Shenzhen, 17th-18th November, 2018

Hackathon is back on TechCrunch Shenzhen

Event Introduction

The Hackathon is a staple of all our TechCrunch events. Each team has 24 hours to design and develop a proof of concept. Judging and awards comes from the most innovative companies in the world.

Who can participate

Everyone interested in technology is welcome to join. You can come to share your ideas, broaden your horizons, and test your skills. We want to learn from you, even if there’s no mature product or clear business model. We want imagination and unconstrained innovation!


Ownership and Intellectual Property Right
The Ownership and the Intellectual Property Right of the products produced during the Hackathon competition belong to their producers completely, and could be used on their own will.
All the participants should sign the Non-Disclosure Agreement for APIs at Hackathon in TechCrunch Shenzhen, 2019.

Both individual participants and teams are acceptable. To be noticed, the limit of members for each team is 5.

You should run your product and present it to the public. If you do not finish your presentation, don’t worry! Just try your best.

The jury of Hackathon consists of experts and the delegates from the sponsors. At the end of Hackathon, comprehensively concerning the performance of each team during the whole competition period, we would award the top participants with the grand prix or other special awards, including the Most Innovative Product, the Most Valuable Product, and the Most Completed Product.

Registration Qualification

We suggest that participants had better have 3-5 members on a team. However, if you think you’ve owned sufficient capacity to be both a front-end engineer and a developer, individual participants are also acceptable. Registration information should include division of the work, name list and an introduction of your program.

We agree that it would offer better help if you’ve already have a mature idea before coming to Hackathon. Nevertheless, you are not allowed to bring a semi-finished or finished product to the competition. Besides, if you have a strong will to participate in Hackathon but find it difficult to have partners with you, you could note down in your registration information along with related details, and tell us the role you could play in a team. Then you could directly build your team with other participants who are in favor on the spot. We would patiently and conscientiously assess your registration information, and finalize the list of participants.


NOW –9th Nov

Sign-up Page:
the official website of TechCrunch 2019 Shenzhen

2th Nov – 9th Nov
Log in at the official event webpage and finish the registration. Teams that pass the qualification assessment may make their access to Hackathon in Shenzhen. The jury would finalize the winners through the evaluation and assessment of their performance in the competition.

9th Nov– 10th Nov
Those teams that have passed the qualification assessment could be accessible to the Final. According to results of final evaluation, the top three of the corresponding questions would be awarded.

TechCrunch Rewards

1.Everyone gets Two-day TechCrunch 2019 International City Event – Shenzhen ticket if their program could be submitted successfully
2.TechCrunch International City Event 2019 – Shenzhen Hackathon certificate of honor.
3.Sponsor souvenir T-shirt

Judging Criteria

Creativity: The novelty of the product
Experience: Whether the product brings a new or smooth experience when used.
Business value: Whether the product will produce commercial value.
Presentation: The team is clear and rational about the product.
Impact: The scale of impact of the problem solved by the product.
Technology: The technical difficulty required for the product and the quality of the smart contracts used.
Completion: The product is complete and can be fully operational.
Design: product appearance, user interface, and user experience.


Shenzhen Bay Venture Plaza ground floor , Shenzhen Software Industrial Base.

Agenda of Hackathon

First day

9:00 a.m. Registration Opens
10:00 a.m. Official launch + Sponsors pitches
11:00 a.m. Matchmaking session
11:30 a.m. Coding starts/Lunch
6:00 p.m. Dinner
8:00 p.m. Late Night Snack

Second day

8:00 a.m. Breakfast
11:30 a.m. End of Code/Lunch
1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Final Demos
3:00 p.m.-4.00 p.m. Jury deliberation/Winners announcement


To be updated…


To be updated…

 TechCrunch Shanghai Hackathon Reviews

 Adult Hackathon

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