What is Hack the Globe?

Hack the Globe is the first ever hackathon to bring together top young engineers under 30 from over 35 countries with the purpose of creating cutting-edge software in 48 hours. Hack the Globe brings together 100 top coders and web designers for a 48 hour marathon development session, celebrating the potential of technology. It will take place on January 31 – February 2, 2014, in Scandinavia’s Technology hub– Stockholm, Sweden.

Hack the Globe has a highly competitive application process. We hand-pick the lucky 100 who will be funded to come to Stockholm and create unique prototypes, be they mobile tech, new forms of human-tech interaction, platforms for business ideas, or something completely new!. Learn more about who we are looking for here.


Our Vision

Erasing Borders

Erasing Borders

Today, local communities of developers exist all around the world, but although these communities are very close, they are often limited by university or state borders. Hack the Globe’s mission is to deny such boundaries and bring together the greatest minds of these tech communities to build something incredible that transcends the sum of its parts.

Inventing Global Solutions

Inventing Global Solutions

Hack the Globe aims to build an environment for the symbiotic exchange of ideas, cultural and professional backgrounds, skills and experiences. We believe that only such a melting pot of human thought and potential will truly inspire comprehensive tech solutions to problems around the world. Many young successful startups came to life as a result of the cooperation of people from different cultural backgrounds: Skype was created by a Swede and an Estonian; Google – by a Russian and an American. It is time for every developer to think globally, not locally.

Stockholm - the Hottest Tech Hub of Europe

Stockholm - the Hottest Tech Hub of Europe

Scandinavia has produced a number of top-notch startups, and continues to generate innovation in tech with geometric progression. Stockholm has already become home to the hottest tech companies, including Spotify, Tictail, Soundcloud, Skype, and Mojang, the creator of Minecraft. We want to host our global hackathon at the place that has inspired entrepreneurship in these European tech giants in recent years. We beleive Stockholm is on the way to becoming the hottest tech hub in Europe.

  • Jan 2012

    Day 1




    21:00 IDEA PITCHES

  • Feb 2012

    Day 2



    10:00 – 17:00 REBTEL STAND OPEN

    11:00 – 13:00 ADVISORS’ OPEN HOURS

    12:00 – 13:00 LUNCH

    18:00 – 19:00 DINNER

  • Feb 2012

    Day 3


    9:00 – 10:00 ADVISORS’ OPEN HOURS


    11:00 – 12:00 CLOSING CEREMONY


The Venue

About the Venue


Regeringsgatan 29

Stockholm City, Sweden 

SUP46 is a brand-new co-working space for high-promising Swedish startups. It opens its doors exclusively for HtG participants in November serving as a venue for the hackathon and allowing young entrepreneurs to network with its inhabitants and learn more about innovative entrepreneurship. SUP46 has a perfect location for the event, being in highest proximity to the Royal Palace and the Parliament of Sweden.



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Our Team

Yuliya Barsukova

Yuliya Barsukova Hustla

Yuliya Barsukova is Russian-born, American for now, and a Swede at heart, studies legal and financial history at Princeton University and has been in charge of international political conferences for 4 years, establishing relations between American, European and Russian nations via Princeton Transatlantic Youth Conference and Stanford US-Russia Forum. Yuliya also works on the business development team of a virtual venue platform Wisdom.ly.

Milena Phan

Milena Phan Baws

Milena is the youngest member of the team, and, as an English Language and Literature major at Princeton University, brings a passion for communication to the project. Despite her age, she has worked for global clients such as Nestlé and Chevron, doing media and marketing in both Europe and America, and continues to observe and analyze media trends. Milena embraces Hack the Globe’s mission statement of breaking down boundaries, being herself of Vietnamese origin, born and raised in Poland, and currently studying in the United States.



Jeanette Widén leads HtG’s Stockholm branch, she is a native Swede. Jeanette is currently studying political science at the University of Stockholm and is engaged in business and politics, focusing on promoting the brand of Stockholm and Sweden as a tech hotspot of Europe. Jeanette is an experienced event manager, having organized numerous youth conferences within the Swedish Moderate party.

Brady Valashinas

Brady Valashinas Media Deity

Brady Valashinas is a native of Manhattan Beach, California and has filmed abroad in New Zealand, Kenya, and Greece. He currently attends Princeton University and plans on pursuing a career in film and video production. He has filmed a short documentary about the importance of African elephants called “The Matriarch”, is in post-production for a short documentary about the Yellow-Eyed Penguin called “HOIHO: Conservation of an Icon”, and is about to start filming a documentary about a Cirque du Soleil Performer in Las Vegas.

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