00 What is #herHACK?

Hackathons originated in the late 1990s from the tech community as time-limited events to promote collaborative innovation.
During a hackathon, participants form smaller teams work together intensively, often for 24–48 hours. They create innovative projects or solutions within a specific theme or challenge. #herHACK 20.23 is a unique form of a hackathon with a special focus on women and sustainability. Participants brainstorm ideas, design prototypes, write code, and present their final products to judges and a larger audience. The atmosphere is dynamic, with a strong sense of excitement, teamwork, a focus on learning and networking. Pushing creative boundaries is key for successful hackathons and for #herHACK no prior knowledge is needed!

01 Facts

  • Date: 24 – 25 November 2023, 08:00 – 21:00 on both days
  • Where: FHNW Campus Brugg/Windisch
  • Who: 250 technology enthusiastic women (open to al genders) from all over Switzerland, 18 years and older
  • Skills: An event for women who want to work together on a useful and creative solution to a challenge within the framework of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • Event language: English
  • Costs: 10 CHF donation to a non-profit organisation. The event incl. food is on us
  • Registration deadline: 16 November 2023 or as soon as we have allocated the 250 places

02 Sustainable Development Goals

We are committed to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) of the UN Agenda 2030. By participating in #herHACK, you not only set an effective example for women in the tech industry but also make an active contribution to the sustainable, economic, social and environmental development of society.

03 Prize

Ther #herHACK winners will experience an all-inclusive journey to one of Europe’s largest tech networking events. Dive into cutting-edge tech, connect with industry leaders, and explore diverse cultures. With travel, accommodation, meals, and event costs covered, focus solely on making meaningful connections, staying updated with the latest trends at this exceptional event and at this exceptional event and validate your ideas developed at the hackathon.. Join us in celebrating diversity, innovation, and the future of tech. All this is possible by the generous sponsorship by Movetia. 

04 Choose your challenge

Our partners are currently preparing the challenges in line with the SDGs for you to work on. Choose the one where you want to make an impact and find solutions while being mentored by our experts.

05 Techies and Mixed Teams

Tech background or not, don’t worry, we believe in the power of diversity to come up with unique solutions. In the application you have the opportunity to join a “techie” team with a focus on coding or a mixed team where the focus lies on the ideation process and a low-code MVP solution.


Day Time Activity
Day One 8:00 - 8:30 Opening Doors & Check-In
  8:30 - 8:50 Welcome & Ice Breaker
  8:50 - 9:00 Inspirational Speech
  9:00 - 9:15 Introduction to Innovation Phases of the Hackathon
  9:15 - 9:30 Phase 1 Kick-Off: Problem and User Definition
  9:30 - 12:15 Let's Hack!
  12:15 - 14:00 Lunch // FHNW Lab Tour
  14:00 - 14:15 Phase 2 Kick-Off: Ideation
  14:15 - 17:00 Let's Hack!
  17:00 - 17:20 Stretch - Dancing
  17:20 - 17:40 Inspirational Speech
  17:40 - 18:00 Coffee Break with Snacks
  18:00 - 20:30 Let's Hack!
  20:30 - 20:45 End of Day 1 and Outlook Day 2
Day Two 8:00 - 8:30 Opening Doors & Visit Marketplace & Breakfast
  8:30 - 9:00 Yoga & Breakfast
  9:00 - 9:15 Phase 3 Kick-Off: Prototyping and Sketching
  9:15 - 12:15 Let's Hack!
  12:15 - 13:45 Lunch & Time for Marketplace
  13:45 - 14:30 Phase 4 Kick-Off: Pitching Masterclass
  14:30 - 17:30 Let's Hack! & Final Submission of Solutions until 17:30
  17:30 - 18:15 Break // Deliberation on the Top 10 Submissions
  18:15 - 19:15 Announcement of 10 Finalists & Live Pitches
  19:15 - 19:30 Inspirational Speech
  19:30 - 19:45 Announcement of 6 Winner Teams for the Lighthouse Event
  19:45 - 21:00 Apéro
  21:00 End of #HERHACK 20.23


Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz FHNW Hochschule für Technik
Klosterzelgstrasse 2, 5210 Windisch, Schweiz

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