24 & 25 August 2024

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Seoul’s vibrant tech energy is about to ignite at hackseoul, a 24-hour innovation challenge taking over the city on August 24th and 25th.

Dive into the heart of Seoul’s tech pulse, where you’ll collaborate with fellow innovators to tackle challenges unique to our dynamic city and South Korea. Whether you’re a seasoned developer or just beginning your tech journey, hackseoul offers a platform to learn from Seoul’s brightest minds, network within our thriving tech community, and showcase your skills to a city hungry for innovation.

As we draw near to the Global Hackathon Series exciting finale, don’t miss this opportunity to leave your mark on Seoul’s ever-evolving tech landscape – join us for a weekend of coding, creativity, and the chance to represent Seoul at the global grand finals.


Financial Inclusion

Seoul’s population is tech-savvy but faces a high cost of living. Develop a solution aimed at millennials to promote financial literacy and encourage saving habits.

Social Responsibility

Seoul faces environmental challenges and is committed to technological innovation. Develop a project to improve urban living and reduce pollution, aligning with South Korea’s green initiatives and improving urban liveability.

Digital Empowerment

Seoul combines advanced technology with urban challenges. Develop a project that leverages South Korea’s technological infrastructure to enhance residents’ quality of life.

*Subject to change. Refer to the Participants’ Guide for the latest updates.


USD 180,000

Prize Pool

Financial Inclusion

Social Responsibility

Digital Empowerment

*The top-scoring team from across the three categories will be selected to represent Seoul and participate in the Grand Finals in Singapore to compete for USD 100,000 with all trip expenses covered!


24-hour Hackathon
Keynote Speeches
Technical Workshops
Mentor Hours






Eddy Kim

Head of Korea,

HongSoo Kim

Head of Data,
Viva Republica (Toss)

John Youngseok Yang


Jungjoon Oh

Software Engineer,
Hyundai AutoEver

Minik Kim

Blockwave labs

More to come soon!


Dowan Kim

Chief Technology Officer,

Hocheol Yang

Co-Chief Executive Officer of Commerce CIC,
Kakao Corp

Seung Hyo (Ed) Lee

Kakao Pay

Yong Ho Ha

Chief Data Officer,
Indent Corp.

Yun (Joy) Cho

Chief Product & Tech Officer, GrandeClip

More to come soon!


Leading companies from around the world participate in our events.

Not from Seoul? Check out the other cities of The Global Hackathon Series.


When is hackseoul being held?

hackseoul is part of AngelHack’s The Global Hackathon Series and will be held on the 24th and 25th August 2024.

The Grand Winner of hackseoul will be guaranteed a spot in The Global Hackathon Series Grand Finals happening in Singapore in October 2024.

We want anyone with ideas or the passion to innovate to participate. With that said, having basic programming knowledge and skills could increase the chances of your team winning as a functioning MVP is required for project submission. All participants must be 18 years old and above as well.

While hackseoul welcomes participants from diverse backgrounds, please note that there will be some keynote sessions conducted exclusively in Korean and there may be judges that are more proficient in Korean than English. Therefore, we strongly recommend for participants who are not fluent in Korean to consider teaming up with at least one native Korean speaker to ensure a smoother experience during the hackathon.

While not strictly mandatory, Korean language skills will significantly enhance your participation and networking opportunities during hackseoul!

Registration opens on 26 June 2024 and closes on 23 August 2024, 11:59 PM (GMT +9).

You’re absolutely welcome to participate solo in hackseoul! However, it’s important to keep in mind that only teams can submit hackathon projects. A team can consist of 1 to 4 members. If you’re looking for a team or additional team members, we’ve allocated time on Day 1 of the hackathon specifically for team formation. We strongly encourage participants to collaborate with others and form teams during this period. Teaming up allows you to incorporate diverse skillsets and perspectives into your project, enhancing your overall experience!

Yes! Anyone who wishes to participate in hackseoul must register individually via Eventbrite.

A team can submit their project under 1 challenge statement only during each hackathon.

Participants will wholly own the intellectual property rights to the projects they develop during the hackathon. There are no obligations for participants to share, license, or commercialize their projects. Your creations are yours to explore and develop as you see fit.

Contact the AngelHack team on the official Event Discord or at hackglobal@angelhack.com for further clarifications!