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AngelHack and Shanghai Makers Hackathon 2019

AngelHack and Shanghai Makers team up to bring you a HACKATHON you do not want to miss! Combining two already outstanding events makes for an even better experience. We are excited, are you ready SHANGHAI?

About Shanghai Makers:

The Shanghai International Maker Competition (Shanghai Makers) is mainly organized by The Shanghai Science and Technology Commission, InnoSpace Incubator and the National Technology Transfer Center (East). It is also the centerpiece event of the Shanghai Science and Technology Festival, aimed to foster innovation and imagination and reinforce support for Makers as well allow individuals with the Maker spirit to have a common platform to communicate and practice. The competition encourages creators to combine innovative ideas and technologies to construct a vibrant Maker culture, promoting deep Maker culture and ecosystem's construction and help to the environment of Maker become better and have exchange of professional Makers in the field and creating products with social and industrial value.

About the AngelHack Global Hackathon Series 2019:

Every year, AngelHack adventures across the globe for our yearly Global Hackathon Series.

The Global Hackathon Series was initially started by a small community of technologists with one goal in mind: to develop opportunity wherever possible.

What started as a way for creators to connect and move their ideas forward turned into a global revolution. Soon, innovators from around the world were joining forces to elevate themselves and their platform - all of which was done through Hackathons.

And while we've seen lots of changes since the early Hackathon days, one thing has remained the same - innovators are continuing to rise. Innovators rise to meet opportunity, they rise from failure, they rise from all corners of the globe, and they lend a hand to help others rise with them. It's why the Global Hackathon Series is still going strong to this day, because Hackathons and the opportunities they create allow people to rise, together.

If you cannot make it to our Shanghai hackathon, don't be sad: This year we're excited to announce the first Virtual component of the Global Hackathon Series! Developers, designers, ideators and entrepreneurs will meet, join forces, receive sponsor support, and compete to win amazing prizes for their working prototypes. Of course you can also join both the Shanghai and the Virtual hackathon ;)

To register for the Virtual Global Series, click here.


We offer our own Grand Prize AND team up with 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!

Challenge 1: Innovation for Social Good 

Challenge: Build an app, hardware or other tech solution that innovates any social issue or injustice in your communities, in Shanghai, China or even globally. Pro tip: utilizing hardware gives bonus points

Inspiration: Social innovations are new social practices that aim to meet social needs in a better way than the existing solutions resulting from - for example - working conditions, education, community development or health. These ideas are created with the goal of extending and strengthening civil society. E.g.

  • Community platforms 
  • Charter Schools
  • Emissions Trading
  • Fair Trade: 
  • Individual Development Accounts: 
  • International Labor Standards
  • Microfinance
  • Socially Responsible Investing:
  • Supported Employment 

Prize: 10,000 CNY for the winning team

Challenge 2:

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.

AngelHack Prize: The winning team from each hackathon will receive $500 and an invite into AngelHack's HACKcelerator program.

Challenge 3:

Challenge: Get started for the 2019 Call for Code Global Challenge by building an application using cloud, data, analytics, AI, IoT, blockchain to improve disaster preparedness, response, recovery or building back better focused on the health and well-being of individuals and communities. Join the Call for Code community at then use this visual recognition drone lab as a starting point to kickstart your solution:

Prize: One winning submitted project will receive $1k per team and $500/month IBM cloud credits per team member for 6 months.

Challenge 4:

Challenge: Use AWS Amplify to build a mobile or web application that connects to at least one AWS service. To get started with AWS Amplify and for a curated list of tools, tutorials, and example projects, check out Awesome AWS Amplify. For a list of resources to get started with AWS, check out our AWS Hackathon Guide.

Prize: The best working mobile or web app that connects to at least one AWS service will win one (1) custom AWS-branded mechanical keyboard (104-key, Cherry MX Browns!) per team member and $1,000 in AWS credits for the team.

All attendees will also receive $100 in AWS credits during the Hackathon

Additional sponsor challenges and prizes to be announced!

Who Can Participate

One principle that has guided this community since its first Hackathon is that everyone is welcome. Great ideas stem from discussion, and we believe the best discussions start by talking to someone whose background or experiences might differ from your own. With this in mind, we invite all startups, developers, entrepreneurs/ideators, and designers who are passionate about creating to join regardless of experience level, geographic location, or similar factors. And if you're under 18 we ask that you bring along a parent or guardian when you check-in so they can sign a participation waiver.


June 15-16, 2019 Shanghai


Explorium, LiFung Plaza, 2000 Yishan Rd.


上海 Shanghai, China

(Exit #1, Hechuan Road Station, Line 9


Day 1 (June 15, 2019)

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

3:00 PM : IBM Call for Code Breakout Session

5:00 PM : Pitch Workshop by Oscar Ramos of Chinaccelerator & SOSV

7:00 PM : Dinner

9:00 PM : Pitch Workshop

10:00 PM : Evening special

11:00 PM : Midnight snack

*Venue open overnight

Day 2 (June 16, 2019)

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!


We know some rules are meant to be broken, but you should probably (read: definitely) stick by these:

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 page where projects need to be submitted by the designated time. You'll receive an email with instructions on how to do just that.

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

To see the full rules and eligibility criteria, please check out the Participation Agreement.


How is the hackathon judged?

Each submission will be scored in each round based on the following criteria with a minimum score of 0 and a maximum score of 25 points, with the final score being the average of the judges' scores:

● Fundability: How fundable is this idea? Is there potential for a sustainable business model? Is this scalable? (0-5 points)

Execution: How well was the project executed and explained? Did they add a demo video? (0-5 points)

UI/UX: Beyond design, was the end-to-end user experience for the solution considered? (0-5 points)

Originality: How original, creative or unique is the idea? Is there a competitive advantage? (0-5 points)

Team: Is there a diverse team presented? Do they have a range of complementary skill sets for the project? (0-5 points)


Explorium, LiFung Plaza, 2000 Yishan Rd.

Shanghai, China

(Exit #1, Hechuan Road Station, Line 9)

See route

Contact us

For additional event or venue information, please email jonas@angelhack.comYou can also reach us at +86 18519770889

Sponsors and Partners

Sponsor and Partner Opportunities

Want your organization to be involved in a global technology and innovation movement seeking to spread opportunity across the world (APAC, Latin America, North America, MENA)? A limited set of sponsorships are still available. For more information, please reach out to