EDHEC partners with TechCrunch to launch the first hackathon organised by a business school at Vivatech

In partnership with TechCrunch, participants will immerse into a 32-hour session of high-tech creativeness.

Written on 01 April 2019.


Taking place next from May 16th to 18th at Porte de Versailles, Paris, Viva Technology is the world’s rendezvous for startups and leaders to celebrate innovation. This year, the event welcomes more than 100,000 attendees from over the world, including 9,000 startups, 1,900 investors and 150 conferences.

As a prominent high education actor for the society of the future and as Vivatech academic partner, EDHEC Business School is proud to partner with Techcrunch to organize a 32-hour hackathon. The EDHEC hackathon will imagine the most relevant digital solutions to help students decide and plan their future career choices.

32 hours, 1000 square meters, 6 teams, 1 award

As part of a global partnership that offers several opportunities to students, Alumni and EDHEC professors to participate in the largest pool of innovation and start-ups in France, EDHEC organises a 32-hour hackathon. EDHEC launches a call for developers, designers, new technology experts and all those who are passionate to meet the challenges of tomorrow’s education. For 32 hours, hundreds of developers, designers and marketers will be invited to compete as a team and take up a creative challenge related to EDHEC’s DNA: "imagine digital solutions to support students’ career choices".

EDHEC students will also be invited to take part in this unique adventure by integrating the different teams of the hackathon on each group. At the end of the competition, a jury composed of Alumni EDHEC will decide the winning team. In front of more than 500 people, the winning team will receive a prize of 5000 euros at a prestigious ceremony that will take place the same day at Vivatech.

TechCrunch, the organizing partner, is the world leader in tech media and start-ups.


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In addition to partnering Techcrunch for the hackaton, and as a major player in education for tomorrow's society, the school offers several benefits to its entire community: 500 free-passes to students, discount codes for Alumni and preferred seats for its faculty and teams to attend and live the experience of being part of this hub for the world’s innovators, tech-lovers and pioneers. Students, Faculty and Alumni EDHEC: immerse yourself in the excitement of Vivatech!


Place to EDHEC Women 

EDHEC Business School is also present through Alumni will share their inspiring stories. This year, EDHEC women play an important role: Sophie BELLON, Chairwoman of Sodexo’s Board of Directors and EDHEC of the Year in 2016; Julie Chapon, EDHEC 2011 and EDHEC Entrepreneur 2018 (awarded for Yuka, the revolutionary app in the food industry in France) and Maud Sarda, EDHEC 2005, co-founder and Director of Label Emmaüs.

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