DAY 1 SCHEDULE
09:00 > 18:00
Your goal on Day 1 is to soak up as much inspiration as you can, come up with some exciting ideas for new projects and form a team with fellow Hack Belgium participants.
Enjoy a full day of scheduled workshops where you’ll learn about challenges, technologies and the latest business & design thinking, all of which will feed your imagination to new heights.
All that inspiration has one purpose: to help you come up with promising ideas for new solutions. There are up to 36 challenge workshops for you to choose from and all address real-world challenges.
Even if you’re a total introvert, the flow of Day 1 will help you connect with many interesting people, so that you can find a team to work with over the next two days.
DAY 2 SCHEDULE
09:00 > 18:00
In Day 2 you’re working in team to stretch your idea and turn it into a real, viable project. In the process you’ll have access to hundreds of experts who will help make your project fly!
Enjoy a super creative day with your teammates as you develop and validate your idea. For best results, simply follow the step by step approach outlined in the Hack Belgium hacking guide.
Find answers to your questions immediately! Go to the Xperience Zone to find hundreds of experts who are happy to share their knowledge about emerging technologies, product design and business.
Make sure that you build something that people will like and actually use. In the Experience Zone, design experts will help you test your concepts with real users.
DAY 3 SCHEDULE
09:00 > 18:00
On Day 3 you’ll be perfecting your presentation and showing your project to the world. You’ll also start making some decisions about how to take your project beyond Hack Belgium.
With your team you’ll be finalising a short presentation and a demo poster. You’ll also have an opportunity to practice your presentation in front of a group of pitch mentors.
In the afternoon, you’ll deliver a short presentation about your project to a jury of experts, a group of fellow Hack Belgium participants and maybe some visitors too.
On Day 3 the doors to Hack Belgium open to innovation supporting organisations and the public. You’ll show your project poster to many more people and discover the work of your fellow Hack Belgium teams.
Finally, you’ll reflect with your team about how you want to take your project further. At Hack Belgium you can connect with organisations who can support you further with expertise, resources and even funding.
IT’S A THREE DAY
Hack Belgium is a super intense and creative 3-day journey. You’ll be brainstorming ideas, learning new skills, connecting to Belgium’s innovation ecosystem and launching a new project. But it all hangs together – you have to take the full ride in order to get to your destination.
Yes, it’s a 3-day commitment, but remember, what you can accomplish at Hack Belgium in 3 Days would likely take you at least a year if you had to do it on your own. It’s one of the best investments in your career and personal development that you can make.
ONE MONTH LATER:
Your Hack Belgium journey doesn’t need to end on day 3 of the festival. If you’re serious about your project then you should take part in the Life After Hack Belgium program, where you can find the support you need to take your project to the next level.
PITCH TO YOUR
Pitch your project to accelerators, incubators, R&D institutes, funding organisations, and the many companies and organisations who contributed challenges to the Hack Belgium program.