Please note that while submissions are currently open, projects that are started before the hacking timeframe: Aug 20, 7:00 PM PST will be disqualified.

BusiHacks is a two-day virtual beginner-friendly hackathon connecting passions for technology and business for students worldwide!

About this event

BusiHacks is a student-led VIRTUAL weekend hackathon for all high school and college students interested in business and computer science. We aim to empower students to seek careers and explore the intersection of technology and business.

Register for our event for FREE!

Join us for a fun weekend of networking, workshops, and prototyping! Enhance your knowledge in business AND tech at the same time. p.s. NO CODING EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

Eligibility

Anyone in high school and college is able to compete in the BusiHacks competition! You’re going to love this event especially if you’re interested in computer science, business, either, or both.

Why should you compete?

You should compete for a fun opportunity to learn, even if you’re unsure of your abilities, because it can be a great experience! You can discover a new passion even if you don’t yet have experience in coding, because there are no coding skills necessary to enter. There’s also going to be prizes and workshops, as well as a lot of room for networking and developing your skills further!

Visit our website and check out our socials for more information!

Contact us:

Email: info@busihacks.com

Instagram: @busihacks21

Linkedin & Facebook: busihacks

Website: busihacks.com

BusiHacks is fiscally Sponsored by Hack Club.

Hackathon Sponsors

Prizes

$49,456 in prizes

Qoom's 3-month Starter Plan to ALL participants (434)

Qoom's 3-month Starter Plan is available for free to everyone that registers for BusiHacks. This benefit will last for 3 months.

The 3-month Starter Plan is the best value to build up your coding portfolio.

This package comes with:

- Unlimited projects
- 500 MB of storage
- Personalized qoom.space URL
- No annual contract or subscription

EchoAR's 1-month Business Plan for ALL participants (434)

EchoAR's 1-month Business Plan is available for free to everyone that registers for BusiHacks. This package is perfect for developing & scaling commercial apps.

It includes:

- CMS & CDN access
- 5,000 API calls
- 10GB of storage
- 100GB bandwidth​​
- Advanced analytics
- Priority support
- Collaboration tools
- 3 admins and 15 users
- Multi-model webAR
- Custom logo
- Multiple projects

Qoom's 1-year Pro Plan package (Qoom Track) (5)

Qoom's 1-year Pro Plan package is ideal to build your own brand or to start own business.

This package comes with:

- Custom domain
- Qoom branding removed
- 2 GB of storage
- Free SSL certificate
- Free Domain privacy protection

Invitation to Qoom Creator Group (Qoom Track) (5)

The Qoom Creator Group is an exclusive space for highschool and university students to work on real coding projects that impact Qoom products and community.

Through a mentorship with Qoom founders, students build their programming skills and collaborate with other Creators to bring their ideas to life.

Check out past projects here: https://www.qoom.io/creator-group

Featured on Qoom Project Gallery (Qoom Track)

Get your project featured on Qoom's Gallery!
Check out the project gallery here: https://www.qoom.io/projects

Internship with MAD-Learn (5)

MAD-learn’s web-based mobile app development tool is a holistic set of modules for students to experience the software development lifecycle firsthand. Their program uses the Design Thinking Process to prepare today’s students for tomorrow’s careers.

One winning team will be given internship offers at MAD-Learn.

Check out their website: https://mad-learn.com/

Guaranteed interview with Startups (5)

Slingshot is the world's premier platform for high school engineers, hackers & hustlers.

Skip through the selective process and jump straight into the interview phase. Get a chance to work at startups out of Y-Combinator, Techstars, MIT, Stanford and CMU.

*Please note that while we can guarantee an interview, we cannot guarantee an internship spot.

Free 1 year access to 1Password (5)

1Password is the easiest way to store and use strong passwords. Log in to sites and fill forms securely with a single click.

This prize includes free access to 1Password's Personal Plan for 1 year.

This package includes:

- Apps for Mac, iOS, Windows, Android, Linux, and Chrome OS
- Unlimited passwords, items, and 1 GB document storage
- Friendly 24/7 email support
- 365 day item history to restore deleted passwords
- Travel Mode to safely cross borders
- Two-factor authentication for an extra layer of protection

Art of Problem Solving Coupon (5)

Each of these coupons is worth $25 in AoPS products, and can be redeemed online or by mail.

Magoosh SAT/ACT Subscriptions (5)

Gain free access to Magoosh SAT/ACT prep for 12 months.
This package includes:

- Over 1,300 practice questions
- Video and/or text explanations for every question
- Up to 3 practice tests
- Over 200 video lessons
- Study schedules
- Point increase guarantee
- Assistance from expert tutors
- Data-driven score prediction

EdTech Bundle (5)

The EdTech Resource Bundle includes Pitch Preparation Tips, Problem-Solving Tips, EdTech Sector Benefits, and Team Leadership Tips to successfully launch your projects and scale them for something larger.

These practices, tips, and resources were assembled by the Leading Learners Chief Executives on how they scaled their enterprise to thousands of students each month.

Mentorship Session with Leading Learners (5)

1-hour Mentorship sessions with the CEO or COO of Leading Learners.

Executives have been involved in over 50 business competitions and hackathons, and partaken in programs by Google For Startups, YWCA, Odyssey of The Mind, YELL, among others.

They provide guidance with expansion, networking, and other strategic growth plans through a virtual meeting.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Requirements

Create your Devpost submission on the BusiHacks Devpost before 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, August 22nd! All submissions must include a <3 minute demo video for judging purposes. You may continue working on and editing your Devpost submission until 11am.

After creating a Devpost submission, all teams must also fill out a form in order to be considered for judging. Link to this form will be available during the event.

On your Devpost submission you may submit your project to as many categories or sponsor prizes as you would like, provided you think your project is applicable to that category/sponsor prize; we will review your project for each category you apply to, and Sponsors will also review your project for each sponsor prize you submit your project to.

Projects without a demo video will not be judged. These videos will be shown to our judges and if your project ends up being among our top five projects, it will be played during our closing ceremony. 

Please reference the Judging Criteria for what your demo should contain.

Judges

Smaranjit Ghose

Smaranjit Ghose
Incoming MS Data Science grad at Columbia University

Ali Ragimov

Ali Ragimov
Fronted Developer at okko.tv

Alexander Kozhenkov

Alexander Kozhenkov
Technical lead at GridGain

Judging Criteria

  • Originality
    Does your project stem from what you/your team think about? Is it unique and based on what you/your team brainstorm? This category will be based solely on the idea.
  • Theme
    Does your project adhere to the theme/category you plan on submitting your project to? This category will be based solely on the idea.
  • Feasibility/Practicality
    Is your idea practical to use? Is this project feasible and practical in the next 3-5 years? Does it fulfill a real need people have? This category will be based solely on the idea.
  • Execution
    Is your project usable and appears to work as intended? Is it technically interesting or difficult to develop? Did you learn something new while working on your project?
  • Presentation
    Is the presentation under 3 minutes? Does it deliver the idea of your project and display the demo of your app accurately?

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