What it is all about
We create a match between the best tech talents and the most exciting companies.
HackZurich, Europe's largest and most renowned Hackathon, works with the best tech talents worldwide and is the first to know about unique job opportunities from more than 500 partnering companies.
For each session, we virtually unite 4 partner companies and 80-100 talents in an online session. The CTO or engineering lead of the partner company gets 5 minutes to pitch for the attention and favor of the tech talents. The goal is to present career opportunities, the way of working, and the company culture in a short, concise, and authentic way. After each pitch, the talents get 10 minutes to ask questions to the tech lead & HR representative from each of the partners. After the session, the tech talents choose with which company they would like to meet for a 30-minute, in-depth, informal exchange within the following 7 days. For now, the event will initially take place virtually.
Who do we address?
We address curious tech talents from all kinds of disciplines who are looking for exceptional career opportunities. You are a team player who loves technology and loves to learn? You are driven by purpose and a pragmatic doer who wants to have an impact? We are open to graduates, young but also experienced professionals.
We address open-minded and forward-thinking companies of various sizes and industries, who dare to break new grounds by honing their focus on the needs of the world’s best talents. You are looking for exceptional talents (graduate, junior, senior) all over the world but with at least one location in Europe.
How it works
Three weeks before
We select 4 companies for each session to pitch for talents (online)
Companies tell us all about profiles they are looking for (experience, location, …)
Talents sign up for the session they are interested in
The pitch session
We all meet in a Zoom Call
5 min Pitch: CTO / engineering lead of our partners pitches for the attention & favour of the talents
10 min Q&A: talents ask questions to engineering lead & HR representative
After pitch session
Talents tell which companies they are interested to meet
Companies invite talents for a 30min 1-to-1 call within 7 days
Talents and partners decide about next steps and job opportunities
We get the most exciting job opportunities for you
The tables have turned: the coolest corporations, SMEs and innovative start-ups are pitching for your favor and trying to convince you of themselves.
Only with your consent: You choose which companies we can make your profiles accessible after the pitches. You will only meet with companies that meet your criteria.
Anonymous: You can take part in the first round anonymously and don't take the risk of being exposed if you are already in a working relationship.
No formal hurdles: In a relaxed and uncomplicated atmosphere, you will have the opportunity to get to know exciting companies in a very short time and exchange with them.
First mover: HackZurich is often the first to know about new projects, new teams, and exciting opportunities and can make these opportunities available to you.
Thank You: Once you start your job at one of those companies, we will thank you with a super cool surprise.
Why companies join us
Attract, excite, and hire the best talents worldwide
Meet the world's best talents: We are a leading and trusted brand for a global community of highly creative tech talents. The talents we are addressing can hardly be reached with other channels and are exceptional. Why? Because HackZurich talents are pragmatic doer, team players, problem solvers, who are willing to go the extra mile despite time pressure. We help you to attract, excite, and meet these talents.
Employer of Choice: With our brand but also our insights and experience from the past 6 years of running HackZurich, we help you to present your company in a transparent, authentic, and credible way to gain attention and reputation. We know what it needs to become even more attractive for tech talents and how to tell meaningful stories. Together, we will convince talents, who might never have thought of you as an employer of their choice.
Efficient, time-saving, and easy: You only meet participants who are particularly interested in your company and the opportunities you offer. This is how we boost matches between talents and opportunities, enhance efficiency in Human Resource Management overall, and add value for all parties. We enable easy and uncomplicated communication between talents and you, which is entertaining and productive at the same time.
HackZurich Partner Network
A selection of partners we work with
Founded in 2014, HackZurich has rapidly developed into Europe’s largest and most prestigious hackathon. A total of 600 international participants are selected from more than 5000 applications from more than 70 countries. Over the course of 40hours participants work in teams to develop highly innovative prototypes for web, mobile, desktop, and hardware applications. HackZurich 2020 will be happening on September 18-20 in Zurich, Switzerland. You can find more information on www.hackzurich.com and www.digitalfestival.ch