Build your way to entrepreneurship.
We do hackathon with a business twist. HackLBS brings together business professionals, app developers, tech enthusiasts, designers, and anyone who loves to problem solve to get their ideas off the ground and launch new ventures together.
Historically, we have asked participants where the market is and how will we make money? At the turn of this decade, we want to also starting why. What does your product stand for in society?
HackLBS is a weekend-long event where people come together to create anything at all. The most common hacks are such software products as mobile apps or websites, however, some also build physical hacks – machines, tools etc. Check out the video provided by our partner MLH!
Good question! You will build a network with like-minded individuals from a diverse technical or professional background and get to work with them in a pressure-cooker environment. The goal? To create an MVP (minimum viable product) and to pitch your product to our panel of mentors and judges. Winning teams will also stand a chance to win monetary prizes!
The Hackathon will run from the 26th to 28th of February. It will be held virtually via #Slack and Zoom this year 🥴 (i know, right?) however, you will still get to meet other participants as our team is working hard to make sure that you experience all the essentials of a hackathon!
Yes, you need to be a current student at any educational institution to join this Hackathon. Bring with you a computer, the tinker in you, a spirit of collaboration, and plenty of ideas!💡
We will be hosting an array of pre-hack training sessions including business-focused ones (to help you pitch your MVP) before the event! Sign up to our newsletter and stay tuned!
You can sign up as a team of up to four OR as an individual.
If you choose the former, we recommend that you build a multidisciplinary team – a mix of design, coding, and business know-how will ensure higher success.
If you sign up as an individual, we will help you (through workshops and networking events), to meet other participants to form a team.
Monetary swag 💰worth up to GBP1500 is up for grabs, while we are lining up non-cash prizes from such partners as Microsoft, HubSpot, Stripe and Speechifai
This year, we are proud to introduce two new challenges on Sustainability and Women. On top of that, we have a generalist (hacker’s paradise) track where participants can build anything they want!
Challenge winners will stand a chance to pitch at a VC panel at the London Business School Women in Business conference.
Our panel of judges bring years of experience and valuable mentorship to the programme.
After his time with Bain & Company, Julian founded a hospitality tech startup in 2016, which he grew to over 100 employees across three countries.
He joined Stryber in June 2020 to lead its expansion into the UK market after Stryber had successfully established itself as the largest independent corporate venture builder in DACH. Julian will be helping organisations based in the UK and beyond to innovate successfully by building portfolios of ventures aligned with the organisation’s strategy.
She currently works at Founders Intelligence, the entrepreneur powered consulting arm of Founders Forum (tech network) and works alongside Founders Factory (accelerator) and firstminute Capital (VC). As an innovation consultant, she helps corporates discover opportunities for growth rooted in technology, form partnerships with start-ups to pilot new solutions and build ventures through intrapreneurship and incubator programmes.
Prior to Founders Intelligence, Nell worked at ?What If! Innovation where she helped companies identify white space and invent new products and services using consumer and in-market experiments to test and develop them.
Her interest in entrepreneurship started at university where she helped build two social impact start ups and she has been passionate about working with entrepreneurs ever since.
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Kathryn Larin, MBA21'
Kathryn is the co-president of the Entrepreneurship Club at LBS and is part of the founding team at Talent Ladder, a tech enabled recruitment start up. She has recently completed a VC internship at Mosaic Ventures (Series A), and is also the founder and host of the podcast ‘Ride it Out @LBS’📢 Link below!
Marileni Benopoulou, MBA22'
Marileni is a curious, engaged tech enthusiast🔌 with a passion for finding innovative solutions that create long term value. You've guessed it right, she was a strategy consultant prior to joining LBS!
Krasen Dimov, MBA22'
Krasen has six years of experience in Corporate Strategy and Finance 💰 within diversified industries under his belt. He is interested in start-ups and anything tech-related, and is currently working at a VC fund.
Lance Hung, MBA22'
Lance is a seasoned professional in the tech industry. His hashtags are unsurprising.. #tech #product...wait a minute.. #diving! 🌊
Agnieszka Prawda, MAM21'
Agnieszka is passionate about high-tech startups and venture building to help companies with disruptive ideas thrive. She is most interested in such areas as Product Management, Data Science, AI and Innovation. Under the hood, she is a talented musician! 🎹 #pianist #piano #data scientist #tech enthusiast.
Yash Dandavante, MIM21'
Yash is passionate about the start-up ecosystem and building innovative products to solve day to day problems. #ProductMarketing #Entrepreneurship #DesignThinking and #Growth 📈
Jimmy Toh, MIM21'
Jimmy is a self declared bio-nerd 🧬 and passionate about all things investing and entrepreneurship. He is a scientist, a clinician, and an ultimate foodie.
Zoe Chrysostom, MIM21'
Zoe is passionate about retail + innovation and is ready to make a lasting impact in the fashion👒 and tech scene. Her hashtags? #fashion enthusiast #tech lover #travelling!