Build your way to entrepreneurship.

Welcome to the official devpost of the London Business School annual hackathon: HackLBS!

This year, our focus is on creativity, women empowerment, and sustainability. However, hackers are free to build all types ideas, just make sure they have an entrepreneurial touch, as teams will be asked to pitch their ideas.

Key events

Time Zone: GMT+0

26/2 Friday - Q&A and Networking

  • 7 - 7.30pm: How to form good team and best hackathon practices 
  • 7.30 - 7.50: Q&A Session
  • 7.50- 8.20: Team matching & Networking

 

27/2 Saturday - Hackathon 

  • 9 - 9.15am:  Hackathon Kick-off and Introduction by Entrepreneurship Club
  • 9.15 - 9.25am: Partners Introduction
  • 9.25am: START OF HACKATHON
  • 10am: Release of the Google Form for team creation
  • 1.00 - 1.30pm: Activity - Networking Game
  • 4.00pm: Workshop - Build & deploy your first website
  • 5.30pm: End of day for mentors.

 

28/2 Sunday - Hackathon and submission

 

  • 9-9.15am: Day 2 kick-off
  • 9.15am: HACKATHON CONTINUES
  • 11.30 - 12pm: Activity - Networking Game
  • 1 - 1.30pm- Workshop: Learn the basics of blockchain
  • 9pm: SUBMISSION/ END OF HACKATHON

View full rules

Hackathon Sponsors

Prizes

£3,000 in prizes

Empowering women by Entreprenurship Club x Women in Business Club

Hack your way to solve day to day challenges faced by women or envision path breaking innovation to empower women. You can explore the following themes: - female health, fashion, workplace, choices, motherhood, leadership, etc

Build a Better World - Sustainability Challenge by BCG DV

Hack to achieve one or more UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Hackers’ Paradise by Hackathons UK x Entrepreneurship Club

Hack to build a solution for problem you are passionate to solve, be creative, be disruptive. Use creativity to bring innovative solutions for real-world problems

Best Hardware Hack Sponsored by Digi-Key

Using your preferred hardware or hardware emulator, build a hack for your chance to win a Grove Beginner Kit, with embedded Arduino Uno compatible board and 10 pre-wired modules. We select two winning teams for this category and each winning team member will receive a prize!

Best use of Google Cloud

Build your hackathon project with a suite of secure storage, powerful compute, and integrated data analytics products provided by Google Cloud. See full list of products here: g.co/cloud. Each winning team member will receive a Google branded backpack.

Best Domain Name from Domain.com

Register a .tech, .space, or .online domain name using Domain.com during the weekend. Each team may submit one entry per person on the team. Each winning team member will receive a PowerSquare Qi Wireless Phone Charger and Domain.com Backpack.

Build the best AR/VR application using the echoAR platform!

echoAR (www.echoAR.xyz) is a cloud platform for augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) that provides tools and server-side infrastructure to help developers & companies quickly build and deploy AR/VR apps and experiences.

Github Octocat Drawing

Take a break from coding and building your projects to reimagine our beloved Mona in a new design. Our favourite drawing will be in the run to win a figurine of Mona the Octocat.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

All undergrad/graduate students. Maximum of four members per participating team. 

 

 

 

Requirements

For your submission to be considered, your team should submit your project through Devpost and follow the following instructions:

 

1) Build and submit your prototype on Devpost 

You need to show proof of a prototype for this hackathon. The prototype can be anything you want it to be, as long as it succeeds in showing what your product goal is (e.g. design, clickable prototype, video of an app on a simulator). To show proof of your prototype, you must upload it on Devpost with a separate link to your pitch. Please also add proof of coding if you have coding.  

 

2) Submit a 2-3-min video pitch of your solution on Devpost. You can decide to include visuals or proof of your prototype in you pitch but you must upload a link to your prototype separately. 

 

The pitch submission requires to have at least one of your team members to speak about your product. That means that your pitch presentation needs to have a voice over. You are welcome to show your faces, but it is not required. You need to submit the pitch presentation through DevPost. The format of your pitch is for you to decide. Here are some suggestions: 

  1. Zoom recording 
  2. PowerPoint with voice over 
  3. Prezi with voice over 
  4. Video 
 

 

Judges

HackLBS

HackLBS

BCG Digital Venture

BCG Digital Venture
BCG Digital Venture

Judging Criteria

  • Technicality
  • Feasability
  • Pitch and presentation
  • MVP Demonstration
  • Business Model
  • Innovation & Creativity