Founded in 2014, HackZurich has grown to one of the largest and most renowned hackathons in Europe within a short period of time. Being in the middle of Europe, close to world-leading universities, HackZurich is characterized by an extraordinarily high quality of participants and a variety of national and international partners. 

Building on the last two years, we are once again offering you the possibility to join either in-person in Zurich or remotely from around the world. We are looking forward to bringing together over 1000 tech talents in an amazing atmosphere for a memorable and exciting weekend of coding. Join us for an unforgettable experience!

www.hackzurich.com

Requirements

  • Please fill out the separate submission form (see HackZurich Guide) 
  • You need to upload a video as part of your submission (max. 2minutes)
  • Please select for which sponsor prize you are going in order to get considered for the evaluation. 
  • Please do assign every team member to the corresponding team. 
  • Submit all the information and material of your prototype to Devpost.
  • The main jury and the jury of the sponsors will assess your projects on Devpost. The 25 best teams get admitted to the finals and have the opportuninty to pitch (2min).
  • Wait for judging and results. 

Hackathon Sponsors

Prizes

$9,000 in prizes

1st Overall Prize, HackZurich

2nd Overall Prize, HackZurich

3rd Overall Prize, HackZurich

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Judges

Boris Manhart

Boris Manhart

Royston Monteiro

Royston Monteiro

Myrto Zehnder

Ansuya Ahluwalia

Kevin Sartori

Iris Hunkeler

Iris Hunkeler

Fabian Nater

Fabian Nater

Tobias Kreienbühl

Tobias Kreienbühl

Judging Criteria

  • Creativity
    How creative or innovative is the idea behind the prototype?
  • Viability
    How relevant is the prototype's use case to a real market or business problem? Can it be sold effectively?
  • User Interface & User Experience
    Is the overall user experience intuitive? Does the flow make sense?
  • Technical Strength & Sophistication
    How sophisticated is the application? Is a source code repository being used? Is there documentation? Are appropriate services and infrastructure being used (e.g. cloud computing, databases)?
  • Feasability
    Does it actually work? How complete is the product? Could the prototype scale as a real solution with multiple users?
  • Pitch
    Was the team able to explain their idea and what the prototype actually did? Did the presentation and demo show how their hack has fulfilled the judging criteria? Did the team communicate the essence of why they did what they did and why it was important?

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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