WarwickHACK is WarwickTECH's official hackathon, run in partnership with MLH and Hackathons UK. We've been running MLH hackathons since 2014, and this will be our first hybrid hackathon! 🚀
WarwickHACK 2023 will be taking place in the newly revamped Junction Building on campus - participants will be able to join us both virtually and in-person (Covid-19 restrictions permitting). 💻
Our hackathon has no theme and is open to all university students. 🎓 Warwick talent will be overrepresented at WarwickHACK as we are Warwick Uni's only official student-led hackathon.
- Date: Feb 2023 (exact date TBC)
- Website: hack.warwick.tech
- Number of Participants: 200 (up to 80 in person, the rest online)
- Location: University of Warwick and online
'Hackathon Renaissance' - a short video from our partner MLH.
the state of hackathons
'Hackathons, which are a quick route for idea generation, have been surging in popularity for various reasons in recent years […]
Overall, we discern a common trend—hackathons everywhere are helping organisations battle talent scarcity, acquisition, and retention while fueling innovation across domains and functions. - HackerEarth 📢
Hackathons are built on an ethos of teamwork, experimentation and demonstration - building things you're passionate about in teams of 4 and sharing them at the end ䷇
MLH-backed hackathons aren't the only ones out there - many corporates run their own hackathons, and funds like a16z and Greylock have run their own ones too.
who are warwickTECH? 🤔
WarwickTECH is a student-led angel fund with a portfolio of start-ups founded by Warwick students. We have expertise in top tech sectors including crypto, AI/ML, hardware, and gaming. We're a small team of passionate students who want to connect Warwick's makers, creators and innovators.
The structure of our organisation gives us two key advantages: 💪
1. Our hackathon can be entirely self-sponsored if necessary - WarwickTECH is the first sponsor of WarwickHACK 🎗
2. We have access to 'sponsors' that other hackathons don't have - our portfolio, most of which have built (or will soon build) their own APIs, don't have to pay to sponsor (they've already paid with equity) 🙌
We also like to open up the event, at a small cost, to our friends outside of the portfolio, especially companies in our co-investors' portfolios 👐
High talent concentration + diverse range of APIs = better product ideation, distribution and easier differentiation of potential new hires 🌱
'The Hackathon Zoo' - some of the amazing opportunities that hackathons present to both participants and companies
We work with a range of companies, our sweet spot is pre-Series A startups 👌
|Service||Mega Package (£1,102*)||Giga Package (£2,205*)|
|Gratitude given in opening and closing presentation (on attendance)||✓||✓|
|Logo on website, t-shirt, flyers, banners & posters||✓||✓|
|Ability to bring branded stalls||✓||✓|
|Ability to bring 'swag'||✓||✓|
|Ability to speak in opening and closing presentations||✗||✓|
|Ability to bring recruitment materials and mentors||✓||✓|
|Ability to host a workshop and/or mini-event (e.g. focused on using your API, or for onboarding onto your platform/tech stack)||✗||✓|
|Ability to bring a sponsor prize (e.g. internships)||✗||✓|
|Ability to sponsor a prize||✓||✓|
|Ability to put forward a challenge & judge||✗||✓|
You can get a 30% discount on either package if you provide access to your API.Start-ups get an additional 1/3 off on either package.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for pricing for Series B+ companies, corporates and funds 👋
If you're interested in sponsoring us or have any questions about the event or our packages, drop us an email at email@example.com.
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