Welcome to IDEAHACK - WHU Hackathon

IDEAHACK is the most entrepreneurial hackathon in Germany. Hosted by WHU's tech initiative Business Meets Tech, it brings together more than a hundred talents from the fields of tech, business and design to build a digital product within 24h.

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3,000 in prizes

Prizes (2)

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


The following content must be submitted here on Devpost until Thursday, 3 Oct 2019, 4:00pm:

  1. Github link containing all of your code
  2. Presentation for your pitch (only pdf, pptx)

  3. Video showing your prototype in action (e.g. screen video, all common video formats: AVI, FLV, WMV, MP4, and MOV)


Your pitch should not take longer than 5 mins. In this time please show your presentation and demo video. Please present in English. It is up to you how many team members present on stage. Afterwards, you will receive 2 min of questions from our partners as judges. You will not need your laptop. A presenter will be provided.

Generally, we do not offer live demos as the total pitch time is limited, and switching devices, application not working properly, etc. could cause delays. If your presentation involves hardware, please talk to us in advance.

We will only judge what has been uploaded until 4:00pm on Thursday, here on Devpost. If you encounter any technical difficulties, please contact us ahead of time. We will schedule your presentation, according to your team number, which will be announced on Slack.

Two finalists will be selected for each of the challenges who will pitch on IDEAHACK’s main stage. The finalists is based solely on the votes of IDEAHACK's participants.






Judging Criteria

  • Business potential (25%)
    Do you address an actual customer need? Do you pursue a revolutionary idea? How big is your market and what is your go-to strategy? Is your solution scalable? How economically viable is your business model?
  • Technology (25%)
    Do you make use of advanced technology? How innovative is the system you created? Is it hard to copy? Is it scalable?
  • User Experience and Functionality (25%)
    How well does your prototype work? Which features do you offer? Did you design it in a user-friendly way? Do you offer a good, intuitive usability? How applicable is the solution in daily life?
  • Presentation (25%)
    Is the team communicating the problem and solution well during the expo? Did they prepare a presentation? Did you understand the product?


  • AR/VR
  • Machine Learning/ AI
  • IoT