SHack Vienna – the Social Hackathon
Become part of the network of entrepreneurs who care and join forces to create a better world.
From February 28 to March 2, 2019, EYA was in Vienna with a another SHack (Social Hackathon), kindly hosted by The Austrian Federal Computing Centre (BRZ).
Together, participants planned, designed and created prototypes of smart digital solutions for societal challenges … in just 48 hours!
SHack Vienna offers the full service combination of business coaching, technical support, financial know-how, gamification & user centered design with an international community of successful social entrepreneurs.
All in one place.
Who was it for?
SHack Vienna was the perfect place to be for developers, social innovators, entrepreneurs and students! Together they created solutions that can actually improve the lives of people.
It was the ultimate place to challenge yourself and develop your skills.
What did they win?
The SHack was the gate to the international network of social entrepreneurs and change-makers in Europe and the MENA region! An international jury of outstanding experts from different fields was there to select the best developed prototypes at the end. As prizes the participants’ could choose among the perfect starter package for their own start-up and a set of opportunities to connect internationally:
AWS First Pitch
“fast lane ticket”
to pitch directly to the AWS First jury.
AWS Start-Up Lab
at one of the
AWS First Workshops
to develop your business model.
Social innovation voyage
Win a five day social innovation voyage and visit social innovators in Tunisia.
Tickets to Austria’s biggest Gov.Tech Event
Get in touch with politicians, public CIOs, innovation managers and start-ups.
Social Impact Weekend
Get connected at the Social Impact Weekend in the Impact Hub Vienna, conducted by Social Impact Award Austria.
Win a ticket for the seven day training for social innovators in Ohrid, Macedonia.
SHack Vienna 2019 Winner
Project Name: Fit For Future
Producers: Tobias Feitkenhauer, Anna B., Max Stolze, Renée Singer, Gabriel Pickel, Kristina Weinberger
Platform: Web application
Fit for Future is a virtual and offline training program for teachers to foster 21st century skills in their students.
Only one in two students finds school engaging. This disengagement is one of the key factors for dropout, resulting in high dropout rates in Highschool. Fit for Future trains teachers to counter this problem. Applying proven methods and assignments, teachers foster the social-emotional and meta-cognitive competency development of their students.
These methods are highly engaging and build skills that students need to win in life. Furthermore, they can be used across subjects, making them relevant for every teacher and every subject.
Collaboration with colleagues through the team gives a strategic approach to competency development and increases consistency. Our virtual coach helps teachers continuously improve their personal teaching effectiveness.
This way, we create a world in which schools and teachers enable their students to build a sustainable future.
SHack Vienna 2019 runner-up
Project Name: Allio
Producers: Adam Wnuk, Grzegorz Marczyk, Nataliya Metla, Patryk Karwat, Robert
Platform: Android, iOS
Let’s connect the problems with the solutions! Allio app is Tamagotchi of XIX century for allergic children. Helps to build awareness of our kids in the case of safe food.
Project Name: Buildit
Producers: David Pohy Pohan, Pavol Hejný, Borka Moravcsik, Jùlia Gunther, Eva Koncz, Sophie Born
Platform: Android, iOS
We want to create a place to show children between the age of 10 and 15 how decisions have an impact on their own life and the environment.
Project Name: Democracy xyz
Producers: Vojtěch Pšenák, Barbora Hrušková, Mehdi Bizolm, Honza Steinbach, Štěpán
Improve visibility of modern politics by showing people how members of parliament (national, European, local, etc.) voted
Project Name: Social Point
Producers: Bianka Bús, Daniel Zlabinger, Eszter Szabó, Keanu Hie, Matus Lang, Peter
Gerges, Vanessa Kausl
Usually the people who need governmental help the most, have the hardest time getting it. They either
don’t have the administrative know-how or the time for research.
Our vision is to provide an easy access to governmental social support while leaving the complex
research behind. We give you guidance on all opportunities in the confusing chaos of the internet in a
simple, friendly and engaging way. We want to be your stable point in every living situation.
Project Name: Trusted News
Producers: Eda Mushe, Jovana Azdrakovikj, Lili Tóth, Eliza Zimmermann, David Zahour, Karel Sima, Patrik Vácal
Platform: browser plugin, webpage and app
Our project focuses on the independent free press’s tendency to disappear and fighting against fake news. Our aim is to restore the reliability of media by revealing the content’s consistency between different articles about the same occurrence and widen the reader’s viewpoint by offering related articles.
While the average user reads a single article and therefore has a restricted amount of information, Trusted News collects data from all the related articles and analyses them to define a simplified indicator based on the percentage of correspondence with other news sources. By clicking onto the indicator, the reader is redirected to our webpage, where we offer a wide range of relevant articles with the corresponding and contradicting information highlighted, as well as further options for research. In conclusion, we provide easy access for people to build themselves a more objective knowledgebase.
Project Name: The Workplace Welfare Project
Producers: Dóra Becker, Orsolya Horváth, Ondřej Merkun, Anna Szilágyi
Let’s connect the problems with the solutions! The Workplace Welfare Project collects valuable feedback from the employees via a survey service. The premade questionnaires are well researched to maximise the results in the statistics provided for the employer. If they want more specific data, specific questionnaires or certified coaches and services referred to them, they can pay a one-time fee for it.
Online & Onsite Coaches
People from Austria and all around the globe agreed to mentor the engaged participants of the Social Hackathon in Vienna! Here you can find out more about these great people who shared their experience and knowledge:
Alexander Hauerslev Jensen
Abdul Rahman AlAshraf
Alois Paul Spiesberger-Höckner
Who selected the best ideas and prototypes? Who were the smart brains dedicating their expertise and experience to guarantee a fair and profound decision? We proudly present the outstanding personalities that made up the SHack Vienna Jury!
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