5. There's a place for everyone
You might be thinking: "why would I go to a hackathon, I can't code". First, hackathons are not only about coding. Second, a team composed only of coders would probably do extremely badly. At a hackathon your team is like a mini start-up, so, you may need a coder, but you'll also need a sales person, a subject matter expert and sometimes even a creative genius. In our hackathons it's always good to have someone who knows about energy in your team, and sometimes it's even more important than having a hacker! We also attract a good mix of entrepreneurs, students and professionals, every profile is represented.6. (Bonus) It could be the start of a successful business
EnergyLab has organised a few hackathons already and helped the winners set up their business. One even made it into our Acceleration Program
If you have participated in a hackathon and have a viable business idea that you want to explore further we encourage you to apply for the EnergyLab acceleration program which is backed by Origin Energy, UTS, Climate-KIC, KPMG and Jobs for NSW. EnergyLab also works closely with the Clean Energy Finance Corporation, the Australian Renewable Energy Agency, Artesian Venture Partners, and other organisations supportive of cleantech and clean energy startups.