Working with startups and developers is what Rakuten RapidAPI has always been passionate about. Hackathons have always been an amazing opportunity for us to work side-by-side with users. We help developers find APIs to power their use case, integrate them, and beta-test new features and product updates. Along the way, we find a few super fans that we’ve spun off into our champion network (Currently 20+ individuals in Tokyo, Singapore and India).
In the last 7 months, we’ve been at Startup Weekend Singapore, Rakuten Technology Conference, Junction Tokyo and Geekshacking HackoMania 2019 in Singapore. You might say we REALLY love hackathons. We’re proud to announce that Rakuten RapidAPI has partnered with Startup Weekend Seoul to power the Impact Hackathon from March 1 – 3, 2019. This is our 2nd event with the StartupWeekend family and we’re looking forward to more.
StartupWeekend Seoul: Impact
StartupWeekend was founded in 2007 in Boulder, Colorado and has since grown into a global grassroots phenomenon. It’s hackathons are held in a standard 54-hour format. Since its founding, 23k teams have been formed in 150 countries. Community activities are held throughout the team in over 1000 cities globally.
Startup Weekend Seoul was founded back in 2010. Startup Weekend Seoul: Impact is the 21st event in the country. This event challenges participants to use technology to develop solutions to the UN’s 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) which include eliminating poverty, affordable and clean energy, and creating a more equal society
The event’s sponsors are Citypreneurs, Ignite Innovators, Seoul Digital Foundation, IE Business School and Hangyang University Social Innovation Center. We’re really proud to be invited by Startup Weekend Seoul’s organizers Jay Kim, Zahin Hussain, Joseph Lim, Chris Georgiev and Marta Allina.
Startup Weekend Seoul will be the first hackathon that Rakuten RapidAPI will be executing in South Korea. We’re rolling out all our perks for participants.
- API Credits: We’ll be issuing coupon credits to all participants to offset any out-of-pocket costs for consuming API services on Rakuten RapidAPI.
- Dedicated API Collection: We’ve created the Startup Weekend Seoul API collection of curated, high-quality APIs to support the SDG theme.
- 24/7 Technical Mentorship: The Rakuten RapidAPI team will be online to provide technical assistance to participants throughout the weekend. Need an API to power your use case? Having trouble with technical integration? We’ll help you with it all.
- Winner promotion: We’ll feature winning teams in their dedicated blog post as part of our <Developer Showcase/> series. All you need to qualify is to use at least 3 APIs from Rakuten RapidAPI.
About Rakuten RapidAPI
Rakuten RapidAPI’s mission is to empower developers through APIs. We help developers focus on building core application logic while leveraging public APIs to fulfill other functions, in order to save them time, energy and cost.
We’re the world’s largest API Marketplace with 8000+ APIs and used by 500k developers around the world. Our platform helps developers test & integrate an extensive API selection, manage all API usage with a single key, and manage these services in one place. By leveraging APIs, developers can focus on getting their applications off the ground more quickly without having to reinvent the wheel for off-the-shelf services.