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What are External Hackathons?

An external hackathon is a rapid prototyping event where teams made up of complementary profiles
compete to create winning Proof of Concepts answering to a specific challenge in a short
space of time - typically within 48 hours.

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LAUNCH NEW PRODUCTS & SOLUTIONS

  • Create new solutions and products in minimal time
  • Innovate faster and more creatively
  • Collaborate with the developer and startup communities and tap into their expertise

HIRE THE BEST
TALENT FOR YOUR
BUSINESS

  • Enhance employer branding and raise awareness of your initiatives
  • Spot the best talent in a unique environment
  • Find specific profiles that match your business needs

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WITH
MATURE STARTUPS

  • Create mature and innovative solutions
  • Incorporate mature startups into your business ecosystem
  • Save resources and involve senior stakeholders
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EXTERNAL HACKATHON EXAMPLES

Organize Hackathon Finance

FINANCE MANAGEMENT HACKATHON

CapitalOne wanted to explore new solutions/services that could help families with the management of their finances, using their credit cards. CapitalOne needed a hackathon organizer to run a 48-hour hackathon and recruit a mixture of profiles - mobile, full-stack and backend developers, data scientists, designers, and other innovators to build prototypes of innovative solutions. Two webinars were held before the hackathon to train participants on CapitalOne’s APIs and tips on how to win a hackathon. Participants were given access to mock datasets to work from.

Outcome: 120 attendees - 33 teams - 3 winners

Organize Hackathon Blockchain Mastercard

MASTERCARD BLOCKCHAIN HACKATHON

Mastercard wanted to share its platform and blockchain API with developers in the Dublin ecosystem and to identify the best profiles for recruitment. During a 5-hour challenge during Jobbio’s HIGHER Festival at Dublin Tech Summit, where Java and blockchain experts were challenged to decode a cryptographic puzzle using Mastercard’s blockchain API. The top three winners were invited to a job interview with Mastercard.

Outcome: 52 selected participants - 3 winners

Organize Hackathon Health GSK

GSK 'IMMUNOHACK' HEALTH HACKATHON

BeMyApp organized a 48-hour hackathon in San Francisco with developers, designers, marketers and innovators who gathered to create innovative solutions around educating patients and parents on vaccination in general, on the overall benefits and risks before seeing a healthcare professional. This hackathon was focusing on three main challenges:
- Educating parents of infants, school-age children, and teenagers
- Educating adults and older adults.
- Enabling healthcare professionals
BeMyApp incubated the best 3 projects with GSK to develop them further.

Outcome: 102 attendees - 21 projects demoed - 3 winners

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Organize Hackathon Vodafone
"I had reached out to Hackathon.com to organise Vodafone’s first Global Hackathon and they delivered successfully across the board.... I look forward to more Hackathons with them."
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Organize Hackathon NBC Universal
“When we start planning for a hackathon at NBCUniversal, Hackathon.com is the only partner we think of. Hackathon.com has been a trusted partner of ours since 2015 and together we’ve successfully executed about a dozen hackathons – both with internal and external participants. What impressed me the most is their deep expertise in the space as well as their connections within the various developer communities. The team we work is attentive, extremely competent, organized, proactive and most importantly able to adapt to the ever-changing needs before and during a hackathon. For any company out there who is looking to organize and execute a hackathon, must talk to Hackathon.com as a part of their due diligence.”
Altaf Rupani, SVP, Head of Digital and Emerging Technologies at NBCUniversal
Organize Hackathon KLM
"[Hackathon.com] are essential for a successful event.... you can focus on your own objectives while you can be confident that [they] run a smooth event."
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Organize Hackathon Vinci
"Hackathon.com has been organising several hackathons and other open innovation events for our different entities. Their professional skills and high level of expertise is valuable... that really matches our needs. Today, we’re collaborating with several startups that were detected during the hackathons managed by Hackathon.com"
Simon Coutel, Innovation  & Digital Leader
Organize Hackathon Samsung
"We worked with Hackathon.com to launch the new Bixby, by hosting a Developer Showcase. The Developer Showcase unveiled new ways for developers to bring a more conversational, personal and useful intelligent assistant experiences to life. It was awesome working with the Hackathon.com team and I plan to partner with them for future projects to attract developers to the Samsung developer ecosystem."
David Gene, Global Director of Developer Relations - Samsung Bixby

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