It’s a Friday afternoon in the Startup Institute at Berlin, Alexanderplatz.
Two dozen future startup talents have been awake for the past 24 hours as part of an „IdeaHack„.
Taking part in the Startup Institute training program, the students have been tasked with developing a new platform to introduce entrepreneurs and expats to the Berlin startup ecosystem.
To test their endurance and ability to work under pressure, they have just over one day to build their concept.
After 24 hours of brainstorming, researching, developing and prototyping, each group presents their concept to a jury of St. Oberholz, WebMagazin and Startup Institute experts.
The results at the final pitch presentation session are impressive, with each group taking a different approach: fully running responsive websites, long-term monetisation strategies and even an entrepreneur dating portal.
Fully prepared with target audience research, expansion plans and website feedback, these Startup Institute students show just how much you can get done in a day. After all, the Startup Institute prides itself on its „get-shit-done attitude“.
WebMagazin spoke to students Jana, Mostafa and Osman about the projects, the problems and how much you can get done in 24 hours.