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AUC Launches COVID-19 Online Hackathon for MENA University Students

You can still put a team together and apply for the three-day HACK-19.

You can still apply for the American University in Cairo’s COVID-19 online hackathon. HACK-19 will take place between June 4-7, when participating teams will develop innovative solutions to the repercussions of the COVID-19 outbreak, competing for $1000, as well as a spot in an advanced online entrepreneurship course, to which 15 winners will get access.

Registration is open to teams of 2-4 university students from across the MENA region, who will be coached and judged by an impressive cohort of industry leaders from Morocco, Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE. Powered by leading Egyptian tech agency Robusta, the hackathon is held in collaboration with 20+ partners from across the regional ecosystem.  

Participating teams should choose one of three tracks to compete in. If you have an idea to ease the burden on the health sector, through telehealth for example, your team can compete in the Healthcare Support System Track. 

People are terrified about opening up too early, and worried about the economic impact of continued closures: apply to the Life Continuity Track to develop solutions that mitigate both threats.

And as the entire world has seen in the past three months of quarantine-isolation-distancing, the socioemotional impact of the pandemic is critical. If your team has a possible solution, apply to the Wellbeing Track.

You have until the end of today, June 2nd, to apply here.


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