HackXLR8 is back for a third 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), Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Blockchain.
With a chance to be in the heart of the action at this year’s London Tech Week, the winners will have the opportunity to present their project on the main stage of the headline event, TechXLR8. 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 soon to be revealed partnerships 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!
Are you ready to take a step into the future?
This time at HackXLR8 you’ll be choosing from one of the three challenges listed below. We don’t just want something generic to IoT, AI, or Blockchain, your challenge is to build a digital solution that will really elevate a business enterprise.
Internet of Things (IoT)
The way we live our day-to-day lives is perpetually changing with interconnectivity.
With our offices, homes, and devices all growing more intelligent, how can an enterprise harness innovation to change the marketplace forever? IoT has transformed the customer experience, now it’s time to see how it can change the world of enterprise.
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Machines are constantly learning, growing more intelligent, pre-empting our decisions to waste less time, and are giving us the information (or service) before we’ve even asked for it. How can this change the way in which organisations operate? How can we harness this technology to improve business processes?
Blockchain is one of the fastest-rising and most fascinating technologies to develop in the modern-day. Understanding records-management is fundamental to the success of so many businesses, and the utilisation of a secure, distributed ledger brings transparency and greater understanding of how organisations source their goods and materials. What opportunity is waiting to be taken? What market untouched?
The themes are set, the hack is on and the stage is waiting for you. Can you disrupt and showcase the future of Enterprise Innovation within IoT, AI or Blockchain?
Put your head together with developers, designers, and innovators alike and build an unstoppable team!
We want you to develop a game-changing solution focused on our three challenges: IoT, AI, and Blockchain, and relative to the overriding theme of Enterprise Innovation. Think app, prototype, or even a connected, smart, and innovative idea that will change the business landscape.
Showcase your idea in front of those with the power to bring it from concept to product in the heart of TechXLR8.
WHO CAN JOIN?
Showcase your talents to some of the industries best and brightest in the middle of TechXLR8!
Collaborate and build life-long synergies with over 15,000 attendees at TechXLR8!
Exclusive prizes for the winning teams.
Complimentary TechXLR8 tickets and FREE entrance to demos and conference talks.
Here are some of the benefits described by people who have participated in hackathon's previously:
"It’s a new way of working, in a more agile, interdisciplinary and collaborative form”
"Challenge yourself, learn by doing and improve your skills”
"Have a fun and life-changing experience”
"Turn your knowledge into a concrete and innovative product/service”
"Collaborate on a project that might be implemented in real life”
Who can join?
Any one can enter!
How are teams formed?
There are two ways in which teams can be formed for HackXLR8:
Ahead of time if you are coming with people you know (make sure you still all register individually!)
Onsite at the event during 'Team Formation' (12/06/2019 @ 11:30)
What are the sizes of teams?
Teams may have from 2 - 8 participants. It is strongly recommended that teams are made up of the following for the greatest chance of success:
What equipment will I need to bring?
Please bring your laptop, charger, and any other hardware you wish as this will not be provided.
Is it possible to work throughout the night?
Unfortuantely you cannot work through the night at HackXLR8, please see the times below.
What are the opening/closing times?
Day one: Open - 09:30 / Close - 22:00
Day two: Open - 09:00 / Close - 18:00
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1st prize: £2.5k plus a 10 Minute Spotlight Presentation and Interview (Worth £12,500)
10-minute Spotlight presentationon Startup Elevate 2020 for the winning team leader to present on the evolution of your product from hackathon onwards and the journey so far
Speaker profile included on the agenda and website
3 Minute short-form video interviewing the winning team on the solution during TechXLR8 2019, promoted through social channels
On the spot prizes: Startup Premium Package for TechXLR8 2020 (Worth £2,700)
2 Day Showcase Pod in Startup Elevate, TechXLR8 2020 for the winning team to attract investor funding and customer partnerships
1 Entry into Startup Elevate Pitch-Off Competition
Access to VIP Meeting Service
Unlimited Visitor Passes for your Team Members
Logo & Profile on the Startup Elevate Website as a Startup
Logo & Profile on the TechXLR8 Website as a Startup
Logo Listing in Show Guide
Access to Startup Elevate
Startup Listing on Crunchbase
Exclusive to the Premium Startup Package
1 Premium TechXLR8 2020 pass which includes full access to all TechXLR8 events including Blockchain for Business Summit, AI Summit, Startup Elevate, IoT World Europe Summit, AR & VR World Summit, Cloud & DevOps Summit, and the Quantum Computing Summit
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