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 Virtual & Hybrid Experiential Hackathons for students, teachers and companies

Vickathon - Virtual & Hybrid Experiential Hackathons

Vickathon - The first internet application for virtual & hybrid experiential hackathons, tailored to any target audience

Our Virtual Hackathons

Virtual hackathon for youth in Gush Etzion to strengthen social resilience with Galit Zamler
Virtual international hackathon for students from Israel, India, China and Hong Kong
Virtual international hackathon for teenagers on HEALTH & SOCIAL IMPACT
An online hackathon for the Foreign Ministry delegation
A virtual hackathon for the second year for students at the Technion Entrepreneurship Center called t-hub.
School virtual hackathon on mutual guarantee
Working according to the canvas model in the Technion's virtual hackathon
The first Israeli virtual hackathon for students on Covid-19

What is Virtual Hackathon?

Hackathons are events that connect people and bring together their strengths and advantages in order to solve a significant challenge.

Virtual Hackathons are just like real-life hackathons, except that they are done online remotely while participants are away from each other.

As in every Hackathon event, in an online hackathon, participants are organized into teams and develop their creative idea for a venture to solve a challenge or a problem on a particular topic.

The Vickathon team offers to organize your hackathon from A to Z; virtual, designed, and experiential hackathons over Vickathon. The teams will develop their ideas together on a shared online file, tailored specifically to their age and the chosen topic.

Why Run a Virtual Hackathon?

Participating in a hackathon enhances the participants' experience of teamwork, creativity, brainstorming, senses of ability, and the ability to express their ideas and feel important and proactive.

All these are done in an encouraging, competitive atmosphere. In the end, the participants vote virtually for their favorite ideas, and the judges announce the winners and award them a virtual medal.

What Does a Virtual Hackathon by Vickathon Team Include?

Organizing a virtual hackathon from bottom to top includes:

- Accompanying the planning and execution of the hackathon in all its stages, from forming the concept, through the teams' forming, to the winners' announcement.

- Creating a dedicated competition for you over the Vickathon internet app for leading virtual hackathons:

- Online training sessions with the leading teams in preparation for the hackathon.

- Organizing and leading a launch event and an announcement event of the winners for all participants together, and managing the activity during the hackathon days of all groups in parallel online meetings.

- Recruiting instructors so that every 4-6 groups will be accompanied by a guide who will manage the hackathon and accompany them during the event.

- In addition, throughout the hackathon, mentors from various sectors will be available online to advise, answer questions, and provide feedback on the online file.

- Online enrichment lectures and workshops during the competition to enhance the participants' experience.

- Managing the judging process and ranking the projects according to predefined criteria.

- Professional training videos are integrated into the online shared venture file.

- A technology means of organizing multi-participant online meetings such as Zoom.

- Producing a video clip announcing the winners in the same style as the announcing on the Academy Awards.

- Prizes for the winners.

10 Reasons to Hold a Virtual Hackathon With Vickathon

Vickathon - a visual virtual internet application for online Hackathons

1) Allows running a virtual hackathon to an unlimited number of teams and participants simultaneously.

2) A friendly, visual, and intuitive interface for developing project ideas.

3) The online venture file includes short, ready-made tutorials.

4) Embedding all related venture files within the online venture's form.

5) Access of participating teams to the online venture file from any device anywhere, anytime.

6) Updating and synchronizing the online shared file in real-time.

7) Adjusting the design, content, and tutorials to any audience niche, age, or language.

8) Addressing questions to mentors and getting their answers on the online shared venture file.

9) Exposing hackathon projects to all participants. It also opens them to online voting, choosing audience favorites, announcing the winners, and awarding a virtual medal.

10) Participants' privacy is protected.

A Few More Good Reasons

:) Vickathon was selected as one of the top 50 ventures in the Startup Wheel 2020 international competition.

Vickathon was selected as one of the top 50 ventures in the Startup Wheel 2020 international competition.

:) Galit Zamler participates with Vickathon in the 5th cycle of the EdStart program. This is a unique national program of the Ministry of Education. It collaborates with the Ministry of National Digital, Digital Israel, the Taashiyada Association, and the Israeli Association of Advanced Industries (IATI). It identifies exceptional and groundbreaking educational-technological ventures, empowers them, and helps them grow and create a broad impact on the education system.

:) Samuel Chaushu leads research on Vickathon as a pedagogical tool for measuring and evaluating learning processes. The study is conducted as part of the thesis work at the Technion Institution under the supervision of Dr. Rinat Rosenberg Kima.

What Values Does a Virtual Hackathon Encourage?

Hackathons are considered events that encourage innovation, creative thinking, teamwork, and more. Usually, Hackathons are held in a specific venue where all participants come and gather together.

Via Vickathon, we encourage collaboration and taking part in innovative events even when the participants are away from each other for various reasons. This way, everyone can be part of the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

With Vickathon, we can all express our creativity and enjoy brainstorming and collaboration.

Who Do We Organize Virtual and Hybrid Hackathons?

The Vickathon team has extensive experience in leading both frontal and virtual hackathons. We are ready to lead over Vickathon experiential, online, and hybrid competition events tailored to schools, colleges, entrepreneurial and innovative centers, and other organizations.

We will run an online and inspiring entrepreneurship event for you.

A Recipe for Leading a Successful Online Hackathon

We have summarized the experience of leading virtual for students in ten sections that will help you organize the perfect hackathon:

1) Dividing the event into four stages.

2) Harnessing of accompanying teachers and have them be actively present throughout the hackathon event.

3) Emphasis on choosing mentors of both genders who will support students out of goodwill and with lots of good vibes.

4) Emphasis on the process and the empowerment of the pupils.

5) The pupils are working in teams that were organized in advance.

6) Using a designated instructor - as an ideas generator.

7) Dynamism, availability and real-time responses to the students even beyond the hours on which the hackaton is taking place.

8) Using gamification and building anticipation for the following day.

9) Planning and organizing the hackathon in great detail and keeping up with each day's planned schedule.

10) And last but not least, all involved, without exceptions, want the hackathon to succeed.

You Convinced Us; How Do We Get Started?

If you are interested in encouraging innovation, proactivity, collaboration, and creativity through an online or hybrid hackathon, contact us.

About Vickathon's Founder

Vickathon is a visual virtual service for Hackathons

Mrs. Galit Zamler is a serial entrepreneur and the founder of the Entrepreneurship for Kids (EFK) Program, which has been active since 2009 in dozens of schools in Israel and in the USA, China, Hong Kong, India, and Vietnam as well.

Due to the coronavirus, governments around the world have closed schools and universities.

Galit recognized that in the new situation:

On the one hand, children, teenagers, employees, and entrepreneurs wanted to work in teams and develop ideas for solving problems that arose following the coronavirus.

On the other hand, many professionals had free time where they could serve as mentors.
Combining these two brought up the idea of developing Vickathon for leading virtual and experiential hackathons tailored to each niche.

Sample of Virtual Vickathon Events

Virtual Hackathon for Teens

virtual hackathon for teens led by Galit Zamler
onlin hackathon and entrepreneurial competition led by Galit Zamler

The Gush Etzion Council and its Department of Education through the Youth Department have decided to hear the youth of Gush Etzion and get ideas from them to strengthen the social resilience of the teenagers. This resilience was cracked during the Covid-19 pandemic, and now it's time to rehabilitate it again.

Ten teams of youth from the Gush Etzion gathered virtually. Come up with ideas that met the challenge presented to them. Members of the council, the Department of Education, and the Youth Department emphasized their own responsibility to promote and assist as much as they can in realizing the teenagers' ideas.

For most participants, it was the first time they had participated in such a competition. Professional mentors accompanied the teams with lots of patience. They helped the teens move ahead and guided them in formulating ideas for ventures and initiatives.

Those who took part in the event summed up their experience as follows:

Shlomo Ne'eman, Gush Etzion Council head:
"We are pleased and proud of our youth. Your participation, caring, and creativity are impressive. We are truly proud and foresee the future. Our main goal is to grow from this place. We've made this move to get true growth. Many many thanks to Galit and the mentors for the work you've put into this with dedication and creativity".

Samuel (Muli) Yeselzon, Department of Education, Gush Etzion council:
"Thanks a lot to Galit for organizing this entire event. I think that the idea and the implementation and that the teenagers can see themselves as influencing through the hackathon are wonderful. You've had the privilege to be guided by very talented mentors who helped you. I really hope that we would be able to take these wonderful ideas and make them happen. It's our duty to see how we can implement the ideas you have come up with. We didn't do this only for drawing ideas but also to take upon ourselves the commitment to see how we can turn the things you've dreamed of into a reality".

Hana Navon, Gush Etzion community center:
"We weren't surprised at all by our youth. We are aware that our youth is of high standard level, who throughout the Coronavirus pandemic have volunteered and helped the community's resilience. But we were very much impressed with your work, ideas, and initiatives. Now, our goal is to bring those ideas into life. We are proud of you".

Inbar Israel, mentor, CEO of ShalavHava- Entrepreneurship and business development:
"Those teenagers are truly wonderful. I will talk about the team I was mentoring, which I got to know in-depth. Those girls are so bright and very goal-committed. They worked together so well.

I felt I was around grown-ups. They are so intelligent and did everything so well as if they were mature entrepreneurs. I'm proud of you for the way you've presented your idea. You're simply fantastic. I wish you lots of success. I hope your experience was good and that you learned from this and will take with you all that you've learned here. You won anyway. I had a great time with you".

Amitai Isboutsky, one of the teenagers who participated in the hackathon:
"We had a great time, and we hope to participate in a hackathon again next year".

Rivka Palmor, one of the teenagers who participated in the hackathon:
"It was a meaningful experience. It's my first time participating in a hackathon. I thought it would be boring, but I had so much fun, both with my teammates and our mentor. Thank you all for making this event fun".

Ra'aya Yeselzon, one of the teenagers who participated in the hackathon:
"Thanks to all those who organized and worked on this event. It was enjoyable and enriching".

A World-class Virtual Hackathon

Virtual international hackathon for students from Israel, India, China and Hong Kong
virutal international entrepreneurial competition
working in teams in Zoom breakout rooms during the virtual international entrepreneurial competition for teens

The Gymnasia HaRealit in Rishon LeZion, headed by Iris Ron and her Vice-Principal Michal Keren, had asked to lead a virtual hackathon for the tenth-grade students and students from abroad.

The vickathon team has taken up the glove and recruited students from India, China, and Hong-Kong to participate in the national hackathon.

The hackathon's challenge was "How to Make Live Online Learning More Creative and Exciting?"

One hundred eighty-one students were formed into mixed teams that consisted of Israeli students and students from another country. The hackathon was spread over four days, in which the participants listened to enriching lectures, worked in teams, did brainstorming to come up with ideas for projects that offer solutions to the challenge. They picked out their best idea and developed it according to an outline that was displayed for them on Vickathon.

The event from beginning to end demonstrated what learning should look like in our time.

Below is a selection of comments that illustrate the hackathon experience:

Iris Ron, the Gymnasia HaRealit School director, summed-up the virtual event:
"It was amazing. I would like to thanks all the participants for the wonderful experience of cooperation. Thank you, wonderful students, and dedicated teachers and mentors who have been part of the forces. Special thanks to Michal, Sagie, and Hen, who were the driving force to success. It was a special and exciting multi-cultural event. I'm especially thankful to Galit Zamler, who orchestrated the event very professionally and with great wisdom and sensitivity. Congratulations to the winners, and good luck to you all!"

Tali Tal, mentor:
"It's an amazing and productive process. It goes beyond entrepreneurship. It's about developing leadership and self-confidence".

Gal Benjamin, mentor:
"So many kids and everything went really great! The kids managed to learn and work with other kids from across the other side of the world, and moreover when you learn with joy, you progress faster, and their joint work led to an original and quality creation!! It was a real privilege to take part in this".

Tali Sheffer, mentor:
"It was amazing and inspiring to learn that our kids can come up with ideas and solutions. I felt honored, and it was important for me to be part of the work and the impact which is so critical and necessary in creating the tools that will teach us how to learn in another world which is dysfunctional but yet progressing".

Students from Israel wrote:

"We reached this international hackathon a bit scared of the unknown of meeting peers from a foreign country but also with excitement because this is not something we take part in on a daily basis. Our fears and doubts had quickly disappeared when we learned that we were teamed with four other nice and smart students from China, and together we came up with this idea and built it. We collaborated great, and little by little, we got to know each other better and had a great time working together. Aside from creating an excellent idea, we came out of this hackathon with new friends and improved our English".

"Our experience in this hackathon was amazing. We got to work together with three terrific students from China, and through our conversations with them, we learned a lot about their school, the teaching methods in China, and overall about their country. We had so much fun during the entire work process, and we also improved our English".

Students from China wrote:
"The first time I heard this topic, like a newborn baby, I was puzzled and curious.
Until the first day of the activity, I learned that "Hackathon" means "hack and marathon," which means persist in innovation. Besides, it also took me five days to find out that "Hackathon" is an experience. It means precious friendship and lots of great benefits."

"Wealth is not a permanent friend, but a friend is a permanent wealth." In my opinion, an activity that can make good friends is the most worthwhile. During the five days of the Hackathon in team 21, I got to know many students from Israel, and we set up the WeChat group as well. As Israel is such an innovative country, there must be something that we can learn from them, for instance, Maya's leadership, Ron's activeness, Natanel's calm but skillful, and Ido's potential. In such a creative atmosphere, I believe that I'll certainly gain something useful.

In addition, what I've learned so far is confidence, interaction, and critical thinking. Many Chinese children are not outgoing at all, we are not good at expressing feelings either, but most Israelis are just the opposite. This may have a lot to do with the way education is conducted. Therefore, in order to make good the defect, I came to Hackathon and learn how to express myself confidently."

"I think this virtual Hackathon is very meaningful and I can learn a lot. I feel very honored to exchange and discuss with my Israeli classmates. I get along very well with them. Thank the teachers in Israel and China for giving me this opportunity to participate in this activity. This activity has trained my language expression ability and my innovation ability and gained a lot.
At the same time, I also thank the students in Israel for accepting my views. Understand that we sometimes dare not speak and take the lead. Take the initiative to make presentations and speeches. We feel very warm."

Students from India summed up the event in video-clips:


An Online Hackathon for Two Schools

Online hackathon for students on the subject of loneliness and social distancing
Announcing the winners in the virtual hackathon for students led by Galit Zamler

A decision was made to lead an online hackathon for students learning the Entrepreneurship for Kids and Youth Program at the De-Shalit Junior-High School in Rehovot.

Yosefa Salomon and Michal Ben-Hemo decided on the hackathon's theme: Coping With Loneliness and Social Distancing.

The selection of the theme was made out of the understanding that it's a sensitive topic that concerns the students and their peers, whether it's a result of the coronavirus pandemic, which was forced upon us, and whether it's because of social boycott.

An eight-grader class led by homeroom teacher Shuli Darmon from the High School Nearby the University in Jerusalem joined the hackathon.

We run the hackathon over four days during one week. During its course, the students went through a process of brainstorming to raise ideas for projects, choosing a leading topic, and developing it at the Vickathon system accompanied by professional mentors.

The week ended with hearing out the ideas, receiving feedback, and announcing the winners.

Listed below is a selection of quotes from the participants of the hackathon:

Michal Ben-Hemo, entrepreneurship coordinator at the De-Shalit Junior High School in Rehovot: "It was quite an experience. The hackathon was a fascinating and interesting process that I also went through and took a lot from. The students worked in teams, put their heads together, and tried to solve problems in very creative ways. Our great achievement at the hackathon being part of this process. We've seen here some amazing projects which can be further developed. A huge thanks to Galit for the collaboration in the hackathon and the teachers, mentors, and students. It was simply a pleasure walking into the Zoom rooms and witness you working and thinking vigorously."

Shuli Darmon, the eighth-grade teacher in the High School Nearby the University in Jerusalem: "We also went through an amazing process. Our students were thrown in at the deep end, and they did an amazing job. The students' presentations and pitches were fascinating. The ideas were creative...well done to everyone for going through the entire process. It was fun doing the hackathon with another school. It was a wonderful and unique experience."

Ruth Moka-Omer, seventh-grade homeroom teacher: "It was an amazing week in which the students have done so much work. Working in groups was respectable and was held with a pleasant conversation. I had a great time. Thanks for the privilege of being part of this."

Ariel Avraham, a pupil at the De-Shalit Junior High School: "Taking part in the competition was really fun for me. I even learned new things about my friends as we were working. We laughed, had a great time. It was enjoyable. And we also created a wonderful project that we're proud of."

Mika Niron, De-Shalit Junior High School: "We got along really great in our group. We made all the decisions together, with each one contributing their part. We had so much fun."

Here are some of the mentors' experiences who accompanied the hackathon with outstanding professionalism and sensitivity:

Dana Goldring, artist and social entrepreneur, founder of Boser- professional community for artists who are getting started: "It was amazing, a wonderful group of gifted and caring kids - they are simply an inspiration. I would love to work with such a team!:) Galit Zamler, thanks a lot for the invitation and also for acquainted me with more talented entrepreneurs, I enjoyed listening to the feedback from all the colleagues and seeing all the great projects that were created under your guidance- you are all champions."

Ronit Meiri, consultant, personal and business trainer, using the holistic method, speaker, groups-facilitator, and owner of the business - Yes You Can: "The hackathon was interesting, innovative, highly constructed and conducted. I thought to myself ??? if this is what they're producing now, what will they come up with in the years to come. Galit, you're doing a significant job that can change many people's lives in Israel and all across the world for the better. I enjoyed listening and learning from the opinion given by the team that provided the feedback."

Maya Keleti, a graphic designer, specializes in designing and communicative language for children: "It was enchanting and fascinating to listen to the kids' ideas today."

Vered Adar, head of UI/UX, design thinking workshop facilitator: "Galit, you delivered the event fascinatingly and excellently. And the mentors who delivered their feedback did a great job with lots of affection and pumped the students with motivation. You've managed to transmit the feeling that implementing all of this is really within reach. You've also managed to convey messages of criticism positively and constructively. Well done to you."

Virtual International Hackathon for Teenagers

Virtual International Hackathon for Teenagers

During the 2020 Global Entrepreneurship Week, Or Gavish, Galit Zamler, and Maayan Zweig led the first international hackathon for teenagers, discussing health, medicine, and welfare.

The hackathon spread over four days, during which the participants heard lectures on various subjects, on the hackathon itself, and on topics from the entrepreneurship world. On each day, the participants received a new challenge, on which they worked together over Vickathon. On the last day, the teens presented their ventures, followed by presentations, and received feedback from the mentors.

The event ended with the participants' voting for choosing the "crowd's favorites" and the judges' call of the winners, by predefined criteria.

The first place went to team number 21 from India, with a venture called - Alris, which uses artificial intelligence technology to monitor crowded places, identify sick people in closed spaces, and send alerts.

The second place went to three teams: team number 1 (I JOIN), team number 2 (Parkilas), and team number 10 (FamFun).

The third place went to team number 12. Their idea is about inventing an automatic cleaner for the bathroom. There's a moving story behind this team that shows how taking part in the hackathon empowers the contestants.

Virtual Hackathon for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The State Department led a virtual hackathon on top of Vickathon

The Vickathon team ran an international virtual hackathon for leading educators who participated in an online course by MASHAV - Israel's Agency for International Development Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The hackathon dealt with the challenges of education and loneliness caused by the coronavirus.

All participants were divided into teams and worked together, each from their own country, on a shared online designed file.

The online file was tailored specifically for them over Vickathon.

After uploading ideas (ideation stage), the participants chose the best idea, developed it according to the online shared file sections, and watched short and enriching tutorial video clips.

From time to time, we took breaks, as in every hackathon, where we had enriching and fun activities.

We ended the event with pitches, and each of us voted for three favorite ideas. That's how we determined the audience's favorite ones and who won a virtual medal.

Everyone enjoyed the competition very much, as one can see from the following:

"It's a very amazing experience. I like it."

"Enjoyable experience."

"Very interesting experience. You are all great."

"It is a really interesting program!"

"Thank you very much for the value addition."

"Hey! I like the site we have used for the hackathon."

"I would like to know more about it. Thank you."

Virtual Hackathon at the A.D Gordon School

Virtual Hackathon at the A.D Gordon School on mutual responsibility.

The A.D Gordon's school staff in Kfar Saba, managed by Gila Ben Yosef, led a whole day of a virtual school hackathon.

The preparation was done in advance; the school staff was briefed by Galit Zamler on how to plan a virtual event that is cognitive, cooperative, and innovative.

There was a lot of excitement surrounding the day, both among teachers and students.

During the day, the students learned the meaning of mutual responsibility, came up with ideas for projects and initiatives, and split into teams. Each team developed their idea over Vickathon, with the teachers as mentors.

The hackathon ended with the students' pitches, in which they professionally presented their ideas, for the purpose of recruiting everyone to execute as many ideas as possible.

Virtual Hackathon at the Technion

The Technion runs online Hackathon by Vickathon

The t-hub students at the Technion institution participated in the Entrepreneurship Fundamentals Course.

Dr. Dina Raphael, the course facilitator, led an online hackathon for students.

Ten groups of students came up with ideas for social ventures with business feasibility.

At the end of the virtual hackathon, Galit Zamler received a certificate of appreciation for Vickathon's contribution to the online event's success.

Certificate of appreciation to Galit Zamler for her contribution to the virtual hackathon at the Technion

In November 2020, and in light of the satisfaction with the experience of using the Vickathon, Dr. Dina Rafael chose to lead two additional hybrid hackathons for her students of two entrepreneurship courses she leads.

Galit Zamler participated in online sessions with the students from both courses to introduce them to Vickathon, in which they develop their ideas for ventures.

The First National Virtual Hackathon for Students

first national virtual Hackathon for students in schools

Galit Zamler invited schools from all over the country to join the first virtual hackathon for students in Israel under the subject of "Dealing with the Coronavirus."

This online event was a great opportunity to allow students to feel important and relevant. They could develop creative and entrepreneurial thinking in groups (each in their own home) and bring up and develop ideas for social projects, both technological and non-technological.

This is an interview with Yael Chen-Tov, who won first place with the "Shmaryahu" project:


The Issues on Which the Ventures Were Defined

- Solutions in the health sector for dealing with the virus

- Solutions for the spare time that was created due to the government's instructions

- Solutions for dealing with loneliness

- Solutions for enriching knowledge and solutions for studying

- Solutions for quarantined people's needs

- Solutions for financial difficulties created by the situation

How is the Virtual Hackathon Conducted?

- The hackathon was tailored for kids and their teachers in terms of visual design, sections to fill out, and videos.

- Students worked through a structured, joint internet file to develop a project in their homes at any time that was comfortable for them, from any device, and without physically meeting each other.

- As part of the hackathon, the students watched short tutorial clips that helped them develop the venture idea.

- Each group received professional feedback via the online file relevant to their idea and suited to the young entrepreneurs' ages.

- Each group made up to a two-minute video to present the project or just wrote down the pitch.

- Each venture was reviewed and scored by three judges.

first online Hackathon was for Israeli school students from all over the country

Forty teams of students from six different schools enrolled in the hackathon. Twenty-five of them developed ideas for ventures, and twenty teams reached the final competition and submitted their pitches.

Via an exciting online meeting with all participants, Galit announced the three winners.

The Ideas Were Judged According to the Following Criteria:

- Identifying a problem/need and coming up with a solution that has the potential for a broad impact.

- Original, creative, and doable ideas.

- Writing a detailed file for developing the idea.

- Pitching the idea.

The Prize for the Winners:

- Professional consultation to develop the project.

- Exposure to decision-makers.

- Advertising and exposure on social networks and on the EFK program websites in Hebrew and English.

The Winners of the Vickathon "Dealing with the Coronavirus"


Matan Lion Melech produced the final video that featured the winning teams' pitches.

First place: Yael Chen-Tov, a sixth-grader from Katznelson School in Kfar Sirkin. Yael's venture is called "Shmaryahu" (Keeper) - a bracelet that reminds us to wash hands and keep away from others, thus protecting us from Corona.

Second place: A team of young entrepreneurs - fifth-graders David, Nikol, Tahel and sixth-graders Orin, Shaked, and Nadav from the A.D Gordon School in Holon. Their venture is called "Activation" - a site with various fun and interesting activities to spend time at home during the Corona pandemic.

Third place: The venture of Ella and Ziv, third-graders from the "Sadot" School in Pardes Hanna-Karkur. Their venture is a "Corona Kit" - a kit with hygiene products and fun games that will help us be safe and also have fun.

Our Partners in the Hackathon Success:

The online event was done with the cooperation of professionals who contribute from their expertise; entrepreneurs from various fields who help students promote their ideas and serve as expert mentors.

Rivka Alkobi - Educational Entrepreneur and Founder of B-Friend, Researcher in Special Education, Psychotherapist, and an Educational Advisor. Rivka develops digital therapies and products designed to help parents, teachers, and educators communicate safely. Her last startup, named B-Friend, helps teach children social skills. The Ministry of Education has approved this venture.

Attorney Gad Benett from Ben-Ami & Associates, patent attorneys, has prepared a short and relevant explanatory clip in a language that is understandable to students, answering the question "should I disclose or not disclose my idea?"

Tal Berman - Specialist in early stages ventures, taught this as part of his role at the College of Management. A serial entrepreneur, owner of a company that creates international opportunities for entrepreneurs with representative offices in Spain and Germany, and also leads the Startup Grind community in Rishon Lezion.

Dedi Cohen - Designer and educator. Live the world of Hackathons, founder of the Damm Good Slides studio for accessing tools and practices in presentations, creative thinking, design, and product concept. Designer in the state service, product manager at the karaoke-talkie venture, lecturer, and mentor in the Israeli youth entrepreneurship community.

Matan Lion Melech - A film producer and filmmaker. Matan made a video about the importance of defining and characterizing the target audience.

Or Manor - The founder of the Social Innovation Club, Director of Strategic partnerships, Informatics. She helped to prepare a presentation on how to pitch your project in an interesting way.

Tami Kleiman-Bar - Educational entrepreneur, computing, and linguistic coordinator at the six-year high school Carmel Zevulun in Kibbutz Yagur. A graduate student in computational learning and a group manager of the "Middle School and High School Teacher Circle" and "Other Language" Facebook groups.

Dov Rochman - Has managed business activities in various high technology fields, startups, and retail. This includes setting up a startup company in the energy domain, management, and establishment of a wide retail activity (IKEA Israel) and management of an Israeli corporation (Koor Industries) in the US. These days, he is a member of the technological innovation group in the Ministry of Education, mentor, and high school math teacher.

Ronni Shtekler - An educator, a teacher and English coordinator in junior high school, entrepreneur, developed a remedial teaching kit in English, "Learn English and Remember."

Our Partners in the Hackathon Success

How Was The Hackathon?

The Hackathon turned out to be a success, even before it was launched. Here are some comments from teachers, mentors, parents, and students:

Teachers wrote:

"Excellent initiative."

"Thank you for the initiative and the opportunity to participate. Both teams enjoyed the process very much."

"The Vickathon you developed is lovely and clear. How did you do it?"

"Thank you for leading this meaningful activity during this unusual time. As someone that accompanied projects from the other side, I must say that it had an added value in a time like ours, where kids are out of a routine.

This activity brought them liveliness, a routing of achievement, and a social connection, that are, in my opinion, just as meaningful. They organized it like a project in all senses with daily meetings through Zoom with all the group members, that they couldn't miss or be late to. And of course, after these activities, they had a lot of personal assignments that each of them received.

Thank you so much for promoting this activity. I wish there would be more like this in the future that will get some real content into our children's life."

Children that took part in the Hackathon wrote:

"We really enjoyed the work. Thank you."

"We really enjoyed drawing and inventing ideas to deal with the boredom."

The mentors and judges wrote:

"It was fun, the kids were lovely, and so were their ideas, and the execution was wonderful. a great pleasure."

The director of the Sadot School, which participated in the Hackathon said:

"I'm delighted at the decision to run this Hackathon. That's how learning should look like nowadays. It's a pleasure to hear from all the young entrepreneurs."

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