Garage48 Hackathon Georgia 2015

When 25-27 September, 2015

Where Tbilisi, Georgia

  • Overview
  • Agenda


    Heard of Estonian success stories like Skype, Taxify or Transferwise? Want to meet the people who put Estonia on the map, get hands-on advice for your own idea, get creative and make your idea into reality? Garage48 is the answer. 

    Together with our partner Georgia’s Innovation and Technology Agency (GITA) we are happy to announce - GARAGE48 IS COMING TO GEORGIA!

    The first Garage48 hackathon in Tbilisi takes place 25-27 September, 2015 in Tbilisi at Expo Georgia (Pavilion 6, Tsereteli Ave. 118). JOIN us to bring together amazing talent and creativity to make an idea into a working prototype in just a weekend! REGISTER NOW!

    Garage48 is an organisation started 5 years ago in Estonia. During that time we have become one of the central influencers of the Estonian startup scene organising community events and hackathons that bring together successful entrepreneurs, skilled professionals, students and more to share ideas and create new and exciting things. Today we are organising hackathons all over Eastern Europe, Central Asia and Africa bringing there years of experience and know-how of our amazing mentors and organisers. Our goal is to find the next global startup rockstars. Are you up for it?

    We expect around one hundred software developers, designers, marketers and visionaries. The event is opened for both, university students and working professionals. We start on Friday with pitching ideas and forming teams with only one goal in mind - to have a working product by Sunday! All the teams will be supported by internationally experienced mentors. So if you have the “Screw it, let’s do it” attitude, join us for this kick-ass weekend in Tbilisi!

    Join the Facebook event for up-to-date news:

    PS This is just the start! Stay tuned for other Garage48 events in Tbilisi this year. We are planning a Hardware & Arts hackathon and an intense 1-week Startup Bootcamp. All with amazing local and international mentors. 

    Friday, 25th September

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

    19:00 Let’s start! Opening remarks

    19:45 Pitching ideas (90 sec per idea)

    20:45 Coffee break

    21:00 Pitching ideas (continues)

    22:00 Forming teams, everyone will choose their favourite idea

    22.30 The DOs and DON’Ts from a tech mentor

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

    Saturday, 26th September

    09:00 Coffee & light breakfast. Development continues

    10:00 Checkpoint #1

    10:30 Presentation 

    11:00 Mentors go around

    13:00 Lunch

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

    16.00 Presentation

    19:00 Dinner

    20:00 Checkpoint #2

    20.30 Presenation: How to prepare for a prefect pitch

    Sunday, 27th September

    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 

    Krists Avots
    Director of Business Development @ Lattelecom
    Martin Villig
    Co-Founder of Bolt and Garage48
    Helen Kokk
    UX and Service Design Lead at Nortal
    Martin Verrev
    Creative Engineer at Littlebit and lecturer at TalTech
    Jaanus Sakkis
    Creative Director and Founder at Feks Design
    Levon Hovhannisyan
    PhD in Engineering, Technical Evangelist @ Microsoft
    Vardan Meliksetyan
    Founder at EYE MOTION STUDIO, Co-founder @ Cross Casino
    Temo Baratashvili
    Co-founder at Startup Nest
    Ana Khonelidze
    Web Designer
    Irakli Kokrashvili
    CEO & Co-Founder at Storm Bringer Studios
    Aleksi Amniashvili
    Lecturer at GeoLab
    Shota Ioramashvili
    Lecturer at Geolab
    Vladimer Khutsishvili
    Financial Manager at Webfox Technologies


    Georgia's Innovation and Technology Agency