TechCrunch Hackathon

The best hackers in Europe will have 36 hours to build something awesome and present it in front of the VivaTech audience and TechCrunch cameras. Developers, UX/UI Designers, data scientists, startuppers will team up and present their skills to be the best hacker.

Once again, TechCrunch and VivaTech are partnering up to organize the largest Corporate Hackathon in Europe from May 17 to May 18, bringing 1,000 hackers together for 36 hours. Five corporate and tech partners will challenge hackers with specific problems and award the best projects with prize money, incubation, hardware, and lots of surprises! TechCrunch will also award the best project with a €5,000 reward, tickets to TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin 2019 and VivaTech 2020.

2019 Challenges

CORVID BY WIX CHALLENGE

There are plenty of community, collaboration and project management tools available for developers to use. But how do we make these essential assets better?

Using Corvid by Wix, build the tools you've always dreamed of that will take your productivity to the next level.

EDHEC BUSINESS SCHOOL CHALLENGE

Making an impact can have different meanings, and we believe that one of them is about improving how we support student’s careers. Have you ever asked yourself “have I chosen the right studies and the right career for me?” According to the French Ministry of Higher Education, 150.000 French students decide to change their degree course. Participating to VivaTech is a great way to solve this issue through innovation. So let’s help them find the path that suits them best for their future career! The winner of this challenge will receive a €5,000 prize.

ERAMET CHALLENGE

In the 21st century, metal alloys are everywhere, e.g. computers, electric cars, satellites. You can find up to 20 different alloys in a single computer. The quality requirements of customers are extremely tight nowadays. Your mission: find a solution that can provide our customers with 100% transparency on our supply chains, from the extraction of ore from the mine to the final product, with a heavy focus on the quality, environmental, social and ethical aspects.

GALERIES LAFAYETTE - PUBLICIS SAPIENT CHALLENGE

Predictive Mode Challenge

Discovering emerging brands and propose an offer aligned with consumer expectations is a permanent challenge. Data can help us identify major upcoming trends and measure the potential of a brand or collection by uncovering fashion trends of tomorrow through text mining algorithms and pattern recognition in images and videos.

If you wish to put your creativity and data analysis skills to link fashion and deep learning algorithms, then this challenge is made for you!

SANOFI - CEGEDIM - IBM CHALLENGE

Collective intelligence can help find smart solutions to make Healthcare professionals’ (HCPs) practice easier and bring better care to people living with cardio-metabolic challenges like Diabetes.
Sanofi, Cegedim & IBM will provide anonymized electronical health records, for you to design data-driven solutions for HCPs and their patients. How to optimize time and effort? How to better predict & personalize care? How can we avoid health complications, and allow better decision making?

Look back on the 2018 edition

500

Hackers participated

33

Nationalities represented

64

Projects presented on stage

7

Winning teams

19.8

Million people reached

A glimpse of the 2018 hackathon
Code, code, code
Everybody getting ready for the project presentations
LearnEnjoy, one of the winning teams!

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