Here in Bolzano - in the middle of the Alps - we like to challenge our developers and creative people.
Every year- and sometime even twice a year! - we invite them to spend two days with us at TIS innovation park, where they can meet many others creative people from South Tyrol, northern Italy, Austria and Germany.
They are developers - male AND female, designers, journalists, statisticians as well as citizens, all with different ideas, backgrounds and competences.
We offer them [food - of course] workshops and coaching sessions on fresh topics as Internet of Things, entrepreneurship, mobile web development, etc.
Most importantly, they participate to a hackathon - a 24 hours marathon, where they have just the perfect time to rack their brains! From a sketch idea every team present their final product or a working prototype in front of a jury of experts.
The jury votes and selects the best project/s and we celebrate all together giving the winning teams their prizes!
About the prizes: we go big!
- Trips to Silicon Valley to meet experts of Google HQ, Facebook, Twitter, PayPal, Wikimedia Foundation, Modzilla, ...
- Local and international mentorship for helping the teams to develop their idea, in oder to make it ready for the market and for potential investors
- Annual subscriptions of domanis, cloud tools, storage for the project and teammates
- Vouchers for local web shops
- many others!
We know that our hackathons catch the attention of IT-companies looking for young talents - because yes, participants really have short time to make their idea work..sometimes with a team they just met! You can call it a pressure test!
Since during the hackathons we have some cool gadgets to play with - Oculus VR, Google Glasses, IoT lamps and wearable sensors, RasperryPis....many other people ask us to just come by and get a glimps of the situation.
That's why we organize our hackathons during important local events!
Take for example our first edition in 2013, held during the "Innovation Festival, a two days festival for exchanging ideas and discuss about technology, science and economy.
We focused on Open Data and the winner has been announced during the event "Open Data digital gold".
Fall 2014 was under the motto: "Science makes you fly!" and the hackathon was part of the event "Long Night of Research", a day dedicated to science and innovation in different fields.
Furthermore from 2014 we collaborate with AngelHack, a San Francisco based company that organizes global hackathon series. They offer to every local winning team of their seasonal series the opportunity to participate to a mentosrhip program, after which the team is invited in San Francisco for the final global event.
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Who is this Event for?
If you have an idea, want to find an interesting project to contribute towards, learn about how to visualize or analyze data or simply want to see what's happening, then definitely come to participate! No matter your skillset or interests, we are encouraging big thinkers!
Your coding skills and your magic hands are needed to create something new that the world has yet to see. You can use your imagination to create visualizations, games, whatever you want. Join the teams!
To create something that's looking amazing and at the same time can be used by everyone. This is your daily job and at the same time the thing we expect from you. Maybe you already have a good idea to create something great or maybe you will find someone with a great idea to join with. Come and show us!
Show us the numbers! You know how data works. Work your algorithms to create deep insights into open data.
You know how to tell that story behind the data! In this sense you are the one who crafts beautiful jewelries out of data gold. Show-case your precious gems.
We need you the most. Come to cheer for your friends, spread the word and bring some great Ideas!
AngelHack Bolzano Spring Edition 2015 is a hackathon organized by TIS innovation park in collaboration with AngelHack Corporation. The primary objective of this Hackathon is to encourage creative people to create prototypes on innovative ideas and to network with other creatives! It is open and free for any app creator, developers, designers, marketers, communicators, and people with good ideas.
- To participate you must sign up. You can also sign up with a last-minute registration on May 16th, before the event. But hurry up to secure your spot!
- The competition starts on May 16th and ends on May 17th, with the winners' proclamation.
- Participants can present their ideas as an individual as well as a team, up to 4 team members. In case of victory, the same participant cannot win more than one prize.
What should you build?
Let your gut guide you! We usually like to see projects that are innovative, and have the potential to improve or influence people's lives. Try to build a hack that people can use, enjoy, and potentially scale. Most importantly, have fun with it and try to finish in time. We know you can only do so much in 24 hours, so it's ok if your project is not perfect (yet).
- Submission due of your project on the platform hackathon.io
Participants have to present a working prototype!
We're doing things a little different this time. We're saying goodbye to the Powerpoint days, and working solely with DEMO'S. No exceptions. To win an AngelHack hackathon, you will have to demo your product for at least 30 seconds. But don't worry if your project is not 100% perfect for the demo.
The jury, composed of Open Data and Technologies experts, will choose the winners according to the following assessment criteria:
Product / Solution
- Is the solution solving an existing problem?
- How much of an impact does the solution have?
- How likely will this product be able to acquire users?
Team / Execution
- Does the team bring the expertise to transition the Hack into a viable Startup?
- How will the product be able to monetize?
- What potential does the product have and how sustainable is it?
- How well is the idea designed?
- How is the look and feel of the solution?
Grand Prize: HACKcelerator is the Grand Prize of Angelhack Hackathon Bolzano! Your team receives a 10-12 weeks of local mentorship. After that 2 people of the team are invited to fly to San Francisco to participate in a week of extensive pitch training and pitch your idea in front of 100+ investors at the culminating event of the program – Global Demo Day.
AngelHack asks for 3% equity in exchange for participation in the program.
Challenge: Build any web or mobile applications, which uses Clusterpoint Cloud as back-end database solution.
Prize: Clusterpoint Global Competition - $10,000 will be awarded to the best team that utilizes the Clusterpoint Cloud as a backend database in their project built during an Angelhack hackathon. Winners will be announced within 1 week after the series end.
Challenge: As the IoT becomes more and more prevalent we're interested in seeing how people can connect IoT devices with AWS to collect data from previously unrecorded sources. What can you do with that data and what problems can you solve?
Prize: $100 AWS Credits for all participants.
Challenge: Create an app showing innovative use of Bluemix
Prize: Winners will recieve access to the IBM Global Entrepreneur Program for Cloud Start-ups and will be eligible for up to $120,000 of free IBM Cloud credit.
Day 1 - Saturday
|09:00||Doors Open to Attendees / Breakfast of Champions / Participants Pitches|
|10:00||Vaadin Alps Workshop|
|12:00||Lunch is served|
|13:00||Hackathon begins / you have 24h from now!|
|14:00||Data visualization Session|
|Hack through the night!|
Day 2 - Sunday
|13:00||Hackathon Ends / Submission due on hackathon.io|
|14:00||Demos Begin / Show your working prototype!|
|17:00 - 18:00||Winners are announced / Prizathon!|
|Congrats and Hell Yeah!|