Hacktivator

Hacktivator

A taste of the entrepreneurial journey through rapid innovation challenges

Get ready for the future of life and work. Get a taste for rapid innovation with us!

Hacktivator takes the programs of RMIT Activator’s and applies them to the Vietnam audience, so you get a streamlined challenge combining different learning activities.

We aim to foster a healthy, competitive structure by bringing in real-time industry connection and challenges to our experiences. Think of Hacktivator as a way to see what could become of a life long entrepreneurial journey, by solving problems that matter.

Why should RMIT Vietnam students join?

  • Content is developed and co-designed with the Melbourne Activator so you're getting a similar experience
  • Completing Hacktivator is a clear pathway to develop your winning ideas with Future Founders Competition and LaunchHUB
  • The program is designed with beginners in mind but it’s what you make of it that will determine how fast you can progress during the challenge
  • Meet, mingle and collaborate with like-minded peers

What does being a Hacktivator participant look like?

The duration of our program focuses on cultivating different entrepreneurial mindsets and skillsets in participants such as:

Problem framing and exploration

Understanding the WHY is key before figuring out the HOW. Outline your desired goals and vision and identify your needs to develop your venture successfully.

Ideation

Explore different solutions to design challenges or identified opportunities, evaluate and choose suitable ideas to move forward.

Prototyping and testing

Build the solution and put it in front of users to capture feedback, test your assumptions and learn more about an idea or concept. This includes producing a scaled-down version of the product or service and then testing it.

Pitching and storytelling

Engage listeners on a whole new level through Impactful storytelling. Communicate your solution proposal effectively and attractively, its impact, and how they align with your product/services.

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RMIT Vietnam students innovating in the circular economy

Read about the 2021 Circular Campus Programme run by Circular Cities Asia, where RMIT students and alumni were given the opportunity to test and implement their circular ideas and reduce waste on their own campuses. Hacktivator uses similar ideation and pitching processes.

Apply for the next round of Hacktivator

Make sure you’re in the know for our next Hacktivator program. We can’t wait to speak to you about this amazing opportunity!

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2022 Program Timeline

Semester 1

Hackathon

  • 13 May - Welcome & induction day
  • 14-15 May - Hackathon full-day sessions
  • 21 May - Pitch preparation & final event

Download our Hacktivator 2022 brochure for more information (PDF 1.8M)

FAQ

Hacktivator will run in line with the current COVID-19 restrictions. At the time of writing, restrictions have been lifted and face-to-face sessions are allowed. Your course coordinator will confirm this with you prior to you starting.

No! Hacktivator is all about finding the founder in you – which can happen without a business idea to start with. A good first step is to find something you are passionate about and we’ll go from there. On our early sessions, we’ll dive deep into the problem space and figure out a problem worth solving and what does that look like. However, the program also works if you have an existing startup, side hustle or just a few ideas you want to explore further.

RMIT Activator does not take any stake in your IP and we wish to not be involved in any IP ownership-related issues. The knowledge we share on this program is the University’s way of supporting the wider community with no strings attached. However, if you are a staff member and/or looking to translate your research, we strongly encourage you to contact IP & Commercialisation to settle things early.

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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.

aboriginal flag
torres strait flag

Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.