A virtual hackathon will be held later this month for 100 young participants from Israel, the UAE, Bahrain and Morocco following last year’s landmark peace agreements.
The three-day event on 23-25 March, dubbed “The First Abraham Accords Virtual Social Hackathon”, is being organised by Israel-is, a Tel Aviv-based non-profit group.
The hackathon will provide a platform for students and young professionals to collaborate and deepen personal connections, while taking part in sessions on team dynamics, business methodology and digital marketing. Time will be scheduled for teams to develop product ideas which may be pitched to investors.
The participants are aged 20-35 and will join mentoring sessions with tech experts as well as hearing from diplomat speakers.
The first-place prize is a trip to Israel and the UAE. The hackathon is part of the Leaders of Tomorrow initiative, which seeks to bring together young professionals in the UAE and Israel.