Design Terminal helped organizing Hack the Crisis hackathon, at which supporting the community was the main goal.
The 48-hour online Hack the Crisis hackathon has been held in more than thirty countries worldwide. Organizers encouraged developers to respond with ideas and developments to the current situation in the world and the difficulties caused by the pandemic, in order to support professionals, organizations and communities.
As a key partner, Design Terminal made efforts to help the Hungarian event . It was clear that we should participate in the initiative, as one of the most important missions for us is to help startups and businesses in the current situation. The focus of the hackathon started in Estonia was on the strained health care system, social responsibility, financial difficulties of businesses and digital education.
The Hungarian event was held between Friday and Sunday, April 3 and 5, 2020. The organizers received an outstanding number of 134 solutions and more than 70 mentors and experts helped in the evaluation. A total of 813 people entered the competition and 12 teams made it to the final selection. Several companies connected to Design Terminal were awarded.
The development of our client, Szintézis-NET in collaboration with our alumni team, ViddL, won the Digital Collaboration Award. We asked Hella Pethő, Head of Product Design at Szintézis-NET, what experiences they had during the competition. “It was really great to feel that all the participants and mentors worked and helped each other for a common goal. It was not the rewards that mattered, but the fact that we worked together to help the community with our ideas.”
The essence of the Viszemneked.hu project is to connect sellers with couriers and existing and new customers through new channels. The development has already produced record numbers the day after the announcement of the results: 20 stores and 16 couriers has joined the platform by Monday morning.
Several members of the Budapest Innovation Group regularly participate in our startup events. We are proud that their solution has also been recognized at the hackathon: they have won the Save Small Businesses Special Award. Some members of BIG also recently attended NAK TechLab, and now another team of theirs has come up with the idea to solve business liquidity problems – a networking platform that helps exchanging resources between different industries.
One of the teams applying for the hackathon gets a business mentoring opportunity from Design Terminal.