Be Where Innovation Happens

 

START Hack is one of Europe‘s larger hackathons with students from tech universities working on innovative projects within a set time frame of 35 hours. Challenges are provided by partners and start-ups. The focus is on modern and emerging technologies including Block- chain, AI, AR/VR and the IoT. What differentiates the START Hack from other hackathons is our emphasis on fostering the entrepreneurial spirit of our participants, encouraging them to think further than just one weekend. Thus, START Hack‘s vision aims to bring Switzerland on Europe‘s technological map, to let the participants face the world‘s most difficult challenges hands-on and support creative and innovative solutions to get developed to real businesses.

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Prizes

$7,800 in prizes

1. Place

Philips Hue Starter set E27 for every team member

2. Place

Google Chrome Cast

3. Place

TBD

Cognizant Case

HTC vive

Zühlke Case

1 Quadrocopter Parrot Bebop Drone for everyone in the winning team

SBB Case

Travel Voucher

Swisscom Case

Lego Mindstorms

Volvo Bosch Case

Trip to Volvo in Sweden and to Bosch's Innovation Lab

Deutsche Bank Case

Travel Voucher

Logitech Case

Logitech Keyboard, Mouse, Headset and Webcam for each team member

Best Domain Name from Domain.com

$50 of Domain Credit

#HackHarassment

Use your tech skills for good and hack online harassment! Build a software solution that can help reduce the frequency and/or severity of online harassment. Members of the winning team receive Hack Harassment Battery Packs!

Amazon Services - Best Use of an Amazon Service

$30 Amazon gift Card for each member of the Team.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Judges

Philip schneider

Philip schneider
UnternehmerTUM

Gregory Inauen

Gregory Inauen
ETH Entrepreneurs Club

Jan Marco Leimeister

Jan Marco Leimeister
Institute for Information Management

David Gorgan

David Gorgan
START Global

Oliver Walzer

Oliver Walzer
Swiss Start-Up Factory

Stefan Frei

Stefan Frei
Senior Principal Security Expert at Accenture

Claudio Bareato

Claudio Bareato
Lugano Chapter Deputy for the Swiss Finance + Technology Association

Alessandro Trivilini

Alessandro Trivilini
Head of Digital Forensics Lab at SUPSI

Daniel Dettwiler

Daniel Dettwiler
Managing Partner FX Diversity AG

Roger Darin

Roger Darin
Product Management Nectar Financial AG

Marc Uffer

Marc Uffer
Director FDI Promotion Department of Economic Affairs St.Gallen

Thomas Schumann

Thomas Schumann
Managing Director Technopark Winterthur

Andrea Ferrario

Andrea Ferrario
Manager at E&Y

Stefan Friedli

Stefan Friedli
Partner at SCIP AG

Thomas Gfeller

Thomas Gfeller
Product Manager at Swisscom

Lucas Spreiter

Lucas Spreiter
UnternehmerTUM

Moritz Kamiski

Moritz Kamiski
UnternehmerTUM

Alexander Hoffmann

Alexander Hoffmann
UnternehmerTUM

Judging Criteria

  • Completeness: (Graded 30%)
    The Project must be complete, by which we mean function! If the code does not work you will be assigned 1 Point. If the Code works perfectly fine, you will be awarded with 10 Points.
  • Innovative Spirit: (Graded 30%)
    Feel free to twist and combine the cases, or make something completely different. Questions you should ask yourself: Did anybody before identify this problem? Was this problem already solved like this?
  • Practicality: (Graded 20%)
    Can your Software be used intuitively? Are there practical applications.
  • Overall Project: (Graded 20%)
    Show the Judge why your project is exceptional!