What is a hackathon?

A hackathon is a coding marathon in which participants, divided in teams,  challenge to give birth to an idea in a very short time, with defined themes and technologies.

Hackathons’ main aim is to bring technology innovation at 360°, giving companies ideas and potential projects they didn’t manage to think for themselves (DISRUPTIVE IDEAS) and giving participants the possibility to reunite with tech enthusiast as them and to show themselves to big companies or rising startups. Hackathons bring innovation, making us think outside of the box.

Hackathons’ values:

  • collaboration
  • team building
  • competition
  • crowdsourcing
  • contamination
  • improvisation
  • inspiration

Creation of innovation:

Hackathons are actually the most innovative and original event format, with a high impact, adopted by the biggest companies to create in a very fast way  innovation (Retail, Banks, Institutions, etc..)

Expo 2015 Innovation Challenge, Milan, October 2015

“A hackathon is the craziest drug: it gives you infinite concentration, an explosion of creativity and it allows you to do things that you never thought were possible!”

Dave Fontenot, MHacks Founder

How to apply:

Each event has its own application system. Check below the upcoming events!