Want to end the summer with a cool trip to Estonian nature?! FREE TRIP from Tallinn to Vormsi, GREAT PRIZES and COOL PEOPLE included. Join the e-Residency hackathon on Vormsi island!
Can you imagine a world where people do not need to waste time on bureaucracy and declaration of taxes? Can you imagine, that setting up a business is so welcomed that you can do it in less than 20 minutes?
All this and much more is possible in Estonia. The northern European country introduced the e-Residency project on the 1st of December 2014 and gained immediate interest from all over the world. Estonia now offers e-Residents access to the same digital services that Estonians have used for years already to manage their daily lives, be it managing their bank accounts, signing documents online, etc.
The possibilities that the e-Residency project can offer are limitless. This is why Garage48, Enterprise Estonia, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications and the Information System Authority have teamed up to create an international e-Residency hackathon! The goal is to develop these e-services further as well as to develop additional e-services into working prototypes in an intense 48 hours of inspiration and hard work!
Read more about the current services for e-Residents here: http://e-resident.gov.ee
The Garage48 e-Residency hackathon welcomes participants with a wide-ranging skillsets: IT and mobile developers, UX and UI designers, project managers, marketeers, entrepreneurs and visionaries in the field. All these specialists are welcomed to develop e-services that will benefit e-Residents around the world for a more cutting edge and entrepreneur-friendly future.
ARE YOU READY TO THINK OUTSIDE THE BORDERS?
2 pre-events took place to help you kick-ass at the main event. The goal was to meet experts in the field, validate your idea, brainstorm new ones and meet your potential teammates. Participation is for free with food, inspiration and fun provided! The events in Tartu and Tallinn were a great success and you can read about the ideas from our blog: http://garage48.org/blog
Let’s do things differently! If you’re crazy enough to get lost in the beautiful nature for a weekend to put e-Estonia on the world map then join the main event: Garage48 e-Residency hackathon takes place on 11-13th September on Vormsi island.
Trip to Vormsi, food and refreshments throughout the weekend, awesome mentors and lots of inspiration provided for free!
MAIN EVENT'S AGENDA:
Friday, 11th September
Bus leaves Tallinn 7.45 (Garage48 HUB, Rävala pst 7)
Ferry from Rohuküla 10.15
Ferry in Sviby, Vormsi 11.00
11.30 Arriving in Hullo village, Vormsi. Registration
13.00 Let’s start! Opening remarks
13.30 Pitching ideas (90 secs per idea)
14.30 Break (coffee/tea)
15.00 Pitching ideas (continues)
16.00 Forming teams, everyone will choose the idea they want to work with over the weekend
16.30 The DOs and DON’Ts from a tech mentor
17.00 Team work begins. Put down your action plan!
21.00 Checkpoint #1 - Teams show a clear action plan what they want to build by Sunday. First things to show.
Saturday, 12th September
10.00 Checkpoint #2 - What happened in the night?!
10:30 Presentation: introduction to e-Residency
11:00 Development continues. Mentors go around.
14.00 Development continues
17.00 Presentation: How to prepare for a perfect pitch (Now go write your script!)
17.30 Checkpoint #3 Hard at work or hardly working?!
20.00 First round pitch training (until 22.00)
Sunday, 13th September
09:00 Coffee & breakfast. Work continues
10:00 Checkpoint #4
10:30 Pitch practice (10min per team)
15:00 Final event: demo of finished products
17.00 Coffee/tea, snacks (break when the jury decides)
18:00 Wrap-up and bye-bye
Leaving Hullo, everybody on the bus 18.30 LATEST
Ferry from Sviby 19.05
Ferry in Rohuküla 19.50
Arrive in Tallinn approx 22.00 (Garage48 HUB, Rävala pst 7)
NB! Schedule is tentative, changes are possible and likely to happen.
1. Tallinn-Vormsi island-Tallinn
There is a bus for participants leaving Tallinn Friday morning (7.45 am !!!) and arriving back Sunday night (approx 10pm). The event will be taking place in Hullo village on Vormsi island.
* If you'd like a bus from Tartu go to the Facebook event and give us a shout. If we get enough people we will arrange a bus from there as well :)
If anyone has time to sleep, we have dedicated sleeping areas in the local school. We ask you to bring your own sleeping gear - mattress, sleeping bag, favourite pillow etc. There are showers for your use.
Or you can bring a tent :)
OR you can check out one of these places in Vormsi: http://tule-vormsile.ee/avasta-vormsi/majutus/
We have full catering at the event during the weekend made by local chefs. You can request a vegetarian menu.
There are just a few places left for designers and developers.
REGISTER NOW: https://g48eresidency.eventbrite.com
NB! Participants of the pre-events will be invited to the hackathon first.