Last March we held the 2nd edition of our Seedhack hackathon where we brought together top-notch hackers with big players from the financial services industry to create innovative solutions in FinTech. The results of Seedhack FinTech surpassed our expectations and motivated us to keep on going. We’re excited to announce that we’re back with the third Seedhack on the 8th, 9th and 10th of February and again we’re ready for disruption!
This time the hacking will focus on fashion and online retail as we are seeing a lot of innovation in this area and are sure the teams will start building some great companies over the weekend. The Seedcamp Family already includes disruptive teams in these areas such as EDITD, BRANDiD, Nuji, Poq Studio, Sayduck and ERPLY who will be sharing their knowledge and experience at the event.
We’re bringing together many more big and innovative players from the fashion and online retail industries to speak, provide their APIs and help hone ideas to jumpstart the projects so keep an eye out for further announcements coming soon.
As you might have read on TechCrunch recently, hackathons are a great testing ground to get ready for pitching VCs. Seedhack’s goal is building new companies so a great place test your ideas and turn them into viable companies over a weekend.
How to join Seedhack
The idea behind Seedhack is to create new companies. As such, we are looking for people to come up with ideas over the weekend, rather than pitching an existing company’s idea. All roles are needed to build a successful company so we’re not just looking for developers but also for designers, marketeers, product managers and biz dev folks to enable the startups to be formed.
The whole event is free and open to anyone interested in hacking fashion and online retail. We do however need to make sure that we have the correct ratio of skills so you can complete this form to express your interest in attending. We’d love to have everyone attend but unfortunately space is very limited so sign ups will be accommodated on a first-come-first-served basis. If we can’t accommodate you, we’ll let you know over email as we approach the date.
Seedhack will run from the evening of Friday the 8th until Sunday the 10th of February at Google Campus in London and will be a whirlwind weekend of brainstorming, hacking and product creation. We’ll be bringing together hackers, companies and API experts with the aim of solving real world problems to create real companies. The schedule of events will be further clarified at a later date, however the rough outline is as follows:
- Thursday, 7th of February: in the evening we will have a casual social get together for participants to meet before the event and start brainstorming ideas.
- Friday, 8th of February: Seedhack will start with a talk, API presentations and then team formation. As soon as teams have been created, everyone is free to start working on their ideas.
- Saturday, 9th of February: mentors will be around to answer business and API related questions and to provide feedback and guidance to your projects.
- Sunday, 10th of February: will be our presentation event where all companies will showcase their efforts.
Are you a brilliant hacker with a penchant for showing off your skills, but no ideas? Maybe you’re from a company with a real industry problem that has hit a wall? Or perhaps you’re a business person interested in fashion or online retail? If you answered yes to any of the above, then you need to register here for Seedhack and start thinking of ideas!
Any existing companies interested in being involved as mentors, sponsors or providing their API can get in touch with us here.