AngelHack Cyprus demonstrated that innovation is thriving as talented teams develop great ideas during 24-hour coding marathon. The first AngelHack Cyprus Hackathon took place on July 7-8 in Limassol at the Cyprus University of Technology. It was co-hosted by Impact Tech LTD and brought together some of the island’s brightest and most talented entrepreneurs. They competed for great prizes and the chance to present their ideas at the hackathon series finale in Silicon Valley.
The AngelHack Hackathon Series travels six continents and visits over 50 cities in its quest to encourage young talent. They pool their skills to produce innovative solutions that have a positive effect on local communities and even become startups. The winners from each city can attend to a 12-week mentorship program to fast-track their idea with other winners.
Every team worked around the clock from Saturday until the 13:00 “code freeze” deadline on Sunday before pitching their ideas to the judges.
In addition to co-hosting and creating a challenge, ImpacTech was also keynote sponsor and provided mentors for the event. Mentors are a vital component of every hackathon as they give advice in programming, design and pitching to help the teams and their project become reality.
The hackathon was well attended and supported by IBM, AWS and local companies RiseTech Media and CyRic who provided challenges.
The winning pitch for the ImpacTech Challenge came from a team of young people who developed GuardChain. The cryptocurrency ICO Risk Analysis Project uses Machine Learning. It scores and reviews ICOs and recognises patterns using Artificial Intelligence to determine the level of risk involved. GuardChain’s inventors received €2,000 for their efforts in winning the highly contested ImpacTech Challenge.
Thank you ImpacTech for the support and trust.
The GuardChain team!