Intro    I    The Hack    I    About TechXLR8    I    Partners    I    Prizepool    I    Agenda    I    Steps    I    Contact

With a chance to be in the heart of the action at this year’s London Tech Week. Don’t forget, HackXLR8 provides maximum exposure to the 15,000 visitors expected to be in attendance—so everyone’s a winner!

Exclusive technology from our partnership will provide developers and startups with direct access to the future of smart technology.

Come and see how developments in science and technology transform connected devices, rethink the way we travel with safer and more sustainable transportation, and positively impact our environment.

HackXLR8 is back!
Don’t miss out on being part of the action!

Hack in the heart of London Tech Week


HackXLR8 is back for a second year in the middle of London Tech Week once again, at ExCel London!

After a really successful event last year, HackXLR8 returns with another two-day hackathon focusing on three themes: Internet of Things (IoT), Smart Mobility and GreenTech.



  • Developers
  • Designers
  • Data Scientists
  • Marketers


  • Network with the industry's top tech companies
  • Collaborate with talent across London’s tech ecosystem
  • Maximum exposure at the heart of LTW
  • Exclusive prizes for the winning teams
  • Complimentary TechXLR8 tickets and FREE entrance to demos and conference talks

We already have over 200 registrants securing their place at this years HackXLR8.

Hack in the City - London Tech Week


Network and collaborate with Designers,
Startups and Developers to create your Team

  • The challenge is to create an app, a prototype or develop a smart and connected idea around one of the HackXLR8 themes: IoT, Smart Mobility and GreenTech
  • Stay tuned as the challenges are to be announced soon!

Register now to secure your's!


  • IoT
  • Smart Mobility
  • GreenTech

London Tech Week’s Headline Event


London Tech Week 2017 marked the emergence of London's newest—and biggest— technology expo. TechXLR8 is a festival of technology taking you on a journey between networks, tech and consumer services.

TechXLR8 brings together the converging tech industries by showcasing 8 leading technology events: 5G World, IoT World Europe, Cloud & DevOps World, Digital CX World, AR & VR World, Smart Transportation & Mobility, Blockchain 360 and Project Kairos.

Check out last year’s highlights in the video below.

Sarah Lamb

Sarah Schappert



Oliver Leung

Stonly Baptiste

Micah Kotch

Gavin Ray

Marketing Manager

Josie Hirtenstein



Fab de Liberali

MINI Brand Management


Managing Director


Creative Director

Pascal Wheeler

Digital & Influencer Marketer


UX/UI Developer

More about the venue, see the venue guide

To find the best route to get to ExCel, London click here

Travel map

Join us at ExCel London


One Western Gateway,
Royal Victoria Dock,
London E16 1XL


Resources provided

Programme Worth: £5000*’s ethos is to create positive impact through people and technology. We’re looking to champion rising stars and to drive future innovation in tech. If that sounds like you and your ideas, then get in touch and find out about our exciting tech careers and internship opportunities.

Developers – leave the data, privacy and consent hassle to us! takes care of the hardest parts of normalising data from tons of sources – while providing industry-leading privacy, security and permission management. All you have to do is start innovating – and give users a good reason to share their data with you! doesn't see, hold or touch user data. lets you do amazing things with your personal data without compromising your privacy or security. challenges

Your life, your terms.

Build a cool innovative app using’s CA platform with a focus on social, financial, health and wearables data as makes private sharing real! Develop an innovative solution that solves a critical challenge in IoT, green tech or smart mobility.

The Developer Incubation/Growth Programme

Green Tech Challenge

A powerful tool in research and development CA can also aid social good and sustainability. You could reward populations for recycling, energy saving, or create a food waste recycling or reduction programme.


Smart Mobility Challenge

Striving toward frictionless, automated and personalised travel on-demand, create a concept built using the CA private sharing. For example smart parking, ride-sharing, multi-modal journey planning or city analysis.

  • Funding of £1000 to each Developer from the winning team.  
  • 3 x 2 hour Mentoring Sessions with Angel Investor and entrepreneur Chairman Julian Ranger covering technical, business and entrepreneurial guidance.
  • 5 x winning concepts built on the CA platform, will be further assisted through to production stages by business introductions via’s industry network and partnership connections. IoT Challenge

Integrate IoT based apps that are powered by’s CA private sharing platform. IoT raises some serious security challenges use to lighten the burden. To get you started these could be rewards based apps or concepts that enable better management of your IoT devices in home technology. 

* The Spotlight Prize is only available to tech built on the CA platform.

Mentoring Sessions

5 x 1 hour Mentoring Sessions with URBAN-X Principals:

- Micah Kotch

- Sarah Schappert

- Stony Baptiste

Covering technical, go-to-market, marketing and communications guidance.

URBAN-X challenges

Built by MINI and run in collaboration with our venture partner Urban Us, we have a network of over 2,000 professionals focused on supporting startups that are solving city problems. The network includes serial entrepreneurs, investors, public sector leaders, and experts in mobility,IOT, energy, public safety and health, water and waste, utilities, construction, real estate and logistics to name a few.

We work with founders, investors and advisors who’ve built many of today’s most notable startups that are transforming cities - helping you meet the right people, communicate effectively with them, and make new collaborations happen.

We’re uniquely positioned to offer ‘sandboxes’ for startups working in areas like mobility, energy, and real estate.

The URBAN-X Growth Programme


The URBAN-X program provides 20 immersive weeks of customer development, product development, network-building and expert guidance for startups – all in preparation for fundraising. Our accelerator is unique in that our mentors are experts in urbantech challenges and deeply understand regulated industries and government procurement. There’s no issue we aren’t equipped to help startups solve.

Apply now for Cohort 05 at

URBAN-X is the accelerator for startups reimagining city life.

IoT Challenge

Local government data sets continue to open up as do private data sets.  From illegal parking to cooking oil disposal, laws that govern how more people live together depend on more efficient and effective enforcement for revenues and well being. What opportunities exist for connected devices to support those charged with law enforcement?

Smart Mobility Challenge

People’s mobility is undergoing a Cambrian moment. But what about how things move or how we move things? What new opportunities exist to move the things we depend on every day, such as food and waste or maybe even our homes and offices?

Green Tech Challenge

Cities need to adjust to new water challenges. For many areas, local water sources are being exhausted. At the same time, climate effects, such as rising seas and weather that leads to more flooding, are creating new water challenges. 

What new solutions might help reduce the strain on water sources? How can cities more effectively cope with flooding?

Growth Programme

TWO winning concepts addressing URBAN-X Challenge areas will be provided introductions to our international network with the intention of bringing their concepts to life.

Growth Programme Winner

1st Prize: £2,000 Winning Team


Guide Me Challenge Winners


URBAN-X Challenge Winners

Incubation Winner

2nd Prize: Runner Up Team

Zen Routes

Mentoring Sessions & Growth Programme


Challenge Winners


HackXLR8 DAY 2


HackXLR8 DAY 1

Thursday 14 June










Wednesday 13 June







Doors open

Welcome and Introductions

Idea Pitches (60 secs each)

Team Formation

Start of code


Code, code, code!


Leave site


Coding resumes

Technical tests

Coding ends

Final demos and judging

Winners announced


Step 1

Register for HackXLR8

Step 2

Attend the two-day hackathon in London

Step 3

Demo your final project

Step 4




Questions ?

Don't hesitate. Get in touch!

Send your emails to

© 2018. BEMYAPP, All rights reserved.

Terms & Conditions - Privacy Policy