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BSC Hackathon: Nov 17 - Nov 18 (THIS WEEKEND)

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The hackathon will take place from Saturday, Nov 17 at 9am - Sunday, Nov 18 8pm.

This hackathon is the best place to work, network and perhaps even meet your future co-founding software engineer, designer, product guy, business geek, customer, employee or angel investor.

In the hacakthon you can either work on an existing or new project.

For startups it is the best place to see people working on apps and APIs for your products.

Don't be afraid or shy. The hackathon is meant to be fun. We will build interdisciplinary teams. You do not need to be a software engineer to participate.

There will be enterprise/consumer angel investors and VCs at the hackathon. So it would a great environment to chitchat with investors in a relaxed atmosphere about your product/project; WesttechVentures + Wellington + Hasso Plattner Ventures + Rocket Internet + more

There will be free food and drinks on both days. Please write us an e-mail if you are vegetarian after buying a ticket in order to order vegetarian food also.

You can win an iPad/Kindle for hacks on Paymill.

We will build interdisciplinary teams at the hackathon on the Saturday morning. Each team will consists of software engineers, product guys, designers and business geeks. The software engineers will be coding, while the product guys work on the product details,the designers take over the design and the business geeks the business side of the project.

On Sunday evening each team will have 5 minutes to demo and pitch their work + 5 minutes Q&A. The best 3 teams will win prizes.

Below are the list of topics:


  1. Social
  2. Photo
  3. Couponing/daily deal services
  4. Payments (web, mobile)
  5. Mobile Advertising
  6. Games
  7. Real Estate
  8. Education
  9. Finance
  10. Music & Sound
  11. Travel


  1. Big data analytics
  2. Platform as a Service: PaaS



09:00:00 AM Reception + Registration

09:30:00 AM Introduction + Hackathon Agenda + Sponsor Pitches

10:00:00 AM Idea Pitches + Prices Annoucement

10:30:00 AM Team Building

11:00:00 AM Begin Hacking

01:00:00 PM Lunch (Free Food + Drinks)

02:00:00 PM Continue Work

06:30:00 PM Progress Updates From Groups

07:00:00 PM Dinner (Free Food + Drinks)

08:00:00 PM Continue working overnight


08:00:00 AM Breakfast (Free Food + Drinks)

09:00:00 AM Progress Updates From Groups

09:00:00 AM Continue Work

01:00:00 PM Lunch (Free Food + Drinks)

02:00:00 PM Continue Work

05:00:00 PM Pitch + Pitch Training

06:00:00 PM Hack Presentations 08:00:00 PM Closing

Please note that the deadline for purchasing a ticket is Nov 14 as we will need time to prepare the event. No ticket can be purchased on the day of the hackathon. People without a ticket will not be allowed to enter the premise.

We are looking for further supporters for the hackathon. If you want to support organizing the hackathon, shoot us an e-mail.

Buy your ticket for the hackathon today on this page or on Eventbrite:

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  • Hubert

    I'll be on sick leave today ...

    November 18, 2012

    • Stefan S.

      Hi Hubert, I hope you feel better. We have a prize for you, as one of the Paymill members. Can you please send me your address and contact details? Best regards from Munich

      November 20, 2012

  • Stefan S.

    Besides meeting entrepreneurs from all around the world, we enjoyed a good working atmosphere and had a lot of fun in Berlin. Thanks for the good organization.

    November 20, 2012

  • David

    A good hackathon with some interesting projects.

    November 19, 2012

  • Kilian E.

    i would even give more stars ;-)

    November 19, 2012

  • Hubert

    well done.

    November 18, 2012

  • Christian W.

    Challenging, exhausing ... but a gread team experience, a real productive weekend and insightful time.

    November 18, 2012

  • Emil T. L.

    can't make it to this one, but anything happening in December you can plan on me being there. :-)

    November 16, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi. Looking at the list of topics under "Consumer" - would something related to time planning qualify?
    Is there any particular reason why the list of topics is just such a selection?
    What is the deadline for payment/RSVP?
    Do I have to declare upfront what I'm going to do at the event or can it evolve dynamically during the event? :)
    How would You compare it to Startup Weekend events (like e.g. the one in which I participated in Szczecin, in case You know what I mean) ?

    Are there any plans for afterparty / party evening?

    November 12, 2012

    • Dr. M.

      RSVP and payment deadline is Wednesday Nov 14.

      Therefore there is no restriction to topics since this is an open hackathon.
      The "time planning" topic you mentioned can be added as well. On Friday evening we will send out a link to an Excel sheet for people
      to put topics in.

      No, there is no plan for a party after the hackathon ;-)

      November 13, 2012

    • Dominic K.

      - No, there is no plan for a party after the hackathon ;-)

      We will find something to do in Berlin! ;)

      November 14, 2012

  • Lara B.

    hey, education was down on the list the other day? I have an idea/concept to be developed involving education. If that is not allowed anymore then it doesn't make sense for me to attend

    October 22, 2012

    • Dr. M.

      Mea culpa, I inadvertently deleted some of the topics. The old list is up again. You should see it now.

      October 22, 2012

  • Dr. M.

    We got some questions about the hackathon:

    1. You can buy a ticket either on this site or Eventbrite using your Paypal account or a credit card.

    Eventbrite link:

    2. You do not need to be a software engineer to participate.
    We will build interdisciplinary teams like we did at the meetup "The Next Big Consumer and Enterprise Business Models "

    3. Topic specific hackathons make more sense for companies like the recent Linkedin hackathon or Eyem photo hackathon. We are a diverse meetup group and not every body has a passion for only
    photo or social. As we saw at the meetup "The Next Big Consumer and Enterprise Business Models " people were interested in different topics. 4. "What is the deadline for buying a ticket"?
    The faster you buy a ticket, the better it is because it will give the team organizing the hackathon time to plan ahead which will make the hackathon more rewarding for all participants.
    Just RSVP today!

    October 21, 2012

  • Anika G.

    Hej guys,
    I have a concept and design for an app to connect people during lunch. The concept is approved by clients and business people. We also have a user story to test it with more people. Now the development need to be done. If you are interested please contact me :)

    October 18, 2012

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