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

This year, our focus is on creativity, productivity, 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

 

25/2 Friday - Q&A and Networking

  • 5:30 - 6.30pm: How to form good team and best hackathon practices 
  • 6.30 - 7.30pm: Team Matching and Networking
  • 7.30- 8.00pm: Q&A Session

 

26/2 Saturday - Hackathon 

  • 9 - 9.30am:  Hackathon Kick-off and Introduction by Entrepreneurship Club
  • 9.30am: START OF HACKATHON
  • 10am: Release of the Google Form for team creation 
  • 1.00 - 1.30pm: Board Games
  • 2.00 – 3.00pm: Partners Introduction
  • 4.00 – 4:30pm: Board Games

 

27/2 Sunday - Hackathon and submission

  • 9-9.15am: Day 2 kick-off
  • 9.15am: HACKATHON CONTINUES
  • 1.30pm: SUBMISSION/ END OF HACKATHON
  • 1.30 - 3.30pm: Break
  • 3.30 – 4.00pm: Final Presentations announcement
  • 4.00 – 5.00pm: Final Presentations
  • 5.00 – 6.00pm: Winners Announcement
  • 6.00 – 8.00pm: Drinks & Networking

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/solution on DevPost 

You need to show proof of a solution 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 

Hackathon Sponsors

Prizes

£3,000 in prizes

Improving the Planet

Improving Thyself

Hacker's Paradise

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Judges

Mohit

Matthew Sinclair

Matthew Sinclair
BCG DV

Dusan Miljevic

Dusan Miljevic
BCG

Nicola Cardace

Nicola Cardace
Google

Hema Patel

Hema Patel
Impeller Labs

Swarnali Mitra

Swarnali Mitra
Female Innovators Lab

Jeff Skinner

Jeff Skinner
London Business School IEPC

Judging Criteria

  • Product Market Fit
    Is the product truly innovative/differentiating in the market? Is the underlying problem truly addressed and valuable/desirable to market audience
  • Business Viability
    Will the business idea generate revenue and profit in the future? Would the unit economics make sense?
  • Solution Feasibility, Execution and Design
    Did the team put thought into the user experience (UX) ? How well designed is the interface (UI)? How well developed the product (from a technical perspective) ?
  • Presentation and Pitch
    How clear was the message and content? How would you score the visuals ? How exhaustive was the presentation in terms of covering all relevant points ?

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