Welcome at IdeaHack! 2020 - WHU 's Hackathon

IdeaHack! wants to connect Tech and Business. We think that the combination of these 2 diciplines leads to synergies that enhance groups to come up with better ideas and a better implementation of them. 

The event is organized by the student club "BusinessMeetsTech" from WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management - a competitive business school based in Germany.

This year's topic will be announced soon.


View full rules


4,500 in prizes

1st Place

2000€ and
a 3-months mentorship with Dragos Nedelcu - Software Engineer @Mr. Spex

2nd Place


3rd Place


Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Every tech-  or business-student (older than 18 years) from Europe can take part in our Hackathon. 

You can sign in as an individual or as a team of maximum four members.


Github Code:

  • You have to upload your product's code on Github and link your Github page in the Devpost Submission.


  • Until Sunday 6pm CET (11.10.2020) you should've handed in your project on Devpost including links to both your code on Github as well as the link to your pitch video!



  • Upload a Youtube video and publish a link on DevPost
  • Make sure that the video is not set on private
  • Your video shouldnt be longer than 3 minutes. Our Jury is only judging the first 3 minutes of your video
  • A product demo is not required but can be benefitial 

Publication of your Code

  • Please upload your code on GitHub and publish a link on DevPost as well - please make sure that your repository is accessible for us
  • Reviewing your code is part of our judging process


Your projects will be judged in the week after the hackathon. Until the end of the week (16.10.2020, 6pm CET), the jury choses their 3 favorite projects. Our entire pricing pool will be splittet between these projects according to their final placement.




Judging Criteria

  • Social Value
    Added value which the solution provides to society. Here it also matters whether the solution is open source, so that others can build on it. How many people does the solution help and how much?
  • Degree of innovation
    Degree of innovation and creativity of the solution and the intended approach or technology with which the solution is implemented. Are there existing or similar solutions? How do they differ from this one?
  • Scalability
    Scalability of the solution when implemented and realised - what is the expected demand? How many people are affected and benefit from the solution? How many can use it or are willing to pay for it?
  • Progress
    Progress made in the Hackathon. The rule of thumb is: well-documented intermediate results that can be built upon are better than as much code as possible. What have you achieved in the last 48 hours? How well can you build on that?
  • Clarity
    Comprehensibility of the project - which challenge is to be solved with the solution idea and how, including the group of people who are affected and would benefit. How well is the solution communicated and documented?