Budapest Hackathon

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JUNE 8-10

Registration is over

What will the hotel room
of the future look like?

What can be done to surprise guests, improve their experiences and at the same time optimize processes in the hotel? AccorHotels Eastern Europe is calling on all great start-ups, individual teams and university departments to level up guests’ experience. All new digital solutions and other innovations are more than welcome in our hotels!

Taking place in Novotel Budapest City, this second international 48-hours hackathon is dedicated to the ROOM OF THE FUTURE. More than 100 participants from Central and Eastern Europe are expected to reinvent the guest experience in hotel rooms, from the first impression to interaction with staff and local environment!

Well-being
How would you improve access to hotel services and nearby attractions?
Communication
What about reinventing client’s interaction with hotel's staff and the room?
WOW effect
What would you do to make an unforgettable first impression on guests?

Awards

3 best teams win:

Trip to Paris + Pilot

  • Meet with AccorHotels innovation management team to pitch your solution
  • Pilot with Novotel Budapest City
  • Tickets, meals & accomodation included

1 special prize:

1-month coworking

  • Get a free coworking in NUMA Paris or Moscow
  • Transform your prototype into MVP

Partner awards:

1-year license of debugging software
Interview with a team in EU-Startups, the most read online startup magazine in Europe

Program

June 8

DAY 1

19:30
OPENING CEREMONY
  • AccorHotels introduction
  • NUMA Open Innovation speech
  • General partners & Frenchtech speech
  • Presentation of the program & rules
  • Teams formation
  • Networking cocktail
  • June 9

    DAY 2

    09:00
    Registration
    10:00
    Breakfast & briefing
    11:00
    Hacking begins / Workshop by Microsoft
    13:30
    Workshop by NUMA
    14:00
    Lunch
    15:00
    Hacking continues
    18:00
    Expert checkpoint
    19:00
    Dinner
    20:00
    Hacking continues
    23:00
    Expert checkpoint
    00:00
    Snacks time
    June 10

    DAY 3

    09:00
    Breakfast
    10:00
    Hacking continues / Workshop by partners
    13:00
    Lunch
    14:00
    Expert checkpoint
    15:00
    Hacking ends
    15:15
    Pitch time
    17:30
    Judging
    18:00
    Results & reward ceremony

    Meet the jury, experts and team.

    Luc Gesvret

    AccorHotels Eastern Europe

    Jean-Yves Besnard

    AccorHotels Eastern Europe

    Yannick Tranchier

    NUMA Moscow

    Ricardo Maia

    Global Startup Awards

    Yannick Tranchier

    NUMA Moscow

    Timofey Golovin

    NUMA Moscow

    Olesya Kostrykina

    NUMA Moscow

    Veronika Kabanova

    NUMA Moscow

    Marek Lani

    Microsoft Slovakia

    Peter Takacs

    LogMeIn and MVP of Microsoft

    Mark Szabo

    Microsoft Hungary

    Xenia Zybina

    Xenia Geche & Co

    Dalma Balla

    Get Your Brand Together

    F.A.Q.

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    What is a hackathon?
    A hackathon is an event in which small teams (2-5 pers) of developers, designers, entrepreneurs and other specialists collaborate intensively on software projects aimed at solving particular problems.
    Within 48 hours, teams should come up with a working prototype or a presentation.
    Who should attend?
    We welcome developers, designers, hospitality experts, and anyone passionate about changing hotel business for the better.
    Can we apply as a team?
    Yes. Each team member should apply individually, and mention the team they belong to in the application form.
    And if I don’t have a team?
    No worries! We will help you find fellow hackers after you’ve registered.
    Is there a charge to participate?
    No, the hackathon is free of charge. What’s more, you’ll get cool souvenirs, and a chance to win great prizes.
    What to bring?
    Laptop, charger, and amazing ideas. We will provide workspaces, meals, drinks, and snacks.
    Where will I sleep?
    If you come from abroad or from another Hungarian city, we will provide you with a hotel room for free. Number of rooms is limited.
    Will you cover my travel expenses?
    No, we don’t offer travel reimbursements.
    What language will we speak?
    All Hackathon events will be held in English.
    Who owns the IP rights to the outputs?
    Please refer to the Part 5 (Intellectual property rights to the contest projects) in the Terms & Conditions.
    I have more questions!
    Drop us a line on Facebook or email us

    General partners

    Partners

    Information partners

    Venue

    Novotel Budapest City
    Budapest, Alkotás u. 63, 1123
    Press, media, partners - please contact: [email protected]