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Intro


ConnectHACK

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Intro


ConnectHACK

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Eight teams got together on the 6th June 2017 to hack ideas on how to being fast broadband to South East Melbourne

$1,000 Bank Account from Community Bank

 
 

 

SEMMA Membership to the value of up to $2,000 

 
 

KPMG Mentoring

 
 

Data61 CSIRO Mentoring

 
 
 

OVERVIEW

A one day ‘hackathon’ will be held at the Eastern Innovation Business Centre to uncover the possibilities and potential of Business ICT and internet connectivity in South East Melbourne business precincts in partnership with the City of Kingston, City of Frankston, City of Knox, City of Monash and Innovation Melbourne. Hosted at the Eastern Innovation Business Centre on the 6th of June, teams will have the space to ideate and pitch their NOW and their NEXT solutions to a panel of judges and to an audience of potential customers for prizes of cash and services.

WHAT IS A HACKATHON?

It’s a bringing together of people for a fast-paced development of innovative solutions to a problem. Coders, technicians, marketers, researchers and hackers form complementary teams and work to look for possible solutions, develop concepts and plans, bringing together with a pitch to specialists and interested parties.

HOW DOES IT WORK

Teams register or the organisers will design and create teams from diverse backgrounds to explore and develop ideas. Teams will pitch the ideas with the most market feasible pitch winning a cash prize and an opportunity to further develop their solution with researchers, suppliers and potential clients.

WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE?

If you are involved in information technology or innovative emerging telecommunications you may would do well to register to participate as an individual interested in being part of a solutions team, or as a company team ready to “pitch’ a solution to business case studies on the day.

SPONSORS

Sponsors are invited to connect with the ConnectHack2017 team to promote their products or services to this exciting demographic.

PROUDLY SUPPORTED BY

City of Kingston
City of Frankston
City of Monash
City of Knox

PRODUCED BY
Eastern Innovation Business Centre
Innovation Melbourne

 
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How


 

VENUE Eastern Innovation Business Centre 5a Hartnett Close Mulgrave

7:00 Arrival & Breakfast

7:30am Opening Remarks

8:00am Presentation of Business Problems

8:30 - 10:30am Ideation Experience

10:30 (Break)

11:00am - 12:30pm Solution Development

12:30 (Lunch)

1:00pm - 2:00pm Market Validation

2:00 - 3:00pm Pitch Development

3:00pm - 5:00pm Pitching

5:30pm Prizes, Refreshments

 

How


 

VENUE Eastern Innovation Business Centre 5a Hartnett Close Mulgrave

7:00 Arrival & Breakfast

7:30am Opening Remarks

8:00am Presentation of Business Problems

8:30 - 10:30am Ideation Experience

10:30 (Break)

11:00am - 12:30pm Solution Development

12:30 (Lunch)

1:00pm - 2:00pm Market Validation

2:00 - 3:00pm Pitch Development

3:00pm - 5:00pm Pitching

5:30pm Prizes, Refreshments

 

Partners


Partners


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City of Kingston sits beside the north eastern shores of Port Phillip Bay, about 15kms south of the Melbourne central business district

City of Kingston sits beside the north eastern shores of Port Phillip Bay, about 15kms south of the Melbourne central business district

Frankston City is situated on the eastern shore of Port Phillip Bay, about 40 kilometres south of Melbourne central business district.

Frankston City is situated on the eastern shore of Port Phillip Bay, about 40 kilometres south of Melbourne central business district.

The City of Monash is located 20km south east of Melbourne's central business district. It is culturally diverse, with 37% of its residents coming from more than 30 countries.

The City of Monash is located 20km south east of Melbourne's central business district. It is culturally diverse, with 37% of its residents coming from more than 30 countries.

The City of Knox is situated in the outer eastern metropolitan area. The City of Knox is situated in the outer eastern metropolitan area. It is a large municipality that has passed through a period of rapid housing and business development over the past three decades. 

The City of Knox is situated in the outer eastern metropolitan area. The City of Knox is situated in the outer eastern metropolitan area. It is a large municipality that has passed through a period of rapid housing and business development over the past three decades. 

PRIZE SPONSORS

 
 
 
 
 
 

OTHER PARTNERS

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Judging


ConnectHACK Judging

Judging


ConnectHACK Judging

Judging Rubric

Problem Definition: 40

How precise and relevant is the real world problem or opportunity? How interesting or difficult to resolve – functionally or technically – is the problem being challenged? For this criterion, we only focus on the problem challenged, not on the solution created to solve this problem.
[1: Problem is not defined 20: Problem is loosely defined, basically relevant   40: Well defined]

Solution Design & Innovation: 40

Does the solution approach a new problem, or look at an old problem in a new way? Is the solution completely innovative or does it rely on an existing concept/technology? Does the application impact a large number of people very broadly, or impact a smaller number of people very deeply? To which degree does the application actually solve the current problem?
[1: not so much, 20: good, 40 impressive solution]

Idea Viability: 40

Is the solution technically and marketplace viable? Would people use this product?  Is this solution only theoretical or does it have a realistic application for commercial purposes? (Not necessarily here and now, but eventually in the future and/or for certain markets).
[1: not so much, 20: good, 40 impressive]

Will it work: 40

Does the solution have ether a board horizontal prototype demonstrating lots of functionality at high level or deep vertical prototype with deep functionality in one area. This is about assessing technical capability (or at least technical understanding) to be able to deliver. This might be to deliver a ‘hardware’ or ‘software’ solution.
[1: won’t work, 20: fair might, 30: very likely to work, 40 will definitely work well]