More than 12 years later, after over 250 hackathons organized in 70 different cities and 35 countries all across the globe, more than 2000 ideas pitched and nearly over 1000 prototypes built, the goal has remained the same- to enrich the startup ecosystems all across the globe from a grassroots level to bring the utmost impact to the startup world on a lean budget in a limited amount of time.
Our hackathons are shaped around diverse focus points varying from theme-based ones with IT-skillset requirements (e.g. AgTech, Cyber Security, Female Entrepreneurship, VR&AR etc.) to makeathon events where the main focus is on creating physical objects instead of IT-based prototypes (e.g. Wood, Hardware & Arts series, Defence etc.).
More of what we've done can be seen on events page.
Hackathon is an intense brainstorming marathon where people with different skills get together, exchange ideas, form teams around the best ideas and develop working prototypes over the course of 48 hours. The brainstorming sessions are well structured and the teams are helped throughout the weekend by top-notch mentors. Hackathons vary from general ones (everyone is welcomed to join with any idea) to themed ones which revolve around a certain topic. We have organized hackathons on cyber security, agritech, spacetech, data, edtech and on so many other fields. Garage48 has also organized various makeathons- events, where the main focus is on creating physical things instead of IT-based prototypes. Some of our most known makeathons are Garage48 Wood and Hardware & Arts series. The last one has become our true flagship event and has been running successfully for 5 years already.
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