4-Day Event  | Sep. 30 - Oct. 3, 2018  |  Berlin, Germany

  The Crossroads between Faith and Entrepreneurship 

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Hyvecamp's mission is to organize faith-based hackathon events designed to build an innovation community of young entrepreneurs and investors committed to reshape the worldview and culture of society.



Born to Create is the Startup Event for faith-based Entrepreneurs in 2018. Its time for you to join the movement with an over 150 year long tradition of innovative ideas that shaped the world around us.

Come prepared to meet great people, to be encouraged and to gain valuable insights on the key considerations for launching viable innovative social ventures that can change the world. Executives, entrepreneurs, developers, designers, investors, specialists in any field that want to contribute to someone's success are all welcome.

Come with a business idea that you can pitch to the rest of the participants at the beginning of the event. Everyone gets to choose which idea he/she wants to help with. This is the kick-off for the highly interactive and collaborative business hackathon, where each person with their own skill set will get to work on your (or someone else's) business idea in a team throughout the event. You may need a good name, a new logo, design, a refined business model, marketing strategy, or anything else. With the assistance of experienced mentors you get to tell your story and refine your pitch. The climax of the gathering is the pitch event where those ideas are pitched to potential investors. The winner will get 1,000.

Audience: There are three essential interest groups that come to Hyvecamp. First Entrepreneurs and Startups who need support in the other two groups, Second professional and skillful people that have some expertise to help ideas to succeed like designers, videographers, programmers, financial experts, lawyers, experienced business people, marketers, or any experts in any area of  health, food & bio-tech. The third groups are are Investors and Executives who support the startup teams with finances and counsel.

Food: Berlin is a vibrant and progressive city with many restaurant options. There is something for every taste. Some will order the food to the event location in order to better focus on their business idea during the hackathon. Others will go out to eat and use the time to meet new friends. Do whatever works best for you.

Dress: wear whatever makes you comfortable. Some may be dressed in sweat pants and T-shirts, others in casual business attire - even ties are allowed. 

Lodging: We recommend you find a nice and cheap place to stay in Berlin on

See you in Berlin!!


Join us at Space Shack Berlin for this amazing Event.


Our speaker lineup is very exciting and from very different backgrounds. Here is a little taste of it:



Lorand Soares Szasz is considered by the mass media one of the best experts in accelerated growth for SME’s (Small and Medium Sized Enterprises). He owns and operates one of the largest training and consulting company in Eastern Europe and he help more than 180.000 business owners to grow their business. His clients say that he changed their lives not just their businesses.
He focuses on bringing out the true potential in every human being by identifying their interior straights and teaching them the right skills set to be able to achieve high level success in business. In the mean time he teaches them how to build a business that actually works without the owner, so that he or she has time and money to live a happy and fulfilled life.
He worked with millionaires, top CEOs and also with students who want to start their own business. His mission is to help business owners to transform their business into passion and future business owners to transform their passion into a profitable business.





Zeno L. Charles-Marcel, MD professional activities have ranged from preventive medicine to critical care practice as well as medical/hospital administration, community health, medical education, medical research, and health education for the public in person and through media. His research and academic interests are in the areas of Nutrition, Lifestyle Medicine, Metabolic Syndrome, and SDA health practices.






Markus Witte  - After teaching at university level, Markus carried various managerial responsibilities in the Lufthansa Group. He gained significant experience as Head of Technology and Innovation, where he developed his primary interest in generating new business models in the social sector and the health care industry. Markus is one of the founders of Hyvecamp and has facilitated the launch of several new ventures. He is a public speaker and lives in the Rhine-Neckar Metropolitan Region in Germany.






Lorena Ballmer is an Innovation Management Consultant at Accenture in Zürich. Together with her clients, managers of large organizations, she creates strategies for the future (i.e. new business models, products or services). She has a deep understanding of customer needs and wants, new business models, trends and new technologies. She is passionate about solving wicket challenges through innovative and human-centered methods and to to bring real value to people.



What is a Hackathon?

Many of the event participants come with a startup or a startup idea that they get the chance to pitch it to the audience with the purpose of improving your idea or business in some area. Some might have an existing business/ministry but need help with making it more profitable. Others might have an idea but need a logo and brand for it, or a better business model. Whatever it may be, this is the place where a community of professionals and experts come together to help you advance your startup. Each will get a flipchart page to illustrate their business at the beginning of the event with 2 min to pitch with 2 min of Q&A from experts.

From all of the pitches, the Top 10 ideas will be voted on by the participants to be worked on during the hackathon. Each participant gets to vote on the one idea they like the most and can see themselves helping with during the hackathon. The ones with the most votes are selected to be worked on in those groups.

On Tuesday, after having gone through the development and refinement, we will have the official pitches (5 min with presentations and 5 min Q&A) in front of investors.

As the climax of the event, all participants will vote on the best startup, which will receive the Hyvecamp Award together with 1,000. 

If you have a startup idea, then submit your pitch in the form below to get expert feedback in advance to raise the possibilities of being one of the selected ones. We can't wait to hear your game changing idea.

Pitch your Idea

We are doers, not just hearers. As part of the event, you get to present your business idea to all participants and work on it to make it successful. Finally, if chosen, you will pitch your breakthrough idea to mentors and investors. We are offering you help by giving you the opportunity to submit your idea in advance in order to get some feedback and get a head start on your concept. Don't hesitate to submit your business idea. We are excited to hear it.

You will have 5 minutes followed by 5 minutes of questions. The best pitch will get 1,000 in funding based on the 4 criteria below:

1. INNOVATION – Is this something new to the market?

2. IMPACT – What positive change will this idea produce?

3. VIABILITY – What is the chance of this coming to market?

4. SPIRITUALITY – How will the market be spiritually influenced?

There is no cost to submit your idea. Only the first few fields are required. Most fields in the application are not required, but may help in your preparation.