The Hack

This unique hackathon is an opportunity for individuals to bring their expertise, brain power and fresh perspectives to generate and develop innovative solutions to fight waste within the food chain. Participants are invited to harness digital technologies to help reduce the amount of food waste in restaurants, supermarkets, homes, etc.

If you’re passionate about transforming how we handle food waste, then register today!

BCG Digital Ventures is all about sustainability. Love Food, Hack Waste is an intensive, immersive and interactive two-day hackathon aimed at fighting food waste with creativity and innovation. The hackathon will take place on the 6-8 September at BCG Digital Ventures in Berlin. 

Come up with creative solutions to help reduce the amount of food that is wasted, and help raise awareness of the issue!

The Challenge

Germans waste around 55 kilograms of food each every year. The German government has set a target of halving food waste by 2030.

We want you!


You are a tech-focused visionary. You are passionate about the topic of food waste and eager to find new ways to improve the way we use our resources. You have a strong background in entrepreneurship or business, tech development, designing or managing products. 

Whether you are just starting your career or are already a tech veteran, we are looking forward to your application! Come join us!



The Prize Pool

10k €

1st place

2k €

2nd place

500 €

3rd place

The Agenda

18:00 Welcome | Dinner

19:00 Official Launch

19:15 Social Initiative Keynotes    - SIRPLUS GmbH

- Berliner Tafel e.V. 

19:45 Idea Pitches | Team Up! 

20:30 Hacking Begins!

00:00 Closing

Day 1 - Friday, Sept 6

08:30 Doors Open

09:00 Breakfast

10:00 Idea Crash Tests

12:30 Deadline Team Page 

13:00 Lunch

14:00 Workshop: How to Give a Kick-Ass Demo, by BeMyApp

16:30 Venture Showcase, by DV

19:00 Dinner

20:00 Hacking continues!

00:00 Closing

Day 2 - Saturday, Sept 7

08:30 Doors Open

09:00 Breakfast

10:00 Pitch Dry Runs | Tech Tests

12:30 End of Code | Submit project

12:30 Lunch

14:00 Final Demos

16:30 Jury Deliberations

17:00 Winners Announcement

17:30 Drinks | Networking

19:00 Event Closing

Day 3 - Sunday, Sept 8

Registration process

We will review your information and get back to you briefly.

Applications will remain open until the end of August, but as we confirm participants along the way, the earlier you register the bigger your chances are to participate. We look forward to receiving your application!

The Location

BCG Digital Ventures
Dircksenstraße 41
Berlin, Germany

If you have any questions about the event, please email Julia at:

BCG Digital Ventures is a corporate investment and incubation firm. We invent, build and invest in startups with the world’s most influential companies. We share risk and invest alongside our corporate and startup partners via a range of collaborative options.

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BCG Digital Ventures