Startup Festival Business Hackathon


Gathering of tech entrepreneurs to enhance their startups or build solutions for startups, 26 - 28 November 2021.

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About #StartupBizHack

Startup Business Festival is proud to contribute to a massive campaign that seeks to celebrate and empower entrepreneurs in every country and community around the world – especially those individuals who face structural barriers or may have never considered the idea of launching their own startup.

Each November, 10 million people take part in tens of thousands of activities, competitions and events that inspire them to act and provide them with the knowledge, experience and connections they need to succeed.

Start Business Festival Hackathon challenges local techies to build new startups or solutions that help startups grow.

Participants of the Hackathon will get to work on innovative solutions with guidance from industry leaders in the business, technological, academia and government sectors.

What The Hack?

What will be happening at the Hackathon? Here is some information to know about how #StartupBizHack will take place.

The Hackathon Happenings

This is the information to keep in mind as we prepare for the weekend of code and building solutions for impact.

  • Date: 26 - 28 November 2021
  • Time: Fri, 18:00PM - Sun, 17:00PM
  • Where: Virtual and Physical (in Newtown, Johannesburg)
What is expected...

By the end of the hackathon, here is an outline of what your team needs to build.

  • Minimum Viable Product (MVP)
  • Solution for entrepreneurs
  • A new startup business
How it will happen

Code from home or at the Hackathon venue and then submit for judging at the end.

  • Start from home and check-in on the 27th
  • Work with a team using tools to build a solution
  • Present before a panel of judges

Meet Our Partners

The following are the stakeholders supporting the Startup Business Hackathon. Do check them out.

Let's grow the nation together, do let your organisation know about the hackathon and support.

Focus Themes


The Startup Business Festival will take focus on the following themes in line with the festival.
Your team has choose one or two of the themes in developing the solution.


Economic Entrepreneurship

Build a solution that leverages e-commerce tools and provide ease to consumers.

Social Entrepreneurship

Bringing sustainability at the centre, build for the society.

Environmental Entrepreneurship

Create a solution that solve environmental problems or operate sustainably.

Cultural Entrepreneurship

Solutions for the culture and building economics of scale.