WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
We are looking for solutions to wicked problems in the following fields of life: real-time economy, life environment, social welfare, labour market, circular economy, energy transition, construction, health.
The goal is to choose around 5 ideas that the government will support and fund through the AccelerateEstonia incubation program - where you get up to 100k worth of services to make your solution happen.
At the moment, we have pre-selected 67 ideas, you can have a look at all the ideas on the table here:
While we have closed the application for new ideas, you can still apply as an individual team member.
Register here: https://garage48.typeform.com/to/keS4XB
The deadline for the application is 20/09!
If you are a field /domain expert, founder or ex-founder, who has experience on building up a business on a specific field, UX designer/product manager or just someone who's passionate, business-savvy and/or knowledgable about building a better future for the society- you can apply!
We can only accept a limited number, so make your application shine.
26 August, 14.00-18.00 @ Palo Alto Club First pre-event for idea owners only. Focused on idea development, ecosystem mapping and meeting the policy owners in your field.
2 Sept, 14.00-18.00 @ Palo Alto Club Second pre-event, open for all the individual applicants to join in as well, focused on mapping user journeys and storytelling.
2-8 Sept - Teams have a chance to update their applications
9-13 Sept The chancellors are going through the applications and make a decision
16 Sept Teams who get picked for the hackathon get announced
20 Sept Deadline to submit your Individual Application for the hackathon
25-27 Sept Up to 15 teams deliver a proof of concept at the AccelerateEstonia moonshot hackathon.
Join the hackathon on Facebook!
After the hackathon, a jury will pick around 5 ideas that will be financed and supported by the government through the AccelerateEstonia incubation program.
Wednesday, 25th of September
09.00 Coffee and Registration
10:00 Opening words
10:10 Kickoff to the hackathon. What needs to be achieved by Friday?
11: 15 Team formation
11: 45 Work begins
14:00 Storytelling workshop
14:45 Work continues
16:00 Checkpoint 1
17 00 Mentors go around
19:00 Workday ends, but the doors remain open 24/7
Thursday, 26th of September
10:00 Checkpoint 2
11: 00 Mentors go around
14:00 Pitch Training
16:00 Pitch drill 1
17:00 Checkpoint 3
18:00 Mentors go around
20:00 Workday ends, but the doors remain open 24/7
Friday, 27th of September
10:00 Checkpoint 4
11:00 Pitch drill 2
12:00 Quick lunch
12:30 Final event with the demos
14:00 Announcing the winners
14:30- 16:00 Afterparty