We all love hackathons, don’t we? What is not to like about them? Some of the best minds come together to race against the clock and build products that put us non-coders in awe. The team at Hack Horizon started with the already powerful idea and further tailored it into a unique concept for innovators in travel industry.
Hack Horizon is one of a kind hackathon which is scheduled to take off from Hong Kong, go on during flight, and land at London. The action will take place at 30,000 feet on a public flight with 32 of the best entrepreneurs, engineers and designers racing to build products and services to boost travellers’ experience.
The concept was invented by travel tech enthusiast Kosta Kolev with the objective to not only promote travel tech innovation in APAC but also to serve as a bridge between the startup communities across different geographies. It will offer an opportunity for the finalists to work with the industry experts from all over the globe, use their technologies and build for the world.
The hackathon gets support from leading names in travel including British Airways, Heathrow airport, Hong Kong International Airport, aviation technology specialist SITA, Transport for London and MTR. Along with them, the hackathon is also supported by multiple accelerators and venture funds, some sector agnostic while some exclusive to travel. The winner will receive support for their products from the partners.
You can apply for the hackathon and be one of the 32 finalists who will redefine travel tech in the skies. While fully immersed in the travel experience, you will be given access to real life customers to test your assumptions right off the bat. You will also have access to some of the best travel technologies and APIs out there. On top of that, the finalists get support and mentorship of leading industry experts. The hackathon will kick off on May 5, 2017 and will continue till May 8, 2017.
Do you think you have what it takes to build for the world? The applications are open till March 24, 2017 23:59 HKT. More details here.