Skype University Hackathon 2017


Skype and Microsoft in Estonia are organizing a Hackathon for University students to create practical IT solutions to any kind of problems that they encounter in real life. Tehnopol is going to help judging and the best team of #skypeunihack gets mentoring in the Startup Incubator programme. 

This is a 2,5 day event where you can turn your wild idea into something real, get help from Skype engineers, connect with other bright students, build something amazing and have fun! Last year's event was a blast, see the awesome video we made:

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Hackathon is hosted by Skype Estonia and will take place in the Tehnopol campus at Skype Tallinn Office (Akadeemia tee 15B).


Theme of the Hackathon: you can work on anything - app, academic project, solution for a problem that students have, etc. If you have an idea that needs to be made real - this is the best place to do it. If you do not have a project idea before the hackathon - no problem, there will be plenty of ideas pitched at the start and you can choose which one you join. Remember, Hackathon is also about socializing and teamwork, each project must have a team of 2 to 5 people.

Skype award - all communications related projects will compete for Skype challenge prize.
Microsoft award - all projects that use Microsoft services or are built on its platform will compete for Microsoft challenge prize.
Additional prizes from sponsors in the field!!


At the end of Hackathon you will have 3 minutes to present what you have done, there are two ways to do that:
•demonstrate prototype or a working solution and explain in detail what it does and how it works;
•present an idea (if it takes more than 48 hours to make it real) with some prototyping work done - video presentation preferred.


•Collaboration and networking with IT enthusiast grade school girl-students who participate in Skype Digigirls program during the same weekend!
•Mentors from Skype - more than 10 Skypers will join the Hackathon as mentors and help teams make their wild projects a reality.
•Pitch training - all teams will get pitch training and feedback from pitching experts before the final presentation.
•Cool swag from Skype and sponsors 🙂


Skype UniHack 2017 registration is OPEN! REGISTER HERE
Applications are accepted until 21st of March 2017.