/> Business-hackathon - International GeneHack


International GeneHack 


December 15th, 2018 | Technology Park, Ljubljana

Are you interested in topics related to genetics (in terms of bioinformatics, research, development, sales & marketing and UX/UI) or maybe already have years of experiences in this field and are looking for new challenges? Do you think 'out of the box', and want to have an unforgettable experience?

We’re looking for new ideas & passionate professionals
to become a part of our team!

Apply to a one-day hackathon, called International GeneHack, work with a team of equally passionate individuals and prove to GenePlanet management that you are exactly the missing part the company needs to remain one of the leading companies in its field also in the future!


Each participant will receive a goody bag after the event, a chance to receive financial support for idea realization in the amount of up to 50.000 EUR and a chance to become employed by GenePlanet!
Amazing prizes for best teams:

1st PRIZE worth more than 2500 EUR

Nutrifit* premium (399 EUR) for all team members + 500 EUR cash voucher

2nd PRIZE worth more than 1250 EUR

Nutrifit* (249 EUR) for all team members

3rd PRIZE worth more than 200 EUR

Goody bags + 200 EUR cash voucher
+ Goody bags for all attendees!
*NutriFit products represent DNA tests that will help you tune your lifestyle with your genes in the fields of personalised nutrition, sport, rejuvenation and health.


Who are we looking for?

International GeneHack will cover two main topics: 
a) HEALTH - prevention solutions/platforms based on objective biological data
b) DNA based products (fun, lifestyle, medical...)
We are looking for participants from these fields of study/work:
  • Software Development
  • Bioinformatics 
  • Research
  • Business areas (sales, marketing)
  • UX/UI
Because number or participants is limited, we advise you to apply as soon as possible! Participants will be selected especially based on the information written in their application (CV and the last section, why we should invite them to GeneHack), so put your best effort into it! ;) 
After we reach the maximum number, applications will no longer be possible and you will be put on the waiting list. We will inform the candidates from the waiting list if any of the previously applied participants cancels their participation.

Participation selection process

A participant can apply for International GeneHack via online application form. Successful candidates will be selected as participants at hackathon based on their application form and uploaded CV. You will receive your confirmation over e-mail you provided in the application form and will be organized into working groups by hackathon orga-team representatives, thus having an opportunity to get to know each other before the actual hackathon.
We will also roll out a digital kick-off prior to the event, which means first business tasks will be given to groups, as a pre-hackathon test assignment. Digital kick-off will be done in the days between December 3rd - 9th, and teams will have time till December 14th to send us what they’ve done. These materials will be reviewed by GenePlanet professionals, so do your best! ;)



GeneHack scouting throughout the event

Not only will International GeneHack be an exceptional event, filled with meeting new concepts and new people, innovative ideas and intense teamwork - it can also be a turning point in your career! 
You will have an unique opportunity to work with GenePlanet employees and prove to the management throughout the day that you are exactly what the company needs to expand their business and remain successful also in the future! We will collect everyone’s CVs prior to the event and keep a close eye out at GeneHack on those individuals that have the potential to become an important part of GenePlanet team.
That being said, upload your CV in your application and do your best with a short explanation why you think you would be the perfect candidate for both GeneHack event and GenePlanet! ;)

Who else will be at the event?

Current employees of GenePlanet will join external participants and will together form 10 working teams. GeneHack will also bring together the rest of GenePlanet, their management, and a Zavarovalnica Sava as a sponsor, who will have an important role in mentoring and the final jury. 

Things to bring with you to the event

We kindly ask all participants to come equipped with a burning desire to learn something new, develop new ideas, innovate, be creative and also be eager to meet new people. Please when formed to groups, make sure you bring 1 laptop per group to the venue. We will take care of everything else, from the agenda packed with fresh methodologies and tools to lunch, snacks throughout the event and an unlimited supply of coffee.


GeneHack will take place at December 15th in Tehnološki park Ljubljana.
Morning activity (8.30 - 9.00)
  • Registration, welcome coffee
  • Intro speech, teambuilding activities
  • Group-work
  • Demo pitch
Lunch (13h)
Afternoon activity
  • Group-work
  • Final pitch
  • Announcement of the winners
Prize give-away, end of the event (at around 19h)


We know you can’t wait to apply ;) Because we want to keep the event as professional as possible, number of participants is limited, so we suggest you apply as soon as possible. After we receive your application with your CV attached, expect to hear from us in about a week.
GeneHack is organized by GenePlanet in partnership with CorpoHub, sponsored by Zavarovalnica Sava. 
GenePlanet will hold all intellectual property rights to all submitted pre-event and event assignments. Each participant will sign a nondisclosure agreement at the registration and an agreement to appear on event photos/videos and allow GenePlanet to willingly use these materials for PR or promotional intentions.