This is the challenge site for the Hanoi locus of the dual-city Hackathon 2014 organized by Formation 8. There is a second location in Ho Chi Minh City.

Please apply on the hackathon website by July 15th first.  Do not make a submission without first applying on the hackathon site.


Any student, developer or technology enthusiast in Vietnam who can travel to Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City on the day of the hackathon.

Teams may comprise of no more than 4 members.


Submissions should attempt to follow one of the following themes:

  • Connecting More With Mobile,
  • Social Networking across Regional Cultures,
  • Integrating Technology into Education,
  • Pushing Wearables into Everyday,
  • Spirit of Innovation

Hackathon Sponsors


$12,750 in prizes

First Place - Hanoi

$11500 is cash value for:
A round trip for all winning team members to Silicon Valley to visit Formation|8 portfolio companies,
Introduction to Silicon Valley’s top VC’s and Formation|8 portfolio companies.
Dinner with Formation|8 team

Second Place

Third Place

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

How to enter

Please apply on the hackathon website first.  Do not make a submission on ChallengePost without first applying on the hackathon site.


Alin Bui

Alin Bui
One Kings Lane

Will Matthews

Will Matthews
Formation 8

Sao Tran

Sao Tran
Advisor to Formation 8

Anh Tran

Anh Tran
Formation 8

Binh Nguyen

Binh Nguyen
Palantir Technologies

Don Khue

Don Khue

Tuan Anh Bui

Tuan Anh Bui
FIRST Consultant

Leslie Nguyen

Leslie Nguyen

Judging Criteria

  • Product Potential
    1) Importance of the problem 2) Applicability and topic development 3) Large scale application
  • Innovation
    1) Novelty of idea 2) Novelty of approach 3) Novelty of design
  • Feasibility
    1) Potential for creation to be a startup 2) Can it be immediately implemented 3) Creation meets the application requirements set out?
  • Presentation
    1) Team effectively presents creation in allotted time 2) Team expressed confidence while presenting 3) Team expressed an effective future strategy
  • Product
    1) Do similar products exist? 2) Is the product intuitive, clear and understandable?
  • Usefulness
    1) Does the product address a current need? 2) Is the product a necessity for the consumer? 3) Can the product improve everyday life for the consumer?

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