U&I hackathon

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The First Abraham Accords Virtual Social Hackathon

Connecting Nations

March 23rd - March 25th / 2021

Israeli and Emirati students hold their countries flag

about

Are you ready?

We are the Leaders of Tomorrow! We are going global and hacking for good! 

Up until recently, a connection between our nations has been a faraway dream, until today. Where do we start? How do we get to know our new friends on the other side? And better yet, how do we form fruitful and meaningful connections?

This unique virtual event creates a platform for connection and collaboration between young and talented professionals from our nations, throughout which we will discuss local, national and global issues and come up with creative and innovative solutions for them.

the challenges

Your mission, should you choose to accept it

The Social Challenge

Leveraging tourism to deepen the connection between young people from both our nations and promoting meaningful social action

The Social Challenge

How can we leverage tourism in our countries, or even worldwide, to promote meaningful meetings between young travelers from Israel, the UAE, and the kingdoms of Bahrain and Morocco? How can we use those meetings in order to help all sides get to know each other better, be socially active together, and make our peace relations even closer?

The Educational Challenge

Using education to strengthen our peace relations and grow a more open-minded generation

The Educational Challenge

How can we help more people from our countries to get to understand each other's cultures better? Should the introduction between people from our countries happen at an earlier stage in their lives? How do we raise a generation to which the relationship between our countries will seem even more natural than it is for us today?

prizes

The winners will receive

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U&I Delegation

A two-way delegation to UAE & Israel Including cultural tours, meeting with industry leaders & promoting the winning projects

Coming Soon

U&I Delegation

A two-way delegation to UAE & Israel Including cultural tours, meeting with industry leaders & promoting the winning projects

Coming Soon

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Agenda​

*All times are in UAE Time (GMT +4)

  • Opening Event
  • Team Dynamics
  • Guest Lecture:  Ideation Process
  • Worktime and Mentoring
  • Guest Lecture: Lean Startup & Business Model Canvas
  • Day Summary

  • Opening Remarks and Keynote Speech
  • Guest Lecture: Digital Marketing
  • Team Worktimes and Mentoring
  • Day Summary

  • Opening Remarks
  • Guest Lecture: Investor's Pitch
  • Team Worktimes and Mentoring
  • Pre-Scoring
  • Top 8 teams Announcement & Pitch
  • Winners Announcement

JUDGES AND MENTORS

H.E Omar Gehubash

Assistant Minister for Culture and Public Diplomacy

Karin Gattegno

Vice President Strategic Partnerships at Start-Up Nation Central

Dr. Erel Margalit

Founder and Executive Chairman, JVP & Margalit Startup City

Dr. Nir Boms

University of Tel Aviv at Israel, Dayan Center, Cooridinator at TAU Workshop on Israel and the Middle Est

Mr. Faisal Al Hawi

Head of Accelerators at Dubai Future Foundation

Dr. Yossi Maaravi

Vice Dean, Adelson School of Entrepreneurship at IDC Herzliya

Mr. Raz Bachar

Managing Director, Microsoft For Startups at Microsoft (Ex AWS)

Mrs. Sara Mohammad Amin Falaknaz

Federal National Council Member

Mr. Ronen Melnik

Head of Comdata Global Clients Division, Head of the Comdata Digital Division, Head of Group Strategy & Corporate Development

Mr. Inon Tagner

Co-Founder & Training Officer at Project21

Ayelet Shilo Tamir

Ayelet Shiloh Tamir CEO of Concert Social Fund

Mr. Omri Avisaf

Co Founder and Chief Storyteller at Quatro

Mr. Nadav Topolski

International Entrepreneur