Hack4France is the first online innovation challenge dedicated to French startups. It was co-created by the startup Studyka (online student challenges platform) and Epitech (School of innovation and IT expertise). This hackathon brings together the best of the French ecosystem: the most successful startups, developers and key accounts. It is innovative in its design because it takes place online and over 4 months.
For more information on Hack4France
The first step, the startup competition, took place from February 24 to April 6. The 10 most attractive startups have been selected, and their APIs will serve as a working basis for the next step. The 10 selected startups are as follows:
- ALGOLIA, research API
- CITIZEN DATA, Big Data
- JACCEDE, accessibility data
- MENTION, media watch
- NETATMO, connected objects
- SCULPTEO, 3D printing
- SKETCHFAB, online 3D content
- THECALLR, voice integration
- TILKEE, tracking
- UBUDU, connected objects
To consult the Selected APIs
Currently, the second stage is taking place, the Hackathon itself, aimed at thousands of developers. Interested developers create their team online, choose at least 2 APIs, mix them. They have 6 weeks to create an application as a team. The 10 most innovative applications will participate in the final.
The next step will be the awards ceremony in 2 highlights, on June 19 and July 8. The 10 finalists will pitch. The 5 best projects will be rewarded by the partners (major accounts, media, schools).
The Studyka startup is a member of the BT Initiatives Program.
For more information on Studyka