What is the

Alpine Hack about?


The aim for the participants is to develop a functioning open-source software or hardware prototype – solutions that eliminate real problems, for real companies. Blockchain Technology will be the center of all predefined challenges. 24 hours of Innovation, personal development and lots of fun.


This hackathon is fully free and open to software developers, hackers, IT-freaks, solution-minded- and business people to solve the predefined challenges.
Teams and single people are welcome!
Subscription beforehand is obligatory.

When and where?

Salle Maia – Technopôle, Sierre Switzerland.
Starting Friday October 4th, 11am (warm-up 9-11)
to Saturday, October 5th, 11am.
Announcement of the winner: Saturday, 12:30
We grant our participants 24 hours.


The winning teams compete for a prize pool worth CHF 70’000.00 total.
Also the overall winner team will have the possibility to present their solution on Saturday at CryptoMountain Rocks (@Foyer, Technopole Sierre) to an international Blockchain Audience.


Friday, October 4th

09:00 – 10:00  Welcome & team building (if needed)
10:00 – 11:00  Presentation of each vertical and its challenges

Saturday, October 5th

11:00   Delivery of projects
11:00 – 12.00  Judging
16:30   Being ready to present your project in front of CryptoMountain Rocks conference participants on Saturday. Programm see here 

Our Prizes

Overall-Winner 2019


* + CHF 5’000 immediate cash prize +
* + 4 Ethereum (ETH) Crypto Currency
* + CHF 40’000 worth Cloud Hosting Services provided by KoreTechnologies

Cloud Hosting by Kore Technologies

The cloud hosting services are operated on IBM LinuxONE and Securosys Primus HSM

Chosen Vertical 2019: Supply Chain

  • In theory, supply chain seems to be the perfect use-case for blockchain: Every step of the way from the harvest and mining of raw materials, over the production of goods, all the way to the consumers’ hands, must be documented in some form or another.
    A blockchain lends it self to be the ultimate tool to eliminate human error, fraud, and provide perfect transparency over the entire history of any product, forever.
    So why isn’t it already in use everywhere? What feature, standard, or innovation is missing, to convince retailers to start using a blockchain-based solution as their main method of keeping track of things?

Overall Winner 2019

  • The grand prize went to the Team “500IQ”. The 4 students of the EPTM Sion joined up with an exchange student from the University of St. Gallen and convince the jury with their project “Cryptometer”.

    The idea behind the project is to use blockchain technology to decentralize power generation. Thanks to the “Cryptometer”, households can produce and buy  more easily green electricity directly from each other.

    The full idea explained here: Youtube

    The winning solution was selected by the jury according to strict criteria:
    Quality of the software prototype created, relevance of the business model, impact on the market and feasibility.

Meet our Mentors & Judges

Stefan Taroni

Kore Technologies AG

Prof. Jean-Luc Beuchat

Professor UAS – Business Inf. Tech.
HES-SO Valais-Wallis

Cedric Walter

Blockchain expert & Entrepreneur

Dr. Daniel Diemers

PwC Strategy&

Reto Gadient


Toni Jacober

Head Crypto & Blockchain
Hypothekarbank Lenzburg

Dr. Barbara Lang

Managing Partner
InnoExc GmbH

Laurent Sciboz

Executive Director
Blockchain Lab, HES-SO Valais-Wallis

Christian Bachmann

destinazio GmbH

Pascal Dossenbach

Sustain Trust Holding AG

Robert Rogenmoser

Securosys SA

Thomas Taroni

Phoenix Systems AG

Jens Grichting

Verein Weindorf Salgesch

Carla Bünger

Kore Technologies AG

Our Sponsors & Partners

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