Founded in 2014, HackZurich rapidly became Europe's largest and most prestigious Hackathon. Every year, 600 international participants are invited to Zurich. Since 2020, they are joined by as many participating remotely from around the world in a first of its kind hybrid setup. Participants are selected from a global pool of over 5500 applications, representing several elite universities from more than 85 countries. Together these tech talents develop highly innovative web-, mobile- and hardware applications during a 40-hour hackathon in teams of 2 to 5 people. International companies and organizations of different industries provide participants with hardware, brand new technologies, tools, datasets, and APIs to spark the creation of new prototypes.