Founders Hackdays Logo

A SCIENCE HACKATHON WHERE ASPIRING ENTREPRENEURS AND RESEARCHERS UNLEASH THEIR POTENTIAL TOGETHER

Unleashing the deep-tech startup-force

Founders Hackdays are about unleashing the joint potential between researchers and entrepreneurs. Highly qualified teams with members drawn from both fields will have three days, and the best possible conditions, to develop a market-relevant business idea.
0
Hours
0
Teams
0
Trend technologies
0
Vision

Build your startup based on cutting-edge technologies

Robotics

Vision & Voice AI

Semantic AI

VR & AR

Your own Vision

Who should join?

The Deep-tech expert

As Science Lead, you will primarily be involved with the core technology of the product and the competitive advantage. This opens up the opportunity for you to turn a top technological competence into a reality that is your very own company.

The Engineers

As Engineer you are the builder of the technology. Through your expertise in software / hardware development you will develop the core-technology of the product – mostly by coding.

THE EXECUTEoR

You get excited by technological innovation that shape the future and you want to participate as a first mover? Your core strength is execution and now you are looking for a promising business case to commit yourself to and the right team to join.

The weekend schedule

  • Kick-off
  • Hackathon Introduction
  • Dinner
  • Pairing of teams & Science Leads
  • Work Environment Set-up
  • Hacking, Napping & Snacking
  • Wake-up
  • Kick-off & Breakfast
  • Founders Hacking Session
  • Lunch
  • Continuing Hacking & Mentoring with experts (continued)
  • Dinner
  • Hacking, Napping & Snacking
  • Wake-up
  • Kick-off & Breakfast
  • Founders Hacking Session
  • Lunch
  • Mentoring Sessions – Your chance to pitch to Mentors 
  • Final Pitches
  • Award Ceremony
Founders Hackdays
Julia Sewöster

Julia Sewöster

Program Manager Experience

Perks & possibilities

  • Build a deep-tech startup concept and a prototype in an interdisciplinary team of 4 to 6 people.
  • Ideally, develop a working prototype along with a website and video to
    showcase your product.
  • Present your product and business model at the end of the week to the science and entrepreneurship community in Bielefeld.
  • Boost your career by developing your entrepreneurial knowledge and engineering skills.
  • Participation is free! And everything is covered for you. Food and drinks 24/7.
    Also, you will get an awesome hoodie.
  • The winning team will be rewarded with a 6-month Founders Scholarship -
    valued at 40,000€.

Next Founders Hackdays

More events to be announced in 2020.