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  • Garage48 is teaming up with the Estonian Development Cooperation, N-iX and Midealab to bring the exciting hackathon event back to the beautiful city of Lviv!
    Garage48 Mobile Lviv 2017 event will take place at N-iX Lviv HQ on March 3-5. It will gather around one hundred software developers, designers, marketers, and visionaries from Ukraine and neighboring countries for one weekend. The event is open both to students as well as seasoned specialists. Registration fee is 200₴ (6 EUR)

    Garage48 Mobile Lviv 2017  is a weekend long intensive development event to turn innovative ideas into working prototypes in 48 hours. With origins from Estonia & Silicon Valley, Garage48 events begun with being the first of its kind in rapidly developing tech countries like Ukraine, Latvia, Belarus & many others.

    This time Garage48 is focusing on the opportunities of mobile development. During the 48 hours, teams consisting of programmers, designers, marketers, visionary entrepreneurs, project managers and other cool people will develop creative ideas to working prototypes. We will have exciting prizes, local and international mentors, hearty food and everything you need to help you give your best during the weekend.

    Prepare yourself for 48 hours full of fun, coding, designing, selling and thinking BIG! If you’re ready to create something crazy and innovative, then this is the event for you! Join us and experience this exciting start-up event!

    Join the event on Facebook to get the latest updates!

    The event is organised by Garage48 in partnership with the financial support of Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs under the Fund for Development and Humanitarian Aid.

    Friday, March 3

    18:30 - Check-in, networking, coffee, snacks

    19:00 - Opening remarks

    19:30 - Presentation of ideas

    20:30 - Coffee Break

    21:00 - Presentation of ideas continues

    22:00 - Team formation

    22:30 - Team work begins!


    Saturday, March 4

    09:00 - Coffee & light breakfast. Development continues

    10:00 - Checkpoint #1

    11:00 - Mentors go around

    13:00 - Lunch

    13:45 - Product development

    18:00 - Checkpoint #2

    19:00 - Dinner

    20:00 - Development continues


     Sunday, March 5

    09:00 - Coffee & light breakfast. Development continues

    10:00 - Checkpoint #3

    11:00 - Pitch drill session #1

    13:00 - Lunch

    14:00 - Pitch drill session #2

    17:00 - Coffee break with light meal/snacks

    17:30 - Final event & LIVE stream

    20:00 - Winners & networking

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

    We'll start on Friday (3rd March)  at 18:30 with opening doors. Please come on time, as the registration process might take some time. See the agenda for more detailed information


    Positive attitude, open mind and lots of energy! Everything you need for a rapid product development.

    Please take your:


    3-5m power extension cord (as power might be on distance)

    mobile phone

    all chargers


    photo camera to take and share photos


    sleeping bag and towel (in case you would like to stay overnight)

    credit cards for domain registration

    business cards (if you have any)


    Ideas are presented based on "elevator-pitch" method within 90 seconds. Event host and audience can ask 1 to 3 short questions.

    You can prepare 1 (one) PDF slide to support your pitch. You should send the slide by Friday noon latest (3rd March), at the e-mail merilin@garage48.org (Subject: name of your project).

    Consider following key points:

    NB! Practice your pitch to your friends or family before you present! 90 seconds goes really fast!


    After pitching is over, we will put all the ideas on the wall. Every participant will choose their favourite idea and this is how teams will be formed. Usually 14 to 20 best ideas will get enough interested people to get the "green light" for the implementation.

    Average team has about 5 to 7 people and the team should be "balanced" - covering all required roles like necessary engineers, designer, a project manager (team lead/visionary) and marketer in order to get the product/service ready in 48 hours! Minimum size for a team is 4 people and max is 8 people.

    If some ideas get too few people or not balanced teams (probably unable to build the service), the idea will be dumped. Those people should choose another idea/team.


    After forming the teams, organizers will give a room/space for every team for the weekend. You should start by dividing roles, setting the product vision, customer journey and start working right away.

    It is very important that you have a project manager (team lead) in the team - one of his tasks is to keep the focus of the team, one eye on the clock and the other on the team progress. 48 hours is really a short time.


    We provide breakfast, lunch and dinner on Saturday and Sunday so you could focus on work and building your product.


    We have arranged great mentors to work with the teams throughout the weekend. Some of them are more technical, some more business savvy. Be open and ask for their advice and contacts. They are there to help you!

    Please wear your name badge during the whole event, this will help to encourage networking. Otherwise be open, get to know new people, share your ideas and give ideas/feedback to other teams.

    MOST IMPORTANT - have fun!



    take your sleeping bag & mattress and you'll have a possibility to stay overnight in the venue. We have prepared a separate room for all the dreamers :)    


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    Ragnar Sass

    Co-founder at Garage48, Co-founder @ Pipedrive, Co-founder @ Clanbeat, Founder @ LIFT99


    Niko Porkka

    CEO & Founder @ Midealab


    Andrew Pavliv

    CEO & Co-founder @ N-iX LLC

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    Maarika Truu

    Head of Startup Estonia


    Sven Kirsimäe

    Chief Architect at LIFT99co / Former Engineering Manager at Pipedrive


    Cesar Zeppini

    Designer at Veriff



    Tech Entrepreneur

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    Chris Raastad

    Product Engineer @ TransferWise


    Roman Stelmakh

    Mobile Lead at Midealab


    Victor Gabella

    Head of Mobile Unit @ N-iX


    Samuli Cantell

    Creative Director @ Adventure Club


    Peeter Tamla

    CTO of New Cloud Innovations @Levira Ltd.




    Project Manager @ Garage48



    Event Manager @ N-iX

    Nadiya Lisovska

    Studio Manager at Midealab