Hackathon 2020

Can you help our client, a global company to develop a new strategy amid the COVID-19 crisis?



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What to expect

Put your inner Entrepreneur to the test!

For one day, you will have the opportunity to put yourself in the shoes of an Accenture consultant and solve a real-world problem as part of a small team. You will have 12 hours to analyze the provided data, crunch numbers, draw meaningful insights and ideate a new solution that can help to save our client’s business. Will you crack under the pressure?

On the next day, five selected teams will have the chance to present their solution in front of the jury. The jury will then decide who are the three winning teams.

Hackathon

The challenge

This year challenge is focused on shaping the future strategy for our client. The COVID-19 pandemic has shaken the ground under every industry and in order to stay relevant, our client must pivot to secure new revenue streams. We will provide you with some data, but from there it’s up to your entrepreneurial mindset to develop a compelling business case for a new product and convince our client that this is the right opportunity to pursue.

Why sign up

Your successful participation in Hackathon as a member of the winning team will be taken into consideration when applying for an internship in Accenture, if applicable.

For the first winning team is also prepared a financial reward - Alza Vouchers in the value up to 15.000 CZK.

Solve the problem

Have you ever wondered what type of problems do Accenture consultants solve daily for our clients?

Use the data

Are you up for the challenge, using nothing but data, wit and help from your Team?

Present the result

Are you a problem-solver? Analytical thinker? Full of ideas? Good presenter?

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Who should sign up

Each individual who registers in the Hackathon 2020 must be:

  • at least 18 years old
  • current university students in” bachelor’s or” master’s program of Czech based university
  • current PhD students of Czech based university.

All Participants must be fluent in English, in Czech and/or in Slovak language.

Registration

If the answer to the above questions is a resounding “Yes“ and you are up for the challenge, don’t hesitate any longer. Turn this event into an opportunity to join one of the biggest and most respected consulting companies in the world. Register below.

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Hackathon

FAQ

Are you ready to join our hackathon? Here, you can find some useful information.

Hackathon is taking place from December 3rd till December 4th and it is happening online via MS Teams.
December 3rd, 2020:
8:00 – 10:00 Opening, Briefing, Case introduction, Case best practices recommendations
10:00 – 22:00 Students solve the case
22:00 – Submission of decks
December 4th, 2020
8:00 – 11:00 – Submissions evaluation, selection of 5 top teams
11:00 - Notification of top 5 teams
14:00 – 17:00 –Team presentations
17:00 – 18:00 – Evaluation & selection of top 3 teams
18:00 – announcement of winners
Each individual who registers in the Hackathon must be:
  • at least 18 years old;
  • current university students in” bachelor’s or” master’s program of Czech based university;
  • current PhD students of Czech based university.
All Participants must be fluent in English, in Czech and/or in Slovak language.

After you sign up and pass through the selection process, we will assign you two additional teammates, who will be your colleagues for the duration of the Hackathon to collaborate on the case study. You will receive the contact details of your team members one day before the Hackathon.

On the day of the event, you can withdraw from the competition, however, to compete for prizes, your team needs to have at least 2 members until the end. Teams of 1 will be able to stay and complete the challenge, but they will not be eligible for prizes.

Yes, you will be asked to write a short motivation why you want to participate on the hackathon. Based on your motivation and other qualifying criteria, our jury will choose 15 teams who will be able to compete within the hackathon.

After you sign up individually and pass through the selection process, the jury will assign you two additional teammates, who will be your colleagues for the duration of the Hackathon to collaborate on the case study. You will receive the contact details of your team members one day before the Hackathon.

On the day of the event, you can withdraw from the Hackathon; however, to compete for prizes, your team needs to have at least two members until the end. Teams of one member will be able to stay and complete the challenge, but they will not be eligible for prizes.

Registrations are open till November 24th, 2020.
Based on the best solved case study, the jury will select and announce the winning team of 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.
1st place:
Each member from the winning team will receive an Alza voucher in the value of 5.000 CZK.
Your successful participation in Hackathon as a member of the winning team will be taken into consideration when applying for an internship in Accenture, if applicable.
2nd and 3rd place:
Your successful participation in Hackathon as a member of the winning team will be taken into consideration when applying for an internship in Accenture, if applicable.

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