AWS and Agorize

AWS Hackdays Online 2020

Identify tomorrow’s talents – those who are key to the company’s future innovation in areas of machine learning, IoT, data or Web applications.

AWS Hackdays Online 2020 with Agorize

Executive Summary

Accelerate digitalization

The AWS Hackdays – Build Tomorrow is an online hackathon made for builders who are eager to accelerate South-East Asian digitalization.

After the success of the 2019 edition, AWS Hackdays is back in 2020 with an exciting new challenge!

For 2020 edition, candidates take on the challenge to shape the future of South-East Asia’s digitalization by bringing new solutions around today’s industry challenges from your home:
sustainability, learning & development, automation, and security.

AWS Objective

Identify tomorrow’s talents – those who are key to the company’s future innovation in areas of machine learning, IoT, data or Web applications.

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Client testimonial

"Agorize’s platform proved to be the perfect tool to achieve our objective. Agorize’s creativity, adaptability, and large network have also been key assets for the success of this project!"
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Bringing new solutions around today’s industry challenges

Agorize innovation for good

SUSTAINABILITY

By identifying impactful, sustainable solutions for our products and planet.


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LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT

by developing new products or enhancing existing brandss that truly put the consumer at the center.

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AUTOMATION

by improving current business models, processes and operations.


Agorize innovation for good

SECURITY

by developing solutions to improve people and wildlife safety through IoT and online monitoring.

Timeline

1.
ONLINE
PRE-SELECTION


Register on the platform
Form a 2-4 members team
Build a prototype

2.
SELECTED TEAMS ANNOUNCEMENT


Fine-tune your prototype
Build your pitch deck

3.
ONLINE
DEMO DAY


Pitch the solution in 5 minutes
Present the prototype

4.
ONLINE
FINAL HACKATHON


Compete in a hackathon
Build a prototype
Pitch the solution

Scope and selection criteria

Finalists were selected by a team of AWS juries based on the following criteria:

  • Innovativeness of the solution (25%)
  • Business potential (25%)
  • Integration of AWS Services (30%)
  • Team complementarity (20%)
AWS webinar on building and engaging the startup community with Agorize

Building and engaging the startup community

Watch the replay of our webinar to learn how can an online hackathon can help you engage with thousands of startups across a continent.

AWS and Agorize: a collaboration that has withstood the coronavirus crisis

2020 also saw the beginning of an unprecedented health crisis, which proved the resilience of the Agorize model. If we have always believed that innovation rhymes with human contact and exchange, it was essential for us to ensure everyone’s safety and to scrupulously respect the health recommendations in force.

To do this, Agorize and AWS set up in a few weeks an unprecedented 100% online, interactive and fun Finale, allowing candidates to pitch their project in front of the juries in an ideal way, as if everything was happening in real life!

The operation lasted two hours, interspersed with the candidates’ presentations, animations by our managers and an Oscar-worthy award ceremony.

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Innovation challenge outcomes

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2,300 participants

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10 countries

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7 winning teams

Zoom on the winning projects

CANARI

2nd
100 USD Amazon Voucher 
per team member

Integrated disaster relief rescue solution

that guide victims to safety and provide medical visibility across to health workers.

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SPAWN

1st
100 USD Amazon Voucher
per team member

Seaweed profitability advancement through Workflow network

Empowering farmers with a sustainability-driven solution.

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OneUI

3rd
75 USD Amazon Voucher
per team member

Solution & understand Ex

Working tools, Relax tools and tracking of employer emotions in order to live better your remote work.

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COVID19 was turned into an opportunity of reshaping the face of Hackathons: it was the first ever 100% online AWS Hackdays.

What are the keys to a successful hackathon?

Get all our tips and tricks in our “10 steps to organize your hackathon” ebook

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