Tech Partners



Tech Partner // ServeManager

ServeManager is a tool that enables process serving firms to manage their businesses and collaborate with their clients – law firms, collection firms, access to justice organization and government entities. 

Tech Partner // vLex

vLex, in partnership with Compass / vLex Canada, is making available 100 instances of its cloud-based Artificial Intelligence platform designed to address the unique challenges of creating custom legal knowledge & analytics solutions. This enterprise offering will be scaled to hackathon levels and participating teams of the Global Legal Hackathon get access to:

  • A private installation of Iceberg with the [Data Modeling], [Workspaces] and [Imports modules].
  • Space to add up to 10,000 of your own documents 
  • Flexibility to create multiple sandbox workspaces 
  • A ready to use connection to IBM’s Watson Natural Language Understanding model for enhanced machine learning services (requires free sign-up to Watson)

For teams that want to continue to refine their idea beyond the hackathon, we will work with teams to arrange 6-month no-charge access and support.


Joining & Using Slack

 Once you’ve joined the community, find and join your local hackathon channel ( e.g.: #glh-BUCHAREST) then say hi to everyone there and in the community wide #global-general channel.

Not sure how to find and join channels or new to Slack altogether? Learn more.

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Free resources for attendees to develop their ideas

Free resources for attendees to develop their ideas.

Project Management and Team Collaboration

A list of awesome open-source tools for hackathon coordinators and attendees.

 Github Student Pack

If you’re a student, you should already have this free resource pack from GitHub.


A reverse tunnel. Run a server locally in any language and give it a public domain. Good for testing and demoing.

 Fenix Web Server

A simple local webserver. Work on multiple sites simultaneously and serve any number of HTTP projects side by side with a simple GUI.

 Caffeine (mac)

Make sure your display doesn’t turn off or go to sleep during your presentation (we’ve seen this happen).


Save your eyes from blue light eye strain. F.lux makes the color of your computer’s display adapt to the time of day, warm at night and like sunlight during the day.


Create and configure lightweight, reproducible, and portable development environments. Don’t mess up your dev box by installing all kinds of stuff that might conflict with your existing dev setup. Instead use dev environments using Vagrant or even  Docker.


An open source and customizable programming IDE for just about anything.

 Sublime Text

A sophisticated text editor for code, markup and prose.

 Homebrew (mac)

Homebrew is the missing package manager for OSX, it installs the stuff you need that Apple didn’t.


Like livereload but better, time synced browser testing. Useful when sharing a design to teammates and on multiple devices. Usually used with  gulp or grunt watch tasks.

Origami (mac)

Origami is a free tool for designing modern user interfaces and interactions. Created by Facebook.

Google Drive

We use Google Drive as a communication and organizational tool to keep the team on the same page. Don’t bother emailing or dropboxing. We recommend to use 1 thing that does it all, from projection ideation(docs) to file uploading.


Pitcherific helps with preparing and rehearsing your pitches, so you don’t have to be all shaky on stage.

Alexa Skills Kit

Voice enable any app or service with Amazon Alexa

Studio 3T

A GUI that will make navigating MongoDB much quicker and easier.


Design & Inspiration:

Can’t figure out how to lay out your navigation or show thumbnails? Pattern Tap has a collection of awesome examples for almost every control and web design pattern.


Same as Pattern Tap but for mobile design patterns. (iOS and Android)

UX Archive

One of the best Mobile UX websites. Can’t figure out a certain User Flow for your mobile hack? UX Archive lists just about every flow or user task from the best apps out.

Stock Photos That Don’t Suck

Finding great stock photos is a pain. You’re left with either low-res amateur photos, people wearing cheesy headsets, or photos that are out of budget for the project you’re working on. This is an ongoing list of the best stock photo sites that  @dustin put together.

100 Days of Fonts

A great place to find beautiful combinations and usages of Google Fonts and color schemes.

User Inter Faces

A database of profile pictures for mockups and demoes (many can be used on live websites as well)!

Graphic Burger

An array of design resources such as: Mock-ups, UI Kits, Icons, Backgrounds, etc.


Thousands of amazing icons useful for your hacks.

 Icon Monstr

Great icon sets for just about anything.

 Icon Moon

High-quality and varied icon fonts and icon packs.



An HTML, CSS, and JavaScript code editor in your browser with instant previews and tons of snippets and inspiration.

Cody House

A free library of very useful HTML, CSS, and JS nuggets with comprehensive tutorials.


A CSS3 Animation hover effects library. A quick and useful way to add a layer of polish to your interactions.

Start Bootstrap

Free Bootstrap starter templates for different types of sites. A good place to start and build upon.

Boot Snipp

Free Bootstrap code snippets for design elements. Similar to Pattern Tap but with provided code.

Resource Toolkit

This article provides links to various tools that hackers can use to advance their projects.

Marketing Research

A good pitch will include research about competitors and customers.  Here are a few tools that can help.

Think with Google: learn about emerging trends and consumer insights.

Google Trends: see what’s trending on Google.

AngelList: find competitor legal technology solutions.

AYTM: online market research.

Marketing Strategy

A good pitch could include an approach to marketing.  Here are a few tools for SEO and other marketing efforts to help you develop your strategy.

Google AdWords: attract more views for your website and target specific customers.

SEMRUSH: all-in-one digital marketing toolkit.

Quantcast: use machine learning to measure customer growth.

Video and Presentation Tools

Prezi: create dynamic presentations.

SlideShare: share your presentations with the world.

Haiku Deck: create web-based and mobile presentations (includes a sample start-up presentation deck).

GoAnimate: create animated videos.

Wireframe Tools

Balsamiq: rapid fire wire framing tool.

Mockingbird: website wireframes.

iPlotz: wireframing, prototypes and mockups.

Hosting Tools

Educational Resources

Lean Methodology Sources

  • Steve Blank: tons of tips about starting a project or business, including tools, market research and information on the China market.
  • Eric Ries: start-up lessons learned.
  • The Path Forward: search engine on start-up tips.

Techstars Startup Weekend Courses

Task Management

Project Management Tools