The HUstart Winter 2016 Hackathon will take place on February 21st-23rd, 2016.   The event will start on Sunday the 21st in the evening and run until Tuesday the 23rd in the evening.  An exact schedule of events can be found below.


The theme of the Winter 2016 Hackathon is Fintech, IoT, and Transportation.  Sponsors will provide tasks and interesting problems to solve.  Excellent mentors from both academia and industry will be present onsite throughout the event to help you tackle the challenges ahead.



The HUstart Hackathon will be hosted in HUstart- The Hebrew University Entrepreneurship Center, located in the Levi Building of the Edmond J. Safra (Givat Ram) Campus of the Hebrew University.



Registration to the event is open to everyone – students, researches, designers and industry professionals. Applications will be carefully reviewed for skills and experience with around 100 applicants being selected.


The top winning team will receive round trip airfare, room and board and VIP entrance to the STARTglobal summit and STARThackathon in St. Gallen, Switzerland.




Teams of up to four members are allowed.  We encourage you to apply as a team though individuals are welcome as well.  The HUstart team will help you build a team if you don’t have one prior to the start of the hackathon.


The winning team will be awarded round trip tickets, room and board as well as participation in the STARThackathon and VIP entrance to the STARTsummit as part of the STARTglobal initiative in St. Gallen, Switzerland.


Please fill out all required information in order to be considered as an individual or team for the HUstart Winter 2016 Hackathon.  Accepted applicants and teams will be notified of their status in the coming weeks.


Haven on Demand– (HOD) platform

Balsamiq – Wireframing tool

Fluid UI – Tool to prototype mobile apps

GIMP – Free alternative to photoshop

Flinto – Functional mobile app prototypes

Back&– Instant Backend in the Cloud

Rapid API– Drag and drop tool for building backend



What is HUstart Winter 2016 Hackathon?

HUstart Winter 2016 Hackathon is the first of many hackathons to come from HUstart.  The hackathon brings together software\hardware\design enthusiasts to create new and innovative applications or services from scratch in 48 hours.


When is the hackathon taking place?

The hackathon will run from February 21st until February 23rd.   The event will start on Sunday evening  and end on Tuesday night.

What should I bring?

Bring yourself, your teammates, a computer and screen and a sleeping bag/portable mattress if you are planning to stay the night.

What am I expected to build in 48 hours?

48 hours isn’t much, but with a team it’s enough time to build something.  You are expected to finish a first version of your product within the allotted time. This can be a demo, POC or beta version.

Who are the judges?

The judges of the HUstart Winter 2016 Hackathon are being determined. An official notice will be given once the list is final.

Do I need to pay to particpate?

No!  Participation is completely free of charge and food will be provided.

Will there be food?

Yes.   A kosher dinner will be served each night.  There are vending machines and plenty of places close by to buy snacks and other food as well.

Still have questions?

Please feel free to contact us at info@hustart.com or via our facebook page.





Have a question?

Please, don’t hesitate to contact us using the form to the left, or email us at info@hustart.com.

Want to Mentor?

Hackathon participants are happy to have your expertise and help!  Let us know your interested in mentoring during the hackathon.

Get in touch with us using the contact form to the left, or email us at info@hustart.com