Run a Hackathon to build solutions

Move like a startup. Learn to build and test market appetite for lots of ideas quickly, cheaply and effectively.

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  • FOR CORPORATES WHO WANT TO
  • MOVE QUICKLY
  • VALIDATE MARKET APPETITE FOR YOUR IDEAS
  • SAVE ON UNNECESSARY COSTS BUILDING THE WRONG THING
  • SHIFT CULTURAL MINDSETS AND BEHAVIOURS
  • Engage and retain high performers
  • Engage senior staff in the product development process

Hackathons done right are a fantastic way to help your team come up with ideas, build prototypes and test market appetite for those ideas.  Engage employees, build team cohesion and begin to embed a culture of experimentation and entrepreneurship within your organisation.

Most hackathons focus on simply bringing people together and letting them loose on building things. They will be successful... at building things that nobody wants to buy (and maybe a little team building). But a good hackathon is about so much more.

“Ideas are a commodity, execution of them is not.” - Michael Dell

If your organisation is serious about innovation, we use best practice methodology gained from years of experience and curated from thought leaders such as Clayton Christensen, Eric Ries, Alex Osterwalder, Ash Maurya, Nir Eyal and companies such as Google Ventures, Intuit and IDEO.

A hackathon is a great way to come up with ideas but more importantly rapidly prototype those ideas and get in front of customers in a matter of hours to quickly learn whether or not your idea is worth developing further.

Large companies have a track record of taking months, if not years, getting new products to market at an inflated cost and at a performance that falls way below expectations. Why? Because they don’t spend enough time validating the problem, solution, customer segment and other fundamental business model building blocks before going into full-blown development mode, often recruiting too many team members, adding too much complexity and forgetting all about the customer.

An old adage in Silicon Valley is “the companies that learn the fastest win” and by participating in a hackathon, we can help you learn much faster than you ever could from within the comfortable surrounds of your business units which are usually fraught with process and red tape that inhibit you from running experiments and speaking to customers from day one.

We’ve facilitated hackathons for regulated companies in the health insurance industry, such as Australian Unity, and ran 36 experiments across 5 ideas in just two days, killing some ideas, promoting others and generating new compelling insights that project teams were blind to before the hackathon.

Our Approach
1. Break out into cross-functional teams
2. Ideation (it’s best if this is done before the hackathon)
3. Map out concepts and business models
4. Define target customer segments and where to find them
5. Define key assumptions
6. Define target metrics
7. Develop prototypes
8. Test prototypes and generate data
9. Learn, update business model and repeat steps 3 to 7 as many times as possible during the hackathon to determine next steps - kill the idea, take it further or pivot towards a different direction

With offices in Singapore and Melbourne, we can provide this service across all of Asia-Pac.

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WHY WORK WITH US?

Most hackathons focus on simply bringing people together and letting them loose on building things. They will be successful... at building things that nobody wants to buy and maybe a little team building. But a good hackathon is about so much more.

If your organisation is serious about innovation, we use our best practice methodology gained from years of experience,and curated from thought leaders such as Clayton Christensen, Eric Ries, Alex Osterwalder, Ash Maurya, Nir Eyal and progressive companies such as Google Ventures, Intuit and IDEO.

MORE THAN GLORIFIED LEGO

Our hackathons are all about identifying and solving problems that matter, designing business models, and defining make or break assumptions underpinning your ideas and building prototypes to test those assumptions with real customers. Your team members don't need to know how to code. Our hackathons are all about helping you find product market fit for new ideas so you know which ideas to avoid and which to pursue. 

THE HACKATHON PROCESS

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TESTIMONIALS

"We chose to run our first company hackathon at Collective Campus because it was 'outside of the building' and already integrated with the startup community. Being able to show our team members a genuine environment where startups are being built next door, we were able to get a lot more value out of the whole experience."

Innovation, IOOF
Guy Geron

The legacy lives on from the lean startup training our innovation team did with Collective Campus. They now question everything, see things through a different lens and have started to spread that approach throughout the business.

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Leslie Barry Head of Innovation

The legacy lives on from the lean startup training our innovation team did with Collective Campus. They now question everything, see things through a different lens and have started to spread that approach throughout the business.

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Leslie Barry Head of Innovation