Getting excited for this year's hack!
Last year we gathered 90 awesome hackers in 23 teams in a tent right by the opera and during 10 hours they created some really cool stuff.
We feel like continuing the tradition the Hack and the Startup Arena. Feel free to look around. Mayhaps send us one of those emails if there's anything on your mind.
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Here is a press release from the hack!
Gothenburg Startup Hack is about building and demoing a product prototype.
We prefer fresh ideas and technological innovation over a solid business case. Don't worry about the numbers or the bottom line — use your imagination, think outside the box and go nuts!
This hack is about building stuff — a demo with just a PowerPoint presentation ain't gonna fly.
We will be hosting a meetup April 11 — where we'll all hang out and meet each other. Looking for a team or more team members? This is the right place to be! Sign up for the meetup here
Once you have put together a versatile team, make sure to sign up before the application deadline — .
We think that the best teams are made up of people with different skills and different backgrounds.
We recommend team sizes between 3 to 5 people.
Finally, the hack takes place on May 19. Be prepared to hack from early in the morning 'til late in the evening.
We will keep you comfortable and make sure you are fed all the way through.
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How do I keep up to date with information?
Can I sign up alone?
Sorry, but no. A hackathon is about building cool things together. But why not bring your idea and find your team at the Meetup? You can also let us match you right here. Or you can head over to the matchup space and see if you can find people to team up with yourself.
How large can our team be?
At most 5 people, and you should be at least 2. We recommend being 4.
Where do I find team members?
Do I get favored in the selection process if I sign up early?
Nope. Just make sure you sign up before May 1st.
My idea and/or team has somehow changed since we entered our signup information, what do I do?
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get back to you!
Can we start hacking on our idea before the hack?
Please use common sense; do not bring your startup’s finished product/prototype. Use this day to hack on the things you do not normally get time for.
There’s no Facebook event for The Hack? Where and how do I sign up?
Does the idea/prototype have to be strictly based on IT?
This is a hackathon, so it should include hacking code in one way or the other. If you’re unsure if your idea fits the format, just drop us an email.
Do I need to be able to code in order to apply?
Oh no! It's all about building a team which eventually will deliver something cool during the day. Feel free to be the planning person in your group.
A sample team
A neat team compilation of four people consist of:
- Two developers
- One designer
- One planning person overseeing the progress, creating the presentation, engineering the overall vision, and more.
Or, why separate the roles?
- Three developers knowing design, or three designers who can code
- One planning person