My mate from MIPT called me to start a business. In the beginning, we aimed to create student teams at MIPT for our student accelerator. However, later we found that hackathons worked brilliantly as an employer brand instrument, and we pivoted to this market.
So, we decided to start our company, Phystech.Genesis, which is primarily engaged in organizing hackathons and technological competitions in the IT industry.
Our mission is to connect as many companies and hackathon participants as possible. This helps them to find the best employer and employee fit. We are like Tinder in the IT job market :)
I found our first partners for our hackathons at Skoltech. For example, the company Align Technologies. We also worked together with Professor Zeljko Tekic to run the first-of-a kind course made of solely hackathons with Lenta, Astra Zeneca, Nvidia, Sbermarket and Tinkoff!
Since 2019 we have organized 100+ hackathons with 70+ partners from 7 countries. Our partners include IT giants like Sber, Tinkoff, Yandex, VTB, Rostelecom, MTS, VK, and others. More then 15,000 developers, managers and designers from 20+ countries took part in our events across the country. And they've made hundreds of job offers to our participants.