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The ESMT Hacknight

29-30 September 2018, Berlin

What Is THE ESMT HACKNIGHT 2018?

The ESMT Entrepreneurship Club is glad to announce the first Hackathon hosted by ESMT Berlin. It takes place right in the center of Berlin, one of the most vibrant startup cities in the world. Join us for an overnight with local developers and MBAs from across Europe to develop solutions for the future of education.

Hacking The Future Of Education

Are today’s educational systems and structures preparing future workers adequately? New job titles appear every year that no one could have conceived of ten years previous. How can we hack education to keep up with workplace changes?

Our hackathon will be an opportunity for developers and business people to brainstorm new ideas around this theme. Over the course of one full night, you will exchange ideas with participants from across Europe while building a prototype from scratch that you will pitch the next morning to our panel of experts.

Main prize

€ 1,000 for each participant in the winning team!

Who Can Participate?

Undergraduate students majoring in computer science, software engineering, and related degrees

Anybody considering themselves techies or geeks, as well as anyone who is passionate about the future of education

MBA students

How Are Teams Built?

Everyone should register individually. Once registration closes, we will design each team to make sure groups benefit from a wide variety of skills and backgrounds. This will not only broaden your horizons, but will also expose you to cross-functional teamwork, a key aspect of today’s work culture. You will work intensively, shoulder to shoulder, for 14 hours until it is time to pitch your idea to our panel of experts.

€10Early-bird until Sep 2nd, 2018
Techie: Student
  • Students who can code and develop functional prototypes. To get this price, please register with your university/school email address. List price after Sep 2nd: €25
€85Early-bird until Sep 2nd, 2018
Business: MBA Candidate
  • Enrolled MBA candidates graduating in 2018, 2019 or 2020. List price after Sep 2nd: €99

What’s In It For Me?

Besides gaining valuable insights, learning new skills and networking, you will also have a lot of fun at the ESMT Hacknight! As you will need a lot of energy, plenty of food as well as beer, energy drinks, coffee and soft drinks will be provided throughout the entire event. In the main area, everything will be ready to have a great time, music included. For those of you who need a nap, there will also be a resting area set up.

The Jury

Florian Wagenschwanz
Florian Wagenschwanz
Director, CEO Office at Delivery Hero
Florian is an executive assistant at Delivery Hero. He has worked for multiple startups and brings a wealth of experience in ...
Jag Singh
Jag Singh
Managing Director at Techstars
Jag has founded several companies, and invested in over 70 startups over the last six years. He is an ad-man at heart, and ...
Amaryllis Liampoti
Amaryllis Liampoti
Growth Director at BCG Digital Ventures
Amaryllis Liampoti is a senior marketing leader with a proven track record driving growth for B2B and B2C businesses. She ...
Thijs Sprangers
Thijs Sprangers
Director - Lean Startup Summit EMEA
As a founder of four startups and experienced corporate innovator, Thijs has practiced experimental innovation in various ...
Vamsi Krishna
Vamsi Krishna
Senior Director - Product Management & Innovation at HelloFresh
Vamsi is an ‘Entrepreneurial Product Management’ professional having over a decade of experience in Product ...

Our Mentors

Shaun Russell

Shaun Russell

Senior Product Manager at Outfittery

Patrick Scheil

Patrick Scheil

Digital Strategy & Innovation Consultant at IBM

Mark Kibanov

Mark Kibanov

Data Scientist, BCG Digital Ventures

Thijs Sprangers

Thijs Sprangers

Director - Lean Startup Summit EMEA

Vamsi Krishna

Vamsi Krishna

Senior Director - Product Management & Innovation at HelloFresh

Event Schedule

#Session TimeVenue
1Registration and Networking02:00 PMESMT main hall
2Technical sessions03:00 PMAudi 1 & Audi 2
3Inspirational Talk05:00 PMESMT main hall
4Ready, Steady, Go: Hacknight!06:00 PMESMT main hall
#Session TimeVenue
1Elevator pitches to the jury8:00 amESMT main hall
2Award Ceremony9:45 amESMT main hall

The venue: ESMT Berlin

Contact Info

ESMT Entrepreneurship Club

info@hacknight.berlin