Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality is Taking Part in World Hackathon Day

 May 29-31

Tackling Post-Coronavirus Global Challenges Together

The Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality is proud to take part in World Hackathon Day, which aims to bring together top talent in the tech ecosystem worldwide to tackle the global challenges that will arise in a post-coronavirus society. On May 29-31, over 500 developers from around the world will work together to create a greener, more sustainable and fairer future for everyone affected by COVID-19. The Municipality also took part in another Hackathon at the beginning of March in partnership with the Global Resilient Cities Network (GRCN), which addressed the challenges cities were facing back then, since the worldwide spread of the coronavirus.


World Hackathon Day is an initiative organized by Julien van Dorland from the Netherlands and Nir Kouris from Israel. The Israel ministry of Foreign affairs with the support of partners, start-ups, scaleups and established companies from Israel, U.K. Netherlands, Poland, Italy, and other countries around the world, will join forces to produce innovative solutions and tackle challenged from the following fields:             

  • Health and Fitness

  • The Global Economy

  • Empowerment and Education

  • Music and Entertainment

  • Travel and Mobility

  • Finance and Digital Money

  • Environment and Sustainability

  • Solidarity and the Elderly


Why attend?


Leading global venture capital firms, tech giants, start-ups and other partners will take part in the event, making this the best opportunity to pitch your game-changing ideas. Our partners will also have direct access to top performing talent and will be able to tap into the best developers and creators from all around the world.

Participants will be able to win prizes worth $101K including gift cards and credits sponsored by Microsoft.

For additional information contact Nir Kouris, founder of World Hackathon Day or visit

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Margaux Stelman
Head of International Press

Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality