Hackdays

Hackdays or “Hackathon” is an event, at which experts from different backgrounds come together as a team to work on technical, business or design challenges. With the goal, to innovate and create new software and generate new ideas.

MLP

The MLP Group is the partner for all financial matters – from old-age provision and wealth management to health and non-life insurance right through to financing and banking issues. MLP presents its private clients, companies and institutional investors with suitable options in a comprehensible way so that they can make the right financial decisions themselves. As an insurance broker, MLP is particularly committed to select the most suitable products from the broad scope of offers available in the market.

Participants

We are looking for Entrepreneurs, Creatives, Tech Evangelists, Innovators, Designers, Hackers & others. Never taken part in a Hackathon before? This is the perfect place to start. Apply Now!

Mission

The “Budgetguide” represents MLPs positioning as Partner for all Financial Questions. In a short version it is present on the web, where it enables users to have their first experiences with MLPs personal financial consulting model–the heart and soul of the company. It is to stimulate users to generate their financial profile with a contextual presentation of their lifestyle, assets and insurances – currently and in the future according to their wishes.

The MLP Challenge 2019

Re-invent the future of private finance

Ever since its founding year in 1971, MLP supports its clients in all financial matters – from old-age provision and wealth management to health and non-life insurance right through to financing and banking issues. The MLP Group presents its private clients, companies and institutional investors with suitable options in a comprehensible way so that they can make the right financial decisions themselves. As an insurance broker it is particularly committed to select the most suitable products from the broad scope of offers available in the market. MLP strives to help students and young professionals to realize their dreams with the right sound financial planning. So what can be better than co-inventing/innovating with the target group itself – with you guys! You are being challenged to contribute to the future of private finance by bringing in your passion, your talents and your perseverance to build the most suitable and best digital products out there. You will be working together eye-to-eye with MLP experts who will be thrilled to pitch in their broad expertise to co-build the best pilots, prototypes, wireframes, mockups with smart user experience and interaction in the domain with you. And the best about the weekend: not only is it free of charge, you can also win great prizes! Grab your friends or apply to find a team on site, but don’t wait to hand in your application! Seats are limited.

What's in it for you

Event

29th - 31st March 2019; 48h of hacking, prizes and overall winners

Expenses

Food, drinks and traveling costs will be provided for you. If you want to stay overnight, we offer free accommodation. Just bring your laptop and have fun!

Awards

Present your team results to the judges and compete for the top three places.

Weekend

Find your team. Identify the problem. Establish a solution. Pitch your idea and win the price.

Apply

Tell us about what moves you. Show us your talents. Apply now!

Connect

Take your chance to impress, meet and work with Germany’s leading executives and digital leaders. Connect and open new doors!

What are you waiting for? Become part of Hackdays MLP 2019 now!

Partner

FAQ

The term “hackathon” derives from the words “to hack” and “marathon” which basically sums up the main idea of a hackathon: a marathon for hacking! So, what does it entail? It’s an event in which participants with different kinds of backgrounds come together to work in teams on technical, business, and design problems, e.g. to develop a software- or hardware-product. The goal is to generate useful, creative or innovative software/ hardware prototypes/ ideas within the time span of the event (in our case 48h).

Anyone interested in working on a digital tech or design challenge is welcome to apply. No matter whether you are a geek, a creative or a business guy or none of the above, if you want to take part in Hackdays MLP, do not wait a minute to apply: We are looking for greatly heterogenous teams. Everyone has a fair chance to get accepted! What is your motivation to participate? What is your professional background? Have you already participated in other hackathons?

Ideally, you come well rested and in a good mood to the #hackdaysmlp. Besides that, you only need to bring your laptop and personal items you need for your personal comfort. Everything else like food, drinks, accommodation, technology and social events is organized by us, so you can have an unforgettable event!

Don’t worry about sleeping bags, we have already booked hotel rooms for everybody!

Our main goal is to organize an amazing and memorable event for you as a participant. Other objectives are the development of a first prototype of an economically viable, desirable and feasible digital solution that helps young people find the right balance in their financial planning.

The #hackdaysmlp will take place on the campus of MLP Financeconsulting SE in Wiesloch.

After you receive the confirmation that you have been accepted, we will invite you to our Slack Workspace that will be for this event exclusively. You can use this tool to communicate with other participants before the event and to find potential team members.

In any case, on the first evening of the #hackdaysmlp there will be a team building and ideation phase during our kick-off.

Yes! For the course of the hackathon, food, drinks, accommodation, and technology will be provided by us. We also cover up to 100% of your travel costs. For this reason, please let us know from where you will travel to Mannheim during the application process.

First of all, we hope that you all go home with good memories of the hackathon and the feeling that you’ve had a good time. Furthermore, we also have prizes for the three best performance.

All ideas and prototypes that you hand-in are open-source. This is a common approach in hackathons. You as well as your team members and others are allowed to continue with the ideas. Of course, any specific source code or IP that you developed before the hackathon remains your own.

If MLP finds your IP interesting, they would like to have the opportunity to buy it for a fair price.

All Hackdays Germany 2019 events, including Hackdays MLP are organized by Bruemmer Digital Ventures GmbH.

Yes, this is a possible option. During the application process you will have the chance to name your favorite team members. We cannot guarantee that every team member gets accepted for #hackdaysmlp.

We are Hackdays

BDV organizes Hackdays across Germany to connect IT-talents, developers, designers, and growth hackers with leading German corporations. With „Hackdays Germany“ we bundle up the leading-edge enterprises of each region in one event. At BDV, we are a team of highly motivated, passionate digital natives who is more than excited to bring this new format of Hackdays Germany to life.

Oliver Brümmer
Founder & CEO

Arnaud Thien
Head of Business Development

Linda Janek
Project Manager Hackdays Germany

Annika Spranz
Communication and Relationship Manager

Alexa Nieto Manzano
Head of Design

Torben Kramp
Head of Growth

Thomas Freese
MLP - Chief Digital Officer

Laura Sanz-Rodriguez
MLP - Head of Websites and Applications

Adam Siwy
MLP - Digital Project Manager

Daniel Schmieder
MLP - IT-Software Engineer & Consultant

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