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Nov 28, 2015
The 20 Supercool Teams at Garage48 Minsk 2015 Hackathon!
We are on our 2nd day here at the Garage48 Minsk hackathon in the cold, but lovely Minsk, Belarus. An amazing 20 team...
Nov 27, 2015
Record Breaking Garage48 Minsk 2015 Hackathon Has Kicked Off!
Already for the 6th time, Garage48 hackathon is kicking off in the beautiful city of Minsk! Garage48 in co-operation ...
Nov 19, 2015
Garage48 Hackathons In Belarus Have Produced Epic Startups, Which Is Why We Will Be Back On Nov 27-29!
On the 27-29th of November Garage48 is heading once again to Minsk, Belarus to make things happen! The hackathon is t...
Nov 15, 2015
Garage48 Tourism Pärnu Hackathon Winner Makes Event Statistics Attractive And Measurable
Garage48 Tourism Pärnu hackathon has been a very cool experience! 117 participants, 17 working prototypes and 48 hou...
Nov 14, 2015
The 17 Futuristic And Amazing Teams At Garage48 Tourism Pärnu Hackathon
There are an amazing 17 teams working on their prototypes and concept here at the Garage48 Tourism Pärnu hackathon a...
Nov 13, 2015
Garage48 Tourism Pärnu Hackathon Is About To Funk Up The Tourism Industry
Garage48 Tourism Pärnu hackathon in partnership with the Eneterprise Estonia Tourism Board has kicked off ...
Nov 08, 2015
Garage48 Lviv 2015 winner makes magic with messages!
This weekend Garage48 together with the Estonian Development Cooperation brought together 65 participants and 7 ...
Nov 07, 2015
MEET THE TEAMS!
The teams at Garage48 Lviv 2015 have been working on their prototypes since Friday evening by now. We are expecting a...
Nov 06, 2015
Garage48 Lviv 2015 Friday!
Lviv is an amazingly gorgeous city with it's loving and warm people. It has truly won our hearts again. And do you kn...
Nov 06, 2015
Ülane Vilumets Managed To Make Her Passion Into A Serious Startup Business
Ülane Vilumets is one of those people who, through hard work, has built a business that speaks to her heart. She is ...
Oct 26, 2015
Garage48 Tourism Pärnu Organiser Maarika Susi's TOP 5 Travel Destinations
Garage48 Tourism Pärnu hackathon organiser Maarika Susi is a passionate traveller herself and has had the good fortu...
Oct 22, 2015
Get ready for Garage48 Tourism Pärnu 2015
This information is MUST-READ for Garage48 registered participants! Garage48 Tourism Pärnu will start on&...
Oct 22, 2015
Anna-Greta Tsahkna Met Her Winning Team at Garage48 Women Special Hackathon
It has been 2 years since Anna-Greta Tsahkna met her team Timbeter (previously TimberDiameter) at the first ever Gara...
Sep 30, 2015
Making students’ life easier - that is the promise from the winner of Garage48 Georgia 2015!
The hackathon weekend in Georgia brought together a real powerhouse of determination. There were 11 teams working on ...
Sep 27, 2015
Meet the cool teams of Garage48 Georgia 2015 hackathon!
Whatever challenges we have faced this weekend, the halls at Expo Georgia are buzzing with ideas and 11 teams have fo...
Sep 20, 2015
The winner of Garage48 TIP will disrupt traffickers by scanning online ads!
This weekend Garage48 together with the U.S. Department of State gathered 60 participants and 12 mentors, plus t...
Sep 19, 2015
The 6 brilliant teams of Garage48 Trafficking in Persons!
The Garage48 Trafficking in Persons hackathon is going on in full speed here at the Baltic Film and Media School in T...
Sep 18, 2015
The first ever Garage48 Trafficking in Persons hackathon is eye-opening!
Garage48 is delighted to contribute to a problem that matters so much in a huge scope. As human trafficking affects m...
Sep 18, 2015
Garage48 team back in Oman @ Sas48H week-end event
Garage48 has been invited for the 2nd year to Sultanate of Oman this to organize a 48-hour intensive week-end hackath...
Sep 14, 2015
The WINNER of first Garage48 event in Bishkek helps to display the right campaign to right people
The first ever Garage48 week-end hackathon event in Central Asia, in Bishkek concluded with 17 projects being present...
Sep 13, 2015
The WINNER of Garage48 e-Residency will fasten our visa application process!
The Garage48 e-Residency hackathon has been sensational and remarkable for many reasons. First, though e-residency it...
Sep 12, 2015
The first Central Asian Garage48 Bishkek kicked-off in Kyrgyzstan
Mentors team spent their morning paragliding in the mountains near Bishkek to be ready for exciting weekend with almo...
Sep 11, 2015
The first ever Garage48 e-Residency has started off in Vormsi!
After months and months of planning, brainstorming and 2 pre-events held - Garage48 e-Residency has finally arrived i...
Sep 06, 2015
Coming Up: Garage48 Trafficking in Persons hackathon
From September 18-20, Garage48 and the U.S. Department of State invite technologists, law enforcement, NGOs and other...
Sep 02, 2015
Garage48 e-Residency: The Ideas From The Pre-event in Tartu
The 2nd Garage48 e-Residency Pre-Event: Idea Garage is now successfully over! The participants gathered at the soon-t...
Aug 31, 2015
Garage48 e-Residency is around the corner. But who are the e-Residents?
On September 11-13th an exclusive Garage48 e-Residency hackathon will be held on the magical island of Vormsi. The fo...
Aug 31, 2015
Winners of VUNK Garage48 Telecom!
After a weekend full of hard work, several pitch-trainings and inspirational speeches, by Sunday evening 12 teams wer...
Aug 29, 2015
Meet the VUNKers!
Meet the 12 teams that continue on the hopes of being in the top 5!
Aug 28, 2015
VUNK Garage48 Telecom- one of its kind!
Oh WOW! Have you ever seen a yellow unicorn with two horns? No? Well this is how unique the VUNK Garage48 Telecom eve...
Aug 27, 2015
Get ready for Garage48 Bishkek 2015
This information is MUST-READ for Garage48 registered participants! Garage48 Bishkek will start on Fr...
Aug 11, 2015
Garage48 e-Residency: The Ideas From Tallinn Pre-event
The Garage48 e-Residency hackathon has already grasped attention all over the world. Journalists, current and future ...
Jul 05, 2015
The Winners of Garage48 Odessa 2015!
This Friday over 50 people with different skillsets gathered at the fabulous Terminal42! They didn't just join to hac...
Jul 04, 2015
The 9 awesome projects of Garage48 Odessa
Saturday night was a bit rough for the teams and we sadly lost two of them. We wish the teams good luck and hope that...
Jul 03, 2015
First Garage48 hackathon in Odessa- First day!
Why U so rainy, Odessa?
Jun 15, 2015
The Winners of Idea Garage - Personalized Medicine Solutions!
This Saturday, creative people with different backgrounds and skillsets gathered in Tartu in order to elaborate on in...
Jun 09, 2015
Sulev Kõks Is Helping To Kickstart The Personal Medicine Movement With Idea Garage
This Saturday, on the 13th of June, about 100 people are gathering in Tartu to revolutionise the healthcare sector wi...
May 10, 2015
It Is Raining Winners at Garage48 GreenTech Tallinn 2015
Garage48 GreenTech Tallinn 2015 has been unique in many ways – not only is it our 40th event and our 2nd time to be...
May 09, 2015
The 19 kick-ass and environmentally-friendly teams at Garage48 GreenTech
The teams at Garage48 GreenTech Tallinn 2015 have been working on their prototypes since Friday evening by now. We ar...
May 08, 2015
Garage48 GreenTech Tallinn 2015 is overloaded with talents and ENERGY!
Garage48 has teamed up with the Ministry of the Environment, Estonian development Fund, Microsoft and Planet OS to ho...
Apr 26, 2015
Garage48 Minsk 2015 was the coolest event ever in Minsk!
The 5th event in Belarus Garage48 Minsk is now over but the dream, the attitude and the projects will keep on going. ...
Apr 24, 2015
Garage48 is ON FIRE here in beautiful Minsk, Belarus!
The startup POWER AND PASSION of Garage48 is now in Imaguru Startup HUB in Minsk, Belarus. Thanks to the cooperation ...
Apr 20, 2015
CLEANTECH HEROES, LET THE GAMES BEGIN!
Estonian Development Fund is happy to sponsor Garage48 GreenTech with a dazzling award – access to ClimateLaunchpad...
Apr 20, 2015
Get ready for Garage48 GreenTech Tallinn 2015
This information is MUST-READ for Garage48 registered participants! Garage48 GreenTech Tallinn will start ...
Apr 19, 2015
Garage48 Kiev 2015 winner helps to verify design
Garage48 Kiev 2015 week-end hackathon is now successfully over. 16 ideas got pitched on stage and 9 of...
Apr 18, 2015
Garage48 Kiev 2015- Meet the teams
Meet the 9 teams who have shown their willingness to work 48 hours straight to present a worldchanging idea on Sunday...
Apr 17, 2015
Garage48 Kiev 2015 ideas
Mar 30, 2015
Garage48 Open Data & Public Services Riga 2015: WINNERS
This weekend an amazing punch of developers, designers, marketers and visionaries gathered in the Hogwarts-like halls...
Mar 27, 2015
The power of Open Data: 22 ideas pitched at Garage48 Open Data & Public Services Riga 2015
The halls here at the University of Latvia are filled with open data enthusiasts. 22 great ideas were pitched and the...
Feb 09, 2015
Garage48 Hardware and Arts 2015: The Winners
After the success of last years event. Garage48 returned to Tartu bigger and better than before! Such was the enthusi...
Feb 07, 2015
The 18 awesome projects of Garage48 Hardware & Arts!
It was almost midnight yesterday by the time all 18 teams were formed. This meant a long night and little sleep for m...
Jan 20, 2015
2014 was a record making milestone for Garage48, with new formats & new markets!
When we founded Garage48 back in 2010 we had one idea in mind - we wanted to show that launching a new startup is muc...
Dec 19, 2014
Interview with Founder Institute directors Mari and Lauri
As some of you might have already heard Start-up Estonia with the help of Estonian Development Fund launche...
Dec 17, 2014
Garage48 GameDev & Gamification event in Riga
Dec 06, 2014
The Ideas Pitched on Friday at Garage48 Riga 2014 GameDev & Gamification
What an inspiring start to the Garage48 Riga GameDev & Gamification event! 26 ideas were pitched on Fri...
Dec 02, 2014
3 reasons to join Garage48 Riga GameDev & Gamification
According to Garage48 co-founder Priit Salumaa the previous Garage48 events in Riga have proved to be the most fun ev...
Dec 01, 2014
The Winners of Garage48 Enable Tallinn 2014
First time ever Garage48 created a hackathon targeted to people who need more help than usual. The Garage48 team was ...
Nov 29, 2014
The Ideas Pitched on Friday at Garage48 Enable Tallinn 2014
An impressive 24 ideas were pitched on the stage at the cozy hall at the TTÜ Tudengimaja on Friday e...
Nov 29, 2014
The Progress Of Teams Based On 1st & 2nd Checkpoint
Today at 10 am, on a snowy Saturday morning, was held the first checkpoint of Garage48 Enable Tallinn 2014. The team ...
Nov 27, 2014
Garage48 Kampala 2014 winner Livana digitizes manual registration at workplaces
After 48 hours of intense product development by 10 talented teams, Garage48 Kampala 2014, hosted by Outbox...
Nov 27, 2014
Nicola Richardson Is Changing Cultures With Creativity
There are just a few hours left until Garage48 Enable Tallinn 2014 kicks off and as the excitement builds u...
Nov 21, 2014
Christel Sogenbits - The Advocate of the Blind People in Estonia
Christel Sogenbits is the Member of Board of the Northern-Estonian Association of the Blind and one of the ...
Nov 14, 2014
Meelis Luks - The Estonian Stephen Hawking?
Garage48 Enable Tallinn 2014 is happening on the 28-30th of November at the TTÜ Tudengimaja. This hackatho...
Nov 13, 2014
Student Startup Camp travels to Moldova - read about the projects
"We came at SSC to gain some new experience about working on a potential IT project. Well, this has happened, b...
Nov 09, 2014
Garage48 Lviv Winner is marketing good deeds!
Garage48 Lviv 2014 week-end hackathon is now successfully over. 28 ideas got pitched on stage and 13 o...
Nov 07, 2014
Garage48 Lviv 2014 pitched ideas
Wow! What an amazing evening it has been! Garage48 is in autumny Lviv for the first time and we have just finish...
Oct 24, 2014
Four reasons to join Garage48
The Garage48 hackaton is coming up! It is a great occasion for connecting with people interested in the IT field...
Oct 13, 2014
Garage48 Pärnu Winner turning bad customer experience into a good one
Garage48 Pärnu 2014 Women Special week-end hackathon, co-organized with Tech Sisters and Develop...
Oct 11, 2014
Garage48 Pärnu 2014 Women Special projects in progress
It's the 2nd day of Garage48 Pärnu 2014 Women Special hackathon in Pärnu co-organized with Tech Sisters. Teams...
Oct 03, 2014
Meet Kadri, Mentor at Garage48 Women Special Event
Kadri Ugand has been supporting startups in various ways and she is also an entrepreneur herself having co-found...
Sep 23, 2014
Meet Martin, Mentor at Garage48 Women Special Event
Martin Grüner is the co-founder of Aplefly Games and the world's best in developing real-time web and...
Sep 19, 2014
Sas48H event in Muscat showing promising projects!
Garage48 has been invited to Sultanate of Oman this week-end to organize a 48-hour intensive hackathon format event S...
Sep 17, 2014
Meet Jaan, Mentor at Garage48 Women Special event
The Garage48 Women Special event in Pärnu is not just for women - we have some amazing men lined up as mentors and a...
Sep 14, 2014
First Garage48 Vitebsk 2014 event winner Beatit motivating developers to code
The very first Garage48 Vitebsk 2014 intensive week-end event is successfully over. We had 8 teams working hard over ...
Sep 13, 2014
Garage48 Vitebsk 2014 projects in progress
It's the 2nd day of Garage48 Vitebsk 2014 week-end event and teams are intensively working on their project...
Aug 28, 2014
Meet Helen, Garage48 Pärnu 2014 Women Special Mentor
Meet our third diamond among our impressive list of mentors - the talented Helen Kokk. Helen is an established U...
Aug 27, 2014
Meet Elise, Garage48 Women Special Mentor
We are doing it again! Garage48 is hosting the women special event in Pärnu on the 10-12th of October, together with...
Aug 22, 2014
Meet Michelle, Garage48 Pärnu 2014 Women Special mentor!
We are doing it again! Already in October especially women are welcome to come and share their ideas, join teams and ...
Aug 20, 2014
MetricsCat journey from Garage48 to Startup Wise Guys
MetricsCat is a service that collects data from app markets and provides developers with in-depth app review&nbs...
Jun 29, 2014
Startups in Uganda – different kind of hunger
“Startups and Uganda???” was the surprised reaction I got when I mentioned to people back home that I’m going a...
Jun 02, 2014
Garage48 supporting start-up ecosystem in Ukraine
Garage48 one of the most energetic and skilled events have been taking place in Kyiv, Ukraine. Now we are happy to an...
May 31, 2014
DiploHack Tbilisi: Innovation Challenge
The Embassy of the Netherlands has organised the fourth DiploHack already, this time being dedicated to social innova...
May 14, 2014
Timber Diameter story - 6 months later
The Garage48 Pärnu 2013 hackathon event winner TIMBER DIAMETER is a mobile application that enab...
May 06, 2014
Next Garage48 might be adult entertainment themed!
...well it might. Might also be cat themed. But now that I have your attention, I will tell you something that y...
Apr 29, 2014
Garage48 Tallinn 2014 "Health&Wellness" Winner DonateIT making revolution in blood donation
The very first Garage48 week-end event focusing on health & wellness ideas is now successfully over! The event co...
Apr 27, 2014
Garage48 Tallinn 2014 "Health & Wellness" 15 projects
More than 150 people gathered on Friday in Tehnopol to the very first Garage48 week-end event focusing on h...
Apr 10, 2014
Garage48 boosting start-up ecosystem in Uganda
Garage48 visited Uganda in 2011 for the first time and already from next week Garage48 is sending their fir...
Apr 08, 2014
Garage48 Tallinn pre-event discussing healthcare problems
Last Wednesday Garage48 Tallinn 2014 "Health&Wellness" week-end hackathon pre-event brought more than 4...
Apr 06, 2014
For the first time Garage48 weekend ends with a tie!
For the third time Garage48 took place in Minsk, Belarus on 4th to 6th of&nbs...
Apr 05, 2014
Hacking in sunny Minsk
It is a beautiful, sunny weather here at Minsk and Garage48 event has arrived to help to uncover some hidden start-up...
Mar 11, 2014
GoWorkaBit: Lessons from Seedcamp
GoWorkaBit team started their attempt to change the world in Garage48 event in Parnu, October of 2013. GoWo...
Mar 03, 2014
Story of how Heelies won the first Garage48 Hardware and Arts: “Don’t even breath on it until we get the pitch done!”
Seren Eilmann, life-long heel-wearer and aspiring wantrepreneur working in Tartu Science Park, came to Garage48 ...
Feb 26, 2014
22 months after Garage48: Fastr Books story
Fastr Books is a startup that helps authors and publishers to proactively sell ebooks harnessing the power of social ...
Feb 07, 2014
Heelies, a feet-scanning solution for producing personalised soles, wins the first Garage48 Hardware & Arts
The first-ever Garage48 weekend in Estonia and Baltics devoted to building physical gadgets only proved to be a major...
Jan 31, 2014
TendeRFQ.com wins the first Garage48 in Ramallah
For the first time in the history of Garage48 an event was hosted from 30.01-1.02 in Ramallah, Palestine. While the P...
Jan 28, 2014
Wrapping up 2013 & planning 2014!
2013 ended so unexpectedly for Garage48 that only now we got some time to wrap the year up and bring you successful 2...
Dec 15, 2013
Garage48 Minsk 2013 winning project- a system helping its users with visual optimization
Dec 13, 2013
Garage48 DiploHack Tallinn winner revealing the conflicts of interests in state owned companies
We are happy to say that this season in Estonia ended for Garage48 with partnering up with DiploHack and&nb...
Dec 07, 2013
Five great projects presented at Internet Freedom Conference
Garage48 DiploHack Tallinn 2013 is half-way through and teams are intensively working to deliver results by tomo...
Nov 25, 2013
Cogo eats your social media data and wins Garage48 in Riga
Nov 16, 2013
No Pain, No Gain
We approached the second half of Garage48 event in Riga. What did we see?
Oct 22, 2013
"Passion does not pay the office rent" - Interview with Michelle Gallen, entrepreneur and mentor of Garage48 Pärnu 2013
Michelle Gallen is an author, geek and public speaker. She’s a serial entrepreneur having founded ...
Oct 22, 2013
Garage48 Moscow 2013 winning project helping to learn guitar in an easy and entertaining way
Garage48 very first event in Moscow is now over! We are proud to have joined forces with HSE Inc. to organi...
Oct 20, 2013
Garage48 Moscow 2013 projects in progress
Garage48 is proud to have joined forces with HSE Inc. to organize the very first Garage48 hacakthon in Mosc...
Oct 13, 2013
First Garage48 Pärnu 2013 winner Timber Diameter making innovation in timber industry
Very first Garage48 Pärnu 2013 is now successfully over! We are happy to say that with the help of Tech Sisters...
Oct 12, 2013
Garage48 Pärnu 2013 kicked off with record number of ladies!
Garage48 Pärnu 2013 organized together with the Development Centre of Pärnu County, in co-operation with&...
Sep 16, 2013
Garage48 EMT Appmillionaire Camp 2013 winner is PhotoFing
Garage48 is proud to announce the winners of the Garage48 EMT Appmillionaire Camp 2013 event which this tim...
Aug 11, 2013
Garage48 Kaliningrad 2013 winner is Blinky Squat
Garage48 is proud to announce the winners of the Kaliningrad event, which this time took place during 09.-11. August ...
Jun 19, 2013
Garage48 season continues in new great locations!
This August Garage48 will offer you the possibility to participate in the very first seaside hackathon in Kaliningrad...
May 12, 2013
Garage48 Ventspils winner is ClassNote
For the first time Garage48 took place in Ventspils, Latvia on May 10-12. 90 visionaries, developers, designers and m...
Apr 28, 2013
Garage48 Kiev 2013 winner is Tootorial.co
Garage48 took place for the second time in Kiev, Ukraine 26-28th April. 81 visionaries, developers, designers and mar...
Mar 24, 2013
Garage48 Tallinn Music 2013 winner is Theatre Jockey
Garage48 Tallinn Music 2013 was all about building music and entertainment products. From 28 ideas pit...
Feb 25, 2013
Microsoft is supporting Garage48 events this season to boost innovation!
Garage48 hackathons are alway looking for innovation. We are happy to present Microsoft as our great supporter t...