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Proudly presenting the
5th edition of hack the future

The Artifact
A Hackathon for students
in their last year of education

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Fort V - Edegem

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Creator Day

For students specialised in:

  • Entrepreneurship

  • Creativity
  • Strategy
  • Design
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Hacker Day

For students specialised in:

  • Programming

  • Hacking
  • Gaming
  • Coding
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Pair up in teams of 2
and unlock the Artifact!

This year we welcome you and your teammate for the 5th edition of HACK THE FUTURE! As a student in your final year, you are at a major crossroad in your life. A brand new professional identity lies ahead, together with many questions considering: What now?

Hack the future is a 2-day experience-driven hackathon for last year students in an unique location – powered by Cronos Group.

  • Huge
    Story to experience
    in an epic location
  • 500+
  • 20
    challenges to solve
  • 50
    prizes to win
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The story behind
the Artifact

Local teenagers stumbled across a mysterious object of unknown origin while trespassing in an abandoned estate. Since then the area has been overrun by authorities, quarantined and deemed off-limits to civilians.

You are part of a meticulously selected team charged with solving the riddle of ‘the artifact’, but time is limited as various organisations around the world lobby for their chance to uncover whatever secrets might lie inside. Our only clues are strange hieroglyphs on the surface and sporadic signals emitted from within.

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What is its function? What’s inside? Will we like it?
Unravel the mystery, register for hack the future 2018!

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No hackathon without epic prizes. This year, there are more than 50 astronomic prizes to win! Among them: oculus Go headsets, exclusive HTF rubix cubes, paid trips to The Next Web Conference in Amsterdam & Off festival in Barcelona. But of course, Hack The Future stays the ultimate opportunity for you to get a taste of the inspiring jobs that await you!

Prize 1

Challenge Trophy + Oculus GO (VR headset)

Beat your competitor teams, win your challenge & go home with 2 Oculus Go stand-alone VR headsets, the challenge trophy & eternal pride!

Prize 2

Cronos Ondernemersprijs + Festival Tickets

Pitch your challenge solution to our jury of Guru’s and go on a fully paid trip to The Next Web Conference or OFFF festival! But mind this, we don’t call our jury Guru’s because of their dragon balls. They are the real heroes of the industry, the experts of the field!

Prize 3

Get a job offer + Kickstart your career

If you are not a trophy guy or girl. Don’t mind, the ultimate price is the network you develop, the people you meet & the job offer you might get when you showed off great during the hackathon!

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Day 1 & 2

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  • Breakfast &
  • Meet the
  • Unlocking the
  • Lunch
  • Unlocking the
  • Pitches &
  • Revealing
    the Winners
  • Food, Drinks
    & Music


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The Artifact is currently located in an ancient fortress near Antwerp. We give you the opportunity to unlock it at the 28th and 29th of November & find the hidden secrets within.

Gps Fort-V straat,
2650 Edegem, Belgium

Discover the location of the fortress, scroll & zoom on the map above