There is global recognition that today’s linear (Make, Use, Dispose) economy simply isn’t working. It’s unsustainable, inefficient and contributing to negative environmental impacts.
Red Garage Ventures (a venture studio supported by The Coca-Cola Company) in partnership with Hack Days Australia is running start-up competition (or “hackathon”) with the objective of unearthing new ideas and talent that can drive a start-up venture to solve real Circular Economy problems leveraging Coca-Cola assets.
Rewards for recycling.
Application of new and novel tech behavioral economics techniques.
New marketing techniques.
Design out waste Artificial intelligence, Internet-of-Things (IoT), Augment
Blockchain, traceability tracking, Better practice program (i.e. certifications, measured and rewarded systems), Rewards for Sustainable sourcing, Application of new and novel tech.
Reverse supply chains advanced sorting technologies, artificial intelligence, new uses for waste, new methods of recycling. Advanced logistics systems, alternative sources to virgin, Blockchain, traceability tracking, Genomics, Internet-of-Things (IoT)
Tracking and traceability of organic and technical nutrients.
Enabling recycled materials to be cost competitive with virgin.
Certifiation and validation of waste.
Advance sorting technologies.
New uses for waste.
New methods of recycling.
Artificial intelligence, Blockchain, Genomics, Internet-of-Things (IoT)
Who is it for?
We are looking to attract innovators & disruptors who are interested in developing the next big thing in the Circular Economy by creating new business models that leverage Coca-Cola’s assets.
This includes environmentalists, industrial designers, engineers, developers, designers, marketers, entrepreneurial thinkers & anyone else that is passionate about improving sustainable outcomes.
This is the individual with a passion for improving sustainable outcomes that is willing to work with a team to co-design a circular economy solution.
This is the developer with the technical ability to execute ideas.
This is the creative with design skills & a close eye on emerging trends.
This is the entrepreneur with the ability to pitch the product & make it marketable.
Mentors & Judges
We are assembling a star studded line up of mentors & judges to support the event, watch this space for further announcements…
6pm – 9pm: Pre-event immersion session
5.30pm: Registrations open
8.30pm: Idea pitching & team formation
11.00pm: Venue closes
8.00am: Venue opens
10.00am – 11.00am: StartUp workshops
3.00pm: Pitching workshop
11.00pm: Venue closes
6.00pm – 9.00pm: Optional
Circular Economy excursion (TBC)
8.00am: Venue opens
10.30am – 11.30am: Team pitching practice
6.30pm: Final pitches to judging panel
8.00pm: Winners announced
10.00pm: Venue closes
This event will be held @ Coder Factory Academy which is a 10 min walk from Central station. If you plan to drive, there is 24 hour parking available @ 1 Bay St (Broadway shopping centre).
Coder Factory Academy
Lvl 2/7 Kelly St, Ultimo, 2007
If you have any questions don’t hesitate to email us at RGVcirculate@redgarage.co
Who owns the prototypes, ideas, pitches or intellectual property at the end of the StartUp Hackathon?
- Metro Aspire Hotel Sydney – Ultimo, Sydney (0.6 km from Broadway Shopping Centre)
- The Old Clare Hotel – Sydney Central Business District, Sydney (0.7 km from Broadway Shopping Centre)
- Mecure Sydney (800 m from Broadway Shopping Centre)
“CIRCULATE – START UP COMPETITION” HACKATHON TERMS & CONDITIONS
The Hackathon is being conducted by Vivify Labs Pty Ltd (ACN 602 037 909) (Hack Days Austraila) and Red Garage Ventures (ABN 56 602 183 102) (Company).
Participation in the Hackathon is subject to these terms and to Company’s privacy statement. By participating in this event you agree to be bound by these Terms.
- all entrants must be over 18 years of age
- all entrants must register as individuals
Your active participation in the Hackathon is vital to helping make the event a success:
- give your all for the Friday night and two Saturday sessions
- play nicely with your fellow team members and other Hackathon attendees
- do all that you can to make sure your business idea is the best it can be; and
- comply with Hack Days Australia’s directions with respect to your health and safety during the Hackathon.
Any ideas or materials that you use for the purposes of the Hackathon (Your Material) must:
- be something in which you own all intellectual property rights or are licensed to use; and
- not be subject to any law or obligation that prohibited their use for the purposes of the Hackathon.
You will retain ownership of Your Material developed during the hackathon. The company (Red Garage Ventures) has the first right of access to incubate.
Hack Days Australia and the Company may use Your Material for the purposes of conducting and promoting the Hackathon, and promoting future events similar to the Hackathon.
During the Hackathon you may receive information (Confidential Information) that is confidential to Hack Days Australia or Company (each a discloser). You must keep the Confidential Information confidential, and not use or disclose it except for the purposes of the Hackathon or with the consent of the discloser. You must destroy all copies of that Confidential Information within 14 days of a request by a discloser.
Hack Days Australia may share your contact details with Company, who may use your contact details to contact you about the Hackathon, or any matter arising out of or in relation to the Hackathon. Hack Days Australia and Company may use your name and picture in accounts of the Hackathon or promotion of future Hackathons.
You acknowledge that you participating in the Hackathon voluntarily and at your own risk. You release Hack Days Australia and Company from any liability for any loss, injury or damage that you may suffer or incur arising from your participation in the Hackathon.
These terms are governed by the laws of the State of New South Wales, Australia.