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Don't miss out on Perth's newest hackathon - this Friday

Aug 24, 2018

Over the last month, the HBF Activate programme has seen over 300 attendees at all of its events, leading up to the brand new hackathon, which will take place this Friday. - Register here for some great last minute offers.

We’ve just passed the Design phase

With over 120 attendees at the launch event, the programme has just passed the design phase where expert mentors presented to an overall attendee base of roughly 200 people, these masterclasses included:

  • Masterclass #1 - Design thinking and lean startup with Investor and Director of the Founder Institute, Andrew Hall
  • Masterclass #2 - Developing a business model with Venture Capitalist Matt MacFarlane
  • Masterclass #3 - The Perfect Pitch with experienced startupper and Front End Web Developer Sam Mead

We’re now in the Build phase

We’re now in the Build phase, and it’s time to get hacking. Not really hacking, but Perth’s latest Hackathon aims to produce innovative solutions to the many challenges facing the health sector today. And don’t worry if you haven’t been able to attend any of our masterclasses so far, the hackathon is open to people from all backgrounds and industry sectors. It will include:

  • 54 hour hackathon where ideas will be prototyped, tried and tested
  • Pitch sessions
  • Top ten ideas will be invited to HBF Head Office for private pitch session
  • Solutions conceptualised on the HBF hackathon have the chance to apply for $30k funding in return for 6% share of equity with HBF - this is an awesome opportunity for small businesses in Perth


Below is a brief summary of what you should expect post hackathon stage - the Accelerate stage will commence almost immediately. If you have a concept and you’re looking to apply for the HBF Activate Accelerator already, we strongly recommend you attend the hackathon, who knows, you might meet your future business partners, investors

  • Cohort of up to 3 startups chosen from hackathon and pitching finalists
  • $30,000 seed funding for a 6% stake in equity
  • 10 week intensive accelerator for winning teams including expert mentorship
  • Focus on developing vision, strategy and executing idea
  • Dedicated 24/7 workspace at Spacecubed


We have two exciting last minute offers for the HBF Activate hackathon.

1) Sign up now to attend the hackathon on a last minute ticket worth $30 - click here.

2) Register your free observer ticket and come along to the launch this Friday, as well as the pitch night on Sunday - click here.

See you this Friday for Perth's newest hackathon!