#RESIhackathon is a tech led event designed to develop innovative solutions for residential schemes.  Taking place on the exhibition floor, the hack brings together start-ups, developers, designers, trainees, apprentices, agents and graduates to collaborate during the RESI Convention, with delegates invited to contribute to the solution. 

The winning team will have the chance to present their prototype to the top decision makers in the UK residential sector, they will receive great PR and exposure, as well as taking home £1000! There will also be a second prize of £500.

The 2018 Challenge

Promoting the new generation of rental to Generation Rent

For years, the rental market has had a bad reputation, blighted by sub-standard accommodation and the actions of a few rogue landlords and problem tenants. But recently, rental housing has improved dramatically with the advent of build to rent (BTR), which has transformed the sector and professionalised it. 

Unfortunately, negative perceptions persist. We are challenging this year's Hackathon participants to come up with a tech-based solution to the rental market's image problem that promotes the new generation of housing to generation rent, improves the sector's image or improves the rental accommodation itself.

Key areas for consideration for this challenge include: Community engagement, community facilities/services, health & wellbeing, lifestyle, affordability, co-living, landlord tenant communication, quality, branding 

Sponsored by: Westbourne Capital Partners & Meyer Bergman


Read more about the 2017 #RESIhackathon and the winning solution by the team behind IRIS, led by Computershare data architect Thomas Fyfe , which was based around improving the communications around health and safety:

RESI 2017: hack to the future >>

Hackathon team innovates with landlord-tenant app>>

Hackathon team brings Harmony to private landlords>>

Get involved  

Delegates are invited to Join the hackers and lend their expertise at the RESI Convention located in the marketplace. 

With thanks to the #RESIhackathon judges and mentors for their time and support:

Built ID, Savannah De Savary 

Moda Living, Sarah Quinn

Loft Interiors, Alec Mckenzie

Osbourne Clark, Conrad Davies

Mishcon de Reya LLP, Susan Freeman

Good2Rent, Georgina Pierson