HOW CAN TECHNOLOGY MAKE LIVING CONDITIONS BETTER FOR REFUGEES?

Europe’s best designers, coders, architects and urban planners (with and without refugee status) are gathering to discover how technology can improve living conditions for displaced people around the world. We are opening up our six-story building in the center of Berlin and partnering with best in class technology and social activist organizations across Europe to take on real challenges migrants face in their journey. You will have 24 hours to prototype and pitch your ideas for the chance to win some amazing prizes.

The Refugee Journey:

There are many points along a refugee’s journey where space negatively affects their goals. Along with our partners we are working with people who have made this journey and asking them to share their stories and pain points anonymously so we can come up with real solutions together. These stories will be discussed by hackathon participants on our Facebook Event page.

Are you an asylum-seeker, aid worker or expert who has any story, big or small, to tell about a frustration you’ve faced on this journey? Share it with us below.

#HACKERSWELCOME

Your Travel Costs Are On Us!

Thanks to our partners at Welcome and Startup Europe we have the opportunity to fly you here for the event. We’ll be choosing the coolest designers, developers, makers and innovators from around Europe to join in the competition.

Application deadline extended until May 24th! 
(but hurry as travel is booked on a first-come first-served basis)

PRIZES

1x Pitch your project on stage of the Startup Europe Summit

1x Presentation at the Berlin Web Week press conference on June 6th

1x Tickets to Heureka for the winning team

2x Kahuna Longboard Skateboard (from Heroku)

3x Senic Nuimo

20x Kontakt.io developer kits

Stay tuned as we announce other fantastic prizes provided by our partners.

All Participants Will Receive

Free breakfast, lunch and dinner

Unlimited water, juice, soft drinks, coffee and beer

High speed internet

SCHEDULE

June 4th

9:30 
Coffee, breakfast & registration

10:00
API and Partner demos

11:30
Idea pitching and team assembly

12:00
Lunch

13:30
Hacking!

19:00
Dinner

All through the night
Hacking!

June 5th

9:00
Coffee & Breakfast

12:00
Final hack demo times announced

13:00
Lunch

14:30
Project Demos (open to the public)

17:00
Winner announcement & prizes

MEDIA PARTNERS

Our partners will be sending photographers, journalists and TV camera crews to cover the event.

Stay tuned as we announce other great API and hardware sponsors.

If you would like to partner with us for this event, please write us at contact@factory.co

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