Hope Hackathon

Our Programs

Competition
Hope Hackathon

Where you can find the innovative ideas and solutions in different tracks.

Virtual

29th April - 13th May 2020

about
About Hope Hackathon

To empower the local and global talents amid the unexpected Corona pandemic, the Saudi Ministry of Communications and Information Technology decided to launch an online hackathon to come up with innovative ideas and solutions in three different tracks.

 

Tracks
video games
Video Games

The electronic games track targets amateurs and specialists in building electronic games in the following categories: Computer games, Internet games, Video games, Mobile phone games and Palm devices games.

home entertainment
Home Entertainment

The home entertainment path targets everything related to community activities in the areas of awareness, effective communication, reducing the impact of the crisis and home quarantine, and raising awareness in the community in the face of epidemics, such as social media applications, or audio content (podcast) in addition to visual content.

digital health
Digital Health

Digital health is the convergence of digital technologies with health in several areas, including (food and medicine, public health, medical devices), whether through applications such as applications that support medical and psychological consultations in addition to awareness-raising in ways to prevent diseases and epidemics and may be small devices such as pedometer bracelets Heart, and other innovations.

What did the Hackathon provide?
idea
idea Development
workshops
Workshops
mentorship
Mentorship Sessions
Hackathon Objectives
goal1
Find Sustainable Solutions That Help Overcome The Current Pandemic and Any Future Challenges
goal2
Highlight Creative and Technical Talents
goal3
Encourage Innovation and Development in Healthcare, Game Development & Home Entertainment
targetAudience
Target Audience
  • Field experts and aspiring innovators in the respective hackathons tracks.
  • Digital game developers.
  • Apps developers and designers.
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Conditions
  1. Idea needed to be innovative and technical. 
  2. Idea needed to be related to one of the hackathon's tracks. 

Additional conditions for the Video Games track:

  1. Ideas needed to be new and not pre-developed.
  2. Participants' needed to have had some experience with game creation.
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Existing Products
4
Idea Stage
15
Registered Innovators
700
Mentorship Sessions
90
Local and Global Mentors
25
Workshops
Hackathon Journey
01
Hackathon launches and Registration opens
02
Registration closes

+4,900 applicants

03
Initial Results

150 per track

04

7th - 11th May

Hope Hackathon and workshops launch

450 teams

05

12th - 13th May

Projects delivery and Hackathon ends
Fields of Mentorship
innovation
Innovation
tech
Technical Feedback
marketing
Marketing & Go to Market
finance
Business Model & Fundraising
law
Law
Prizes (5 for each track)
award
First Place

100,000SAR

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Second Place

85,000SAR

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Third Place

65,000SAR

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Fourth Place

45,000SAR

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Fifth Place

35,000SAR

FAQs

By E-mail: ask@hopehackathon.com

English and Arabic.

No, this is not required.

No, there is no fee. All you have to do is register with us.

No, registration is for each participant is acceptable with one idea.

There will be 3 to 5 hour sessions per day.

Hackathon program launching will be on May 7 and the closing will be on May 13.

If your idea is accepted, you will be sent a guide explaining the tools to be used and how to use them.

When you register as an Ideactor, you are allowed to add 1-4 members as a team member with you.

Yes, attending workshops and counseling sessions is mandatory.

Our Partners

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Partners

mcitlogo
stc
gamerswithoutborders

Success

sdb
HR
jawdat hayat
monshaat
ITU
who
GCAM
MinistryOfInvestment

Innovation

BIAC
Makkah
SAIP

Technology

SITE
AEC
huawei
cisco
oracle

Investment

sure
STV
impact
RAED

Creative Content

manga

Digital Health

lean