Hackathon 2021

Are you ready to tackle the challenge and find out if you are made for a role in Management Consulting?
If yes, don’t hesitate and register for the Accenture Virtual Hackathon.
The Hackathon starts on April 15th at 8 am and ends on April 16th at 6pm.

The registration is open till April 8th.

What to expect

Take advantage of the opportunity to put yourself in the shoes of an Accenture consultant and solve a simulated problem, similar to those that we at Accenture faced in the previous years. They say that best ideas are born not in isolation, but out of great collaboration and that’s why you can invite a couple of friends to form a team. For 12 hours, you and your team will analyze the provided data, crunch numbers, draw meaningful insights and ideate solutions that would make an impact.

On the next day, five selected teams with the best proposal will have the chance to present their solution in front of the jury, made up of Accenture consultants. Jury will evaluate your proposed solution, based on its: Feasibility, Innovation, Value and Presentation. Jury will then offer actionable feedback to help you grow professionally in the future.

Hackathon

The challenge

This year challenge is focused on shaping the future strategy in emerging technologies for our fictional 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

The purpose of the Accenture Hackathon is to let you experience a day in a life of a Management Consultant. This simulated experience will give you the opportunity to:

Solve the problem

Gain insights into the type of work Accenture consultants do (and decide if it’s right for you)

Use the data

Collaborate with a new group of people and expand your professional network

Present the result

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

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In addition, some tangible benefits of successful participation in the Accenture Hackathon include:

Teams placing first, second and third will also receive a financial reward - Alza Vouchers in the value of 20.000 CZK, 10.000 CZK and 5.000 CZK respectively. Your successful participation in Hackathon as a member of the winning team will be taken into consideration when applying for an internship in Accenture and replace the Assessment Centre stage of the application process.

Who should sign up

Each individual who registers in the Hackathon 2021 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.

Hackathon

FAQ

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

The topic of a case study will be to solve a challenge for a fictional client, loosely based on the situations that Accenture consultants faced in previous projects. The Hackathon objective is to test your analytical, entrepreneurial and teamwork skills and to assess whether you would excel in situations like those faced by consultants.
Registrations are open till April 8th, 2021.
Hackathon is taking place from April 15th till April 16th and it is happening online via MS Teams.
April 15th, 2021:
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
April 16th, 2021:
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.
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.

We let you know the decision of our jury till April 9th.

Jury will evaluate your proposed solution, based on the following criteria:

  • Feasibility – Is the idea implementable in real life?
  • Innovation – Is the idea going to differentiate us from competitors?
  • Value – Would the Business value be sufficient to invest in this idea?
  • Presentation – Were all the parts of the case study answered and supported by high-quality documents? Are they presented to the Jury in a clear, well-structured manner?
  • Based on the best solved case study on above mentioned qualities, the jury will select and announce the winning team of 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.

    1st place:
    The whole winning team will receive an Alza voucher in the value of 20.000 CZK.

    2nd place:
    The whole winning team will receive an Alza voucher in the value of 10.000 CZK.

    3rd place:
    The whole 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 and replace the Assessment Centre stage of the application process, if applicable.

    Please note that not every participant in the hackathon is eligible to win prizes. 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. More details can be found in T&C.

    Due to the current situation regarding COVID-19, this Hackathon will take place in the virtual space. Before the Hackathon commences, each participant should ensure that he / she is able to access Microsoft Teams platform, which will be used for online communication throughout the day. Don’t forget to also confirm ahead of time that you have internet connection and a pair of headphones, with a functioning microphone. A video camera is optional, but desirable.
    The competition lasts 12 hours and therefore each participant will receive an online voucher worth 250 CZK so that they can buy food and drink according to their preferences. This online voucher will be sent to all participants’ emails on the day of the competition.

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