Together with TechCrunch annual summit, TechCrunch Hackathon is coming to China’s hardware hub Shenzhen this year. Hundreds of coders and tech enthusiasts will soon storm the city for a heated competition.

The concept of Hackathon finds its roots in Silicon Valley. It’s a marathon-like event where contestant teams use 24 intensive hours to design and develop their products.

As a parallel event of the TechCrunch summit, we have seen three sessions of TechCrunch Hackathon in Beijing and Shanghai. Each of the sessions welcomed more than 200 participants from around the world. This year we here waiting for you to bring whatever great ideas you have and spend a nice weekend to bring it closer to reality.


TechCrunch + Hackathon + You = Amazing

When: 9:00 AM, 17th- 2:00 PM 18th June, 2017

Where: I-Factory, Nanshan District, Shenzhen

Who and how: We welcome anyone who is interested in technology: tech fans, developers, designers and students alike. You can either join as a team or individually and find your new buddies here. But each team in the contest should consist of 3-5 members. Registration information should include division of the work, name list, and an introduction of your product.

Accepted teams will get the chance to pitch their final product to a panel of judges mad up of experts as well as sponsor delegates. The top ten teams will walk away with awards in different categories including the Grand Prize, Most Innovative Product, Most Valuable Product, and Most Complete Product.

One thing to note is that everything made during the Hackathon is the sole property of the creators. Ownership and IP rights all rest their hands. All participants must sign a non-disclosure agreement for the APIs at the Hackathon.

To make it more fair for everyone, we do not allow a semi-finished or finished product to enter the competition, but it’s fine to bring a mature idea to the Hackathon.

One more thing

There are also all sorts of prizes up for grabs. In addition to a fantastic chance to build some awesome with cool guys, Hackathon teams can get a two-day pass to the main conference of TechCrunch Shenzhen where you can chat with founders and investors, honor certificates, TechCrunch souvenir T-shirt and more. Also, the event will be stocked with enough pizza, caffeine and Wi-Fi to keep you going all through the night.

Register here at our official website to reserve your place at the event if you are interested!

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Emma Lee (Li Xin) was TechNode's e-commerce and new retail reporter until June 2022, when she moved to Sixth Tone to cover technology and consumption. Get in touch with her via or Twitter.

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