The Bierens Hackathon is taking place in Veghel on October 31st & November 1st. Win €2.000, listen to inspirational speakers & network with professionals from your field. Are you ready for the challenge?

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College Life presents you the first edition of The Bierens Challenge. Join this thrilling 2-day hackathon during which you'll create solutions that will disrupt the legal industry. Your background should be in law, marketing, economics, entrepreneurship, tech or design.






You will be on a mission to develop ideas, thoughts, concepts, campaigns, visuals or services that you connect directly with justice. During the hackathon, you'll also have the ability to listen join lectures by inspirational speakers & network with professionals.


Don't worry about getting to the hackathon. If you're going with public transport, we'll pick you up from the central stations at Den Bosch & Eindhoven. For those travelling with a car, we'll see you at Zuidkade 6, Veghel.


Chill out during the hackathon & enjoy meals provided by Bierens. You'll also likely need to blow some steam off with table tennis or participate in yoga to reboot.


What is a hackathon?

A hackathon is a competitive event in which people work in groups on a case or a project, with the goal of creating a functioning product by the end of the event.

The goal of this particular hackathon is to create the very best product with your team by continuously developing and improving your product, whilst attending lectures of inspirational speakers and enjoying leisure activities like table tennis, gaming and yoga. In short: it’ll be a lot of fun.

What should I bring?

First, bring enough energy and creativity for 2 full days. Besides that, bring a laptop and charger, clean clothes, toilet stuff etc.

We will take care of enough food, drinks and snacks and a big venue with enough space to work, relax and maybe even take a nap and a shower.

Sleeping during the hackathon is optional. If you do decide to take a nap please bring a sleeping bag and mat with you. A quiet room will be provided where you can relax and have some privacy.

What should I wear?

Since we are an informal office, we prefer that you come in casual/comfortable clothes.

What is the location of this hackathon?

The Bierens Challenge will be at the Bierens headquarters in Veghel. There will be a pick-up service to the office from the central station in Eindhoven and Den Bosch if you decide to come by public transport. If you wish for us to collect you from the station, simply mention this during registration.

If you decide to come by car, there’s plenty of parking spaces available around the office.

When does registration close?

You can register until the 27th of October 2019.

What is the prize?

A big trophy filled with prize money for the winning team (€2000!) plus the opportunity to implement your idea at Bierens.

Which criteria will you use to select the winners?

The winning idea needs to match the Bierens DNA. It needs to be something that easily resonates with us and we can get behind.

Will there be a jury?

Your sources of inspiration during the Hackathon will make up the deciding jury: Alexander Suma, Herman Sjoerds, Sander Bierens, Laurens van der Lof and Raymond Arnoldus.

What is the entrance fee?

There is no entrance fee; the event is for free.

Will I compete as a team or as an individual?

You will compete with a team consisting of 4-5 people. If you register individually or together with 2-3 people, you will team up with other attendees at the start of the event.

What is this FAQ doesn’t answer my question?

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