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 +300,000 certificates issued world wide.

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 have similar interests and therefore, more likely to join your event!

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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 is easy for everyone

Easy for everyone

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

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 easily

Manage your participants

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

Make your Virtual Badge stand out

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!

Analyse the Data of your participants

Data speaks louder

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

Promote your Brand with LinkedIn compatible certificates

Online certificates

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

Ready to turn your clients and students into your online promoters?



Other success stories

Visit our blog for all case studies.

Richard van der Blom
Nr. 1 European LinkedIn Trainer

“Being able to boost my customer advocacy is a great game-changer for my social-selling course.”

Renata Alves
Brand & Strategy Manager, Algar Tech

"Virtual badges gave our internal events a new look, most employees engaged on social media postings and our brand was everywhere!"

Jos Gerards
Event manager, JS World Conference

“Great service that allowed us to increase Event Engagement, stretching out over our full Social Media Spectrum."

Marco Santos
Corporate Learning Manager, Start Química

“I believe all companies can leverage their internal learnings by motivating their coworkers with this software.”

Jonas Koehler

“Finally we have a tool that automatizes our certification process - the additional social media traction along the way is a marketer's dream.”

Marcel Pfenning
CEO and Founder, SaleUp

“With the Virtual Badges we not only create further brand awareness via LinkedIn but also generate immediate outreach effects.”


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