5 Projects Win Luxembourg’s Hack The Crisis Hackathon

200 participants competed in 33 projects, during the two-day hackaton that was held online this Friday and Saturday. EmailTree, PeerTutor, SuperHeld, Time2shop and S@feoffice have been chosen as winners by a jury of 13 professionals.
by: Marc Auxenfants
photo: Junction
featured: participants, mentors, jury members and fellow organizers during Hack The Crisis Luxembourg

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Hack the Crisis Luxembourg, the two-day online hackathon that started on Friday afternoon, has just ended.

The event was organized by Docler Holding Luxembourg in collaboration with Farvest Group, the House of Startups Luxembourg (HoST),  Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce and Junction, with the support of local tech communities and organisations.

The Luxembourg edition follows an international movement against the virus that started in Estonia, before spreading into Finland, France, Hungary and India.

Silicon Luxembourg proudly partnered to as the event’s official news partner along with Agile Partner, Banque Internationale à Luxembourg – BIL, Cisco Excellium Services, Eurodns.com, nyuko, Luxembourg-City Incubator, Luxinnovation, the University of Luxembourg #Gartner, #SECURITYMADEINLU, #TomorrowStreet and Foyer (VIP sponsor). All partners have teamed up to support digital inclusion through the Fondation du Grand-Duc et de la Grande-Duchesse. The non-profit organization received 15,000 Euros of funds raised during the event.

A major success

Around 200 attendees, 62 mentors and 13 jury members took part in the hackathon. Philippe Linster, the director of HoST/Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce, chaired the jury.

A total of 33 projects were submitted. Ten were selected by the jury: Analysis Mode (category “Save lives”), Corona Helfers (category Save communities and Social bond”), emailtree AI for Healthcare Communities (category “Save lives”), emergencyhome (categories “Think about the post crisis – the nation of tomorrow” and “Save lives”), AI Assistant for doctors (category “Save lives”), Serpico (categories “Save communities and social bond” and “Think about the post crisis – the nation of tomorrow”), PeerTutor (categories “Save education” and “Think about the post crisis – the nation of tomorrow”), S@feoffice (category “Think about the post crisis – the nation of tomorrow”), Safeoffice (category Save communities and social bond”) and Time2shop (categories “Save lives” and “Save businesses”).

The five winning projects are : EmailTree (category “Save lives”), PeerTutor (category “Save education”), SuperHeld (category Save communities and social bond”), Time2shop (category “Save businesses”) and S@feoffice (category “Think about the post crisis – the nation of tomorrow”).

The awards include one pass for the Gartner Symposium in Barcelona and 2 months of agile support to develop the winning project (from Gartner), 2×500 Euro vouchers from EuroDNS offers, one spot from Nyuko in one of its programs including individual and group coaching, one month flex desk at Luxembourg City Incubator, and a VIP PassOnce-off from Chinalux, the China-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce.

A 24-hour fight

The session started at 4pm, on Friday 24 April.

Between 6 and 10pm, the participants received advices from the mentors. This was indeed an amazing opportunity to get valuable feedback and insights from professionals and to take their idea to the next level.

At 8pm the participants submitted the first draft version of their project, via the Junction App platform.

The event started again this Saturday morning at 8am. Until 3pm, mentors could help the participants.Over the two days, over 24 hours of mentoring have been given via video calls.

At 4pm, participants were asked to submit their final results to the jury, who immediately started assessing the projects.

At 7pm, in a final live stream, the ten top projects were given the chance to pitch, a few minutes before the name of the winners were disclosed.

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