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Who is Jesse van Doren?

Jesse is an entrepreneur with a strong passion for digital marketing as well as helping companies achieve growth for their business through critical analysis.

What is Brize?

Jesse founded Brize with the idea that he could bring better insight to various companies through customized team workshops, hackathons, and events that address that business’s needs.

Who is Jesse van Doren? What is Brize?

The hackathon has received more and more attention in recent years. Thanks to the excellent results we have achieved, the innovative way of working and, of course, the sensational issues we are working on for a variety of clients. Eager to organise a Blockchain hackathon or work with other progressive

Who is Jesse van Doren?

Jesse is an entrepreneur with a strong passion for digital marketing as well as helping companies achieve growth for their business through critical analysis.

What is Brize?

Jesse founded Brize with the idea that he could bring better insight to various companies through customized team workshops, hackathons, and events that address that business’s needs.

The hackathon has received more and more attention in recent years. Thanks to the excellent results we have achieved, the innovative way of working and, of course, the sensational issues we are working on for a variety of clients. Eager to organise a Blockchain hackathon or work with other progressive techniques such as IoT? My team and I are here to help you with the organisation of your next hackathon.

My name is Jesse van Doren, founder of Brize and a pioneer in the organisation of hackathons in the Netherlands. Together with my team of hackathon experts, I have oodles of experience with developing, organising and executing hackathons. Not only for developers, but also other target audiences.


What is a hackathon?
Essentially, it is the meeting of different disciplines, such as developers, designers and, sometimes students who work on a challenging problem in daily practice. Hackathons in the Netherlands receive particular attention as they are an innovative way to brainstorm, with specialists from different branches or various departments within a company.

I believe in the power of a hackathon in the Netherlands to bring together employees from all levels of an organisation. For new perspectives on current challenges and to tackle it with creativity, skill and experience.

Tip: The hackathon in the Netherlands is not just for large and established organisations. Students are also often present at hackathons to give fresh new out of the box ideas. We can organise a hackathon for every organisation, tailored to a concrete challenge.

Growth of Hackathons Globally, Source: Hack.Out Ninja


Organise a hackathon: The possibilities
Are you looking to organise a hackathon and wonder about the possibilities? We specialise in different types of hackathons:


Examples of a hackathon in the Netherlands
Curious about what the hackathon in the Netherlands has produced so far? Below are two cases which perfectly illustrate ‘'what a hackathon is, and how you can use it within your organisation".

1. Amnesty International:
Amnesty International marveled at the thousands of videos that residents from areas such as Syria upload to Youtube. These videos serve as important proof to the rest of the world of the terrible conditions they have to deal with.

Amnesty International asked the following questions to understand and to succeed in the publication and viewing of these videos:

  1. How do we collect these videos and showcase them to a wide audience?
  2. How do we create a platform where you can easily view these important videos?
  3. How do we generate more attention and awareness for these videos?
  4. How can we build a tool that generates the right audience to showcase this violation of human rights?
  5. How do we prevent unsuitable propavideos being shown alongside relevant videos, through YouTube's API metadata?


In 2014, we organised a hackathon in the Netherlands and five other countries to bring together creativity, knowledge and experience. Together with Amnesty International we created a significant case question that we worked on for 24 hours.

2.ING:
ING is curious about the future of banking. The bank uses advanced new technologies such as mobile apps and wearables to optimise the user experience. The bank has the idea that there are many opportunities for the financial sector, as well as risks if they are left behind. ING let us organise a hackathon in 2014, to expose new ideas and concepts about the future of banking.

ING asked the following questions and soon a hackathon case challenge was generated:

  1. Will we pay with our watches in the future?
  2. Can the watch change the way we log into our bank accounts?
  3. How do we guarantee the safety of sensitive customer data?
  4. How can we safely send financial updates and push notifications?
  5. How do we build the best example of future mobile banking?

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