The 2nd ERUAHackAThon 2023 at Université Paris 8 has been a resounding success. With a unique approach that blended community immersion with practical workshops, the event, led by Minas Marios Kontis, created a fertile ground for innovation in urban neighborhoods.
Day One: Community Immersion
The hackathon began with participants touring Saint-Denis neighborhoods, engaging with locals to understand their real-world challenges. This hands-on experience provided valuable insights, setting the stage for meaningful solution development.
Day Two: Workshops with Minas Marios Kontis
Minas Marios Kontis facilitated intensive workshops, guiding participants on transforming ideas into tangible products. These workshops covered the creation of business model canvases, fast prototyping, and development of marketing strategies using artificial intelligence tools like DALL·E AI for visualizing concepts.
Day Three: Pitching and Presentation
The final day was dedicated to learning the art of pitching. Participants presented their well-crafted ideas and plans to the university community, showcasing their journey from initial concepts to viable business proposals.
Innovative Ideas at ERUAHackAThon 2023
The ERUAHackAThon 2023 was a hub of innovative thinking, where two particular ideas stood out due to their significant potential for impact:
ERUAHackAThon 2023 exemplified a holistic approach to learning and innovation, where understanding community needs was as crucial as mastering technical and business skills. The event marked a significant step towards nurturing future entrepreneurs and change-makers.