HACK COVY - THE FIRST ONLINE HACKATHON COMPETITION IN VIETNAM
However, tough time creates great innovators. This adversity might be the perfect opportunity for groundbreaking technological inventions. "Hack Covy" - ONLINE HACKATHON, with the main theme being COVID-19 will be where technology and startup lovers come together to create a solution for the pressing issues that the pandemic has caused. This will be one of the most humanitarian hackathons you have ever experienced.
All around the world, hackathons that aim to solve problems relating to COVID-19 are being organized and receiving tremendous support from the general public. For example, Finland’s Hack The Crisis attracted over 2000 participants, and Latvia’s Hack Force received over 850 entries. Germany tops the charts with over 42968 participants and over 800 entries for the WirvsVirus hackathon. The time is now for Vietnam to join this realistic and meaningful movement!
As you participate in the HackCovy challenge, you, along with your teammates, will develop a technological product that aims to solve problems in one of the six areas - Education, Healthcare, Environment, Governance, Inequality, and Economy - within 48 hours. The categories are designed based on UNDP’s Sustainable Development Goals.
Although developers make up a crucial part of the teams in the hackathon, it does not mean you cannot join if you do not have coding knowledge! HackCovy also welcomes entrepreneurs (dealing with brainstorming ideas, operating mechanisms, development direction) and designers (dealing with graphic and UX/UI design), as well as anyone who believes they can contribute to the cause.
HackCovy is where you:
+ Be a part of a solution that can potentially make a positive impact and help thousands
+ Compete for the grand prize of $2000 in funding and a getaway trip to Furama resort for all team members in Da Nang
+ Participate in the AngelHack’s incubation program HACKcelerator valuing $25.000 if you are in the Top 3
+ Approach investors on crowdfunding platform Jong Ventures if you’re in top 10
+ Improve your own skills with the help of experts, mentors, and judges who are experienced in the field
+ Explore employment opportunities at the top companies and employers
+ Last but not least, train and experience the competition along with like-minded individuals
So, are you ready to "hack" COVID-19?
Date/Time: April 24 - 26, 2020. Registration closes at 11:59 PM on April 23, 2020.
Registration link: bit.ly/hackcovy
Email: [email protected]
Hotline: 037 507 4092 (Ha Phuong)