AngelHack Kabul Hackathon 2018

Afghan Ministry of Finance, Kabul, Afghanistan
May 7th 12:30PM – May 9th 5PM

Location Details: Ministry of Finance, Pashtunistan Watt Circle (Charyee Pashtunistan Watt) – behind Cinema of Ariana, close to the Da Afghanistan Bank. Please ask the traffic police officers for further instruction.

AngelHack’s Global Hackathon Series 2018

Every year, AngelHack adventures across the globe for our yearly Global Hackathon Series. Over the course of Summer 2018, we’ll hit six continents, bridging the gap between Silicon Valley innovation and entrepreneurs all over the world.

This year’s theme? Seamless Technology. Hackathons are built for rapid innovation, and rapid isn’t always pretty. But no matter the roadblock, broken code or bumps, we continue on and push forward, together. There’s no boundary or limit to what we can create.

So join us! Create something cool. Meet great people. Win great prizes. Who knows, your founder journey may begin at the Ministry of Finance in Kabul!

Challenges & Prizes

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 an invite into AngelHack’s HACKcelerator program.

Code For A Cause Impact Award Challenge: Build technology that solves a social or environmental problem and positively impacts your local community.

Code For A Cause Impact Award Prize: One Impact Award will be given out at each event. At the end of the Global Hackathon Series, the top Impact Award projects will be chosen by an expert judging panel including; Chan Zuckerberg, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative; and more. These top five teams will receive an official invite into the HACKcelerator.

Kardan University Prizes:

1st place: 200 USD
2nd place: 150 USD
3rd place: 100 USD

Grand Prize: 6 months mentorship and advisory support through ASARA for Grand Prize winner
Second prize from ASARA: ASARA team will create a visual identity (brand) for this winning idea through their media team:


ALPHA Prize 1: ALPHA will offer a branding package for Grand prize winner.
ALPHA Prize 2: 2 months of mentorship support for the 2nd prize winner.

The Hub Prize: 3 months co-working facility for the Impact winner

Stay Tuned for More Prizes to Come!

Who can hack?

All ages, genders, and skill levels are welcome. Come solo or in a team of up to five, and spend the weekend learning new skills, meeting your local tech community and tech sponsors, enjoying free food, and more.

Our attendees typically consist of developers looking to improve their skills or expand their horizons, students, designers of all skill-sets, and serious entrepreneurs that can add value to teams. Bring your ideas and let’s go!

Want to get involved in another way? We’re always open to chat with potential sponsors, mentors, and judges! Just email info (at) to get connected.

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?
  • Execution: How well was the project executed and explained? Did it work?
  • UI/UX: Beyond design, was the end-to-end user experience for the solution considered?
  • Originality: How original, creative or unique is the idea?
  • Scalability: How scalable is the solution? Will it make an impact?

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


Monday May 7th
12:30PM Check in
1:00 PM – Opening Ceremony
2:00 PM Panel “Modern Problems and Hope in Afghanistan”
~~ Team Formations

Tuesday May 8th
9:00 AM Opening
10:00 AM  Ideation Session – Research and Design Thinking
11:00 AM Mentorship with Business and Technical Experts
12:30 Lunch
2:00 PM Workshop with Christina “How to Formulate Your Presentations”
3:00 PM Entrepreneurs share their story “How to Succeed in building a business in Afghanistan”
5:00 PM Deadline – your project must be listed on

Wednesday May 9th
9:00 AM Mandatory Pitch Practice Session
12:00 PM Code Freeze – project link must be finalized
12:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM Demos begin in front of Judges
3:30 PM Awards Ceremony and Kabul winning team crowned!


  • Mirwaise Sadaat
    Mirwaise Sadaat Director of Bilateral Economic Commissions at Ministry of Finance
  • Ateeq Nosher
    Ateeq Nosher Office of the President, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
  • Zakia Wardak
    Zakia Wardak President of Afghan women in engineering and construction
  • Behnaz Babazadeh
    Behnaz Babazadeh Director UX @ Oracle Data Cloud
  • Amjad Khan
    Amjad Khan Administrator of BCS, Kardan University
  • Shakib Mohsanyar
    Shakib Mohsanyar Managing Director - ASARA


  • Ali Maisam Mateen
    Ali Maisam Mateen Senior Partner Business Development at Alpha
  • Ehsan Barakzai
    Ehsan Barakzai Senior Partner Tech and Marketing @ Alpha
  • Ahmad Sear Shayan
    Ahmad Sear Shayan CEO and Founder of Homestay Tutoring
  • Ashar Omer
    Ashar Omer Managing Partner of ALPHA
  • Abdul Ghaffar
    Abdul Ghaffar Head of Research at Kardan University
  • Ebad Ghafari
    Ebad Ghafari Program Manager at ASARA
  • Qais Mohammadi
    Qais Mohammadi Head of Economics Department, Kardan University


  • Simin Barakzai
    Simin Barakzai Member of Parliament, Herat
  • Najma Zala
    Najma Zala BBC Journalist
  • Akmal Arzhang
    Akmal Arzhang Founder & CEO at Tonext
  • Sulaiman Safi
    Sulaiman Safi CEO at Knight Software Development
  • Ashar Omer
    Ashar Omer Managing Partner of ALPHA
  • Shakib Mohsanyar
    Shakib Mohsanyar Managing Director - ASARA


  • Shaqaiq Hakimi
    Shaqaiq Hakimi AISEC Member
  • Abdulbasit Mawaj
    Abdulbasit Mawaj Alpha Afghanistan
  • Mariam Wardak
    Mariam Wardak Strategy Advisor, Ministry of Counter Narcotics Afghanistan
  • Mustafa Sultani
    Mustafa Sultani AngelHack Ambasador


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