As one of the organizers, HackHub announced the winners for the just passed OPPOHack 2021 event on August 15th, which featured five insightful workshops from Stephen Smith (Associate Professor at University of Waterloo), Marco Donadeo (Director at Red Thread Ventures), Vivian Chan (Global Head of Digital Sales at NextTech AR Solutions), Hongyu Sun (Senior Director at OPPO Seattle Research Center), and Yi Xu (Associate Director at OPPO US Research Center).
Since starting in June, the event has been well received among the entrepreneurs and technology enthusiasts around the globe, receiving projects from China, Hong Kong, the United States, Canada, Singapore, Brazil, the United Kingdom, India, and other 20+ countries and regions. More than 500 individuals and teams signed up with 60+ qualified projects entering the preliminary round. Top 11 projects were selected into the final, which was live streamed in the internet.
Contestants are divided into the Seeding group and the Growing group according to their company status. A total of six startup teams from two competing groups were awarded.
Let’s check them out:
“Participating in the OPPO hackathon hosted by Hackhub pushed ArcadeQuest to grow. From the moment we enrolled we received support and direction for sharing ArcadeQuest with the judges. The first round of the competition allowed us to solidify our messaging and business thesis while gaining a greater understanding of our industry. This set us up for success in the second round in which we pitched to the judges. We were able to take the key points which we had articulated in the first round and implement them in our pitch. The hackathon was a great opportunity to get ArcadeQuest into the spotlight and in front of investors. In addition to gaining amazing connections because of the hackathon, we were able to get valuable and insightful feedback from the panel of judges. They provided us with insight into what issues we would face and suggestions on how to improve our marketing funnel. It was a pleasure to be a part of the hackathon, the team was amazing, and our organization grew as a result of the experience. We look forward to future hackathons hosted by Hackhub!”
- Daniel From ArcadeQuest
“For any startup, I would highly recommend participating in OPPOHack! The process was very straightforward and you get the opportunity to pitch to an international community of judges and startups.”
- Kevin From Insights.gg
OPPOHack is OPPO’s initial attempt to bridge the innovative tech entrepreneurs with the network and resources they would desire, helping them to build up relationships with international angel groups and research institutes.
“I create, therefore I am.” As the slogan goes, the OPPOHack 2021 aims to promote the cutting-edge technologies and innovations by investing in the promising startups, creating an open platform for both the tech entrepreneurs and the investors, as well as enriching OPPO’s global technology ecosystem.
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