Tuesday, July 3, 2018

200 teenagers and mentors from Israel and across the US came together for 5 days to reinvent the inflight experience to Israel!

During the intensive week-long Hackathon the teens worked in teams to develop an innovative, educational and original solution that introduces Israel and its culture to passengers traveling to Israel. The Hackathon culminated in a Demo Day community event where the teams presented their start-ups to high-profile judges from tech and business.

We are so proud of all the teens and their impressive real-world solutions including free wi-fi in exchange for watching a video about Israel and an interactive social platform connecting you with like-minded passengers through Israeli culture.

First place winners, "180 Degrees", knocked it out of the park with their inflight app which connects passengers to Tikkun Olam opportunities in Israel in real time! 

In second place, "Dimension.IL" fascinated with a virtual reality app that takes a passenger through the wonders of Israel and teaches them about Israel before they step foot off the plane!

Third place went to "Inabite" who impressed by upgrading inflight food options to reflect Israel's diverse ethnic backgrounds; educating passengers, through food and its packaging, that Israel is a welcoming melting pot of many cultures!