Hack.Asia
Shaping Hong Kong's Tomorrow
36-Hour Online Hackathon
6-8 July 2020
Challenge Partners
Accenture
Dairy Farm
Gammon
Hactl
HSBC
Jardine Motor Group
JRG
Hong Kong Land
JLL
Mandarin Oriental
Tech Partner
Microsoft
Hosted By
WHub
Welcome To
Hack.Asia

Asia, home to more than half the world's population and nearly half of the world's middle class, is predicted to have a bright future. Sustainable, inclusive growth is the goal and making this happen will require a constant flow of new ideas and emerging innovators and entrepreneurs.

Hack.Asia aims to inspire the next generation of innovators and business leaders. Hack.Asia invites students and startups to design and develop technology-driven solutions to address current challenges faced by market-leading businesses in the region. Given their reach, access to resources, and renowned entrepreneurial spirit, the best Hack.Asia solutions – if adopted – can bring transformative change throughout Asia, and beyond.

This July, participate in the next edition of Hack.Asia and join us in:

  • Celebrating Hong Kong’s creativity and entrepreneurial spirit
  • Showcasing the deep impact of innovative solutions
  • Unleashing the power of the tech ecosystem and their "make a difference" outcomes
  • Showcasing the combined strengths and benefits of the ecosystem
The Challenges
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For Students & Innovators
Ready for Takeoff

How might Accenture help Travel industry businesses regain customers' confidence and restore tourism demand in the post-COVID era by redefining their travel experience?

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For Students & Innovators
Retail Reboot

Are there better ways Mannings Hong Kong can predict, and meet, the future needs of Asia's diverse health and beauty e-commerce customers?

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For Students & Innovators
Building Robust Data Foundations

Help Gammon develop new IoT and tech solutions that generate more detailed analytics to find new ways to enhance productivity and efficiencies across their construction sites.

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For Startups
Smooth Operators

Hactl wants a data-driven solution to help their engineers better anticipate and fix potential cargo handling issues to ramp up efficiency and output and reduce cost and maintenance downtime.

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For Startups
Leveraging Consumer Insights for Tenant Selection

How could HKL use data-driven consumer insights and retail trends to guide the selection of new tenants at HKL's shopping malls?

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For Students & Innovators
Cooking With AI and Big Data

How can F&B businesses leverage AI and Big Data to better understand consumers, as well as to improve the customer experience and restaurant operations amid today’s new normal?

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For Startups
Creating Exceptional Mobility & Lifestyle Experiences

Help JIM, and lifestyle-focused business partners, identify and design exciting mobility lifestyle opportunities for its target customers – high net worth individuals, women, and millennials who seek great products, services and experiences.

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For Students & Innovators
Building a Better World

JLL is looking for technological driven solutions to extend the lifecycle of built environments and satisfaction of those who manage them.

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For Startups
Bespoke Experiences for Bespoke Guests

How can MOHG simplify and improve the way guests find, schedule, and purchase events, eateries, and other bespoke local experiences in each of its destinations?

ADD ON: Financial Partner and Operator – Future Financial Solutions
Can you find a way to accelerate your solution for any of the Hack.Asia challenges, by plugging in financial services to your solution? HSBC offers you the chance to build in the transaction, credit or lending capability to differentiate and monetise your solution for your client.
The Timeline

Time in GMT +8 (HK Time)

* compulsory, at least 1 team member

Monday, July 6
  1. 14:00 - 17:00

    Virtual Doors Open for Registration

  2. 18:00 - 19:00

    Kick-Off

    Get the resources*

  3. 19:15 - 20:00

    Meet your Team Mentor*

  4. 20:00 - till late

    Hack through the Night

Tuesday, July 7
  1. 08:30 - 09:30

    Mentor/Team check-in*

  2. 10:15 - 11:00

    Hack.Asia Opening Ceremony

  3. 11:00 - 14:00

    Mentorship

  4. 11:00 - 17:00

    Acitivities

  5. 17:00

    Submit your progress report*

  6. 18:00 - 18:30

    Mentor/Team check-in*

  7. 18:30 - 20:30

    Mentorship

  8. 20:00 - 21:00

    Pitch Workshop

  9. 21:00 - till late

    Hack through the Night

Wednesday, July 8
  1. 08:30 - 09:30

    Mentor/Team check-in*

  2. 09:30 - 12:00

    Mentorship

  3. 10:00 - 13:00

    Acitivities

  4. 10:30 - 11:00

    Pitch Workshop 2

  5. 13:00

    Deadline for Presentation & Demo submission*

  6. 13:30 - 14:45

    Challenge Finals - Startups*

  7. 14:45 - 16:00

    Challenge Finals - Students*

  8. 17:00

    Announcement of 10 Finalists and winners of each challenge

  9. 17:00 - 19:00

    Grand Prize Final

  10. 19:00

    Grand Winner Announcement

  11. 19:00 - 19:30

    Closing speech and Awards ceremony

Applications Open
Applications Open
Applications Close
Applications Close
Students & Innovators
11:59 PM (+8 GMT)
Applications Close
Applications Close
Startups
11:59 PM (+8 GMT)
Results
Result Announcement
Hackathon
Online Hackathon
Pre Events
  • Ask us anything (related to the hackathon)! The better you understand the problem statements, the better equipped you will be to develop a solution that is relevant, sticks and scales.
  • This first pre-event will zoom into the different problem statements, and give you an opportunity to engage and network with the companies providing these problem statements.
  • Get ready for Hack.Asia with Aaron Chong - Cloud Solution Architect at Microsoft HK, who will introduce Microsoft Azure, provide use cases and show you how you can leverage this platform to build your solution!
  • This workshop is open to registration, however, priority goes to Hack.Asia participants.
  • Meet people, discuss ideas and build your team at this event!
  • This workshop is for Hack.Asia participants who are looking to join teams or need more teammates.
  • Secure your online spot for a workshop to get yourself ready!
The Prizes
Grand Prize
Grand Prize
Grand Winning

• HKD 50,000 cash prize

Challenge Winner
Challenge Winner
Students & Innovators

• HKD 20,000 cash prize

• Internship opportunities for each team member with the sponsor

• Experience

Challenge Winner
Challenge Winner
Startups

• HKD 20,000 cash prize

• Opportunities to advance a Proof of Concept with the sponsor

Bonus Prize
Bonus Prize
By HSBC

• A potential opportunity to perform a Proof of Concept with HSBC

Final Judges
Anne O'Riordan
Anne O'Riordan
Group Director of Digital
Cally Chan
Cally Chan
General Manager
Charles Allen
Charles Allen
Global Head of Mobile and Smart Channels and Regional Head of Digital Asia Pacific
Jeremy Sheldon
Jeremy Sheldon
Head of Markets, Asia Pacific
John Mefford
John Mefford
Managing Director, Head of Industry/Client Services Greater China
Karena Belin
Karena Belin
Co-Founder
Michael Poon
Michael Poon
Chief Executive
Mentors
Linda Chan
Linda Chan
Head of Digital Finance
Haslam Preeston
Haslam Preeston
Head of Digital Business
CK Yap
CK Yap
General Manager, Innovate Jardines
Ashwin Bhat
Ashwin Bhat
Manager, Innovate Jardines
Jeremy McCarthy
Jeremy McCarthy
Group Director of Spa & Wellness
Monika Nerger
Monika Nerger
Group Global Chief Information Officer
Alexander Li
Alexander Li
Group Strategy Director
Jennifer Lam
Jennifer Lam
Director & Head of Marketing and Communications
Shirley Lam
Shirley Lam
General Manager, Commercial Property
Kent Jan
Kent Jan
Director & Head of Corporate Development
Victor Kan
Victor Kan
Director & Head of Retail , Commercial Property
Gordon Farquhar
Gordon Farquhar
CEO, Mannings North Asia
Karen Chan
Karen Chan
Head of eCommerce - Mannings North Asia, Wellcome HK & Macau
Marcus Spurrell
Marcus Spurrell
Chief Digital Officer
Jen Flowers
Jen Flowers
Global Head of Strategy & Business Management
Peter Dingle
Peter Dingle
Head of Business Model Innovation
Neil Tan
Neil Tan
Head of Business Development, Asia Pacific
Jolina Zou
Jolina Zou
Senior Analyst Programmer
Toby Wong
Toby Wong
Senior Manager - Engineering Services
Edward Tam
Edward Tam
Senior Engineer - Engineering Services
Iti Jain
Iti Jain
Director
Jordan Kostleac
Jordan Kostleac
Director: PropTech/AsiaPacific
Kenneth Yiu
Kenneth Yiu
Director, Enterprise Services
Henry Li
Henry Li
Director, Specialist Sales
Aaron Chong
Aaron Chong
Cloud Solution Architect
Ken Lui
Ken Lui
Management Trainee, Zung Fu Hong Kong
Leonardo Lam
Leonardo Lam
Management Trainee
Harrison Kuo
Harrison Kuo
Head of Digital Technology Services
Alvin Sit
Alvin Sit
Head of Corporate Sales and Strategic Partnership
Alison Chan
Alison Chan
Manager, Retail
Steven Lee
Steven Lee
Senior Facilities Manager
Moski Mok
Moski Mok
Managing Director, Accenture Interactive
Andy Wong
Andy Wong
Head of Digital
Ian Askew
Ian Askew
Director, Head of Engineering
David Packwood
David Packwood
Senior Construction Manager
Mandy Chung
Mandy Chung
Business Analyst
The Rules
1. EXISTING SOLUTIONS ALLOWED

You must have the rights to use the code or outline which code is not commercially available for use. We do not need or expect you to write everything from scratch. Please use existing solutions and make all attempts to solve the problem to the best of your abilities.

2. OWNERSHIP & IP

The Existing Rights and Own Rights remain the exclusive property of the party in possession of them. Furthermore, the latter alone shall decide to protect its own knowhow or otherwise, and to file or protect or defend any of its Own Rights or Existing Rights.

For the Results*, each participant and participating startup grants Jardines the following rights:

A right of first refusal to acquire the Result or to offer a contractual relationship with the participant and participating startup in order to take advantage of the Result in Jardine’s operations; only in the case of nonexecution of this right by Jardines, the Result and its related intellectual property rights shall vest to the fullest extent permitted by law, in the participant and participating startup.

* Results refer to any work (including source and object code software), designs, inventions, specifications, information, knowledge, processes or products, as well as any resulting processes likely or otherwise to be protected by Intellectual Property Rights or classed as know-how developed by several parties as part of the Hack.Asia on-line hackathon.

3. ALL PARTICIPANTS CHECK-IN

All participants will need to join us by 2pm on Monday 6 July to ensure all tech, apps and resources are setup before the official kick-off. You will get the opportunity to discuss details with mentors and hosts during this time.

During 7 & 8 July, teams will have many opportunities to participate in various activities throughout the day.

4. FINAL SUBMISSION

Prepare a 3 minute pitch which includes showcasing your working prototype, business model and how it solves the chosen challenge.

There will be training sessions on 'How to Pitch' to help you prepare! Mentors are also available throughout the hackathon to aid in your success.

5. JUDGING CRITERIA

Solution & Technology

  • How well does the solution tackle the pain point?
  • How innovative is the solution?
  • How well did you utilize the resources provided e.g. Azure and the data that problem statement owner shared?

Potential Impact

  • How is the potential impact if this idea is successfully implemented?

Business Model & Feasibility

  • How realistic is it to execute the idea in your business unit?

Teams

  • How well the team has demonstrated their teamwork and aptitude during the hackathon.
  • How hard they've been working and what the results are.

Bonus: Solution on Azure

FAQ
A unique opportunity for SHAPING HONG KONG'S TOMORROW; Help you get business opportunities; internships; Proof of Concept; Cash prizes and visibility. Good tools, especially Azure and data provided by challenge owners. Experienced mentors, comfortable online space to work non-stop, develop your international network, some amazing swag and rewards.
No problem! Part of the fun of a hackathon is meeting new, smart people. There will be plenty of time and opportunity for everyone to meet each other and pick teams before the start of the actual hacking. Make sure you are joining the pre-event workshop. It is a good opportunity to meet new people and your next team workers.
They have 9 challenges and each is dedicated to being Hack by startups' team or students' team. Make sure that you are registered for the right one. Some of them have different prizes and are targeting different industries, so make sure you check them all before joining a challenge.

On the 8th of July, they will have two deliberations.

  • The first one would lead to the selection of the winner of each challenge.
  • The second one would determine the grand winning team of the whole Hack.Asia Hackathon all challenges combined.

There is a special HSBC bonus for HSBC participants.

Don't worry! Everyone wins at Hack Asia! We have some amazing sponsors who will be providing great prizes for all attendees. The best part is the experience and all the connections you would make!
We will use Lark as our main discussion channel. We will also provide you with a list of software that will help you organise and brainstorm despite the distance. You can use them at your discretion.
The team size is 2-5 people, just right for agile online work. If you are applying as a Startup or a team you should nominate at least 2 members as key contacts. You can apply without having a team, if you are selected, we will help you find the right team before the start of the Hackathon!
Yes. Be nice & fair to each other, any disrespect or harassment will result in team disqualification. Please make sure you read the Hack.Asia T&C once you're selected.
You can find the application form to fill in on the 26th of May on the Hack.Asia website. This form will help us to understand in better detail who you are, how you are thinking to solve one of the problem Statements and what is your startups passion ;)

After the first round of judging:

  • In the case of a startup team: An opportunity to perform a POC (Proof of Concept) as defined and announced on Hack.Asia website. (Under a contractual relationship to be agreed upon by the winning team and the Sponsor.)
  • In the case of a student team: A cash prize of HKD 20,000 and an internship opportunity for each student of that team with the Sponsor.

After the second round of judging (all challenges combined) Grand Winner: Cash Prize of HKD 50,000

And there are other bonuses and rewards to win regarding the challenges you choose, you can find them out by checking on the challenge page.

Neither the Contractor nor the Client is responsible for the facilitation or costs of any immigration visas necessary to allow the selected participants to travel to Hong Kong, if necessary. Participants will be informed after selection to coordinate their immigration visas pending departure from their home country, if applicable.

In the case of a student team non-resident in Hong-Kong (to see according to each case), the winning internship can be organised virtually with the sponsor. The current COVID-19 requires us to find a new online solution until the exchanges are allowed again.

Yes, you can apply for different challenges, however, you will need to provide all the necessary information for each of them to validate your applications. The submitting application needs to be written in English.
Any startup, team or individual who has idea's and technology skills to build a platform/service that helps to solve one of the challenges. It's open to freelancers, students, startups, Serial-entrepreneurs.
Tickets are FREE to selected applicants. In order to get access to a ticket, you must be short listed during the challenge application process.
The whole Hackathon will be run on Lark. It will be completely online from the pre-event to the final submission! Please download Lark in advance so you can get familiar with the application. Invites to join the event will be sent to all selected applicants, prior to the event start.
Yes, we have no objections to how many teams you want to participate with.
Please contact our team at hackathon@whub.io
With the Support Of
AngelHub
SIS
Lark Suite
Brinc
HKBU
Ling NAN
Challenge Rocket
Bridge for Billions
Green Queen
InnoHub PolyU
Hong Kong University
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