ChallengeRocket wins the ABSL Start-up Challenge 2017. The challenge is organised by Association of Business Service Leaders (ABSL), the leading organisation representing the business sector in Poland. The competition aims to find the most innovative and attractive solutions for Business Services sector and ChallengeRocket was deemed the best out of almost a hundred startups.

The finalists were Virtubio (winner of Cracow semifinal), Wooddy (Katowice), TakeTask (Lodz), Nibulo (Poznan), Emplocity (Tricity), Scanye (Warsaw), and ChallengeRocket (Wroclaw). While they all provide interesting solutions, the jury comprised out of representatives of the biggest international corporations, such as P&G, Skanska, or Randstad, decided ChallengeRocket is the most promising one. They chose the startup that in their opinion had the greatest chance of partnering up successfully with international businesses and making a real change in the recruitment process in IT.

“Our platform gives companies all over the world a chance of organising creative contests and programming challenges. It offers an alternative method of finding and engaging talented people, whom you cannot reach by any other means. Thanks to the tools offered by our company you can constantly monitor the user activity and handle the submissions. At the same time the companies who organise the competitions with us gain access to unique IT community. One of the most interesting competitions forms we support are so called code hackathons taking place in real time,” said Tomasz Florczak, one of the ChallengeRocket founders.

ChallengeRocket is a platform for techies to solve tech problems, learn new skills and get hired. It’s a place to showcase their talent and get discovered by potential employers. ChallengeRocket organises hackathons and offers automatization of recruitment processes in IT.

“Using AI may be absolutely crucial here,” says Paweł Kwiatkowski, ChallengeRocket co-founder. “Methods we’re developing presently not only passively observing coding users and also try to “understand” their work technique, but also basing on that knowledge may provide with hints and adapt the exercise difficulty of the assignments. It can act just like a living person. Our final goal is mirroring natural human interaction in the recruitment process. This way we’ll provide a positive experience to the candidates while cutting the costs and raising the effectiveness of the entire process.”