Welcome to Business Meets Tech!

Host of Ideahack!

Oct. 05-06, Vallendar

About the Hackathon


As every year since 2018 Business Meets Tech hosts an annual hackathon with the mission to connect tech and business students and companies at the WHU Campus in Vallendar!

Ambitious participants

By reviewing the CVs of our ambitious participants from the top universities of europe, we create a thrilling experience for networking with other unique students and exciting companies.

Become a part of this talented community and register for this year's event right here!

Strong partners

In 2022 Microsoft was our main partner and provided the challenge and the technical infrastructure for the participants to upload and present their unique solutions to the issue.

For 2023 we are looking forward to explore new partnerships! If you are intersted in partnering with us to make Ideahack! 2023 possible feel free to contact our sponsoring department.

Key Facts


5th-6th October 2023


WHU Campus Vallendar
Burgplatz 2, 56179 Vallendar


Prizes up to 3000€ + A Junction Golden Ticket for an all inclusive experience at Europe's largest hackathon!

How much?

Due to our incredible sponsors we are able to offer FREE tickets! — housing, food and drinks all inclusive


More than 100 students from business and tech focused universities as well as several representatives and professionals from our sponsors from the tech world

What to expect?

A thrilling 24 hour hackathon garnished with interesting speeches providing a valuable inside into the current development of tech-focused companies. Food, drinks and snacks will be provided :)

Can I work on the
hack before the event?

No. To maintain competition integrity and fairness, all work on your hack must be done during the event. All work done prior to the hackathon will not be taken into consideration when judging your final solution.

Where do I sleep
during the event?

You will have the option to sleep at apartments of WHU students. We will also provide the option to rest close to the"hacking room" where the action takes place to ensure that everyone can use their full potential!

Tips and Tricks

Buy a combiticket for Ideahack! x Junction and Idealab! - WHU's Founder Conference. For more information please visit idealab.io

Anything else?

If you have any questions about the event or just want to talk, feel free to contact us anytime, we are happy to chat with you!

Our Partners & Sponsors

About Us

Business Meets Tech is a student-led initiative from WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management, which was founded in 2018 with the mission of connecting business and technical students from across Europe.

Since then the initiative has hosted several Hackathons, each of them with new and exciting challenges for the participants. Over the years reputable sponsors have contributed to our mission, including Uber, Enpal, and Microsoft.

The Team

Béla Schulsinger

General Management

Paul Preute

Marketing / Co-General Management

Lauren Münks


Julius Krippahl


Sandra Krämer

Event Organisation

Georg Doerr

Event Organisation

Filip Vidovic

Product & Education