Organized by the HKUST Entrepreneurship Center since 2014, hackUST + hardUST is an annual hackathon at HKUST to develop your prototype, meet entrepreneurs and industry experts, pitch your ideas, enjoy unlimited free snacks, pizza, caffeine, and refreshments, and turn your boldest ideas into reality! hackUST runs for an electrifying 24 hours while hardUST runs for 48 hours!
This annual signature competition is open to all university students/ alumni worldwide. Since its initial launch in 2014, we have more than 2,500 accumulated participants from over 30 countries and regions.
Don't worry if you are not experienced enough; what matters is how fast you can learn and how willing you are to step out of your comfort zone! Don't worry if you don't have a team, we have pre-hack workshops as well as prior team formation sessions!HACKATHON@HKUST - HACKUST 2021
While hardUST will be postponed to 2022, hackUST is going virtual and coming to you in the comfort of your home this year!
To find out more, please visit our hackathon website.
- Part-time or full-time student studying in a higher education institution (university/ college) located in any city or region of the world
- Individual and team enrolments are accepted*.
- Team enrolment: Up to 5 members per team
*Once enrolment is confirmed, applicants will have access to the hackUST Matching Platform, which allows individual applicants to form teams or join existing teams after confirmation of enrollment. Likewise, existing teams may search for additional members from this Platform as well.