Garage48 Minsk 2015

When 27-29 November, 2015

Where Minsk, Belarus

  • Overview
  • Agenda
  • Thoughts Become Things in Minsk!

    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 event takes place 27-29 November, 2015 in Minsk at the Imaguru Startup HUB. JOIN us to bring international teams from Baltic, Belarus and other countries together in Belarus to use their talent and creativity to make an idea into a working prototype in just a weekend.

    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.

    Minsk Hackathon celebrates diversity, inclusivity, and unity among hacker communities around the world to help, inspire, build, share, and form borderless partnerships to make global impacts.

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    We hav excellent news!!!!! 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 (26.11-30.11) en route Tallinn-Riga-Vilnius-Minsk and back plus free accomodation. Don't miss out!

    Discounted early bird rates are available until November 1st after which standard rates apply.

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     See you in Minsk, where thoughts become things!!

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    Friday, 27th November

     17:30 - Doors open, check-in, networking, coffee, snacks

     18:15 - Opening remarks 

     18:45 - Pitching ideas (90 sec per idea)

     19:45 - Coffee Break

     20:00 - Pitching ideas (cont.)

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

     22:00 - Teamwork begins, let`s start the hard work!

     24:00 - Venue closes

     Saturday, 28th November

     09:00 - Coffee & light breakfast. Development continues

     10:00 - Checkpoint #1

     11:00 - Mentors go around

     13:00 - Lunch

     13:45 - Product development...

     16:00 - Perfect Pitch Training

     19:00 - Dinner

     19:45 - Product development...

     20:00 - Checkpoint #2. Development continues...


     Sunday, 29th November

     09:00 - Coffee & light breakfast. Development continues

     10:00 - Checkpoint #3

     12:00 - Start preparing your product demo

     13:00 - Lunch 

     15:00 - Demo practice with mentors/jury (10min per team)

     17:00 - Coffee break with light meal/snacks

     17:30 - Final event: demo of the finished products/services. 

     20:00 - Announcing the winners, wrap-up & bye-bye...

    The Mentors 

    Fred Moritz
    UX/UI Designer at Imagine AD 
    Ragnar Sass
    Founder and CEO at Salto Network, Co-founder at Pipedrive, Founder at Lift99
    Raigo Lilleberg
    UX/UI Designer and Founder at Kreit
    Bret Metsküla
    Marketing Manager at Honeypot Conferences
    Janika Liiv
    Founding Engineer at Clanbeat
    Anton Shunkov
    Technical Evangelist at Microsoft
    Eugene Nevgen
    Project Manager at Facebook Messenger; CEO & Co-Founder of MSQRD
    Vadim Nareiko
    COO at Viaden
    Pavel Veinik
    Java Trainer at
    Serge Stepuro
    Developer at Viaden


    Kai Isand
    Host, mentor and pitch coach at Garage48 
    Triin Liiv
    Social Media Marketing @ Garage48, Marketing Manager @ Lava Media
    Ele-Riin Kullamä
    Project Manager at Garage48