AngelHack 2021: Middle East & Africa

May 28th 09:00 AM – May 30th 6PM

AngelHack’s Virtual Global Hackathon Series

2020 was a year of massive disruption. Practically overnight, everything we’d come to expect as normal was turned on its head. But there’s a bright side to unexpected change. For our 2021 series, we’re focusing on positive disruption: challenging the status quo to change the world for the better.

We’re going virtual this year–no borders, no worries, more innovation. Join us and let’s put a spin on disruption, a +positive one.

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.

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 your time learning new skills, virtually meeting your local tech community and tech sponsors, 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) angelhack.com to get connected.

Global Sponsors

Regional Sponsors

Community Partners

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 submission page 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.

Judging

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

Schedule

Hackathon Officially Begins

Day 1

  • 10:00: Opening Ceremony – Broadcast on Youtube Livestream
  • 11:00: Coding begins
  • 11:00 – 11:30: Team formation
  • 14:00 – 17:00: Mentor office hours
  • 18:00 – 19:00: Optional skill workshop
  •  21:00: Checkpoint 1

Hackathon Continues

Day 2

  • 8:00 – 9:00: Start of the day activities
  • 9:00 – 10:00: Mentor-Mentee matching
  • 14:00 – 17:00: Mentor office hours
  • 18:00: Optional skill workshop
  • 21:00: Checkpoint 2

Hackathon Ends

Day 3

  • 8:00: Start of the day activities
  • 11:00: 1 hour left
  • 12:00: Submission deadline – End of Hackathon
  • 13:00 – 16:00: Round 1 judge deliberation
  • 16:00 – 17:00: Final round pitches
  • 17:00 – 18:00: Final round judge deliberation

Judges

  • MARK CUBAN
    MARK CUBAN AngelHack Advisor

    Investor & Owner of the Dallas Mavericks

  • BEN PARR
    BEN PARR AngelHack Advisor

    Co-founder/CMO of Octane AI; Author of Captivology

  • HARNEET SALUJA
    HARNEET SALUJA ASSISTANT MANAGER, EY
  • Owen McAteer
    Owen McAteer Technical Director | Catch
  • Antonio Rodriguez
    Antonio Rodriguez Solutions Architect at AWS
  • Daniel Truran
    Daniel Truran ebbf director general / B Corp Ambassador / Impact Hub Madrid co-founder

Mentors

  • MARK CUBAN
    MARK CUBAN AngelHack Advisor

    Investor & Owner of the Dallas Mavericks

  • BEN PARR
    BEN PARR AngelHack Advisor

    Co-founder/CMO of Octane AI; Author of Captivology

  • HARNEET SALUJA
    HARNEET SALUJA ASSISTANT MANAGER, EY
  • Owen McAteer
    Owen McAteer Technical Director | Catch
  • Antonio Rodriguez
    Antonio Rodriguez Solutions Architect at AWS
  • Daniel Truran
    Daniel Truran ebbf director general / B Corp Ambassador / Impact Hub Madrid co-founder

Speakers

  • MARK CUBAN
    MARK CUBAN AngelHack Advisor

    Investor & Owner of the Dallas Mavericks

  • BEN PARR
    BEN PARR AngelHack Advisor

    Co-founder/CMO of Octane AI; Author of Captivology

  • HARNEET SALUJA
    HARNEET SALUJA ASSISTANT MANAGER, EY
  • Owen McAteer
    Owen McAteer Technical Director | Catch
  • Antonio Rodriguez
    Antonio Rodriguez Solutions Architect at AWS
  • Daniel Truran
    Daniel Truran ebbf director general / B Corp Ambassador / Impact Hub Madrid co-founder
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