Techfugees Melbourne Hackathon 15-17th April

Following the success of the Techfugees hackathon in Sydney last November, it’s Melbourne’s turn!

The Techfugees Melbourne Hackathon will bring together developers, designers, entrepreneurs and community members to develop creative tech solutions to help refugee families settle into the Australian community.

Former refugees who have already settled in Australia will participate in the event to help teams deeply understand problems and challenges faced by new settlers and co-design solutions.

Leaders from the tech community will mentor teams through the weekend. On Sunday afternoon, teams will pitch their solutions to a judges panel of tech and community leaders.

The event will be hosted by our sponsors at LaunchPad in Richmond. We will update this page, devpost and our social media pages once we confirm more details.

Come make a difference, have some fun, learn a lot and help to welcome refugees to the Australian community.

Please sign up for a DevPost account and register for this hackathon once you’ve confirmed your Eventbrite ticket!



All members of the winning team will receive $250 credit for any General Assembly course. 

A prize package of $3,000 sponsored by LawPath including a free company registration, 12 month subscription to 200+ customisable legal documents and a $300 discount off the first legal quote. 

1st Runner Up

$70 credit for any General Assembly course.

2nd Runner Up

$35 credit for any General Assembly course.

All attendees

Thanks to our generous sponsors, all attendees will also receive the following free electronic goodies bag:

  • 3 months LawPath online account to access customisable legal documents.
  • 3 months access to General Assembly’s digital learning platform Front Row – sign up here
  • Waived processing fees of up to AUD$5,000 of transactions from Stripe.
  • $50 AWS credits for each team.
  • Digital storage upgrades from Dropbox.

Coffee will be supplied during the event by the wonderful folks at Wide Open Road

Pitch Ceremony food and drink sponsored by the team at Stripe.


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For more information and to get involved as a sponsor please contact Shelli Trung @shellitrung