Australian start-up incubator Tech Pilot Fund are hosting a weekend-long hackathon event in Sydney with a difference – applicants will be hand-picked on merit, will consist of an equal representation of men and women, and will be tasked with solving a challenge for charity in addition to developing their own start-up ideas.
The event is the initiative of Tech Pilot Fund founder and CEO Simon Anquetil to help foster a healthy start-up scene in Australia and reinforce the crucial role of women in the tech industry.
Contestants will be competing against each other to build and pitch the best tech-based startup idea, with a main prize of $15k going to the winning team.
A secondary prize of $15k will be awarded to the team who is able to best respond to a challenge put forward by Batyr. The startup with the best solution to the batyr challenge will win the $15k prize either on its own, or in conjunction with the main prize.
Taking place at the Rydges Camperdown from the 1st of September, contestants will be locked in together for an entire weekend to work on their ideas in the company of high-level investors and representatives from the tech industry, as well as over 10 keynote speakers who will be there to offer guidance and advice to teams.
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