this is start hack
START Hack is an entrepreneurial hackathon that vows to unite students from diverse backgrounds to tackle global issues using technology - while having great fun!
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by students, for students
Mobility is a fundamental human need, and an essential enabler of prosperity. Sadly, the current mobility paradigm is not sustainable; car travel causes millions of deaths every year, significant greenhouse emissions, and congested highways, causing huge financial losses. Nevertheless, there is hope – the global mobility system is in the early stages of massive transformation as new technologies enable innovative related businesses, and as policy-makers seek out ways to foster mobility that is smarter, cleaner, and more inclusive.
Last year's Mobility Case was presented by:
Whether it’s software as a medical device, clinical decision support (CDS), predictive diagnostics, health IT systems, health apps, fitness trackers, wearable devices or telehealth systems – digital health is rapidly changing how we predict, monitor, manage and make decisions about health. Currently, dozens of established companies as well as emerging startups are constantly working on disrupting this innovation-dependent industry. As such, healthtech is one of the fastest growing vertical markets within the health sector.
Last year's Healthtech Cases were presented by:
As more than half of the world’s population lives in cities nowadays, urban innovation is a topic that can influence quality of life for billions of people – dense cities provide the testbeds for innovative solutions, more efficient and sustainable processes and new forms of governing. Urban Innovation enables not just smarter things, but smarter decisions. A truly data driven smart city uses technology to promote better decision-making for city officials and its residents living in and around it.
Last year's Urban Innovation Cases were provided by:
The world of work is changing fast – and creating healthy new work models will be necessary to build a sustainable and safe labour environment for our society. The most successful approaches will take into account shifting demographics, changing job roles and digitalization, and will leverage disruption as a means to design workplaces that best serve everyone’s long-term needs. Having been affected by COVID-19 this year, the current labour market and working models are ready to be challenged and disrupted.
Last year's Future of Work Cases were provided by:
"It was a very interesting and instructive experience"
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"Great event! This Hackathon really gave me motivation to start something myself"
"It was my first hackathon and I learnt so much by putting in some effort and trying to make my program work. I'm looking forward to START Hack 2022!!!"
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Co-Founder | SwissCognitive
Dalith Steiger is the Co-founder of the award-winning start-up SwissCognitive - The Global AI Hub. With her extensive knowledge and passion for cognitive technologies, she is a global AI advisor and speaker on international stages. She is also CEO of the Swiss IT Leadership Forum and sits in the Digital Economic Award jury. She teaches AI & Machine Learning in a CAS module at the Applied University of Luzern. In 2020 she was named one of the top 50 tech influencer women and one of the top 10 women influencers in AI.
CEO | Tomahawk.VC
Cédric Waldburger invests in early-stage technology companies through his venture capital firm [Tomahawk.VC](http://tomahawk.vc/). Prior to that, he built companies in the agency, consumer and blockchain sector. Most recently, he co-founded DFINITY, the Silicon Valley unicorn. Cédric has a master’s degree in electrical engineering from ETH Zurich and HKUST in Hong Kong, a passion for difficult riddles and decluttering everything that’s not essential – he has lived without an apartment for several years and only owns 64 things, all of which are black. On YouTube he regularly vlogs about his life experiments and insights into his life as an investor.
Co-Founder | ETH AI Center
Alex is an experienced deep tech entrepreneur and AI researcher. He leads the ETH AI Center which is with over 81 professors one of the leading global AI research hubs. Previously, he co-founded the computer vision spin-off Dacuda (exit to Magic Leap in 2017) and built up Magic Leap Switzerland. He was named 2x Entrepreneur of the Year and won several awards.
Co-Founder & CEO | Merantix Labs
Nicole is an entrepreneur, economist and tech optimist. She believes that artificial intelligence has the potential to create deep positive impact on individuals, businesses and society as a whole. Currently Nicole Büttner is the CEO of Merantix Labs in Berlin. Before having joined Merantix, she founded DataQuotient, a data analytics and AI consulting firm and expert platform helping companies implementing machine learning projects to create real value.
Co-Founder | Arduino
Massimo Banzi is the co-founder of the Arduino project. He introduced the first FabLab in Italy which then lead to creation of the Officine Arduino, a makerspace and FabLab based in Torino. Throughout his career, he has not only worked as a software architect for clients such as Italia Online, the Labor Party or Sapient, but also as a consultant for clients like Prada, Artemide or Adidas.
CEO | Mercedes-Benz Schweiz