underserved communities around the world to come and join us!

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Hipster​

person who designs the prototype

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Hacker​

person who creates the prototype

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Hustler​

person who sells the product

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Herder

person who facilitates and manages the team

What will happen?

Throughout the weekend, you will be faced with a series of activities to help you develop your solution for the judges. The outcome will be a pitch (video explaining why you worked on this) and a prototype (demonstration of the key feature you developed over the weekend).  Many people go to Hackathons because it's about the 'tech', but we define that as the following steps of a Hackathon: 

1

Team Formation

Network to find your team mates. We'll have activities to help you through this process.

2

Empathy Mapping

Ask questions to your ideal customers. We'll have mentors who will give you feedback.

3

Customer Engagement

Create a really quick version of your solution and test it with your customers. 

4

Hacking!!

Using the feedback, create your demo and presentation to pitch to our experienced judges. 

Agenda

The event is a hybrid event with the option to participate in-person in a location TBA. You need to develop the following over the weekend

  • A feature for an existing business (working function)
  • OR develop a new technology solution (new business idea from scratch)

 

Key attendance to sessions include the below - compulsory attendance. There will be 3 x workshops and we expect you to sent 1 x team member to attend. 

Opening Keynote

Saturday, from 9-10am

  • Keynote Speaker

  • Hackathon Logistics and Process

  • Challenge Statements revealed

  • Team Registration

Information Session / Workshop

Thursday from 5:30-7pm

  • An introduction to the Hackathon

  • Technology Upskilling Workshop

  • Hackathon Tips and Tricks

  • Networking

Final Showcase

Sunday from 3-5pm

  • Participants to present their demo and presentations (4 min each)

  • Judges to determine winners

  • What's next for Hackathon

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Prizes

Our panel of judges will be assessing the teams based on the criteria:

Desirability

Why the customer will use it, and feedback received from research and customer interactions

Feasibility

How you worked together as a team to create the prototype / feature that you are demonstrating

Viability

What you will do to acquire customers so that you will have different revenue streams

WHAT YOU WILL SHOW THE JUDGES

A PITCH

A 2 minute video explaining the customer pain point, why you came up with your solution, and how you will be approaching potential customers 

A PROTOTYPE

A 2 minute video demonstration of at least one feature of your proposed working solution. It can be a feature for an existing business, or something completely new!

YOU WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE REWARDED WITH

1:1 Mentoring

with recognized leaders in tech to help your career journey

$1000 USD

Monetary Prize Pool 

Awarded to winning teams

1st - $500

2nd - $300

3rd - $200

Access to like minded individuals and tech communities groups 

Judges

Industry experts who will be evaluating the video presentations. They will be asking questions after the video presentations to the teams to help determine the winners. 

The Hackathons International Team

The benefits of going to a Hackathon is that you can learn new skills about entrepreneurship, design thinking, and technologies that you can bring back into your day-to-day life. The Hackathons International will be with on site to help you throughout the Hackathon. 

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CEO & Co-Founder 

Angela Bee Chan

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Marketing & Community Partnerships lead

David Velez

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Diana Kirby

Experience Lead

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