NOVEMBER 25-27, 2016 HELSINKI, FINLAND

ABOUT

Held annually in the cold and slushy Helsinki of late November, Junction is a converging point for developers, designers, and entrepreneurs alike to let go of their inhibitions and create cool inspiring projects. At Junction no idea is too crazy, with 48 hours to spare and the latest hardware and API’s at your fingertips it’s the best place to design and develop your wildest ideas and meet fun like-minded hackers.

Junction is Europe’s largest hackathon and embodies the blooming startup ecosystem of the Nordics. We don’t believe that’s by chance. What happens when you combine ambitious hackers from around the world with innovative industry partners and gather them in a relaxed open-minded environment? The innovations of tomorrow are born.

TRACKS

VR
IOT
FINTECH
CYBERSECURITY
FUTURE MOBILITY
INTELLIGENT
BUILDINGS
HEALTHTECH
ADTECH
GAMING
E-COMMERCE

LAST YEAR

559 Developers

20K€ Main Prize

31 Countries

Junction 2015

Organized by 100% student run Aalto Entrepreneurship Society, Junction was built to inspire and foster a community of creators and give them a hackathon experience like no other.

In 2015 Junction gathered 559 hackers from over 30 countries and let them hack on 8 different tracks and 36 different API’s for a total of 26 different prize categories and a €20,000 grand prize.

FAQ

When does the application period start?

Applications open in the beginning of August. Pre-register now however to receive early access to our applications in the fall. Early access applications have a higher chance of being accepted to Junction.

Will there be travel reimbursements available?

Yes. Travel reimbursements will be available. Stay tuned for more information.

What size can a team be?

Teams can be up to 5 people. If you want to hack alone, that’s totally fine. If you are still looking for a team, don't worry, we will have team building and pitching sessions at the event. You can apply at any time and join any team at any time. The team question in the application is only to make sure the entire team makes it to the event.

Does it cost to attend?

Of course not. It's completely FREE to attend!

What about accommodation?

We will have free accommodation for participants coming from out of town.

What can I hack on?

We'll have Oculus Rifts, HTC Vives, Apple Watches, 3d printers, Microsoft Hololens, Estimote Beacons to name a few :)

PARTNERS

Check out some of our sponsors from last year. 2016 sponsors to be announced soon!

Want to see your logo here? Contact us at eero.kettunen@aaltoes.com for partnerships.

TECH FROM THE BLEEDING EDGE

From drones to VR headsets to smartwatches, we will have it. If there is a certain hardware you would like to see at the event, drop us a line.

NOT JUST A HACKATHON

Junction is not your standard cafeteria hackathon. Junction is meant to be seen, to be heard, to be felt and most importantly to be experienced.

FOR EVERYONE

No matter whether you’re just a beginner or a pro, if you have the passion and a will to create something, we want you to be part of Junction!