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Inspire your team and start building an ecosystem around your company. It takes time to generate open innovation. External hackathons are the best way to start.

Change your company’s mindset and bring new skills to internal stakeholders by offering a hands-on approach and in-house innovation. Internal hackathons are the best way to kick-start internal projects within 2 days.

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Benefits

Since 2010, we’ve organized 450+ hackathons involving external participants in 20+ countries. 
We are the biggest hackathon organizer in the world.

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Experiment

Develop and test prototypes in just 2 days
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Network

Connect with entrepreneurs / developers and build relationships
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Inspire

Involve your internal teams and show them how startups work

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Project kickoff
We design the concept and the format of your operation with you.
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Participant recruitment
We create a communications plan to attract the best profiles.
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Ideation and training
We help you train the developers and refine the ideas.
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Hackathon
Participants form teams and prototype their ideas for 48 hours.
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Incubation
Selected teams finalize their projects with the help of experts.
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Launch
Teams attract their first customers with the help of our experts.
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Acceleration
We accelerate their growth and help them raise money.
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Inspire your team and start building an ecosystem around your company. It takes time to generate open innovation. External hackathons are the best way to start.

Case study

Ingenico App Shop Factory - France

Ingenico wanted startups and developers to generate innovative web apps ready to be integrated into their new operating system dedicated to payment terminals called Telium Tetra.

Key figures
  • 76 participants
  • 23 projects developed
  • 4 web apps presented at Cartes Secure Connexions 2015

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Allianz Connected Life - UK

The Connected Life challenge’s goal was to develop IoT-related projects using APIs, SDKs and connected objects from Allianz and event partners.

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  • 220 registrants on the platform
  • 82 participants
  • 35 incubated projects

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Mercedes-Benz Hack With The Best - US

Mercedes-Benz wanted to enhance drivers’ experiences by developing concepts mixing IoT and wearables with automotive technologies.

Key figures
  • 160 attendees
  • 40 projects developed
  • 3 winning teams

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Verifone Appathon - US

We organized a 2-day Appathon in Redwood City to engage 3rd party developers to build applications on the Verifone Commerce Platform. At the end of day 2, teams privately showcased their application POCs for Verifone representatives. Every team that demoed received approval from Verifone to move onto the virtual build phase. The apps developed on-site, and subsequently incubated during a 3-week virtual phase, are going to be the first on Verifone’s new App Marketplace.

Key figures
  • 21 companies on site
  • 20 projects developed
  • All demoed apps were moved onto the virtual incubation phase

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BSH Home Appliances Hackathon - Germany

Europe's leading home-appliance company, BSH Home Appliances (a joint venture set up between Bosch and Siemens) wanted to engage innovators in order to “hack the house” using the Home Connect SDK that connects iOS and Android services with state-of-the-art home appliances.

Key figures
  • 43 selected hackers
  • 18 projects
  • 8 mentors
  • 2 pre-event webinars
You chose Internal Hackathon

Benefits

Since 2012, we’ve organized 150+ corporate hackathons leveraging internal talent and resources.

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Educate

Train your team new skills and foster the startup spirit
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Pilot

Kick-start more projects faster and identify internal innovators
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Cross-Pollinate

Make your technical employees work in teams with your marketers and sales managers
Project kickoff
We design the concept and the format of your operation with you.
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Internal communication
We create a communications plan to generate buzz inside your company.
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Ideation and training
We train/inspire your employees and refine their ideas.
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Hackathon
Participants form teams and develop prototypes for 2 days.
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Mockup-athon
Your non-technical employees create app or website mockups.
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Technical incubation
Internal teams from your hackathon finalize their projects.
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Mockup incubation
Teams from the mockup-a-thon rework and test their mockups.
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Change your company’s mindset and bring new skills to internal stakeholders by offering a hands-on approach and in-house innovation. Internal hackathons are the best way to kick-start internal projects within 2 days.

Case study

NBCUniversal Internal Hackathon - US

NBCUniversal wanted to invite their own employees to experience their hackathon series, while surveying what innovative ideas they may have around media experiences.

Key figures
  • 100 attendees
  • 30 ideas pitched
  • 27 project demos

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Bank4Teens Internal Challenge - EMEA

The International Retail Banking division of Crédit Agricole (BPI) wanted to involve its employees based in the EMEA (France, Morocco, Egypt, Ukraine, Serbia, Italy & Poland) to create new concepts of bank service applications designed for teenagers and the hyper-connected generation.

Key figures
  • 438 participants on the platform
  • 45 experts available
  • 255 ideas submitted
  • 31 finalists for the event in Paris

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AXA Internal Hackathon - France

AXA France Services wanted to organize an event to develop the skills of their employees and make them work on disruptive projects. The theme was formulated by the IT department who wanted to solve a series of B2C business problems.

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  • 70 participants
  • 12 projects prototyped

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Nestlé Internal Hackathon - US & Spain

In June 2016, we organized a 2.5 day internal hackathon at Nestlé’s offices in Barcelona and San Francisco with the aim to innovate around ‘smart cooking’. The event allowed 15 new employees in Barcelona to virtually meet and work with the San Francisco team. The idea pitches and final demos were streamed live between the two cities.

Key figures
  • 50 participants (42 in Barcelona, 8 in SF)
  • 15 mentors and tech partners (including Microsoft)
  • 7 projects developed

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Reckitt Benckiser Internal Hackathon - UK

In February 2016, we ran a 2-day internal hackathon in London for Reckitt-Benckiser to develop their existing projects by combining the skills of internal experts and a group of selected external participants that included scientists, tech entrepreneurs, wellness experts (pharmacists, nurses, alternative medicine, etc.) and creative journalists in pain management.

Key figures
  • 20 external participants recruited by BeMyApp
  • 24 participants from RB
  • 4 final projects developed and presented

Why BeMyApp?

Tailored events

We customize our solutions to match your corporate identity. During the production phase, our project managers work closely with you on all details and specs that will make your event unique.

Complete service

We have an operational team dedicated to project management, logistics, participant recruitment, technical and design assets. We only need a single stakeholder on your side.

Scalable worldwide

We are based in SF, London, Paris, Amsterdam and Munich and have ambassadors all around the world. We have the resources and the experience to set up events in any country you want.

With the best

Since our first event in 2010, we have developed a massive network of experts and evangelists around the world. As mentors or trainers, they are ready to give their best at your event.

White-label and sponsored hackathons, coding challenges and media buying to evangelize devs around the Salesforce1 platform.

An external hackathon aimed at “hacking the house” by using an SDK to connect devices to state-of-the-art home appliances.

We ran a series of global events alongside the Tizen developer program, where Samsung was one of our key clients.

A series of hackathons around the world ran as part of the Cisco DevNet developer program.

External hackathons and incubators to developer their own IoT startup ecosystem focussing on Home, Mobility, Family, Travel, and Health.

External hackathons to invent the future of entertainment followed by an internal hackathon to bring the startup mindset inside their company.

External hackathons aimed at reinventing the future of luxury and optimizing supply chain processes based on Louis Vuitton’s business needs.

An external hackathon gathering 3rd party developers to build apps on the Verifone Commerce Platform, followed by a 3-week online incubation.

The recruitment of new leads for their GDGs in the UK and a dedicated hackathon around open data.

Full developer programs dedicated to IoT and Realsense including hackathons, incubators, meetups and digital campaigns.

Numerous hackathons and incubators to generate content on their app stores. Microsoft is also a technology partner at many of our events.

An internal hackathon aimed at creating mobile application concepts around Vodafone’s business needs while improving team cohesion.

An internal ideation to encourage Frito-Lay’s teams (division from Pepsico) to come up with new innovative solutions in terms of marketing.

A series of internal and external hackathons as well as incubators around open data.

An external hackathon to raise awareness among developers on their Bud Lab and foster the creation of innovative ideas around the Smart Bar theme.

An external hackathon where millennials shaped and built the future of healthcare using Microsoft Azure (technological partner).

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« I had reached out to BeMyApp to organise Vodafone’s first Global Hackathon – and they delivered successfully across the board. We had invited participants from over 12 countries to collaborate on common themes and pitch their ideas. They worked closely with us, throughout the way, organising the event, arranging the venue and most importantly challenging and motivating the participants on the day of the Hackathon. I look forward to more Hackathons with them. »

Amit Akhelikar / Group Commercial, Head of Mobile Apps at Vodafone

« A hackathon is an event with specific dynamics. Not all event organizers are familiar with that. BeMyApp has emerged from the developer scene, therefore they understand how a hackathon works. They are essential for a successful event. Both in the preparation phase and during the hackathon, they take a lot of work out of your hands. As a result, you can focus on your own objectives while you can be confident that BeMyApp runs a smooth event.  »

Maarten Greve / Innovation and Venturing Manager at KLM

« At Schiphol, we have already had BeMyApp organize 3 hackathons. There are several important reasons we rely on them. BeMyApp sets the bar high, so we can look back on three very successful events. Some things that I want to mention explicitly, are the nice people and exceptional approach, thinking proactively about how the event would be successful and the operational excellence during the event itself. »

Christiaan Hen / Innovation Manager at Schiphol Amsterdam Airport

« We engaged BeMyApp to organize our inaugural overseas hackathon in San Francisco. They managed the creative production, marketing and event organization effectively across different teams (and time zones). They were resourceful, responsive and helpful throughout the process, and made sure that our participants were well taken care of. We were pleased with the turnout for the hackathon and we look forward to working with them again. »

Sandy Koh / Innovation Lab Manager at Changi Airport

« BeMyApp has been organizing several hackathons and other open innovation events for our different entities. Their professional skills and high level of expertise is valuable – they take care of every detail for each project making them a great success. BeMyApp team gathers all required profiles and they set up operations that really matched our needs. Today we’re collaborating with several startups that were detected during the hackathons managed by BeMyApp. »

Simon Coutel / Innovation & Digital Leader at Vinci

How can we help you?

Your operation should match your corporate identity and answer your specific needs in terms of innovation. Let our experts call you back and find the best format for you.