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Create a Startup within 48 Hours and be the next Unicorn Founder!

 

After our highly successful hackathon in 2021, VERSO HACK 2022 returns, inviting aspiring students [from any school in Thailand ages 13-18] to turn ideas into a reality, by learning how to prototype, build, pitch, and launch - over a weekend.

5-Nov-16-2021-02-26-39-92-AM

 

Check out our epic VERSO HACK 2021

 

What is VERSO HACK?

VERSO HACK is a guided hackathon, where students (ages 13-18) from anywhere in Thailand come to gain fundamental tech skills and entrepreneurial mindsets. They will collaborate with their peers and meet other aspiring student entrepreneurs.

No prior experience in coding, technical skills, entrepreneurship, or business is necessary to join VERSO HACK. However, it is recommended that students have some basic knowledge of using computers & apps.

During the hackathon, students will be given a challenge or a business problem to work on and create either a new solution or technology to respond to that challenge.

All fundamental skills will be taught to students on-site as part of the program to ensure that teams have a great learning experience and develop skills the world's best entrepreneurs all have!

Get updates on the event here →  

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Here's what to expect:

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Learn What it Takes to Start Your First Venture
 
  • The tools used by top startups
  • Lean methodology
  • Customer validation
  • Prototyping a product
  • Pitching to investors
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Mentorship by Startup CEOs & Leaders
 
  • Meet top experts & entrepreneurs
  • Be mentored by them
  • Get guidance and advice on how to take your first steps as a student entrepreneur
  • Opportunity to learn, improve, and grow
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Gain Confidence to Pitch in front of Investors & Entrepreneurs
 
You’ve seen the show Shark Tank (US & Thailand)  & Startup (Korea).
VERSO Hack is your chance to experience to craft and learn how to pitch your ideas to investors and entrepreneurs.
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Find your Future Business Partners
 
Have a business idea in mind, but not sure what to start? Meet other aspiring student entrepreneurs and tech enthusiasts at VERSO Hack.  Have confidence that those who rise to the challenge and join, are your ideal partners in your future. 
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Did you say...Prizes?!
 
Winning teams will get the chance to exhibit at the upcoming Reactor Global Demo Day, held twice a year in June and December. Also win software deals to make your startups happen, free swag & goodies, and admission to the Reactor Alumni Network for committed student entrepreneurs.

Start Your Epic Entrepreneurial Journey Now!

Open to any aspiring student entrepreneur from ages 13-18 

No previous experience OR coding skills needed!

Follow us now on facebook.com/versohack.

Meet The Judges

At end of Day 3, the participants, parents, & guests will come together (social-distanced) to watch the Shark Tank-like pitch of the students' ideas to some of Thailand's movers and shakers in the field of technology and innovation. Our participants will receive incredibly valuable and customized feedback so they can continue improving even after the hackathon is finished.

Amarit Charoenphan
Innovation Advisor, VERSO International School
Apirak Kosayodhin
Chairman & CEO, V Foods (Thailand) Co., Ltd. | Former Bangkok Governor
Pattanachat Pruekwattanachai
Senior Brand Manager, Yum!
Srihanath Lamsam
Managing Director at Purple Ventures Co., Ltd. (Robinhood)
Archawat Chareonsilp
Angel Investor | Southeast Asia Startup and Innovation Ecosystem Supporter
Chataya Supapong
Chief Engagement Officer, Food Passion Company Limited (Bar B Q Plaza, Joom Zap Hut, Charna, Space Q and Red Sun)
Petoon Maneepairoj
COO and Co-founder, Mark One Innovation Center | Vice President, Human Resources Development, MK Restaurant Group PCL
Jarret Voytilla
Upper Loop Leader, VERSO International School
Pumin (Louis) Yuvacharuskul
Co-founder and CEO Thailand, Eatigo, restaurant reservation platform
Chusin (Ohm) Mateechaipong
Marketing Director, Bitkub Online
Amerigo Tito Sesti
1-Star Michelin Chef at J’AIME by Jean-Michel Lorain, Bangkok
Saijai (Kia) Pongsripetch
Corporate Strategy Associate REAPRA, venture builder and investment group
Thiti (Top) Tuangsithtanon
Managing Director, Cargill Thailand

Meet The Masters

Our Masters are startup founders, entrepreneurs, innovators, and investors who have been invited to coach and mentor our participants and share their expertise. They will be visiting the teams to support them with their pitches, give feedback on their ideas, challenge them, and answer any questions they have.

Suthasiny (Moh) Sudprasert
Co-founder, Happy Grocers
Sustainable Grocery Startup
Surasit Sachdev
CEO, Hungry Hub
Buffet App
Natachai Naviroj
President of Thai Composite Association | Managing Director of Asia Kangnam and Barbarossa Industries | Startup Investor
Patompong Deepunya
CEO & Co-founder, Dezpax
Food Packaging Platform
Sean Chonchayong Trairatkeyoon
CEO & Co-founder, IncreBio
deeptech startup in food biotechnology space
Sakson Rouypirom
CEO & Owner
Broccoli Revolution
Plant-based restaurant chain
Director, SATI
Suwanna Vongsurakrai
CEO & Co-founder, Globalconnext
Trai Sasatavadhana
CTO & Co-founder, Tasted Better (Thailand)

Hear From Our Previous Hackathon Participants

VERSO has once again partnered with Reactor School, Singapore's #1 Startup School for Student Entrepreneurs in Southeast Asia, to ensure our VERSO HACK 2022 is built on-top of Southeast Asia's best hackathon model.

Last year over 50 students from Thailand worked on their challenge statement "What would you like to experience in the school of the future and how would you design learning to be more fun and engaging".

At VERSO, we strive to continue empowering students to develop a wide range of skills and mindsets needed to navigate this increasingly unpredictable future, follow their passions, and build the confidence to lead their own journeys.

Did You Know? One of our participants from HACK 2021 received an internship on the spot from one of our startup founders!

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I really enjoyed the whole process, working with my team, creating ideas and prototypes, and coding. I had a lot of fun. For those considering joining the VERSO HACK, you'll get an opportunity to learn and experience a lot of new things which will be help you be a successful person in the future.

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G8 Student, Received internship offer from a startup founder

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It's been really fun and the facilitators are really nice. The VERSO HACK is good place to meet new people and the environment and people are just so very positive.

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Aditya

G9 Student

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The VERSO HACK is a really nice concept and I enjoyed the icebreaker activities. It has been a great experience. By attending this hackathon, you'll gain unique skills, which you may not get in a classroom, and learn how to apply them to different situations.

 

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Prim

G9 Student

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I found the VERSO HACK to be an open-minded and creative space for learning. It was a new, fun, and exciting educational experience for me that I don't think I would have experienced anywhere else. I had the opportunity to connect with many other students and enjoyed working both individually and as a team on a project.

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Lily

G7 Student

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The VERSO campus is amazing and looks super futuristic. I met some very talented, passionate, inspiring, and motivating people. It's been an incredible experience. I have learned a lot and my favorite part of VERSO HACK is interacting with all the people who I wouldn't have met if I didn't come here. Be prepared to be blown away!

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Logic

G12 Student

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VERSO is a cool place and VERSO HACK has been so much fun. I have met so many people and learned so many things. My favorite part was designing the prototypes. My takeaway was that you should always listen to people's ideas and not always be in an argument!

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Gut

G7 Student

AGENDA (21-23 JANUARY 2022)

This agenda may be subject to change. Student Info Packs with more details will be sent to participants a week before the hackathon.

Day 1
Day 1 (Fri 21 Jan 2022) via Gather.Town (online)
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Day 2 (Sat 22 Jan 2022) at VERSO
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Day 3 (Sun 23 Jan 2022) at VERSO (DEMO DAY)

Join VERSO HACK 2022 Now!

All participants  and visitors will be required to submit a negative Antigen Test result with an Antigen Test Kit  (ATK) prior to entering the campus. Everyone must wear masks, regularly wash hands, and use hand sanitizers. VERSO HACK follows the safe distancing guidelines to ensure the health and safety of all students, parents, and participants.  For more details, please see our FAQs below.

VERSO STUDENTS AND
PAST PARTICIPANTS
OF VERSO HACK 2021

4500 Baht
1,500 Baht only

 

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JUNIOR PARTICIPANTS (13-15 yrs)

SENIOR PARTICIPANTS (16-18 yrs)

  • 3 days of all-access Hackathon  (21 Jan: Virtual and 22-23 Jan on site at VERSO)
  • Delicious meals, snacks, and beverages during 22-23 Jan
  • Training, mentorship, and tools
  • Dinner and Campfire on 22 Jan
  • Internship opportunities
  • Workshops
  • All participants must submit their ATK result on the morning of 22 and 23 Jan and complete the COVID-19 self-declaration and other forms emailed to them.

 

 

OTHER STUDENTS
General Tickets

4500 Baht

 

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JUNIOR PARTICIPANTS (13-15 yrs)

SENIOR PARTICIPANTS (16-18 yrs)

  • 3 days of all-access Hackathon  (21 Jan: Virtual and 22-23 Jan on site at VERSO)
  • Delicious meals, snacks, and beverages during 22-23 Jan
  • Training, mentorship, and tools
  • Dinner and Campfire on 22 Jan
  • Internship opportunities
  • Workshops
  • All participants must submit their ATK result on the morning of 22 and 23 Jan and complete the COVID-19 self-declaration and other forms emailed to them.

 

 

FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO WATCH

FREE

 

 

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  • For students, parents, media, and guests who want to watch on Day 3 (Sunday 23 January 2022)
  • Junior & Senior Track Round 1 Pitch: 13:00 - 15:35
  • Grand Finals 16:00- 17.30
  • Complimentary snack & beverages
  • Connect with inspiring people
  • Opportunity for an exclusive tour of VERSO 
  • All visitors must submit their ATK result and COVID-19 Declaration Form on 23 January prior to entering the campus.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Who can participate?

Any student ages 13-18 from any school in Thailand of all nationalities can enter. Any student interested in art, science, startup, business, technology, and ideas are recommended to attend. Although no coding or technical skill required, It is recommended that you have some basic knowledge of using computers & apps. 

Do I need to be a VERSO student to register?

Nope! We're inviting  students from schools all over Thailand to join VERSO HACK 2022 and while you're on campus, get on a scooter and explore our campus with one of our students!

What if I do not know how to code?

Great, You don't need to know to code at all! VERSO Hack is an introductory program, and no prior experience in coding, entrepreneurship, or business is necessary. All fundamental skills will be taught to students on-site as part of the program, and there are no prerequisites.  

 

Is VERSO HACK difficult?

Starting a company isn’t easy. However, VERSO Hack is a comfortable and guided hackathon. Friendly facilitators and business mentors will be on-site to assist students and teams on their startup. There will be a structured curriculum with sufficient breaks to ensure that teams have a great learning experience.

If I don’t have any idea, can I register?

Yes, please! We are going to present you with a challenge statement at the event, so everyone is given an even playing field to go from problem to solution.

Do I need to be there for three days?

Yes, we recommend all participants experience the three days to get the most value out of this. The first day (21 Jan) is a virtual event. All participants are required to be on site at VERSO campus during Sat-Sun (22-23 Jan).

What does the registration process look like?

Simply purchase your tickets, and fill in the required information. You will receive a confirmation follow up to fill out covid self-declaration, and get yourself ready for the hackathon.

What are the judging criteria for the Submission Round?

40% – Novelty and Technical Complexity 30% – User Experience 30% – Impact, Potential, and Sustainability

What is Your COVID-19 precautions?

All attendees will be required to submit a negative Antigen Test result with an Antigen Test Kit  (ATK) prior to entering the campus on Sat 22 Jan  and Sun 23 Jan and upload here. Everyone must wear masks, regularly wash hands and use hand sanitizers. VERSO HACK follows the safe distancing guidelines to ensure the health and safety of all students, parents, and participants. All guests and participants will have their temperature checked before entering the campus and intermingling between classrooms will be minimized.  In the event that the participants are not feeling well before the day of the event, we strongly advise them to stay at home.

Are tickets refundable?

Tickets once purchased are nonrefundable and can not be exchanged. 

What happens if there is another lockdown or health declaration?

VERSO HACK fully complies with all current measures stipulated by  Thailand's Ministry of Public Health and Ministry of Education. In the event of a lockdown or health declaration, the entire event will be switched to a virtual, metaverse event. Students will still have an excellent learning experience, and they would learn essential digital stills, collaborate remotely with peers, and adapt to the Future of Work. This will assist them in their preparation for overseas and/or virtual internships in future.

Do I sign up as a team or individual?

You may sign up as a group or individual! However, as this is a facilitated hackathon designed for beginners, participants will be assigned into teams based on their interests. This will help you make new friends, find new co-founders, and form teams with complementary skills. 

Will accommodation be provided?

No, students will have to come in the morning and leave in the evening as per the agenda. No accommodation is provided.

Do I need to wear my school uniform?

Not at all! You may wear anything you are comfortable in, but you may want to bring a light jacket or pullover as the classrooms and Arena may get quite cold due to the air conditioning.

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