• The Hackathon Company


The global event industry is dealing with tough challenges due to the coronavirus pandemic, and hackdays is not an exception. Thus, the biggest question is how we can maintain our cool hackathons and keep inspiring the community with our hacks.

Driven by an enthusiastic and innovative team, hackdays has generated a new solution, which can transfer our live events towards digital – Online Hackathons.

The Coronavirus might stop us from generating in-person events, but it can’t stop us from connecting people!” - hackdays team.

Online vs On-site Hackathons

As you may have known already, our live, on-site hackdays bring together designers, business experts, programmers, and other digitalization pioneers from all over Europe with German corporates to create innovative, ready-to-implement products, business models and whole new start-ups within 48 hours.

While keeping the same principal goal of hackdays, our online hackathon will be greater than ever. We are planning to connect people in a bigger scale, break down the distant barriers and support talents in different fields of expertise to generate “one-of-a-kind” solutions to our renowned challenge setters – BASF, Lufthansa, Accenture, MLP, to name but a few.

What is happening this autumn?

We have been working hard since the corona outbreak. Now, full of pride and excitement, we present our achievements and upcoming projects.

🚀 OSCAR&PAUL Battleweeks powered by Beiersdorf

135 international pioneers - 26 teams - 4 skin-care battlefields

Together with our partner Beiersdorf, we were hosting OSCAR&PAUL Battleweeks – a 4-week virtual hackathon event where 135 international pioneers competed to build the next generation skincare solutions. What is so special about this hackathon was that:

1. Our participants had a lot of hacking time so they could develop top-notch, refined solutions.

2. They had the chance to get in touch not only with a major global player – but also with the innovation driver of Beiersdorf: OSCAR&PAUL. They learned a lot about the inside world of both.

3. The winning team will has been rewarded with an unforgettable trip to Seoul (coming soon!). Not just sightseeing, but first-hand experience at the Nivea Accelerator.

The last round consisted of 7 of the initial 26 teams. Yesterday, the teams of The Hackathon Company and Beiersdorf were more than excited to announce the winner of the challenge.

Congratulation to 🥇 𝕋𝕖𝕒𝕞 ℕ𝕠𝕧𝕒, consisting of 8 members from 8 different countries. We believe that the Nova, together with Beiersdorf, will revolutionize the skincare market in the near future. Besides, we also want to thank

🥈 𝕋𝕖𝕒𝕞 𝕊𝕡𝕒𝕔𝕖 𝕏-𝕖𝕣𝕤


🥉 𝕋𝕖𝕒𝕞 +𝕂𝕟𝕒𝕦𝕤𝕤

for their incredible work and efforts during the event. We truly hope to see your talents shining at our future events.

💡 Hackdays Baden-Württemberg (#hackBW)

For everyone who has been sleeping during the last few days, we want to spread the word loud and clear #hackBW IS HAPPENING 🦁

🚀 Build your own solution for a real-life, open challenge

👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Make new friends among 200 international pioneers

🏆 Win individual top-notch prizes for each challenge (prize pool: €15,000)

🛠️ Improve and test your skills on a pressure cooker innovation weekend

🔎 Discover the inside world of 10 major companies in Baden-Württemberg

Apply now:!

We are looking for you! You enjoy….

👍 developing apps, frontend, backend & more

👍 composing UX/UI, graphic, web & other designs

👍 creating business cases

👍 analyzing data

👍 marketing a new product

💡 Or do you simply love generating new ideas for tackling the challenges of the future?

🦄 We are also looking for many unicorn talents in the social sciences, humanities and all other creative fields!

Check out all challenges:

“We’re on a mission to bring an innovative mindset to everybody and generate one-of-a-kind solutions – and you can be part of it. Join the journey with us!’’ - hackdays team.

About the author:

This article was written by Anh Nguyen.

All photos taken from and our own design materials.

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