The BUILD Challenge is a European series of technology events promoting innovation, new solutions and progress in tech-driven industries through a unique, industry-focused hackathon formula combined with a conference.
The innovative event format of B.U.I.L.D Challenge combines the best parts of Startup Weekend, Kaggle competitions and the proven Hackathon formula and combines it with an industry-centric conference, promoting innovation and new solutions to challenges that the a industry is facing, by using new technologies, creating an event bigger than the sum of its parts
A hackathon is an event where technically-minded developers and business people, who are driven to innovate and build new, viable products come together to test new ideas and solve real challenges.
Startup Weekend are weekend events where developers, designers, marketers, product managers and startup enthusiasts come together to share ideas, form teams, build products, and launch startups!
Kaggle is a platform for predictive modelling and analytics competitions on which companies and researchers post their data and statisticians and data miners from all over the world compete to produce the best models. Kaggle also hosts recruiting competitions in which data scientists compete for a chance to interview at leading data science companies like Facebook, Winton Capital, and Walmart.
Hackathon participants compete in the B.U.I.L.D Challenge in teams (either pre-selected or chosen at the event) with the opportunity to win cash, travel and technology related prizes, they also get to network with influencers and get mentored by travel industry and big data experts.
The hackathon participants either solve existing challenges proposed by real-world companies, using state of the art technology and pre filled data sets based on real online user interactions on travel sites or bring their own ideas! Hackers can choose to participate as a Tech (Software developer/UX/Data Scientist…) or Evangelist (Business Developer/Marketer/Graphic Designer). Only working prototypes will be presented to a jury at the end of the event.
300+ attendees are expected, with about half of them participating in the hackathon.
Conference attendees can enjoy the electric atmosphere of the competition but stay free to attend the expert workshops and talks provided by partnering companies and industry experts
Maximilian, Silviu and Jenny are the part of the team behind Entrepreneurs Anonymous, organizing networking events in Ireland and Belgium supporting entrepreneurs every month.
With B.U.I.L.D, which stands for Businesses United for Innovation, Learning and Development, the goal is to B.U.I.L.D better businesses through result driven projects, partnerships and events, by helping transfer knowledge between individuals, groups and companies.
B.U.I.L.D also partners with Hadoop User Group (HUG) Ireland and their 800+ member strong community, for all things Hadoop and Big Data.
Since 2011 Entrepreneurs Anonymous, B.U.I.L.D and HUG Ireland has engaged 10000+ members with 150+ events all over Europe.
Daniel and Thomas, Ideastarter alumni, contribute with their experience in Hackathons. The AirCrewser founders Andreea and Alexandra bring in their marketing expertise and connections within the startup and aviation areas.