HackTheBusiness Bulgaria

Let’s HackTheBusiness in Bulgaria for a Sustainable Future

In the heart of Sofia (Bulgaria), Cleantech Bulgaria is hosting the final round of the ENTREPRENEDU HackTheBusiness Bulgaria, an entrepreneurial hackathon for students, young professionals, and early-stage startups. This transformative event is set to unfold on March 26th and 27th at the Innovation Forum “John Atanasoff” within Sofia Tech Park. This year’s topic promises to ignite the spark of innovation, shaping the future of sustainable business through eco-conscious solutions.

The final round: HackTheBusiness Bulgaria

HackTheBusiness Bulgaria is a golden opportunity for aspiring European entrepreneurs to step into the business world. The event invites participants to delve into the realms of sustainability and digitisation, addressing challenges from diverse sectors. This dynamic business ideation competition provides a space for wannabe entrepreneurs to harness their creativity, collaborate with like-minded individuals, and bring their innovative ideas to life.

All benefits of HackTheBusiness concept

Organised by the experienced ENTREPRENEDU team, there are a lot of benefits by participating in HackTheBusiness competitions!

Innovative ideation: Participants are encouraged to bring forward groundbreaking ideas that leverage digitalisation to foster sustainability. Whether it’s addressing climate change, promoting clean energy, or enhancing resource efficiency, the competition aims to inspire solutions that leave a positive impact on the planet.

Expert guidance: ENTREPRENEDU’s experts and mentors will be on hand to provide invaluable guidance and support throughout the competition. Teams will have the opportunity to refine their ideas, seek advice, and gain insights from experienced professionals in the field.

Business workshops: To enhance the participants’ entrepreneurial skills, a series of thematic workshops will be conducted, covering various aspects of business development. These sessions aim to equip participants with the knowledge and tools necessary to navigate the evolving landscape of sustainable entrepreneurship.

Pitch to international Jury: The climax of the event involves pitching innovative ideas to an international jury. This not only provides exposure for participants but also opens doors to potential investors, collaborators, and mentors who can propel their projects to new heights.

ENTREPRENEDU Mentoring & Coaching Programme: HackTheBusiness offers a full coaching and mentorship programme led by ENTREPRENEDU experts. Our team of mentors will provide guidance on various aspects of entrepreneurship, from fine-tuning your business model to navigating potential challenges. 

Networking opportunities: HackTheBusiness Bulgaria serves as a networking hub, connecting participants with industry leaders, fellow entrepreneurs, and potential collaborators. Building a robust professional network is crucial for future success, and this event provides the ideal environment for cultivating meaningful connections.

Professional growth: Participants stand to gain not only professionally but also in terms of personal growth. If you participate, HackTheBusiness competition in Bulgaria will provide you with professional experience that could level-up your business confidence.

Prizes and more: As a token of appreciation for their efforts, participants have the chance to win exciting prizes. These rewards not only acknowledge their innovative contributions but also serve as a testament to their dedication to creating a sustainable future through digitalisation.

Join the HackTheBusiness Bulgaria Info Webinar

Are you interested in participating in the ENTREPRENEDU HackTheBusiness Bulgaria but have some questions about the event? Join us for a one hour Webinar on the 7th of March at 3 PM CET to learn more about the event and have your questions answered by the organising team.

After a brief introduction to the ENTREPRENEDU Project and a presentation of HackTheBusiness Bulgaria event, you’ll have the opportunity to hear success stories from previous participants and local ecosystem players, as well as ask any questions you might have about the hackathon. The goal of the Webinar is to provide you with all the information you need to know before participating in the hackathon, and give you a chance to meet the organisers and other participants.

To register for the webinar, simply visit this link and fill out the registration form. Once registered, you’ll receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to join the Webinar.

See you in Bulgaria!

Interested? Secure your spot here in this transformative competition until March 18, 2024, at 5 pm CET. Let’s HackTheBusiness in Bulgaria!


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Cheers to the successful start of the HackTheBusiness competition in Greece

ENTREPRENEDU team marked a successful start of the second HackTheBusiness competition, this time in Greece! In this article, we are revealing our finalists and showcasing backstage moments from the first phase of the competition.

About the HackTheBusiness competition

HackTheBusiness is a series of three ideation contests for young minds to learn, explore and discover secrets of business! The second HackTheBusiness competition was held in Greece and encouraged participants to join EDU and the ENTREPRENEDU team on a adventure in space! Let us explain…

A weekend to HackTheBusiness

Starting from 3d November and concluding on 5th November, our participants had a weekend to hack the business… and what a weekend that was! After a warm welcome by our team, HackTheBusiness participants were presented with a challenge to pitch an innovative solution related to space technologies! They had around 48 hours to work on their ideas with the support of ENTREPRENEDU mentors, who delivered several sessions on different business aspects and helped our participants to make their ideas pitch-perfect!

At the end, in total 68 participants divided in 18 teams joined us across four locationsNational Technical University of Athens, University of Thessaly, Democritus University of Thrace, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki – and showcased their space-oriented business concepts. ENTREPRENEDU team and jury members were amazed by the creativity of our participants, but we all knew that only some of them could become HackTheBusiness finalists and join us in Athens.

Meet the top 10 teams

After three days of hard work and having fun, the time has come to announce the winners and their innovative space-solutions:

  • UNIWA ICE team,
  • MicrosatLab team,
  • Groundwater team,
  • Luminous team,
  • Spa/c team,
  • Ocean Defenders team,
  • Exke team,
  • PPD Control team,
  • KORI team,
  • Prometheus Auth team.

And remember, it’s not all about the competition, it’s about the opportunity to gain business experience, learn something new, get feedback directly from experts, expand your business network and of course, have fun. This is what means to HackTheBusiness with us! That is why, ENTREPRENEDU team congratulates to all HackTheBusiness participants on their entrepreneurial spirtis and innovative thinking!



What’s next?

Winning teams will now have time to enhance their ideas even more with the support of our mentors, before we all meet again to HackTheBusiness in Athens, on November 25. 

Until then, cheers!


HackTheBusiness Italy Day 3

Exciting news: We are Unveiling Winners of the first HackTheBusiness Competition held in Rimini

The HackTheBusiness competition held from 15th to 17th of June in Rimini (Italy), was the first of three events organised by the ENTREPRENEDU team for emerging talents to showcase their groundbreaking ideas. And so they did!

We were at We Make Future

We Make Future, held in the city of Rimini, has become synonymous with innovation, technology, and entrepreneurial spirit. This prestigious event attracts forward-thinking individuals from various industries, offering a unique opportunity to explore emerging trends, network with industry experts, and gain invaluable insights. And at the heart of We Make Future, ENTREPRENEDU team organised the HackTheBusiness competition, a thrilling showcase of entrepreneurial prowess and innovative ideas.

Unveiling HackTheBusiness concept

HackTheBusiness is an entrepreneurship challenge for young minds to learn, explore and discover the secrets of DeepTech industry! The competition encourages participants to think outside the box, refine their pitches, and leverage their creativity. HackTheBusiness event was (and still is) the perfect opportunity for young individuals and startups to present their business concepts to a panel of esteemed judges and industry leaders and get invited to the ENTREPRENEDU Coaching and Mentoring programme, where they will get all the support needed to level-up their business idea!

The Experience

On the day one of the competition, our participants were presented with a challenge: Pitch the innovative problem-solving idea related SpaceTech, ClimateTech or FoodTech! Afterwards, our participants had 72h to work on their ideas with the possibility to ask support from ENTREPRENEDU mentors. In this way, HackTheBusiness goes beyond a mere competition as it serves as a opportunity for learning and growth. All participants received valuable feedback from the panel of judges and mentors, who offer constructive insights aimed at refining their ideas and strategies. Moreover, contestants gain access to a network of mentors and industry experts, who provide guidance and support, helping them navigate the challenging entrepreneurial journey.

Our participants worked very hard on their pitches to captivate the audience and judges within a limited time frame. The pressure was strong as each contestant strived to convey their vision, value proposition, and market potential concisely and persuasively. The pitches were evaluated based on several criteria, including innovation, feasibility, market scalability, and social impact.

Meet HackTheBusiness Italy Winners

After 3-days of hard work, excitement, learning and having fun, ENTREPRENEDU team of experts has chosen the first four winning teams and their innovative DeepTech ideas:

  • BACKWARDS team is eager to solve the problem of packaging waste by creating reusable packaging and logistics infrastructure!
  • SHADES OF BLUE team wishes to create a certification system and consultancy services for sustainable management of water resources, providing companies monitoring, improving and communicating the negative impact on rivers and water. 
  • AS YOU LIKE team aims to transform dining experience with a mobile app: customize meals, access real-time nutrition info with Visual-AI, and discover restaurants aligned with dietary needs.
  • BOBIS team has a goal to reduce CO2 emissions caused by last mile logistics, offering the end user a platform that can encourage local consumption and the search for products and services within a distance of 3km.

They hacked the business!

ENTREPRENEDU team wants to congratulate once again to all the winning teams!

At the end, HackTheBusiness competition provided an ideal environment for fostering connections and collaborations. Participants had and will have the chance to network with like-minded individuals, potential investors, industry influencers, and representatives from renowned organizations. This networking aspect enables them to build relationships, explore partnership opportunities, gain exposure to a broader ecosystem of innovation, experience and level-up professionally!

Until the next HackTheBusiness opportunity, cheers!


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Join the HackTheBusiness Webinar and learn about this not-to-miss event in Italy

Are you interested in participating in the HackTheBusiness hackathon but have some questions about the event? We’ve got you covered! Join us for a one hour Webinar on the 30th of May at 5 PM CET to learn more about the event and have your questions answered by the experts, as well as the organising team.

After a brief introduction to the ENTREPRENEDU Project and a presentation of HackTheBusiness Italy event, you’ll have the opportunity to ask any questions you have about the hackathon, such as:

  • What are the eligibility criteria for participating in the hackathon?
  • How do I form a team for the hackathon?
  • What resources will be available for participants during the hackathon?
  • What kind of ideas are you looking for in the DeepTech industry?

Have any other questions on your mind? Great! We look forward to hearing from you!

The goal of the Webinar is to provide you with all the information you need to know before participating in the hackathon, and give you a chance to meet the organisers and other participants.


To register for the webinar, simply visit this link and fill out the registration form. Once registered, you’ll receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to join the Webinar.

See you online!

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn more about the HackTheBusiness hackathon and get your questions answered by the organising team. We look forward to seeing you there! 

#HackTheBusiness with us! 

ENTREPRENEDU HackTheBusiness Italy

HackTheBusiness – Unleashing the power of innovation for Young professionals and Startups

Italy is set to host an exciting and innovative event that aims to revolutionise the deeptech business landscape in the food, climate, and space sectors. HackTheBusiness, organised by ENTREPRENEDU, is a series of three hackathons designed to nurture entrepreneurial ecosystems for education and drive the creation of successful startups. This unique initiative is funded under the Horizon Europe program and brings together innovation stakeholders and educational entities from six different European countries, including Italy, Bulgaria, Greece, Belgium, Germany, and Ireland.

The primary objective of ENTREPRENEDU is to foster the growth of aspiring entrepreneurs and facilitate the development of new technological solutions. With HackTheBusiness – Italy, the organization aims to create an entrepreneurship challenge that allows young minds to learn, explore, and unlock the secrets of deeptech business in key sectors: food, climate, and space.

The HackTheBusiness competition in Italy is open to 30 teams comprising students, new startups, and researchers who are eager to acquire entrepreneurial skills and explore their potential. Scheduled to take place at We Make Future 2023 from 15th to 17th June, this event promises to be an exhilarating experience for participants.

During the hackathon, teams will be tasked with proposing deeptech business ideas that have the potential to revolutionise the food, climate, and space sectors. Innovation professionals and experts will be on hand to support the teams throughout the three days of intense competition, providing guidance and mentoring sessions tailored to each team’s needs.

A distinguished jury of experts will assess the ideas presented by the participating teams and select the winners. The victorious teams will not only gain access to valuable prizes but also earn the opportunity to enrol in dedicated mentoring courses. These courses will equip the top four ranked teams with the knowledge and skills necessary to transform their innovative ideas into successful businesses, particularly within the high-tech sectors.

Eleonora Lombardi, the ENTREPRENEDU Project Coordinator, expressed her confidence in the potential impact of  HackTheBusiness, stating, “We are confident that HackTheBusiness can be an opportunity to bring innovative ideas to life in the deeptech sector and that it represents the first step towards training a new generation of successful young entrepreneurs.”

The organisation of HackTheBusiness is a collaborative effort, with the involvement of several esteemed institutions and entities. These include Fondazione E. Amaldi, Corallia, Cleantech Bulgaria and F6S together with Luiss Guido Carli, Fraunhofer IPK, the European Business Angels Network and University of Thessaly. The collective expertise and support from these partners ensure the hackathon’s success and provide a platform for participants to thrive.

As HackTheBusiness prepares to kick off in Italy, the event stands as a beacon of inspiration and opportunity for young professionals, startups, and researchers. With its focus on deeptech solutions in the food, climate, and space sectors, this hackathon promises to pave the way for groundbreaking innovation and the emergence of a new generation of accomplished young entrepreneurs.

See you in Rimini!