Social Media Badges
for Hackathons

Use Virtual Badges to recognize the efforts and achievements of your participants, and engage with your community.

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More than +75,000 badges issued world wide.
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Not just another audience interaction tool.

Attract more participants

Using word-of-mouth marketing is a very powerful way of attracting more participants to your Hackathon! Once participants share their badges, their friends and colleagues will see it and immediately be aware of your event. These people are likely to share similar interests and therefore, more likely to become your participants!

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Example of Virtual Badge in Facebook

Participants recognition tool

Use the Virtual Badges to individually recognize the effort of all hackathon participants. After all, not only the winners gave their blood, sweat, and tears for the event. When these participants receive recognition for their deeds, they become more willing to take part in your future hackathons!

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Brand strengthening

Virtual Badges can be used to expand your digital marketing reach! Give your participants a token that they will proudly share in their favorite social media channels. This user-generated content strategy boosts your event awareness directly within audiences that are more likely to be interested in becoming participants.

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Other great success cases

Visit our blog to check out our case studies and much more!

Check how more than 25% of the  #EUvsVirus participants have shared their Virtual Badges!

The hackathon that united Europe and the world to search and implement innovative solutions for problems caused by the pandemic had more than 23,000 participants and took place entirely online over the last weekend of April 2020.

Pre-event marketing? Check out how the Coopérathon used virtual badges to double their participants!

The Canadian hackathon was running out of time, as the event registration deadline was approaching. Check out how they used the VirtualBadge software to double their number of participants during the last days.

The german education hackathon #Wirfürschule had 1 out of 4 participants sharing their VirtualBadge!

The hackathon was organized by the German Ministry of Education and aimed at united teachers, pupils, coaches and experts to think innovative tools for the school system post-crisis.

Explore more great features

Easy for everyone

Your participants only need a few clicks to create, preview and share their personalized Virtual Badges. Explore their experience here.

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Intuitive setup

Don’t bother your developers. The setup of Virtual Badges takes just a few minutes and we are proud to say it is as easy as it seems. Check it our here.

Manage your participants

No heavy-lifting technological work is necessary to manage your participants. Simply, upload your participant list - 100% struggle-free.

Make it stand out

Create the design for your Virtual Badge directly in the admin panel, or upload finished designs  - freedom  to all the Adobe designers!

Data speaks louder

Discover how to understand different behavioral patterns of your participants and their characteristics while being 100% GDPR compliant.

Online certificates

To all events with educational services or products: promote your brand by offering your participants LinkedIn compatible certificates.

Ready to turn your participants into your online promoters?

Your potential success story

Great experience!

Working with FutureNext has been an amazing experience. The communication with their team has been excellent and their product "Virtual Badges" has a major impact on our digital visibility.

As a training company we educate, train and work with software and technology companies to improve their sales capacity and competence. With the Virtual Badges we not only create further brand awareness via LinkedIn but also generate immediate outreach effects.

Thank you for that and I can highly recommend their services!

A game changer!

Before the Virtual Badges we would manually create certificates upon request for the participants of our hackathons.

That was very time-consuming and didn't bring social shares.

Now, we have a tool that automatizes all the certificate-creation processes while being social media oriented. With share-rates above 50%, we can definitely say it is a game-changer!

Great social media presence

Here at Start, we use our corporate academy to support our sales representatives with product knowledge.

Once the virtual badges were implemented we saw a great leap in the number of collaborators that were actively using our corporate academy, simply because they would see their coworkers sharing the badges on social media.

It definitely does what it promises!

Join us!

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