Garage48 Minsk 2015

When 24-26 April, 2015

Where Minsk, Belarus

  • Overview
  • Agenda
  • PRIZES: Startup trip to LATITUDE59 conference in Estonia & up to 4 Nokia Lumia 1320 from Microsoft

    Garage48 together with our partner in Belarus, Imaguru Startup HUB, and Estonian Development Cooperation is happy to announce a hackathon in Minsk! 

    Garage48 Minsk 2015 takes place 24-26 April, 2015 in Minsk at the Imaguru Startup HUB. JOIN us to bring international teams together in Belarus to use their talent and creativity to make an idea into a working prototype in just a weekend. REGISTER NOW!

    Garage48 is a weekend long intensive development event to work out new web and mobile applications and bring new startups into life. We expect around one hundred software developers, designers, marketers and visionaries. The event is opened for both, university students and already working specialists. We start on Friday with pitching ideas and forming teams with only one goal in mind - to have a working product by Sunday to present to the jury. All the teams will be supported by internationally experienced mentors throughout the event. So if you have the “Screw it, let’s do it!” attitude, join us for this intense weekend in Belarus!  

    Garage48 Minsk 2015 aims to find the next global success story from Belarus! Are you up for it?

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    BALTIC PARTICIPANTS can join for FREE if they cover their own visa costs. Just use discount code BALTIC when getting your ticket. 
    There is a free startup bus arranged (22.04-27.04) en route Tallinn-Riga-Vilnius-Minsk and back plus free accomodation. Don't miss out!

    Friday, 24th April

    17:30 Check-in, networking, coffee/snacks

    18:00 Let’s start! Opening remarks

    18:45 Pitching ideas (90 sec per idea)

    19:45 Coffee break

    20:00 Pitching ideas (continues)

    21:00 Forming teams, everyone will choose their favourite idea

    21.30 The DOs and DON’Ts from a tech mentor

    22.00 Teamwork begins. Screw it, let’s do it!

    Saturday, 25th April

    09:00 Coffee & light breakfast. Development continues

    10:00 Checkpoint #1

    10:30 Presentation: Kick-ass design in 48 hours

    11:00 Mentors go around

    13:00 Lunch

    13:45 Hard at work or hardly working?! Development continues

    16.00 Presentation: Marketing for ninjas

    19:00 Dinner

    20:00 Checkpoint #2

    20.30 Presenation: How to prepare for a prefect pitch

    Sunday, 26th April

    09:00 Coffee & light breakfast. Work continues

    10:00 Checkpoint #3

    10:30 Pitch practice (10min per team)

    13:00 Lunch

    14:00 Pitch practice (continues)

    17:00 Coffee & snacks

    17:30 Final event: demo of finished products

    20:00 The winners! Wrap-up and bye-bye.

    NB! Schedule is tentative, changes are possible and likely to happen.

    The Mentors 

    Maret Kruve
    Product Manager at Pipedrive, Co-founder @ Student Startup Camp 
    Jaan Kruusma
    Marketing Consultant at 7Blaze Social
    Elise Sass
    Advisor at Garage48
    Ragnar Sass
    Founder and CEO at Salto Network, Co-founder at Pipedrive, Founder at Lift99
    Cesar Zeppini
    Design Lead at Veriff
    Anton Shunkov
    Technical Evangelist at Microsoft
    Roman Bugaev
    Senior Developer at Adform
    Roma Diakoff
    Pocket Troops
    Igor Yudin
    CEO & Co-founder at Red Rock Apps
    Bayram Annakov
    Founder & CEO at App in the Air
    Nick Vyhouski
    Senior UX Designer
    Evgeny Palchevsky
    CEO and co-founder at MetricsCat
    Martin Verrev
    Creative Engineer at Littlebit and lecturer at TalTech


    Kai Isand
    Host, mentor and pitch coach at Garage48 
    Anastasia Khamiankov
    BEL.BIZ & co-founder