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„Hinterland Hack“ is a hackathon in which corporate challengers present 6 challenges based on current business problems which participants try to solve in an innovative technology-enabled way within 48 hours. During the whole weekend, from friday to sunday, 12 teams are hacking the 6 challenges, 2 teams for each challenge who work separately on a respective solution.

Selected top mentors, representatives of the corporates and the Founders Foundation team are available to all teams at all times and provide support wherever possible or needed. Short „topic blocks“, such as e.g. pitch trainings, are always offered optionally by experts from the Founders Foundation community.

The Solution Day on Sunday is the final event where all teams pitch their results. For each challenge, a winner is chosen. From amongst the winners per challenge the overall hack winner is selected and will receive a price of 5.000€.

The Hinterland Hack 2023 will take place from 15 to 17 September 2023.

Arrival of all participants by 4.30pm, then you will get to know your teams and the respective challenges. Later in the evening you can start hacking. We close the doors at 2.00am. 

On Saturday morning the doors will be open from 8.00am and you can enjoy breakfast. The motto of the day is HACKING. During the whole day we will provide you with food and drinks. The day ends again at 02.00 am.

On Sunday morning from 8.00am you can work on your solution for the last few hours. At 2.00pm we will start with the Solution Day. Now it’s your turn to present your pitch to the jury. After the award ceremony, the day ends around 6.00pm.

The Hinterland Hack will be an on-site event at the Founders Foundation in Bielefeld.
The Hinterland team will always keep an eye on the current Corona developments. If the corona regulations tighten up so that the hack cannot take place on site, there will be no digital alternative.

We would suggest traveling by train. From Bielefeld main station you can take the tram to the Rathaus (only three minutes) and you are at the Founders Foundation in 10 minutes (walking) – or grab a Tier scooter. Alternatively walking from the main station generally only takes about 20 minutes.

Of course, we have no influence on the development of the Corona happening. If we find out about a ban or restrictions on the event early enough, we will let you know immediately.

DJH Jugendherberge 7

Room rates from 40-70€ per night, depending on room type
Distance to Founders Foundation: 6 minutes by car/taxi or 15 minutes walking distance.

B&B City Hotel Bielefeld

This hotel has a call-off contingent for the night of 16th – 17th September 2023.
The night costs 79,50€ and can be booked under the keyword Hinterland Hacks Group ID 714180.
The call-off contingent is available until 20th August 2023.
The booking can be made via the following email: .
Distance to Founders Foundation: 6 minutes by car/taxi or 15 minutes walking distance.

STAYERY. Bielefeld

Apartments with modern fancy rooms central location.
Room rates from € 199 per night.
Distance to Founders Foundation: 6 minutes by car/taxi or 15 minutes walking distance.

Stay-Inn Boardinghouse

Modern hotel with comfortable rooms in the main station Bielefeld.
Room rates from €120 per night
Distance to Founders Foundation: 6 minutes by car/taxi or 15 minutes walking distance.

No, unfortunately we cannot provide any travel reimbursements.

First of all you get a weekend full of fun, inspiration and team spirit. 😉
From each of the six challenges, there is a team winner, who wins a trophy. A single team also has the chance to win the Unicorn Cup, which comes with 5,000 € prize money.

First of all enthusiasm, team spirit, motivation and the joy of experiencing an exciting and inspiring weekend. Otherwise, please bring your technical equipment (laptop, tablet etc.) and whatever else you need for a successful hack! Apart from that, we will of course provide you with needed working material for creative expression.
Food and drinks are also provided during the whole weekend.
It is important that you have to take care of your own accommodation before the hack, because we will close the Founders Home overnight.

You just have to go to our website and fill out the application form! We will contact you if you have got one of the limited spots. Here you can directly go to the application form:

Feel free to contact Julia (julia.wendtlandt@foundersfoundation).


Julia Sobhan-Sarbandi