Over 100 students will come together on the weekend of the 4th – 6th March 2016 in DCU for a weekendÂ long hackathon. This event will provide a platform for students to immerse themselves in the process of moving an idea to market while making invaluable connections to Dublinâ€™s entrepreneurial community. The winning team will be awarded a prize to the value of â‚¬1,000 plus the chance to pitch for a place on DCUâ€™s student accelerator, UStart.
Â ‘Create and build your future business’
What is HackDCU? HackDCU is an intense 3 day event during which teams of young leaders, designers, developers, and innovators will come together to create a feasible business which solves an entrepreneurship challenge. With the guidance of experienced mentors the hackathon will encourage participants to ideate, design, build, launch and create solutions, culminating in a pitch competition where the teams will present their ideas and newly built products to an expert panel.
Who should get involved? This event is for current students. Event participants will represent a broad range of backgrounds and skills (sales, design, software coding, etc.) to ensure the best possible skills mix and sharing of expertise. You will add value even if your not in a registration category below. If in doubt register as ‘Other – “None of the above but interested in the hackathon” or contact us to find out more!
Date: Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 4th – 6th March 2016
Location:Â Â Â Â Â Â DCU Alpha, Old Finglas Rd, Glasnevin, Dublin 11.
Friday:Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Planning what you are going to do for the weekend
Saturday:Â Â Â Â Â Â Building/designing your “hack”
Sunday:Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Finishing what you are building
Prize:Â Awarded to the value of â‚¬1,000 plus a chance to pitch for a place on UStart â€“ DCUâ€™s student accelerator.
The Challenge: Be your own boss…..create & build your future business!
Refreshments:Â Kindly supported by local companies