Ljubljana, October 28 & 29 2017 @ Tehnološki park Ljubljana, Slovenia
Participate at the
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS HACKATHON ON
DIGITAL SERVICE SOLUTIONS!
Do you think 'out of the box', and want to find new challenges and have an unforgettable experience?
Apply to a two-day competition in solving business cases, prove to the Gorenje Group international jury of experts that you are the best and win cash prizes and Gorenje appliances totally worth more than 17.000 eur and a chance to be amongst Gorenje future talents or even employees!
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
Gorenje Group International Business Hackathon is an innovative competition of individuals, assorted into international groups of 4-5 participants, in solving business cases. The topic of the business hackathon will be finding new Digital Service solutions for Gorenje Group.
We will be also scouting for talent (but necessarily aged 21 years +), entrepreneurs, young managers and business individuals from the whole SEE and WE region.
WHO CAN APPLY?
We invite all ambitious, career-oriented and creative young individuals; designers, young managers, entrepreneurs, young CEOs to apply. In order to apply at least 1 year of work experience is expected. The participants can be representatives of any kind of industry or department. We welcome all ambitious individuals with a digital focus!
ABOUT THE CHALLENGE
Gorenje Group is aware of the future and the fact that the future success will be about user experience and the connectivity behind the appliances they sell. The focus of the appliance selling process and the competitive advantage becomes the service behind the product.
So, what is meant by Digital service solutions? Simple: imagine a modern home in 2025. There are appliances of Gorenje Group and they are smartly interconnected (between themselves and externally via some app, cloud, etc.) to make the life of the owners simplified, more pleasant.
Here are areas we seek digital solutions in:
(Corporate and brand information/Product information)
Buying Support Services
(E-shops: for appliances and services, e.g. extended warranty/Shop locators/Buying wizards/Buying bot)
(Customer registration and appliance registration for personalized customer experience)
Usage Support Services
(Interactive user manuals/Instructions for energy efficient usage of appliances/Support pay-per-use services)
Living Assistance Services
(Wizards: How to store food to keep it fresh, How to wash clothes…/ Recipes and menus optimized for Gorenje appliances/ Buying assistant/ Cooking assistant)
Remote Management Services
(Remote appliance control and monitoring/ Smart energy monitor/Remote diagnostic with support/Remote software upgrade)
(Help desks /Interactive maintenance manuals/ FAQ and tips & tricks/ Trouble shooting wizard)
(Consumer data and appliance data analytics)
PRIZE BUDGET OF MORE THAN 17.000 EUR!
AWESOME PRIZES FOR BEST PERFORMING GROUPS:
1st placed group: 5000 EUR cash prize and 1500 EUR vouchers for Gorenje appliances
2nd placed group: 3000 EUR cash prize and 1000 EUR vouchers for Gorenje appliances
3rd placed group: 2000 EUR cash prize and 500 EUR vouchers for Gorenje appliances
4th placed group: 500 EUR vouchers for Gorenje appliances
Additional rewards can be given to most creative and / or proactive groups in form of Gorenje appliances.
PRIZES FOR ALL CONTESTANTS
Gorenje Group gift bags worth 40 EUR each.
During the competition, all meals (lunch, coffee breaks, soft drinks and snacks) will be covered by the organizers.
BEST INDIVIDUALS - TOP PERFORMERS:
CHANCE FOR A CAREER IN GORENJE GROUP!
As we will be actively scouting for talent, best individuals will have a chance to be amongst Gorenje Group's future talents – employees!
Considering your profile and business background we might also give you a chance to take part in the program within Corporate University of Gorenje or offer you a cooperation or job proposal. Surprise us by showing your talents!
THE COOLEST LOCATION: HACKANOPOLIS
Gorenje Group hackathon will have a special location setting: Hackanopolis! Tehnološki park Ljubljana will transform into a hackathon city for the weekend; you will be working in different surroundings and floors and gather in Main hall, Atrium, Food junction, Gorenje augmented reality pop-up studio and Gorenje pop-up kitchen! You will explore the Designers lodge and peek into Gorenje fridges for some tasty bites. To be able to go around smoothly, you will be equipped with the Hackatnopolis city map prior to the event;)
JURY OF EXPERTS AND MENTORS
The jury of experts and mentors from Gorenje Group’s foreign business units will be present at the event.
PARTICIPATION SELECTION PROCESS
A participant can apply for the hackathon as a candidate via online application form. After applying, you will receive a short online or phone call with an orga-team representative. The candidates will be selected as participants at hackathon based on their application form and the call. You will receive your confirmation over e-mail. Participants will be organized into working groups, having an opportunity to get to know each other before the contest. Prior to hackathon business tasks will be given to groups in a form of a pre-case.
Since the competition lasts for 2 whole days, the accommodation in Ljubljana is up to you. At the competition venue, there will be special areas for rest (cosy corners, couches). But if you would like to come a day earlier or catch a good night sleep during the competition, contact us for info about some accommodation possibilities in Ljubljana.
Due to international participants the hackathon will be carried out entirely in English language without translation.