hackUST is a 24-hour coding event where programmers, designers, engineers, entrepreneurs come together for two days to turn their boldest ideas into reality.
hackUST is a 24-hour coding event where programmers, designers,engineers, entrepreneurs come together for 2 days to turn their boldest ideas into reality.
This year hackUST is based around 4 main themes.
Your team can choose to make a product that fits into one of these and compete for the prizes
of a combined value of more than 100,000 HKD.
If you want to carry out an entirely different idea - simply go for the Creative section!
For more information, visit http://hack.ust.hk
$168,000 in prizes
MadHack Second Runner Up
Second Runner Up Prize for Mobile Gaming Theme.
Bank of East Asia App for Lifestyle
Sponsored by Bank of East Asia (BEA): HKD 30,000 awarded to winning entered team for FinTech Theme
Google Anita Borg Birthday Celebration Prize
Sponsored by Google Anita Borg Scholarship: HKD 15,000 awarded to winning team entered for Women Tech Theme
Microsoft Student Spark Award
Surface 3 Laptop awarded to winning team entered for Creative Theme
BlackPine Audience Favorite
Audience Favorite at HackUST 2016: HKD 5,000 awarded to selected team
BlackPine Most Interesting Clip
Most Interesting Clip at HackUST 2016: HKD 3,000 awarded to selected team
Radix HackUST 2016 Award
Radix HackUST 2016 Award, awarded to selected team: HKD 5,000 awarded to the team; each team member gets HKD 50 worth of Amazon gift cards and a domain name
HKUST President's 1-HKUST Student Award (2)
Awarded to the two best teams with current HKUST students
Radica Think-Out-Of-The-Box Award
Awarded to the team with the most innovative idea
HKUST MBA Technology Club Award
Awarded by the HKUST MBA Tech Club
MadHack First Runner Up
First Runner Up prize for Mobile Gaming Theme.
First Place Winner for Mobile Gaming Theme
HKUST President's 1-HKUST Alumni Award
Awarded to the best team with at least one HKUST alumnus
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
Current students and alumni from any tertiary institution in Hong Kong.
Code submission is voluntary but encouraged. Making your code public allows other people to learn from your work and may also lead to career opportunities.
We also encourage your team to write at least a paragraph describing what you worked on. Please feel free to add photos or videos of your team's work, which we may feature your team's photos in our future websites and promotional videos.
Chief Technology Officer, Madhead
Assistant Producer, Madhead
Development Manager, Madhead
Head of Project and Innovation Management, BEA
Head of Information Technology Department, BEA
Co Founder, Neat Ltd
Chief Technology Officer, BSD Code; Women Who Code
Founder, WHUB; Women Who Code
Veronique A. Lafon-Vinais
Professor, HKUST Business School
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Radica
President, HKUST MBA Technology Club
Associate Director of E-Center; Student Affairs Office, HKUST
Design/UX, Technology Difficulty, Uniqueness, Presentation, Q&A Period, Addictiveness (user retention)
Design/UX, Technology Difficulty, Uniqueness, Presentation, Q&A Period, Is there a market need + scalable + revenue model?, Security
Design/UX, Technology Difficulty, Uniqueness, Presentation, Q&A Period, Is there a market need + scalable + revenue model?, Relevance to women
Design/UX, Technology Difficulty, Uniqueness, Presentation, Q&A Period, Is there a market need + scalable + revenue model?, Distinctly not WomenTech / FinTech/ MobileGame,