Crowberry capital

Data Hack Iceland Hackathon


May 29 - 30, 2018

Startup Iceland, and AngelHack have joined forces for Data Hack Iceland 2018: powered by AngelHack.

Hackathons are built for rapid innovation, and rapid isn’t always pretty. But no matter the roadblock, broken code or bumps, we continue on and push forward, together. There’s no boundary or limit to what we can create.

So join us! Create something cool. Meet great people. Win great prizes. Who knows, your founder journey may begin in Iceland!




There are a number of awesome sponsors who have their own challenges and prizes you can go after. Aiming for the HACKcelerator invite? Only in it for some cool hardware? Good news, you can go for as many challenges as you want!


Build a cool innovative app using’s Consent Access platform with a focus on wearables and finance as Dattaca Labs and make private sharing real!

Code For A Cause Impact Award Challenge

Code For A Cause Impact Award Challenge: Build technology that solves a social or environmental problem and positively impacts your local community.

AngelHack Challenge

Challenge yourself and your entrepreneurial spirit. Make something innovative without limits, something that brings positive change to the world, even something that solves a small problem. It’s that simple




Flights (from Iceland or equiv), tickets and accommodation to Slush in Helsinki 30th Nov - 3rd Dec (3 nights) for the entire team. Tickets for Startup Iceland 2018 conference.

AngelHack Prize

The winning team from each hackathon will receive an invite into AngelHack’s HACKcelerator program.

Code For A Cause Impact Award Prize

One Impact Award will be given out at each event. At the end of the Global Hackathon Series, the top Impact Award projects will be chosen by an expert judging panel including; Chan Zuckerberg, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative; and more. These top five teams will receive an official invite into the HACKcelerator.

Ubidots prize

Prize for all attendees: 2,000 Ubidots credits, the promo code will be shared at the Hackathon!

Grand Prize: A complimentary IoT Lab License for 3 months (must be redeemed in the same year the Hackathon took place).

Microsoft prize

First place: 300.000 kr. Microsoft Azure credit. Second place: 150.000 kr. Microsoft Azure credit. Third place: 150.000 kr. Microsoft Azure credit. Credits are valid for 6 months.

Who can hack?


All ages, genders, and skill levels are welcome. Come solo or in a team of up to five, and spend the weekend learning new skills, meeting your local tech community and tech sponsors, enjoying free food, and more.

Our attendees typically consist of developers looking to improve their skills or expand their horizons, students, designers of all skill-sets, and serious entrepreneurs that can add value to teams. Bring your ideas and let’s go!

Want to get involved in another way? We’re always open to chat with potential sponsors, mentors, and judges! Just email info (at) to get connected.



monday, may 28th

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pre-hack Let’s Get Personal Happy Hour

Schedule subject to awesome changes. Stay Tuned!


Day 1: tuesday, may 29th

Day 1 
9:00 AM : Doors Open & Breakfast
10:00 AM : Opening Ceremony, Sponsor Welcomes, & Team Building
11:00 AM : Coding Kick Off
1:00 PM : Lunch
2:00 PM : Sponsor Breakout Sessions 
7:00 PM : Dinner
10:00 PM : Pitch Workshop
*Venue open overnight 

Day 2: wednesday, may 30th

Day 2 
8:00 AM : Breakfast
12:00 PM : Lunch
1:00 PM : Code Freeze & Submission Deadline on 
1:30 PM : A/V Check
2:00 PM : Demos 
4:00 PM : Winners are Announced / Prizes!



1. Fresh Code

We all start coding at the same time. It’s cool to work on designs beforehand, digital mockups, open source frameworks, and anything else available to everyone, but keep things within fair limits.

2. Code Review

Winning teams may be subject to a code-review at some point following the event or immediately before winning. This is to ensure that all code used is in fact fresh.

3. Ownership and IP

You own your IP and whatever you create. Simple as that.

4. Team Size

No more than five people.

5. Submissions

Each hackathon has its individual hackathon.iopage where projects need to be submitted by the designated time. You’ll receive an email with instructions on how to do just that.

6. Demo your Hack

You’ll have 2 minutes to demo the functionality of your project and talk through your idea, and 1 minute for Q&A from judges.

7. Code of conduct

Be cool to your fellow hackers! Check out our Code of Conduct.



Dr. Gisli Hjálmtýsson
Professor and Dean of RU School of Computer Science

Andri Sigurðsson
Designer and Founder at Sigur Digital Agency

Rory Donnelly
CEO at

Helga Valfells
Founding and Managing Partner at Crowberry Capital

Kjartan Emilsson
CEO/Co-Founder at Sólfar Studios

Judging Criteria



How fundable is this idea? Is there potential for a sustainable business model?


How well was the project executed and explained? Did it work?


Beyond visual design, was the end-to-end user experience for the solution considered?


How original, creative or unique is the idea?


How scalable is the solution? Will it make an impact?



Reykjavík University, Háskólinn í Reykjavík,
Menntavegi 1, 101 Reykjavík

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