Growth review of Codefest Marathon (2013-2016)
Codefest is a tech festival taking place in April every year, gathering in one place global tech and innovation leaders,
companies, as well as young individuals who are into tech. Codefest is a celebration of technology and innovation with youth in the main spotlight.
Codefest is comprised of three tracks:
- Codeference – an international tech startups conference with invited guest speakers from all over the world, targeting audience both from the startup world and investment world.
- Codefest Marathon - it is a competitive event where tech students from Macedonia and the region, in teams of their choice, have the chance to work on their own tech ideas from scratch. The challenge is to develop a demo or prototype of their idea within 32 continuous hours. The participation for selected attendees is completely free.
- CFX-Business Expo - during the three days of Codefest events (conference + coding marathon), interested companies can use a booth space to showcase their work and to directly access a potential talent pool for further employment or collaborations.
The bottom line of Codefest is to inspire the creation of new early stage tech startups among the tech students from the region, and thus to support the tech startup scene.