SHEHACKS - Blossom Accelerator

Creating a future full of women in TECH, INNOVATION & STARTUPS.

Creating a future full of women in TECH, INNOVATION & STARTUPS.

WHAT WE DO:

We organize female-focused hackathons for different entities to get more women involved in technology, innovation, and startups. We are creating a world where more women will build and lead fortune 500 companies.

WHAT WE DO:

We organize female focused hackathons for different entities to get more women involved in technology, innovation and startups. We are creating a world where more women will build and lead fortune 500 companies.

WHY #SHEHACKS? 

Introduce aspiring female founders to startups & coding through the experience of a Hackathon. 

Prepare women to thrive in the technology industry. 

Develop leadership capacities for women by means of collaboration, mentorship, and public speaking.

Please submit a request to learn more about #SHEHACKS and one of our representatives from Blossom Accelerator will get in contact.

Common questions

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What is a hackathon?

A hackathon (also known as a hack day, hackfest or codefest) is a design sprint-like event in which computer programmers and others involved in software development, including graphic designers, interface designers, project managers, marketers, business leaders, and others collaborate intensively to create software projects.

What are the goals of #SHEHACKS?

  • Introduce aspiring female founders to startups & coding through the experience of a Hackathon. 
  • Prepare women to thrive in the technology industry. 
  • Develop leadership capacities for women by means of collaboration, mentorship, and public speaking.

How does #SHEHACKS work exactly?

  • We target 200 – 300 participants per hackathon with 50% female participation. 
  • We target individuals from multiple backgrounds such as business, marketing, graphic design, engineering, cybersecurity, etc.
  • This event is across 2 days, 48 hours in total.

Can men participate in #SHEHACKS?

  • Absolutely! We ask men who are joining the hackathon to have at least 1 woman on their team to ensure diversity and inclusion. 
  • We can facilitate introductions to talented and exceptional women to work with.

Do I have to know how to code?

  • No. We attract an array of talents to our hackathons from multiple backgrounds so if you can’t code you can add your knowledge from other domains such as business or graphic design.
  • Additionally, this is a great opportunity for founders who are not technical to get technical and start creating wireframes and prototypes using different softwares and tools.

Can #SHEHACKS be done virtually?

Yes. We provide a virtual platform for the formation of teams, pitching of ideas, and online mentorship.

What industries can we focus on?

We can create #SHEHACKS in a multitude of industries. We have previously organized hackathons in the following industries: CreativeTech, FinTech, EduTech & HealthTech.

What is the judging criteria for #SHEHACKS?

  • Show working prototype
  • Problem is clearly defined and solution is viable
  • Potential to scale for the solution
  • Commercial viability of proposed solution
  • Creativity of the solution
  • Design quality of the solution
  • How will it be monetized/business model
  • Go to market strategy identified 
  • Who is team/relevant experience
  • Public Speaking Ability/Negotiation/Articulation

Why should entities consider implementing #SHEHACKS?

  • Brand Awareness: Establish your brand as a forward thinking organization that invests in the future of women in tech.
  • Innovation: Innovation does not often start in a cubicle. Hackathons are the best way to foster groundbreaking working prototypes. We create an environment that sources fresh new ideas that otherwise would take months or years to spark. 
  • Visibility: Establish visibility and networking opportunities to connect with leaders and mentors from tech companies, accelerators, funds, and government entities.  

What is the price to organize a #SHEHACKS for my company?

Prices vary on a range of factors such as numbers of attendees. To get in touch with our team on pricing and other details, please email us at info@blossom.sa