What is SexHack?
We are organizing such a virtual hackathon for the first time ever in the world to discover innovative digital and hardware ideas for something as fundamental to human beings as sex. In the current crisis situation when people are socially and physically separated we need to look at this area from a different point of view. Our bodies, our feelings, our relationships… there's so much room for improvement! A diverse range of voices and ideas are urgently needed to find new and innovative ways to use technology to deliver sex education, products and services for sexual health and wellness, assault reporting and dating.

We would like to unite people of all sexual orientations and identities to come together in a virtual hackathon to hack new tech businesses around sex. Entrepreneurship and technology will walk hand in hand to discover new businesses, products and talents. SexTech - apps, platforms, wearables, hardware, VR, AR, AI, streaming,… the possibilities are endless.

SexTech is any technology designed with the intention of enhancing human sexuality and human sexual experience. As an industry, SexTech is already estimated to be worth $20B and is set to become one of the fastest-growing multi-billion dollar industries in the next few years. The key value of SexTech products and services is that they are designed around relationships, bringing new ideas of intimacy, pleasure and desire to the human experience.

Gathering together in teams, participants will innovate, and depending on the expertise of the team, generate a working prototype, whether this is a technology product, a design or a campaign. We welcome people of all job descriptions, whether you're a designer, developer, marketer, entrepreneur, project manager, therapist or sexologist. Diverse groups often work incredibly well together to produce the best results.

We also have put together a group of experienced hackathon organizers. During the Hackathon, participants and teams will be advised by invited mentors who work professionally with different areas (tech, business, design, health, etc.).

Solutions may cover any of the areas associated with sexual experience from sexual health and well-being, to personal safety, choice of sexual experiences, personal dignity in sex, games, entertainment and dating experiences. We will form teams around the following topics: Privacy and Security, Education, Health, Tech (software and hardware).

We expect some criticism about this event and timing, but we believe that with courage, creativity and power of our community we can build an inclusive, healthier society, as well as a safer and more enjoyable private life for everyone.

SexHack Team

ps. Let's talk about sex baby!
Mentors
The smartest people work hard to provide the best hackathon experience and make You happy!
Christoph Dargel
Business
Joost Elfering
Field expert; Tech
Eimantas Tauklys
Field expert
Tahar Mohamed BELKHEIR
Tech
Jurgita YU Marcinkutė
Field expert
Kristine Balode
Field expert
Bjørn Lapakko
Business
Artis Are
Business
Kristine Tarvida
Business
Christian Santiago Haug
Tech
Fragkiadakis Dionysios
Field expert
Alessandro Pedori
Tech
Sarah Venturim Lasso
Business
Joseph Keegan
Business
Gonzalo Ortega
Design
Andrew Yaroshenko
Business
Elena M.
Business
Martins Svans
Business
Sybil Collas
Design
Iveta Ķelle
Field expert
Brianna Rader
Business
Ivana Garcia
Design
Panos Karas
Design
Andrew S. Chen
Design
Elinor Samuelsson
Design
Disha Singla
Business
Kay Nag
Tech
Gila Bronner
Field expert
Riccardo Longobardi
Business
Juri Brankovskiy
Design
Christian Espinoza Ochoa
Tech
André Nitzschmann
Business
Israt Jahan Baki
Field expert
FAQ
Lisa
What is a hackathon?
Support:
A sprint-like event where participants team up and create solutions to real-life challenges in an intense period of time. Using creativity, technology and mentoring, the weekend results in prototypes, fresh new concepts and innovative usages of tech.
John:
What is an online/virtual hackathon?
Support:
In an online or virtual hackathon, all participants are remotely connected. Irrespective of their location, hackathon enthusiasts can participate and demonstrate their skills on an online hackathon platform using various tools.
Anna:
Who can participate?
Support:
We welcome people of all job descriptions, whether you're a designer, developer, marketer, entrepreneur, project manager, therapist or sexologist. Diverse groups often work incredibly well together to produce the best results. You must be at least 18 years old.
Liene:
How big are the teams?
Support:
We find that a team of three to five works best. It's large enough to have diverse skills, yet small enough to get to know your team members well in a short space of time.
Katja:
What if I sign-up alone or don't have a team?
Support:
Don't worry if you don't know anyone attending. Teams will be formed before hackathon and during hackathon. There will enough time to mingle and get to know other attendees and ideas.
Martin:
Is participation free of charge?
Support:
Yes participation is free of charge. To support SexHack community you will have an option to make a donation (10 EUR or more). Donations will go to Papardes zieds which is one of the biggest non-governmental organizations in Latvia, which for many years now successfully works on reproductive health and rights issues. In the case, you would like to participate, but can not afford to pay, please contact us.
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info@sexhack.co
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