Hackathon Vietnam @ Ho Chi Minh City: Top Engineers, Leading Entrepreneurs, Premier Venture Capital

This is the Challenge site for the Ho Chi Minh City locus of the dual-city Vietnam Hackathon 2014 organized by Formation 8.  There is a second locus in Hanoi.

www.hackathonvietnam.com

Please apply on the hackathon website by July 15th first.  Do not make a submission without first applying on the hackathon site.

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Prizes

$12,750 in prizes

First Place - HCMC

$11500 is cash value for:
A round trip for all winning team members to Silicon Valley to visit Formation|8 portfolio companies,
Introduction to Silicon Valley’s top VC’s and Formation|8 portfolio companies.
Dinner with Formation|8 team

Second Prize

Third Prize

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

Any student, developer or technology enthusiast in Vietnam who can travel to Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City on the day of the hackathon.

Teams may comprise of no more than 4 members.

Requirements

Submissions should attempt to follow one of the following themes:

  • Connecting More With Mobile,
  • Social Networking across Regional Cultures,
  • Integrating Technology into Education,
  • Pushing Wearables into Everyday,
  • Spirit of Innovation

How to enter

Please apply on the hackathon website first.  Do not make a submission on ChallengePost without first applying on the hackathon site.

Judges

Alin Bui

Alin Bui
One Kings Lane

Will Matthews

Will Matthews
Formation 8

Sao Tran

Sao Tran
Advisor to Formation 8

Anh Tran

Anh Tran
Formation 8

Herve Roussel

Herve Roussel
Linked Senior

Luong Van Thang

Luong Van Thang
Deputy Chief of Department of Int'l Cooperation - MOST

Taiki Dang

Taiki Dang
VMWare

Anh Vu

Anh Vu
Officience

Binh Nguyen

Binh Nguyen
Palantir

Judging Criteria

  • Product Potential
    1) Importance of the problem 2) Applicability and topic development 3) Large scale application
  • Innovation
    1) Novelty of idea 2) Novelty of approach 3) Novelty of design
  • Feasibility
    1) Potential for creation to be a startup 2) Can it be immediately implemented 3) Creation meets the application requirements set out?
  • Presentation
    1) Team effectively presents creation in allotted time 2) Team expressed confidence while presenting 3) Team expressed an effective future strategy
  • Product
    1) Do similar products exist? 2) Is the product intuitive, clear and understandable?
  • Usefulness
    1) Does the product address a current need? 2) Is the product a necessity for the consumer? 3) Can the product improve everyday life for the consumer?