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A Format Tailored To Your Needs

An external hackathon is a rapid prototyping event where teams comprising of complementary profiles and skillsets compete to create innovative solutions and proof of concepts to a predetermined challenge. The format and planning can be tailored depending on various corporate objectives.

Open to any interested participants, this 48-hour weekend event is designed to develop solutions to various business challenges, and offers the ideal format for startup collaboration and time-sensitive product/service launches.

Hackathon Timeline (Friday to Sunday)
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Idea Pitching & Team Formation
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Hackathon Launch
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Workshops & 1:1 Mentor Meetings
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This event format combines a traditional competition with individual and team challenges, mentor follow-up, and HR interviews. Its primary purpose is to efficiently attract targeted profiles, test their skills, determine their corporate culture compatibility, and hire the ideal candidate.

Hackathon Timeline (1 to 3 days)
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Team Challenge(s)
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Hands-on workshops with selected experts
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Targeted developers are invited to build products through a combination of workshops and hackathons, which are designed to introduce and expose participants to your technology.

Hackathon Timeline (1 to 3 days)
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Opening Talk
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We keep your participants highly motivated with unique activities

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We take care of everything including website creation, logistics and hosting

Discover the 6 Steps to Organize a Hackathon

If you’ve been thinking about organizing a hackathon for your organization, then read on. Here are 6 simple steps to organize a hackathon.

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Case Studies From Blue Chip Clients

AT&T Business Hackathon using 5G and Magic Leap

AT&T Business sought to promote their partnership with Magic Leap while generating solutions for their clients in healthcare, manufacturing, retail and finance. Hackathon.com organized a 2-day hackathon where carefully selected developers, startups and 3D designers teamed up to create solutions. Ericsson, Viacom, Ciena, Equinix and NCR provided technologies to participants during the hackathon.

ROI: 3 solutions using Magic Leap for AT&T Business challenges

  • 65 selected participants
  • 20 projects
  • 3 winners collaborating
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Mbition CodeFest

The primary objective for Mbition's (Mercedes-Benz Innovation Lab) event was to recruit developers, designers, data scientists and DevOps experts. To reach this goal, Hackathon.com organized a 3-day CodeFest, which included:- A 1-hour individual coding challenge- A 4-hour team sprint to solve the challenges the Mbition team faces.- 20 minute HR interviews

ROI: 40+ interviews
in 3 days

  • 110 participants
  • 40+ job interviews
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Hedera Hashgraph Global Hackathon

Hedera Hashgraph wanted to evangelize the developer community worldwide to create innovative use-cases on the hashgraph platform. Hackathon.com organized 2-week online ideation phase, followed by eight simultaneous 48-hour hackathons in eight different cities (Dallas, San Francisco, London, Paris, Singapore, Tel Aviv, Bangalore and Moscow).

ROI: 200+ evangelized developers

  • 224 participants
  • 70 projects
  • 24 winners
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Additional Benefits

By incorporating collaboration and activities, the External Hackathon is the perfect format to achieve your business goals.

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Launch New Products & Solutions

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Hire the Best Talent for Your Business

  • Enhance employer branding and raise awareness of your initiatives
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Collaborate With Industry Experts

  • Create mature and innovative solutions
  • Incorporate mature startups into your business ecosystem
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Grow Your Developer Community

  • Reach targeted developer communities on a global scale
  • Promote your technologies through innovative online and in-person formats
  • Nurture a network of external evangelists
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Why Hackathon.com?

10 million developers and innovators

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We've worked with over 300 blue-chip clients, assisting in launching new products, training internal teams or recruiting the best talent.

Words From Our Clients

Organize Hackathon IBM

A highly responsive, friendly and energetic team, eager to ensure that your event is a success. I love working with this team and thank them for a record breaking event this year!

Sudharsana Srinivasan
Program Coordinator, Z Developer Ecosystem - IBM
Organize Hackathon Samsung

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.

Amit Akhelikar
Group Commercial, Head of Mobile Apps - Vodafone
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 - NBCUniversal
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 - Vinci
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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SUDHARSANA SRINIVASAN

Program Coordinator, Z Developer Ecosystem

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A highly responsive, friendly and energetic team, eager to ensure that your event is a success. I love working with this team and thank them for a record breaking event this year!

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AMIT AKHELIKAR

Group Commercial, Head of Mobile Apps

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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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SIMON COUTEL

Innovation  & Digital Leader

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Hackathon.com has been organizing several hackathons and other open innovation events for our different entities. Their professional skills and high level of expertise is valuable and really matches our needs. Today, we’re collaborating with several startups that were detected during the hackathons managed by Hackathon.com.

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DAVID GENE

Global Director of Developer Relations - Samsung Bixby

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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.

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