The HackTheAlps startup competition

We deeply regret to inform you that we postpone our hackathon to a later point in time (when the COVID-19 crisis is over). The exact date of our hackathon will be published here and our newsletter subscribers get a mail when the date for the next hackathon is known.

This year we want to reward innovation and creativity by giving a promising start-up the chance to participate at our Hackathon. We want to support the startup ecosystem and accelerate the integration of technologies to the benefit of customers and businesses.

Take this unique chance to be part of Hack the Alps – Hackathon – 2nd Edition!

Terms and conditions

Terms and conditions

To participate in the Startup competition, you agree to the following terms and conditions.

  1. The terms and conditions do not claim to be complete and can be adapted if necessary anytime.
  2. Application period starts as soon as the form is online
  3. Application period ends on March 15, 2020
  4. Voting period as soon as the form is online
  5. Voting period period ends on March 31, 2020
  6. Each startup can begin to collect likes on social media, after we did a rough check on the application and they received a confirmation email from us which tell them that they are in.
  7. To win the competition, the total number of likes for sharing the HackTheAlps post is used.
  8. The total number of likes is accumulated from Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
  9. The winning startup will receive the Startup Package for the HackTheAlps hackathon which is taking place from July 03 to July 05, 2020.
  10. The invitation includes
    1. A booth at the hackathon during the event
    2. The option to present your startup to the audience of the event at the main stage
    3. 1 ticket per day for one employee of the winning startup which includes
    4. 1 entrance ticket for the hackathon per day
    5. 1 two-way cable car ticket per day
    6. free food and drinks during the hackathon
    7. option to stay the night in the dormitory
  11. Following definition for the term “Startup” is the decision basis and used to be considered as a startup: “A startup is a company that is in the first stage of its operations. These companies are often initially bankrolled by their entrepreneurial founders as they attempt to capitalize on developing a product or service for which they believe there is a demand.” [source]
  12. Meeting the definition does not guarantee to be accepted as a startup.
  13. Crucial criteria to be accepted as a startup are
    1. your company is bankrolled by your entrepreneurial founders
    2. you have a product or service which your business is based on
    3. you have a good explanation how your business is related to the Internet of Things.
  14. A startup will be excluded from the competition if
    1. it is decided that the startup is not suitable for our event by the HackTheAlps board members
    2. if there are any concerns that the applying startup could have a negative impact to the reputation of the events, participants, supporters and affiliates.
    3. the HackTheAlps board members decide that the applying company is not a startup.
    4. one or more of the crucial criteria (13a-13c) is not fulfilled
  15. HackTheAlps is allowed to mention your company in our advertising material. Particularly but not exclusively on the internet, social media and video platforms, email, print and non-print media in the forms of audio, images, video and text.
  16. Every startup can be excluded from the competition. Exclusion can happen at any time. Exclusion does not need a justification.
  17. Participation in the startup competition does not cause any legal obligations for applying companies nor for the association HackTheAlps.
  18. Any recourse to courts of law is excluded.