Apply for application - Innovation Cafe Hackathon

Deadline : 16/11/2021

Credit : Innovationcafe


The first E-commerce Hackathon in the State of Qatar with the objective to drive sustained innovation and crowdsource solutions to address, nurture, and launch the latest innovation opportunities in the growing universe of e-commerce.


Program :

A time-bound competitive event aimed at participant collaboration to build a proof of concept/prototype for a specific use case identified out of the shortlisted e-commerce categories, this Hackathon is designed to give the brightest thinkers and innovators a platform from which entrepreneurial ideas can be developed.


E-commerce Hackathon Categories :

  • Artificial Intelligence Solutions for E-commerce

  • Unique Mobile E-Commerce Solutions

  • E-commerce Payment Solutions

  • Marketing Automation

  • Customer Experience

  • AR/VR for Product Virtualization

  • Fulfillment Automation & Robotics

  • Last Mile Delivery Technology & Robotics

Benefits and Rewards :

  • Preferred access to apply into recently launched initiative by Microsoft. Winners can unlock up to $350,000 in value from Microsoft.

  • Access of up to QAR 75,000 in support services & investment.

  • Winning teams will be integrated into Snoonu Incubation Program (SIP) for further validation and development.

  • Access to Investors and partners to validate your business idea.

  • Access to local & international mentors to accelerate your learning.

  • Monetary and in-kind rewards to winners from our sponsors.

  • Platform to showcase your product or idea.

  • Opportunity to make connections and expand your network.

Participating Countries :

Candidates from the following 10 countries are invited to participate in the E-commerce Hackathon: Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Turkey.


Evaluation Criteria :

The ideas and products of the participants will be evaluated on the following basis:

  • Solution Feasibility and Market Fit: Does your idea/product have a business and growth potential?

  • Contribution to Qatar National Vision 2030: Is your product keeping in line with Qatar’s National Vision 2030?

  • Team Skills to Execute the Idea: How skilled is your team to get the idea off the ground?

  • Innovation: How innovative is your idea/product?

  • Alignment with the theme: How closely aligned is your idea/product with the general hackathon theme?

The hackathon will be a 4-day hybrid event. The participants who are present in Doha, Qatar, will be participating in-person from Innovation Cafe’s facilities located in Doha and the participants from the other 9 countries will be participating virtually.


Useful Links :

  • Apply for Innovation Cafe Hackathon

  • Become a Mentor at Innovation Cafe Hackathon

  • Innovation Cafe Hackathon - Attend as an Investor

For more details, please refer to official website




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