A while back H-ACK Farm in collaboration with Intel, Rome’s Asset Camera and other companies hosted an Hackathon at MAXXI BASE which was titled “H-ACK Living”. Three companies briefed the teams with a problem they faced and asked for a smart solution to it; needless to say the Internet of Things was a big part of these projects along with big data.
Does it suck to lose? Yes. Did it really matter? Not at all.
Maybe you have an idea already, but no one to talk about it with. Networking is the second hardest part in creating a startup and hackathons help you a lot with it: ask stuff, share a table with people and don’t be scared of them, that guy that just offered you a coke might be your next co-founder! Winning will give you good exposure for sure, but the connections that stick are the ones you create one on one throughout the event, not on your 5 minutes pitch on stage. Chances are that if they’re attending a hackathon, you won’t bother them by introducing yourself and asking about something.We ended up being invited to showcase Smart Torvy at Maker Faire in Rome and had a blast! Stop reading no, go find an event near you and get to work!