Sharify Hackathon : made possible thanks to our sponsors


The organization of this hackathon would not have been possible without the trust and support of several corporate organizations. Thanks to their financial and human participation they contributed to the success of our mission.

Women in Business:

Women in Business is a portal dedicated to women entrepreneurs in Brussels. It aims to outline women’s entrepreneurship and to highlight the existing initiatives in this area.
Encouraging and supporting the creation and development of business driven by women are parts of their mission all along with providing useful studies and documentation about women entrepreneurship.

The gender diversity being key for us, we wanted to put women in the spotlight during this hackathon. We are really proud to partner with Women in Business who joins Sharify in the share a mutual desire to stimulate impact entrepreneurship!

Région de Bruxelles Capitale:

The Brussels-Capital Region supports many initiatives to stimulate the economy. Through a series of financial support to companies, Smart City’s primary goal is to improve the quality of life of everyone – citizens, visitors, commuters and businesses…by getting actively involved in the digital transition.

Our hackathon thematic is directly related to Smart City activities and to the sharing transition (collaborative and circular economy, digitization and automation, internet of things and connected devices) that we try to embrace!

Partena Professional:

Partena Professional is a service provider with a strong focus on entrepreneurship and staff management.They support start ups, SMEs and large companies in their administrative and HR policies. They offer services related to the creation of companies, the social status of the self-employed, management of payroll, personnel and family allowances, medical control in case of absenteeism, training, legal advice and HR consultancy.

Dare to create your business and to launch your start-up after the hackathon? Partena will be keen to assist with time-consuming bureaucratic challenges, allowing you to focus on your core activities!

Trends Tendances:

Trends-Tendances, is an economic and financial magazine published in French-speaking Belgium and also available in a Dutch version: Trends Magazine. Every Thursday it features a specific look at the economic and financial life of Belgium.
Trends-Trends and Trends Magazine have been published for more than 30 years. These business magazines have 205,000 readers and a circulation of 52,311 copies. The magazines have also their website versions.

Trends Tendances will keep you up to date with everything you need to know about entrepreneurship, sharing economy and the start up community latest news!

Sharify Hackathon : My first step into the sharing transition


This article is dedicated for you, participant. As a want-to-be entrepreneur, you are about to launch you change-making start-up in the new economical models. You might still have a few questions related the start-up world, the hackathon itself, the sharing or circular economy. That’s why, we want to provide all the links you better check-out before this entrepreneurship journey!




At Sharify, we define the sharing transition as the capacity of for people and organizations to enable the sharing of data, resources and profit in order to become more collaborative, circular and cooperative. As an extension to the 3P model (people, planet, profit), we rather strive for the 3C model.


The need of property is very specific to the capitalist era when the hyper-consumption and massive advertising pushed individuals to own and get satisfied for it.obtain satisfaction Times have changedfrom the ownership of goods. It has since becomes now more important to give access to products and services, to a larger community of users, and on over a longer period. New technologies enhance this peer-to-peer approach and challenge traditional business models. The value is often delivered much easier (it doesn’t require many resources, like Uber or Airbnb demonstrated it) and becomes exponentialgrows exponentially within the communitycommunities. By leveraging the power of the crowd, new players are able to outsource creativity, open innovation, finance development, co-create marketing. By investing in digital transformation, implementing agile ways of working and using open source models, the collaboration becomes benefitcial. Today, disrupting traditional models become much easier because technologies and community’s power is more accessible!


The resources are not limitless, contrary to what linear economy considers. Take, make, use, dispose could not go on any longer and circular economy offers a solution to thinkview our resources in a innovative and nature-inspired wayand sustainable manner: no waste and every resource matters. . In a broader perspective, when looking at the capacity of the internet to enable sharing of information, it appears that other technologies allow significant economies of scale through circulation of energies. The “Third Industrial Revolution”, popularised by Jeremy Rifkin, describes a new industrial and economic revolution where data sharing, enabled by connected devices, permit a much cheaper production, bringing the marginal cost to zero. To give a higher added-value to their main assets, companies realize the urgent need to open their manufacturing process, collaborate with external stakeholders and close the loop of resources in the ecosystem. And the rise of enabling technologies, such as 3D-printing or the Internet of Things, will accelerate the transition toward a circular economy .


By putting all of these stakeholders in a new ecosystem where risk is reduced and value is created collectively, competition, once again fundamental in capitalism, is replaced by cooperation. That is why we see more and more cooperative organized around the same values and objectives. These new ways of approaching the notion of profit allow organizations to deliver their value proposition more collectively, which increases the impact. The huntdesire for return on investment is then shaded by the necessity to create value. When founding an enterprise, it is therefore very important to choose for more cooperative structures, involve multi stakeholders and align them on a shared vision.

Join the sharing transition:

As a matter of fact, becoming more collaborative, circular and cooperative is fundamental to survive in the post-capitalist era. In most cases, a company already has the right ingredients to move to this next state, it’s not a brutal revolution but a deep transition! It is simply a capacitywillingness to enable the sharesing of data, resources and profit, even if it requires self-disruption. It is what we called a “sharing transition”. Companies have the ability to make change! But people have the talent to initiate a larger movement. At Sharify, we believe that this sharing transition will mainly come from entrepreneurs and that’s why we set-up the right ecosystem and develop the most appropriate tools to unlock the first steps of this entrepreneurship journey.

Women as a change-maker:

Our economy is geared towards harnessing leads towards considering every value that our society can gather. the values within society. Multi-culture, different ways of thinking and the gender mixity the mixity of gender generates more creative ideas and empowers projects for a new economy. That is why, for this first edition, we wanted to highlight the potential of a feminine dimension for the “sharing transition”. To do that we collaborate with Women in business. More than a sponsor, this organization is a long-term partner that joins us in the needour mutual desire to stimulate impact entrepreneurship. We also cooperate with different players of the ecosystem to enable participant growing fast fwith their newast-track growth of the with their new start-up, more than just live an experience during one weekend!

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