The Grand Challenge 2018 Hackathon Guide – Kuala Lumpur!

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The Grand Challenge 2018 Hackathon series is coming up! If you are a tech entrepreneur who wants to get some skin in the game, or just want to show the world how smart you are, this is your chance! It’s time to show the world what you can do at the Grand Challenge 2018 hackathons!

Updated @ 2018-09-17 : Added details of the KL hackathon and pictures of the Johor hackathon. Congratulations to the winners!

Updated @ 2018-08-27 : Added pictures of the Sarawak hackathon. Congratulations to the winners!

Updated @ 2018-07-22 : Added the Sarawak hackathon details! Updated the Johor hackathon details!

Updated @ 2018-07-14 : Added the travel expense bonus for the Johor hackathon!

Updated @ 2018-07-04 : Added pictures of the Penang hackathon, and details of the Johor hackathon.

Originally posted @ 2018-06-28


The Grand Challenge 2018 Hackathons

The Grand Challenge 2018 Hackathons is a series of four different hackathons, each with a different challenge. So you will have not one, but up to four chances to prove your worth!

The Grand Challenge 2018 Hackathon Guide!
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  • The Grand Challenge 2018 hackathons are backed by MDEC and the Penang state government
  • Anyone can join the Grand Challenge 2018 hackathons, and registration is FREE!
  • Every hackathon will last 3 days, and have RM 15,000 worth of prizes!
  • A panel of judges from various backgrounds will select the winners based on their creativity, marketability, uniqueness and impact.


How To Join The Grand Challenge 2018

You can sign up for one, or ALL of the four Grand Challenge 2018 hackathons by :


The Penang Grand Challenge 2018

Theme : Outdoor Billboard Monitoring System

Location : @CAT Penang, Level 3, Wisma Yeap Chor Ee, 16, Gat Lebuh China, Georgetown, 10300 Penang

Date : 29th June to 1st July 2018

Full Details : Click HERE!

Grand Challenge 2018 Hackathon 01 - Penang participants


The Sarawak Grand Challenge 2018

Theme : Smart Logbook & Hiker Tracking

Location : Kuching, Sarawak

Date : 24th to 26th August 2018

Full Details : Click HERE!

Grand Challenge 2018 02 - Sarawak participants


The Johor Grand Challenge 2018

Theme : Smart Tourism

Location : IskandarSpace, Unit 02-02, Level 2, CIMB Leadership Academy, No. 3, Jalan Medini Utara 1, Medini Iskandar, 79200 Iskandar Puteri, Johor

Date : 7th to 9th September 2018

Full Details : Click HERE!

EVERY team that registers for The Grand Challenge 2018 Johor will receive RM 150 CASH for travel expenses!!!

Grand Challenge 2018 Hackathon 03 - Johor participants


The Kuala Lumpur Grand Challenge 2018

Theme : Occupancy Sensors For Parking Lots + Garage Lighting System

Location : KnowledgeCom, 3 Two Square, Petaling Jaya

Date : 21st to 23rd September 2018

Full Details : Click HERE!


The Grand Challenge 2018 Schedule

Are you up for the challenge? These hackathons are not for the faint of heart! Check out the schedule for all four hackathons :

Day 1ScheduleDay 2ScheduleDay 3Schedule
7:00 PMRegistration8:00 AMBreakfast8:00 AMBreakfast
8:00 PMDinner9:00 AMProject Management Basics9:00 AMPitching 101
9:00 PMIce Breaking & Briefing Session10:00 AMHackathon continues!10:00 AMJudging
10:00 PMUsing Technology to Address Problems of Today12:00 PMLunch11:00 AMTop 5 Teams Pitching
11:00 PM onwardsHackathon begins!1:00 PMCritical Thinking in Problem Solving12:00 PMPrize Giving and Lunch
2:00 PMHackathon continues!
7:00 PMDinner
8:00 PMHow to Attract Investors
9:00 PM onwardsHackathon continues!

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