We’re big fans of hacking here at Gadgette. And no, we don’t mean the nefarious “we’re gonna steal everything you own including your face” or the goofy “we need to solve literally any plot-point in a movie” kinds of hacking. We mean the rather excellent sort of hacking that’s helped to build everything from your favourite social networks to the online security systems that keep you safe.
It’s also the kind of hacking that’s supported, celebrated, and championed by HackXLR8.
New Year, New Competition
After a superlative event last year, HackXLR8 is back again this year during London tech week with another two-day hackathon from June 13th-14th focusing on three themes: the Internet of Things (IoT); Smart Mobility; and GreenTech.
And the best part? HackXLR8 is looking for any and all developers and startups to get involved, with some juicy prizes lined up for the winners.
You’ll be able to access exclusive data from Digi.me’s CA platform (a godsend in our new baffling times of GDPR) with a focus on social, financial, health, and wearables data. Then all you have to do is showcase your hacking abilities and demonstrate to the world where you see the futures of IoT, Smart Mobility, and GreenTech going.
The team that comes up with the most innovative and coolest/ smartest/ best(est) tech solution for one of themes in 48 hours wins a cool £2,000 with a £1,000 prize for the runner-up – happy days! And for some even happier days, Digi.me are offering an incubation/ growth programme to champion rising stars with a prize worth £5,000 in total, have a click here to read all about it.
And if, for some reason, all of that isn’t enough to convince you to get involved, URBAN-X will be hosting their own challenges (with prizes!) to be the proverbial cherry on top.
URBAN-X is the accelerator for startups reimagining city life. Built by MINI, they have a network of over 2,000 professionals focused on supporting startups that are solving city problems – and they’re looking to take on new entrants in their excellent URBAN-X Growth programme. If you’re a startup that’s passionate about transforming cities but in need of a bit of support and mentorship to help yourself grow, it doesn’t get much better than this.
You can register for HackXLR8 as an individual or as teams, and each team can have between two and six members. Whether you’re already The Avengers of startups looking for a chance to show off your killer ride-sharing smart mobility idea, or a lone savant looking for the Robin to your Batman to realise that food waste recycling green-tech solution that’s been gnawing at you, there’s no excuse not to get involved.
Let’s do this
So if you want to network with the industry’s top tech companies, collaborate with talent across the entirety of London’s thriving tech scene, get paid in maximum exposure AND actual money pounds, and secure complimentary TechXLR8 tickets with free entrance to demos and conference talks – go register now!
(And remember us when you’re famous after saving the world and stuff, thanks).