HTC17: Thank you!


The event is over, but we have a lot of contents and info to share with you!
Have a look at the 2 Digital evenings’ videos (link or find them below) we recorderd in Chiasso.
Also, find out more about the winners of the HTC17’s hackathon and do not miss the photo galleries on our blog!

Thank you!

We’d like to thank all the people who have supported us: the sponsors, the partners, the mentors (amazing!), the members of the jury and the speakers who kindly accepted our invitation to join us and make Hack the City 2017 memorable.
Many people have been involved to organise this event: shout out to you and for your time and efforts, we appreciated it!

A big thank you to all you attendees at the hackathon and guests at the Digital evenings! Thanks for coming and enjoying the experience. Without you this event would not exist!

Please do not forget to follow us via our social channels: we have active accounts on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Google+ where we regularly post updates and news about forthcoming events or facts related to Hack the City.

Take care and… See you soon!

1st Digital evening
2nd Digital evening

HTC17: The winners!


The winners of Hack the City 2017!

1st prize
The Hack the City 2017 1st prize with a value of CHF 5’000.- has been awarded to the team “MonteLabs” for their project named Orion.
Orion is a blockchain digital ID solution that allows governmental agencies to provide services and run public consultations in a secure, transparent and easy way.

2nd prize
The 2nd prize (CHF 2’500.-) has been awarded to the team “Wash My Pants” for developing a matching platform for people in need of washing their clothes, but with no time or unwilling to do it, with occasional people ready to do it for them (for a small fee).

3rd prize
CHF 1’000 have been awarded to the “Hooli” team for ranking 3rd. SmartCam4SafeCity consists of a smart camera able to detect moving vehicles thanks to computer vision algorhythms. A safety system aimed to prevent vehicle attacks during events, venues or at places where car traffic is not allowed.

Special mentions
– Highest social impact according to lastminute foundation: WashMyPants;
– Most innovative project in the digital and online sales field by NetComm Suisse: WashMyPants;
– Best sustainable mobility project according to SocialCar: BrainSquad;
– Best Wikimedia open-source APIs and data integration: MonteLabs.

A big shout & thank you to our amazing sponsors!
AGE, Pacchetti BancaStato, CP Start-Up, lastminute foundation, NetComm Suisse, RSI, SocialCar, Wikimedia CH

Also thank you to all the partners and who, behind the scenes, has worked for and with us!

HTC17 Digital evenings, hackathon, pitches and awards ceremony


This year’s theme at HTC17 is “Inspiring today’s digital citizens”.

We will give you 2 evenings to find out about the latest from the digital industry and 2 days to let you find ideas and to create amazing projects. The 4 days will all be set at Spazio Officina in Chiasso.

Here’s the schedule and some information to let you know what HTC17 will be about. Read more on »

HTC17: Inspiring today’s digital citizens


We’re almost ready to launch the 2017 edition of Hack the City, and we can’t wait to share some (early) news with you!

This year we will have two evenings (Thursday, August 31 and Friday, September 1st) dedicated to tech talks and round tables about the latest news from the digital industry. We will have amazing guests and speakers (program follows soon) that will inspire the audience and also the hackathon attendees!

We realised that 48 hours were more than enough to come up with amazing ideas and projects. Therefore, the hackathon will begin on Saturday, September 2 at 8:00AM and end on Sunday, September 3 at 5:00PM. Attendees will have less time to work compared to the previous editions, but rules and evaluation criteria will be adapted accordingly.

Don’t forget to register and buy your ticket to attend the hackathon… This year’s prizes are awesome!

#HTC17 will take place at “Spazio Officina” in Chiasso. Free entry for visitors and guests.

More info coming soon!