HackTrain Hackathons

A 48-hour hackathon on a moving train traveling around the world!

During the 48-hours, we challenge the most elite developers, designers and entrepreneurs to collaborate in teams and build products in an extremely short space of time.



These products are prototypes built from scratch in the form of software, apps, websites and more!


What really sets our hackathons apart is with its immersive nature. We have traveled to York, Birmingham, Paris, and even Hong Kong for our hackathons! Not to mention the crazy merchandise and prizes we have for our participants!

The ultimate hackathon process

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Launch

During the grand launch, we invite all key stakeholders of the industry to attend for an afternoon of talks. The challenges and datasets will be presented during this time. You will get a chance to network with all tech and rail professionals and also meet talented and like-minded participants!

0TH HOUR
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Ideas and Team Formation

The participants pitch their ideas for solutions to the challenges posed at the start of the event. They each have a chance to share a 60-second informal pitch. The top ideas are chosen, and participants formed teams organically, choosing whichever idea they were motivated to work on.

4TH HOUR
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OFF TO CATCH OUR TRAINS!

All participants are split into multiple themed trains and journeys based on their skill and expertise. Once we arrive our new destinations on Friday night, hotels will be provided to all our participants for a good nights rest.

6TH HOUR
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Research

The participants discuss their ideas with our selected mentors throughout the event and receive extensive feedback both from mentors and the Hack Partners team.

7TH HOUR
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Customer Validation

Through the hackathon journey, participants take the opportunity to speak to the public to validate their hypothesis. This could be on-board passengers, station operators, etc.

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Execution

Once all teams find the crux of the problem and shape of the solution, they start work on building their prototype throughout the night with a range of technologies like iBeacons, camera drones, raspberry PI’s and a lot of programming!

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Pitch

Teams create a pitch deck through the weekend and present back to the industry at the closing venue. Each team is given 4 minutes to pitch along with 2 minutes of judges Q&A. Winners are announced after the judges have heard through all the pitches.

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That all sounds awesome, but when is our next hackathon?

Like us on Facebook to keep udated with all our events! In the meantime, here's the official aftermovie for last year's HackTrain 3.0. HYPE!!!!


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For more information please contact

SARAH@HACKPARTNERS.COM