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FAQ

General

What is START Hack?
START Hack is Europe’s most entrepreneurial hackathon with students from leading tech universities working on innovative projects within a set time frame of 36 hours. This year’s cases focus on the emerging technologies including Blockchain, AI, AR/VR and the IoT. What differentiates START Hack from other hackathons is our emphasis on fostering entrepreneurial spirit within our participants. We strive to spark thinking and creating beyond just this one weekend. This is why we encourage students with both business or tech backgrounds to apply!

When does the event take place?
The START Hack starts in the evening of the 19th and lasts until the 21st of March 2021.

Where does the event take place?
For the first time ever, START Hack takes place simultaneously in three locations across Europe. Our locations are St.Gallen, Berlin and Copenhagen.

How much does it cost?
Thanks to our partners, START Hack is completely free! We will provide food, cool swags and awesome tech gadgets as prizes.

What can we build?
There are no limits set to your creativity! Any creative prototype linked to an entrepreneurial idea or any other cool project is what we are looking for – keep in mind, a shiny pitchdeck alone won't take you far ;)

Application

Who can attend?
Any student from any university or any young professional in the world may apply. You do not need to study in a programming related field. We are happy to welcome anyone with a strong interest in coding, even if you are a beginner.

Which skills do I need?
We require basic knowledge about coding to ensure a great team dynamic and diverse solutions to the challenges. If you are eager to learn and bring cool ideas, there is always a way you can support your team mates to create an awesome project.

When can I apply?
Application opening is on the 8th of December 2021.

How does the application process work?
We want to make sure that everyone who attends our event is eager to hack and build awesome things. Therefore, we will briefly review your application when submitted and will come back to you as soon as possible.

Can we sign up as a team?
Participants need to register individually to START Hack. However, you are free to team up with friends and people you already know during the team matching process.

Event

What should I not forget to bring?
Please bring your laptop, charger and other gadgets you might use for your project. Feel free to bring your own sleeping bag. At the event, we will provide you with free food and anything else you might need during the event. There is also some space to lay out your sleeping bags.

Is there time and a place to take some breaks?
Of course! We will provide some cool stuff, facilities as well as provide sleeping rooms and a limited amount of mattresses for you to take a break. However, it is best to come prepared so sleep well beforehand!

Who owns the intellectual property?
Everything that you create belongs to you! We want to support our participants’ creative thinking and extraordinary approaches, not to make participants worry about intellectual property.

What can I win?
Every corporate will offer a prize for their respective case. These will not be announced beforehand, since your motivation is definitely not the prize but the amazing experience itself ;) There will be an overall prize pool for the best teams.

What if I don't have a team?
If you don't have a team yet, don't worry! During our team matching process before and at the event you can either join or create your own team.

Can I participate online?
Yes, next to our three physical START Hack locations, we also allow participants to collaborate online.

General

What is START Hack?
START Hack is Europe’s most entrepreneurial hackathon with students from leading tech universities working on innovative projects within a set time frame of 36 hours. This year’s cases focus on the emerging technologies including Blockchain, AI, AR/VR and the IoT. What differentiates START Hack from other hackathons is our emphasis on fostering entrepreneurial spirit within our participants. We strive to spark thinking and creating beyond just this one weekend. This is why we encourage students with both business or tech backgrounds to apply!

When does the event take place?
The START Hack starts in the evening of the 19th and lasts until the 21st of March 2021.

Where does the event take place?
For the first time ever, START Hack takes place simultaneously in three locations across Europe. Our locations are St.Gallen, Berlin and Copenhagen.

How much does it cost?
Thanks to our partners, START Hack is completely free! We will provide food, cool swags and awesome tech gadgets as prizes.

What can we build?
There are no limits set to your creativity! Any creative prototype linked to an entrepreneurial idea or any other cool project is what we are looking for – keep in mind, a shiny pitchdeck alone won't take you far ;)

Application

Who can attend?
Any student from any university or any young professional in the world may apply. You do not need to study in a programming related field. We are happy to welcome anyone with a strong interest in coding, even if you are a beginner.

Which skills do I need?
We require basic knowledge about coding to ensure a great team dynamic and diverse solutions to the challenges. If you are eager to learn and bring cool ideas, there is always a way you can support your team mates to create an awesome project.

When can I apply?
Application opening is on the 8th of December 2021.

How does the application process work?
We want to make sure that everyone who attends our event is eager to hack and build awesome things. Therefore, we will briefly review your application when submitted and will come back to you as soon as possible.

Can we sign up as a team?
Participants need to register individually to START Hack. However, you are free to team up with friends and people you already know during the team matching process.

Event

What should I not forget to bring?
Please bring your laptop, charger and other gadgets you might use for your project. Feel free to bring your own sleeping bag. At the event, we will provide you with free food and anything else you might need during the event. There is also some space to lay out your sleeping bags.

Is there time and a place to take some breaks?
Of course! We will provide some cool stuff, facilities as well as provide sleeping rooms and a limited amount of mattresses for you to take a break. However, it is best to come prepared so sleep well beforehand!

Who owns the intellectual property?
Everything that you create belongs to you! We want to support our participants’ creative thinking and extraordinary approaches, not to make participants worry about intellectual property.

What can I win?
Every corporate will offer a prize for their respective case. These will not be announced beforehand, since your motivation is definitely not the prize but the amazing experience itself ;) There will be an overall prize pool for the best teams.

What if I don't have a team?
If you don't have a team yet, don't worry! During our team matching process before and at the event you can either join or create your own team.

Can I participate online?
Yes, next to our three physical START Hack locations, we also allow participants to collaborate online.

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START Hack 2021