11 - 13 November 2022

Startup Business Hackathon



Policy Makers


The second annual edition of the Startup Business Festival Hackathon will take place in the height of the Global Entrepreneurship Week in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Developers, enviropreneurs, policy makers, thought leaders and enthusiasts are invited to participate at the hackathon which will build tools for entrepreneurs and local economies.

Understanding #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.

What the Hack?!

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.

Information Zone

Hackathon Roles:

  • - A team must only choose one challenge, this will be done while profiling a team through Sonke.
  • - Teams with existing solutions must work on at least one feature during the hackathon
  • - A participant may not be in more than one team
  • - No hacking of other participants
  • - No team will be allowed to only present an existing solution
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A 36-hour hackathon as part of the Startup Business Festival


Startups owners, developers, sector(s) practitioners


11 - 13 November 2022 (Fri, 12:00AM - Sun, 16:00PM)


The Business Clinic (Newtown, Johannesburg) and Virtual

Hackathon Challenges

iMvelisi Portal

Build a knowledge platform that will help enviropreneurs to find fact sheets and be able to utilise the knowledge in their own setting.

FinTech Solution

Come up with a new innovative solution in FinTech that will be able to help transform the township economy.

#StartupBizHack Registration