Last weekend 58 local innovators, including 25 high school students and one primary school student, participated in this year’s Hackathon ACT (HACT) challenge.
The HACT challenge gives teams 32 hours to design, code and launch a new digital product or service. It is part of the TriHack weekend with simultaneous hackathons also taking place in Wollongong and Bega as part of unlocking innovation in the regions.
The HACT challenge, held at Entry 29’s new facilities at the CBR Innovation Network , included workshops and mentors and culminated in a public pitching event.
The participants made up 18 teams, with 15 teams choosing to go to the final pitching event.
Congratulations to the winning HACT 2014 teams:
Biggest Impact Idea ($1,000 prize provided by the CBR Innovation Network)
Outstanding Young Entrepreneur ($500 prize each provided by the CBR Innovation Network)
Best Community/Open Source Product ($1,000 prize provided by October CMS)
Find out more about Hackathon ACT .