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9. - 11.10.2020

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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

Hackathon

Ideahack - WHU's Hackathon

  • hosted by Business Meets Tech - Tech at WHU
  • online 48h 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

24/7 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

Sponsors

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.

Partners

Mentors

Dragos Nedelcu
Bogdan Nedelcu
Lukas Ryll
Alexander Hess
Thilo Huellmann
Gerrit McGowan
Borja Sánchez Clemente

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.

Get in touch now

Schedule

18:00

18:00

17:00

Kacke Bauen um zu nerven

Start Hacking

Welcome Stream

Friday

18:00

18:00

17:00

Kacke Bauen um zu nerven

Start Hacking

Welcome Stream

Saturday

18:00

18:00

17:00

Kacke Bauen um zu nerven

End Hacking

Welcome Stream

Sunday

Friday

18:00-18:15 - Welcome

Introduction and orginanizational information

18:15-19:00 - Presentation of challenges

Introduction of the sponsors and challenges

19:00 - Start Hacking

Start of 48h of hacking

21:00 - Mentor Calls

Call with the mentors to discuss general questions to ideas and execution

Saturday

00:00-23:59 - Hacking

You can hack for the whole day and get your project going

09:00 - Mentor Calls

Call with the mentors to discuss general questions to ideas and execution

12:00 - Mentor Calls

Call with the mentors to discuss general questions to ideas and execution

13:30 - Networking Session

With the wonderful Zoom function "Breakout-rooms" you get the chance to meet other participants and mentors

15:00 - Mentor Calls

Call with the mentors to discuss general questions to ideas and execution

18:00 - Mentor Calls

Call with the mentors to discuss general questions to ideas and execution

18:00 - 24 hours left!

Half of the time is over so step on the gas to get the best possible result on your project.

21:00 - Mentor Calls

Call with the mentors to discuss general questions to ideas and execution

Sunday

9:00 - Mentor Calls

Call with the mentors to discuss general questions to ideas and execution

12:00 - Mentor Calls

Call with the mentors to discuss general questions to ideas and execution

13:30 - Networking Session

With the wonderful Zoom function "Breakout-rooms" you get the chance to meet other participants and mentors

16:30 - Last Mentor Call

Last chance to talk to your mentor before the end of the time

18:00 - End of Hacking

Submission of all work created during hackathon

21:00 - Closing ceremony

Official end of the the event Ideahack!2020

FAQ

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?

Ideahack!2020 will have a broader topic which will be announced soon. Besides the broader topic partner companies will provide challenges with a more specific scope.

Is Ideahack 2020 free?

Yes, we do not charge any thing for participating.

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.

Is there any code of conduct?

Yes. We follow MLH’s code of conduct, which all attendees, partners, volunteers, and staff are required to agree to. We expect all of our attendees to be respectful and considerate of others.

Please drop us an email at participants@businessmeetstech.de if you have any questions or hit us up on Instagram or Facebook. 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 the #1 German Business School for degree programs. Accredited by EQUIS, AACSB, and FIBAA, WHU offers academic programs as well as continuing education for executives, following four core values: community, cosmopoliteness, entrepreneurship, and excellence.

Find out more about WHU

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