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WHU's Hackathon IDEAHACK 2022 is about to take place !

From October 6-7, 2022, we, BMT - "Business meets Tech" at WHU - Germany's #1 Business School, will host our Hackathon.
In a 24-hour hackathon, you will face challenges from our main sponsor Microsoft. In addition, we offer you exciting networking opportunities at our event.

Our collaboration with IdeaLab! also allows us to offer you a limited number of combined tickets that entitle you to attend this year's IdeaLab! - WHU Founder's Conference on our campus Vallendar.

We are looking forward to finally welcoming you back to IdeaHack! 2022 and have worked hard to provide you with the best possible event experience.


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Winner Hackathon 2020

1500 €

2000 €

1000 €

1st Place: Stargaze - Starmind Challenge 🔗

Company-intern talent platform: Finding career paths within at your current workplace

2nd Place: CaroLingo - Educaro Challenge 🔗

Language learning app: playful introduction into new languages and cultures

3rd Place: SolarCulator - Enpal Challenge 🔗

Solar-savings calculator: Determines your potential savings from solar energy depending on your location, roof size and other factors


IDEAHACK! - WHU's Hackathon

  • hosted by Business Meets Tech - Tech at WHU 20h Hackathon
  • aimed for tech enthusiasts / developer and business people
  • develop creative solutions on topics

Challenge your self

  • compete against others from top universities
  • develop solutions for challenges of our partners
  • use your skills and learn from team mates and mentors

Expand your network!

  • meet new people from different universities or companies
  • show your skills to judges, partners and other participants

Support from us and our mentors

  • the organizing team of IDEAHACK! - WHU's Hackathon will be available any time to help regarding all organizatory questions
  • our mentors will try their best to help you and your team to progress and are happy to support you and your solution

Our Sponsors and Partners

Enpal is a renewable energy provider that tackles the challenge of making solar energy affordable and convenient for a wider range of people. By offering an all-round service and a new financing concept to the customers, the company has been able to significantly increase the amount of solar energy produced on private houses. Enpal’s vision is to shape a future independent of fossil fuels, making this world a better place for us and the coming generations.

Starmind designs and develops a self-learning technology which applies insights from neuroscience and artificial intelligence in order to network and map internals of large corporations. That way productivity, innovation and career development is increased throughout an organization. Starmind serves customers in the United States, Germany, and Switzerland.

As an educational institution in the global market for migration, the Educaro Group has positioned itself as an ecosystem in third countries with physical training centers. The consistently technology-driven approach enables the group to effectively coordinate migration for career purposes from initial selection abroad to full integration at the institution.



Robin-Manuel Thiel
Patrick Melchner
Dennis Gassen
Brian Hotani
Yashita Saxena
Johannes Henke
Raúl Berganza Gómez
Alice Guong

We are always open to team up with new partners. Contact us, if you want to interact closely with students at the brink of business and software.

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Start Hacking

Welcome Stream





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Start Hacking

Welcome Stream





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End Hacking

Welcome Stream



8:30 - Check-in

Check-in to the event location

9:00 - Welcome speeches

Opening speech and presentation of challenges

10:00 - Start of Hackathon

Beginning of the 24h hackathon

13:00 - Lunch

It's time for lunch!

19:00 - Dinner



8:00 - Breakfast

Starting with breakfast

10:00 - End of Hackathon

The hackathon is over

10:15 - Case pitches

Each team presents their solution

13:00 - Winners presentation and closing ceremony

The winners receive their prizes + Closing speeches

14:00 - End of IdeaHack!

Official end of the event Ideahack!2022


What is so special about it?

We give you the chance to change the world by building applications that truly matter! You will also have the opportunity to get in touch with our awesome partners, slip into their shoes and solve real-world challenges using their API and expertise.

What will be the challenge?

The broader topic of Ideahack!2022 is all about start-ups! You will get to choose between different challenges by our sponsor Microsoft.

Can I work on my 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.

Please drop us an email if you have any questions or hit us up on Instagram. We’d love to help you!

Organized by BMT

Business Meets Tech

Similar to our hackathon, the objective of the student club Business Meets Tech – Tech at WHU is to connect the worlds of tech and business.

Additionally to our hackathon we help with organizing courses at our university to teach business people some things about Web Development and Coding as well as supporting the digitalization of our university with products for a better organization.

Find out more about BMT

WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management

WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management is consistently ranked as one of the top German business schools and established among the top 20 international business schools in Europe. Accredited by EQUIS, AACSB, and FIBAA, WHU offers academic programs as well as education for executives, following four core values with courage and commitment: community, cosmopoliteness, entrepreneurship, and excellence.

Find out more about WHU