Happiness Hack Day

Saturday, 22 June 2019; 1 Old Street Yard, London EC1Y 8AF


Hack Day Challenge

Why happiness hack day?

Everyone deserves to be happy, we are born to experience life, to fulfil our desires and contribute to the world in which we live in a way that satisfies our soul. Harmony in the mind, body and soul is the key to ultimate happiness, and we want hackers to innovate new technologies to help everyone attain this balance.

You can help make a difference in the lives of others too by participating in the "Happiness Hack Day"!

Ideas we’ve seen in the past include:

  • Mental Health Solutions
  • Work-life Balance
  • Mindfulness & Meditation
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Stress Management
  • Resilience
  • Positivity & Optimism
  • Accessible Healthcare
  • Digital Patient Tools
  • Health Screening Tests
  • Fitness & Yoga
  • Sleep Improvements
  • Wearable Tech
  • Nutrition
  • Preventative Lifestyle Changes
  • Volunteering & Charity
  • Goal Setting
  • Support Networks
  • Learn Something New
  • Positive Workplaces
  • Compassion & Empathy
  • Productivity Tools

Examples of solutions and products

  • Sleepstation: The drug-free solution to overcoming insomnia and make people sleep better
  • Mindscape: Help with everyday mental health and is designed to offer calm and conversation in moments of panic
  • Happify: Play science-based games to improve your emotional wellbeing
  • meQuilibrium: Workout your mind & build resilience with a mix of interactive lessons and activities


Pre Event Networking Happy Hours start from 6pm on Friday Evening 21 June 2019

There will be presentations from sponsors, team formation and networking with others. Drinks will be provided!

On Saturday 22 June 2019

Free food and drinks will be provided during the hack day!


8:00 -9:00

Registration & Breakfast

9:00 – 09:10

Welcome and Hack Day Kick Off - Anurag Jain

9:00 – 12:00

First Session


12:00 - 13:00


13:00 - 16:00

Second Session

16:00 - 16:15

Tea Break


16:15 - 18:15

Third Session


Submission closes

Demo Time

19:00 - 20:00



Winner Announcement


After Party

We also have some amazing sessions throughout the day to inspire you, while you hack

09:00 – 09:15

'In Search of Happiness' - Video Message by Roko Belic

10:00 – 10:15

'Future trends (RDoC, network theory of mental disorders, etc)' - Talk by Maxim Osipov

11:00 – 11:15

'How Technology can shape up Happiness?' - Talk by Jean Marie

12:00 – 12:15

'Psychology of Happiness' - Talk by Reena Kotecha

14:00 – 14:20

Mindfullness Session by Yarema Ronish

15:45 – 16:00

'10 Happiness Health solutions that VC will bet their money on’ - Talk by Jack Wang

17:45 – 18:15

Talk by Yogi Ashokananda,followed by Yoga Session

See pictures & video from last year's event

Prizes & Goodies

Happiness for Every Participant on the day :-) but we also understand the importance material prizes. More exiting prizes to be announced on the day for the Winners.

- Mindfulness coaching sessions

- The Happy Movie for every participant

- Upscale Book from Tech Nation

- AR/VR Workshops

- Alexa Dots

- Gift Vouchers from Withlocals

Judges, Speakers & Mentors

Yogi Ashokananda

Practising master of yoga, meditation and spirituality

Dr. Reena Kotecha

Founder of Mindful Medics

Vanessa King

Board member at Action for Happiness and author of "Ten Keys to Happier Living" book

Yarema Ronish

Meditation & Mindfullness Coach

Jean-Marie Ferdegue

Director, Platform Engineering at Babylon Health

Dr. John Holder

Chief Technologiest, Realities Center

Keith Grimes

Clinical Innovation Director at Babylon Health and Founder of VR Doctors

Koujiro Tambara

Healthcare VC at Downing Ventures

Nolan Sardesai

Health Technologist, Venture Investor, and Entrepreneur

Jack Wang

Associate, Keen Venture Partners

Maxim Osipov

AI Cognition at Babylon Health

Faiza Sheikh

Project Manager at Babylon Health


To discuss sponsorship opportunities, please contact us at: anurag@tnvan.org


Hack day Address: White Collar Factory, 1 Old Street Yard, London EC1Y 8AF

For inquiries about sponsorship or the hack day event, send us an email and we will get back to you as soon as possible!



Teams will be judged on following four criteria.

  • Technical Feasibility: How technically impressive was the hack? Was the technical problem the team tackled difficult? Did the team put thought into the user experience?
  • Business Potential: Does the project has business potential? Is it scalable?
  • Innovation/Originality: How innovative / creative / unique is the idea? Was there a novel approach applied to solve the problem?
  • Impressiveness/Polish: How polished is your demo? Do you have a story board or a prototype or a working demo?

It is left to the team to decide what is the best way to present their idea and satisfy judging criteria.

Don’t worry if you don’t have a team. We will help you form a team, do make sure to join our happy hour pre event on 21 June.

There is no maximum or minimum team size, but we encourage team size of 2-5.

We will have domain experts on various topics including Mental Health, Happiness, Yoga/Meditation, Product Design, AR/VR, Data and Technology; who will help and support your team. We will also be running number of speaking sessions throughout the day.

Your team. The idea and associated IP belongs to you.

Yes, tangible prices.

No, business folk, designers and anyone with bright ideas and energy and interest in Happiness Tech is most welcome!

Your laptop and any other devices you need to demonstrate your hack such as AR/VR equipment, specific mobile phone, IoT devices, robots etc.

You are encouraged to present what you have done even if your hack is broken or you weren’t able to finish. It's okay if you didn't finish your hack—that happens all the time! Completion is only one part of the judging criteria, so you might still do well. Also, demoing is not just about the competition. It's a chance to share with others what you learned and what you tried to build—that's what hacking's all about!

You can join us just for the Happy Hour on 21 June, you can register happy hour ticket here.