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.
ETH Entrepreneurs Club
Jan Marco Leimeister
Institute for Information Management
Swiss Start-Up Factory
Senior Principal Security Expert at Accenture
Lugano Chapter Deputy for the Swiss Finance + Technology Association
Head of Digital Forensics Lab at SUPSI
Managing Partner FX Diversity AG
Product Management Nectar Financial AG
Director FDI Promotion Department of Economic Affairs St.Gallen
Managing Director Technopark Winterthur
Manager at E&Y
Partner at SCIP AG
Product Manager at Swisscom
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!