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Success stories
How does it work?
  • 17:00
    Friday, Start
  • Pitch

    30 to 40 ideas on stage

  • Team building

    Everyone can choose their favourite idea and join the team

  • Work

    About 12-15 ideas are selected and teams start working

  • Checkpoints

    Every morning and afternoon, teams gather for a checkpoint, where mentors see the progress the teams have made in the meantime

  • All you need

    We provide facilities, mentors, food and drinks- everything you need to focus  on your idea  over the weekend

  • 17:00

    Sunday, step on the stage and live-demo your prototype

  • Winner

    We have the jury and audience to vote for their favourite and choose the winners

What happens after the

Although we are not a startup factory, we do our best to help future entrepreneurs continue with their projects after the end of the hackathon.  We provide further support in different ways, depending on the partnership and hackathon dynamics.

  • Various kick-off prizes including funding, free tickets to startup events with an opportunity to pitch on stage, networking with leading investors, publicity for their products, and so on
  • Follow-up mentoring for 3 consecutive months for the best teams after the end of the hackathon

  • Access to early-stage acceleration programs and the possibility to continue working in  startup incubators

  • Access to Base Camp, designed for young startups that already have a working prototype, awarded with 1-year high altitude training program Superangel

Success stories

We have more than a dozen examples of successful teams who have pursued their dream and continued the hard work after the end of the hackathon.  Some have successfully involved venture capital (MSQRD, Timbeter, Shipitwise, Goworkabit, VitalFields to name a few) but so many more of our alumni teams have developed their prototypes into fully functioning businesses. Click here to read more about the successful teams that have made it through thick and thin.