Media, Mobility & 5G: Living in a smart city #MEDIALIFTHACK

Friday, 21. February 2020 — Saturday, 22. February 2020 (All day)

We are looking for media enthusiasts, creative people, programmers, innovators and above all curious people who want to try out themselves and their ideas and have fun driving them forward as a team. The focus is on Hamburg as a smart, networked media location. For example, how can technologies such as 5G be used for the smart media city? With the Google News Initiative (GNI) we have exactly the right partner on board to sound out and test these ideas.

Who are the organizers?
The organizers want to promote your innovative business ideas in the fields of content and tech. Whether students, people interested in founding a company or employees of large media and digital companies, whether individual idea contributors or a well-established team - they want to take your idea to the next level in their MEDIA LIFT incubator. The application phase for the next round in April 2020 is open from February 2020.

How can you get involved?
Bring your ideas, design, hack, build, validate and refine your plan as good and fast as you can. Secure one of the coveted prizes with your work. Meet like-minded people from different industries and fields - creatives, developers, editors, hobbyists, artists. Ideally, everyone should have an idea in their luggage - here is the unique opportunity to get it up and running in record time. But also those who do not have their own idea up their sleeve: Just bring your expertise, skills and network into the teams!


Best Pitch

Best Overall

Special price


Friday, February 21, 2 to 12 pm - Let's hack

- Welcome
- Keynotes
- Team- & idea finding
- Kickoff
- Snack & Drinks
- Start Working
- Development, design, programming
- Support from mentors
- Food & Drinks

Saturday, 22 February, 9 to 18 hrs - Win the Prize
- hack & pitch training
- Presentations
- Jury advice
- Award ceremony
- Food & Drinks
- Ignite Talk MEDIA LIFT Incubator
- Networking

More questions? Write to:


Participation in the Hackathon is free of charge. Choose one ticket per person from the category that best suits your skills. If you have a team or would like to bring guests: very much! Show what you can do - take whoever and whatever you like with you. Please note: Everyone must register individually.

*Hackathon: FAQ

What is a hackathon?

You've never been to an event like this before? Here you can find out what to expect:

At a Hackathon programmers*, designers*, entrepreneurs*, marketers and creative minds work together over several days on an idea on a specific topic. A business model and a first prototype are developed in small teams and then presented to a jury. It's all about passion for hacking and new products, the desire for results, new contacts and lots of fun.

Where do the ideas come from?

At the beginning of the event, the participants* can briefly present their idea. So if you already have an exciting idea, you can pitch it there. But also if you get an idea spontaneously during the idea pitches: Give it to me! After the idea pitches the participants can decide which idea they would like to work on. Afterwards, teams will be formed.

What does it cost me?

The Hackathon is free for the participants.

What do I have to bring along?

A notebook, in the best case an idea and motivation. The rest will be provided. You will be provided with food and drinks for the duration of the Hackathon. Beer and mate will also be cold, to push your brain at a later hour and provide the necessary pinch of extra motivation.

Registration and source:

Location :
designxport GmbH, Hongkongstraße 8, 20457 Hamburg