HackTech COVID

HackTech COVID not only aims to inspire the following Latin American startups, it aims to help them work together: entrepreneurs, experts, developers and innovators driven by the mission to combat this global crisis.

Sign up and have the advice of mentors and experts in the field, we have the support of companies and organizations, and we also have seed capital to materialize your idea. Register with your team (4 to 8 people) or individually, there are no requirements, you just have to have internet access and want to make a difference.

SCHEDULE

  • Saturday, April 18

    • 9:00 am – 8:00 pm: Mentors available on Facebook / Whatsapp channels.

    • 11:00 am – 12:00 am: How to prototype and what are PMVs. Event Site.

    • 15:00 am – 16:00 pm: How to present your idea? (optional talk).

  • Sunday, April 19

    •  9:00 am – 6:00 pm: Mentors available on Facebook / Whatsapp channels.

    • 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm: How to load the solutions in the Devpost application ?.

    • 06:00 pm: Time limit to upload ideas in the application.

    • 06:00 pm -06h30 pm: Closure of the HackTech.

EVALUATION

The evaluation committee of the proposed solutions is made up of 50 mentors and experts. Each project will be evaluated by at least 4 experts. The evaluation criteria are:

  1. Degree of innovation: We ask ourselves questions such as: How does innovation and technology connect to solve the problem? Does the project need to create new solutions or apply existing solutions from a new perspective?
  2. Added social value: We ask ourselves questions such as: How does the idea fit into the technology and sustainable development paradigm? Does the project generate a positive impact on people, communities or companies?
  3. Feasibility and scalability: We ask ourselves questions such as: Is the project realistic in technological, scientific, legal and social aspects? What is the time to carry out the project? Can the project be applied in some regions, making changes minors ?, Is the solution focused on the end user ?. What resources are used for design and implementation?
  4. Project progress : We ask ourselves questions such as: Is there a minimum viable product or prototype of the solution?
  5. Comprehensive project communication: We ask ourselves questions such as: How is the solution to the problem presented? How clear is the project documentation?

Hackathon Sponsors

Prizes

$3,000 in prizes

Seed capital (3)

Project incubation grant (3)

Participation in investment rounds -IEEE- (3)

Participation in investment rounds -IEEE- (12)

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Requirements

Project documentation

  • Problem identified.
  • Proposed solution.
  • Achievements of the proposed solution.
  • Future challenges of the proposed solution
  • Tools / methods used.
    (maximum 1500 words)

Video Pitch

Link of the video of 2½min. maximum. The title must include #HackTechCOVID

Demo

Link to the functional Demo of what was done.

Judges

Carlos Calderon Cordova
UTPL | CONSYS

Carlos Calderon
IEEE SIGHT EC

Ronny Cabrera
IEEE YP R9

Natalia Echeverri Tamayo

Natalia Echeverri Tamayo

Jose Luis Salazar Castro

Dess Carías

Dess Carías

Jhony Villacis

Carlos Jaime BARRIOS HERNANDEZ

Carlos Jaime BARRIOS HERNANDEZ

Daniel Sanchez Loor

João Lucas Santos

Mónica Huerta

Mayra Montalván

Joel Alejandro Barreto Araujo

Gonzalo Velasco

José Hoyo-Montaño

José Hoyo-Montaño

John Alexander Muñoz Montenegro

Washington Velasquez

Washington Velasquez

Mauricio Arias

Javier Poveda

Javier Poveda

Angelica Arana

Olmer García

Angel Constantino Barajas

Esteban Jaramillo

Esteban Jaramillo

Esteban Arias-Méndez

Manuel Hernando Corredor

Andrés Felipe Escallón Portilla

Andrés Felipe Escallón Portilla

Pedro José Pineda Fernández de Córdova

Diego Ibarra

Diego Ibarra

Guillermo Valencia-Palomo

Ana Claudia Samaniego Villacís

Víctor Ávila

Juan Arias Valladolid

Jorge Luis Bernal Yamuca

Jorge Luis Bernal Yamuca

Sergio Carrillo

JOSSIE ELENISSE RIVERA LEYVA

Giovanny Piedrahita

Jimmy Gora

Jimmy Gora

Jorge Horacio Alessandrl

Jorge Horacio Alessandrl

Natalia Lopez

Jorge Alvarez Tello

Jorge Alvarez Tello

Luis Arturo Dueñas Vargas

Gabriel Rafael Lacayo Saballos

Gina Paola Carrillo

Andrés Rosales

Rafael Parizi

Dr. Armando Reyna Ballesteros

Dr. Armando Reyna Ballesteros

Marco E. Benalcázar

José Luis Laica Cornejo

Ana Lucía Bravo

Jennifer Célleri

Pia Torres

Judging Criteria

  • 1 Degree of innovation:
    We ask ourselves questions such as: How does innovation and technology connect to solve the problem? Does the project need to create new solutions or apply existing solutions from a new perspective?
  • 2 Added social value:
    We ask ourselves questions such as: How does the idea fit into the technology and sustainable development paradigm? Does the project generate a positive impact on people, communities or companies?
  • 3 Feasibility and scalability:
    We ask ourselves questions such as: Is the project realistic in technological, scientific, legal and social aspects? What is the time to carry out the project? Can the project be applied in some regions, making changes minors ?
  • 4 Project progress:
    We ask ourselves questions such as: Is there a minimum viable product or prototype of the solution?
  • 5 Comprehensive project communication:
    We ask ourselves questions such as: How is the solution to the problem presented? How clear is the project documentation?

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