In general a hackathon (also known as HackDays or Codefest) is a Software- and Hardware development event where different participants work collaboratively in teams on technical, business and design problems. Hackathons typically have a specific topic (e.g. IoT). The goal of hackathons is to generate useful, creative or innovative software and/or hardware prototypes and/or ideas together within the time span of the event.
No matter if you are a student, professional, or entrepreneur: everybody is welcome and can apply.
Specifically, we are looking for makers, innovators, creators, creative people, visionaries, IoT specialists, data geeks or tech startups.
Please keep in mind that we only have a limited number of places. Therefore, you should apply here immediately and let us know how you want to contribute to the success of the #FoundersHack2018. What is your motivation to participate? What is your professional background?
Ideally, you come well rested and in a good mood to the #FoundersHack2018. In general, it is enough to bring your own laptop.
Furthermore, you should bring a sleeping bag and a sleeping mat. It is important that you tell us in your application if you want to stay overnight in our facilities. Everything else like food, drinks, coaches, speakers, technology and side-events is organized by us in order for you to have unforgettable #FoundersHack2018.
Our aim is it to lay the foundations for real workable Startup ideas in the area IoT, industry 4.0 and smart retail. Together with highly talents from all over Europe we want to work on real Painpoints the German Mittelstand.
Yes, the event is for free.
Food, drinks, accommodation, and technology is provided to the extent needed by us for the course of the hackathon. Please keep in mind that the available places for accommodation are limited.
Every participant can win unique Startup experiences. Furthermore there will be other prizes. The winning Team get 5.000€ and a ticket for our founders camp.
Main organizer of the Founders Hack is the Founders Foundation gGmbH.
Yes, this is possible. During the application process you can tell us that you already have a team and name your team members. Please be aware, that due to our selection process, every team member has to apply individually. We can not guarantee that every team member gets accepted for the Founders Hack.