The hub of entrepreneurship ecosystem in Istanbul, KWORKS, added another hackathon to its events gathering creative minds once more.

Soon after hosting the 42-hour long “Hürriyet Emlak Hackathon” in November 2015, last April Red Bull Basement Hatch İstanbul Hackathon has brought together the creative ideas that may make the city life easier.

After the application evaluation phase, the qualifiers worked hard for 24 hours on their ideas to create a commercial product aiming to make life easier for the people in the city using technology.

At the end of sleepless 24 hours, the winner of the contest was announced after the final presentations of the 3 teams selected among the participants after the preliminary evaluations to KWORKS and Red Bull Basement teams in İstanbul and São Paulo.

Ufuk Yıldırım won the Red Bull Basement Hatch İstanbul Hackathon with “Light me Up” project  aiming to restore the time lost in traffic caused by red lights. Ufuk Yıldırım was awarded admission Red Bull Basement Hatch program in São Paulo where he will have the opportunity to work with creative teams and mentors to develop his project in for two months.