• Physical or online? How to make your hackathons a success

    By on 20 April 2017

    Hosting a 48-hour to 72-hour hackathon means tackling logistical, geographical and time constraints. Not the most encouraging environment for innovation, in short. Imagine the colossal efforts that need to be made when organizing the perfect 48-hour event – you need to find a venue where as many participants as possible can get together and work at breakneck speed for more

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  • The challenges of collaboration between startups and big companies

    By on 12 April 2017

    Jean-Baptiste Bouché, the author of this article, is the Agorize community’s most capped veteran. He has taken part in 21 open innovation challenges in two years, reaching the podium 11 times – including five top spots. In September 2016, he launched his collaborative tourism startup, Welcomer. Partnerships between businesses (from mid-sized companies to big groups) and startups are becoming increasingly common

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  • How open innovation is revolutionizing professional development

    By on 4 April 2017

    United in complexity – that could be the motto of continuing development professionals in France. Reforms have been carried out to make the system simpler, but the situation remains the same – high costs, low effectiveness, and old-fashioned methods. So what are the solutions? The professional development sector needs to begin its digital transformation. It’s essential that the industry gets

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  • The Pitfalls of Hackathons and Intellectual Property – and How to Avoid Them

    By on 28 March 2017

    When planning a hackathon, a fundamental question is bound to arise – who holds the intellectual property rights to the submitted projects? Will participants retain the rights to their ideas, or will they be required to transfer them to the organizing company? It can vary from hackathon to hackathon. But in any case, it’s essential to take a careful look

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  • 5 Steps to Convert Your Employees to Digital Transformation

    By on 14 March 2017

    Digital transformation produces all sorts of reactions – fear, scepticism, enthusiasm and optimism. It isn’t surprising that opinion within companies is so polarized! But whatever your opinion of it, the digital revolution is in full swing and shows no signs of slowing down. So how can you convince your employees of the benefits a technology project brings? Businesses and their

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  • Recruitment: a quick lesson on winning developers’ hearts

    By on 6 March 2017

    With the arrival of digital transformation, developers are an increasingly sought-after asset. And because demand for these casually-dressed professionals is outstripping supply, it’s becoming very tricky to hire a good developer. From the day they leave university, they’re headhunted by recruiters who shower them with generous offers to win them over. Developers have become the new royalty, the new stars

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  • Alone in the world? 5 tips to help promote your hackathon

    By on 3 March 2017

    What’s the nightmare scenario that keeps all hackathon organizers awake at night? It’s got to be the fear of a complete flop – getting a lot fewer participants than they’d hoped for. To help you avoid this catastrophic situation, you need to put effective communication in place before your hackathon. After all, even for the biggest brands and the best-known

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  • The 5 best ways to sabotage your hackathon

    By on 28 February 2017

    What’s the difference between running a hackathon and sailing into a gale? A cynic might tell you that the boat will get a lot further. To stop your flagship of innovation being torpedoed before it even leaves port, Agorize is donning its captain’s gear and helping you to navigate the turbid waters of open innovation. Here are five sure-fire ways

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