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August 18, 2017
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Level 3, 315 Brunswick St
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0400 115 925

CUA Hackathon 2017

August 18, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Got an innovative digital solution that resonates with millennials? Want to know what it’s like to collaborate with startups and entrepreneurs? If your answer is yes, then join CUA at its’ Hackathon on 18, 19, and 20 August 2017.

What’s the CUA Hackathon?

Hosted with Brisbane technology hub River City Labs (RCL), the CUA Hackathon is a 48 hour collaboration amongst entrepreneurs, startups, members of the community and CUA team members working together to bring original ideas to life.

Want to know more about our Hackathon? Check out the video from our inaugural event in 2016.

Have questions? Attend our CUA Hackathon Public Information Night at River City Labs on Thursday, August 3rd.

The Challenge

This year’s Hackathon is centred around the theme Millennials: Tech, Trust, and Relationships. The challenge is for participants to find innovative solutions to answer the following question:

How can CUA leverage technology to create trusted experiences and relationships that resonate with millennials?

This is your chance to showcase your ideas over 48 hours of building, validating, and launching new digital products. We are looking for a digitally-focused solution that aligns with CUA’s purpose of ‘members working together through life’s changes for mutual good’.

We’ll also keep your stomachs satisfied and energy levels up throughout the weekend!

What will you get out of it?

You’ll have the opportunity to use your interests, skills and creativity to develop an idea to assist CUA members with their financial, health and insurance needs.

There is range of fantastic prizes to win, including:

  • a $5000 cash prize
  • a mentoring session with entrepreneur and investor, Steve Baxter, from Channel Ten program, Shark Tank
  • a $10,000 CXA Branding and Marketing support for the winning idea

Prizes will also be awarded for:

  • Most Innovative/ Creative Concept – $500 cash prize
  • Best Traction/ Most Viable – $500 cash prize

In addition, you’ll have the chance to add this experience to your portfolio, meet new people, learn new skills, and have lots of fun along the way!

How does it work?

A mix of entpreneurs, startups, marketers, expert professionals and CUA team members, will work together in teams to develop an original idea.

On the evening of 18 August, you’ll meet other participants, pitch your idea, vote on your favourites, and then break into teams to begin working on the chosen idea.

Over the following two days, you’ll be working with your team to design, develop, validate, and pitch your idea.

Along the way, you will be mentored by experts who will help you and your team reach your goal by the 4pm deadline on the final day (20 August).

After tools down, your team will have the chance to pitch your idea, after which, a panel of judges will deliberate and choose the winning team.

Please keep in mind that in order to participate, you’ll have to commit for the full 48 hours from Friday evening until Sunday afternoon.

Other ways you can get involved

If you don’t wish to participate, you may still like to come along to watch the pitches and presentations on the opening and final night and support participant’s innovative and creative ideas.

About CUA

CUA is Australia’s largest credit union, offering responsible financial, health and insurance solutions to around 500,000 Australians. As a mutual, we were created by members for members and we care for them through the changes and challenges in their lives. We are working on being available whenever and wherever members need us. Our growth and success enables us to reinvest in our business, deepen our relationships with members and build stronger communities. Visit www.cua.com.au for more information on our initiatives, services and locations.

About River City Labs

River City Labs is a non-profit coworking community of like minded individuals who came together to promote and develop early stage and start up businesses and entrepreneurial activity in the mobile, Internet and technology sector in Brisbane and surrounding regions in Australia. We aim to empower entrepreneurs to solve big world problems.

Photography/ Videography Consent

By registering to participate in the event, Participants consent to the Host using their name, likeness, image and/or voice in the event they are a winner (including photograph, film and/or recording of the same) in any media for an unlimited period without remuneration for the purpose of promoting the CUA Hackathon (including any outcome), and promoting any products manufactured, distributed and/or supplied by the Host or developed as a result of the CUA Hackathon.

Refund Policy

Please note that no ticket refunds will be given from 7 days before the event as catering is pre-organised.

Intellectual Property – Important!

We often get asked about Intellectual Property ownership relating to the business ideas and concepts developed over the course of a Hackathon. Please note the following:

– Over the course of the Hackathon, Confidential Information such as test data, services etc relating to CUA’s business will be revealed to Participants. Note all Confidential Information disclosed in the Confidential Information will remain owned by CUA and must be removed form your device prior to leaving the venue.

– Intellectual Property rights relating to business ideas or concepts you and your team develop over the course of the CUA Hackathon are owned by you and your team, but we reserve the right to be the first to use your ideas or concepts and make them a commercial reality.

Jordan Birchall
0403 869 874