AngelHack 2019 : Dubai

Dubai Technology Entrepreneur Campus
Technohub 1,2, Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority, Dubai Silicon Oasis
June 27-29, 2019

AngelHack’s Global Hackathon Series 2019

The Global Hackathon Series was initially started by a small community of technologists with one goal in mind: to develop opportunity wherever possible.

What started as a way for creators to connect and move their ideas forward turned into a global revolution. Soon, innovators from around the world were joining forces to elevate themselves and their platform – all of which was done through Hackathons.

And while we’ve seen lots of changes since the early Hackathon days, one thing has remained the same – innovators are continuing to rise. Innovators rise to meet opportunity, they rise from failure, they rise from all corners of the globe, and they lend a hand to help others rise with them. It’s why the Global Hackathon Series is still going strong to this day, because Hackathons and the opportunities they create allow people to rise, together.

We offer our own Grand Prize AND team up with awesome sponsors who have their own challenges and prizes you can go after. Aiming for the HACKcelerator invite? Only in it for some cool hardware? Good news, you can go for as many challenges as you want!

AngelHack Challenge: Challenge yourself and your entrepreneurial spirit. Make something innovative without limits, something that brings positive change to the world, even something that solves a small problem. It’s that simple.

AngelHack Prize: The winning team from each hackathon will receive $500 and an invite into AngelHack’s HACKcelerator program.

AWS Challenge: Using AWS Amplify: Build a mobile or web application that connects to at least one AWS service provided by the Amplify framework.

AWS Prize: The best working mobile or web app that connects to at least one AWS service will win one (1) custom AWS-branded mechanical keyboard (104-key, Cherry MX Browns!) per team member and $1,000 in AWS credits for the team.

All attendees will also receive $100 in AWS credits during the Hackathon

Challenge: Get started for the 2019 Call for Code Global Challenge by building an application using cloud, data, analytics, AI, IoT, blockchain to improve disaster preparedness, response, recovery or building back better focused on the health and well-being of individuals and communities. Join the Call for Code community at then use this visual recognition drone lab as a starting point to kickstart your solution

Prize: One winning submitted project will receive $1k per team and $500/month IBM cloud credits per team member for 6 months

Prize: $1,000 from Dubai Technology Entrepreneur Campus to the winning team
Plus Company setup with hot desk space in DTEC for one year

AngelHack Hackathon Rules

We know some rules are meant to be broken, but you should probably (read: definitely) stick by these:

1. Fresh Code – We all start coding at the same time. It’s cool to work on designs beforehand, digital mockups, open source frameworks, and anything else available to everyone, but keep things within fair limits.

2. Code Review – Winning teams may be subject to a code-review at some point following the event or immediately before winning. This is to ensure that all code used is in fact fresh.

3. Ownership and IP – You own your IP and whatever you create. Simple as that.

4. Team Size – No more than five people.

5. Submissions – Each hackathon has its individual hackathon.iopage where projects need to be submitted by the designated time. You’ll receive an email with instructions on how to do just that.

6. Demos – You’ll have 2 minutes to demo the functionality of your project and talk through your idea, and 1 minute for Q&A from judges.

7. Be cool to your fellow hackers! Check out our Code of Conduct.


How is the hackathon judged?
Projects will be judged based on the following criteria, with a total of 5 points per criteria:

  • Fundability: How fundable is this idea? Is there potential for a sustainable business model? Is this scalable? (0-5 points)
  • Execution: How well was the project executed and explained? Did they add a demo video? (0-5 points)
  • UI/UX: Beyond design, was the end-to-end user experience for the solution considered? (0-5 points)
  • Originality: How original, creative or unique is the idea? Is there a competitive advantage? (0-5 points)
  • Team: Is there a diverse team presented? Do they have a range of complementary skill sets for the project? (0-5 points)

Know someone who would make a great judge of awesomeness and innovation? Nominate them (or yourself!) at info@angelhack (dot) com


Thursday June 27th
6:30 PM : Doors Open & Checkin
7:00 PM : Opening Ceremony, Sponsor Welcomes & Team Building
8:00 PM : Coding Kickoff & teams can work in space until 10PM

Friday June 28th
9:00 AM : Doors Open & Breakfast
11:00 AM : Business & Tech Mentors Available
1:00 PM : Lunch
3:00 PM : IBM Workshop
4:30 PM : Design Thinking Workshop with Tarun Krishna Jayachandran (Self-taught Designer specializing in UX | Mechanical Engineer)
6:00 PM : Pitch Workshop with Mariam Wardak
7:00 PM : Dinner

Saturday June 29th
9:00 AM : Mandatory Pitch Practice Session
12:00 PM : Lunch
1:00 PM : Code Freeze & Submission Deadline
1:30 PM : A/V Check
2:00 PM : Demos
4:00 PM : Winners are Announced / Prizes!



  • Talal Shaikh Assistant Professor in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics (Heriot-Watt University)
  • Mohammad Aboali
    Mohammad Aboali CEO, iNetworks
  • Tarun Krishna Jayachandran
    Tarun Krishna Jayachandran CDO and Co-Founder at trift | UX Designer
  • Thomas Boillat Assistant Professor in Healthcare Innovation and Technologies
  • Ayush Maan Developer Advocate (Blockchain & Microservices)
  • Anchal Bhalla Developer Advocate (Data Science & AI)
  • Mahitab Hassan Developer Advocate (Data Science & AI)
  • Faiz Hasan Developer Advocate (Blockchain & Microservices)
  • Nitin Bhalla
    Nitin Bhalla Founder, Kregzo
  • Leanne Dsouza
    Leanne Dsouza Web Developer, Accenture
  • Madi Aldabergenov
    Madi Aldabergenov Executive Innovation, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA)
  • Amaan Kulshreshtha
    Amaan Kulshreshtha Web Developer, Accenture




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