Wrapping up 2013 & planning 2014!

2013 ended so unexpectedly for Garage48 that only now we got some time to wrap the year up and bring you successful 2013 in numbers. We are more than delighted to say that 2013 has been meaningful for the foundation in many ways: we visited 5 new destinations, confirmed a long-term co-operation project with Belarus, got ladies in participating in our events:) and 4 of our alumni teams have reached their first investments. This all with the great help of our volunteers and sponsors & partners in different countries. Thank you very much!

See the infograph of 2013 and read about our plans in 2014:

(by: Jaanus Sakkis
Elise Sass (CEE Startup Lead at Microsoft, mentor at many Garage48 week-end events throughout the season): "What can I say? Garage48 has continued the hackathon series in 2013 that have image of having the toughest mentors and drill during a short weekend! And Garage48 continued to innovate - the most amazing event was with no doubt the passion packed Women Special Garage48 with excited men and challenge driven women." 
"2014 will definitely bring Garage48 to a new level. We want to reach new destinations, starting of with Garage48 Ramallah in West Bank already this week-end, Uganda development co-operation project from May with the help of Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and get as far as Oman and Armenia. Also, we are organizing the very first Garage48 dedicated to hardware already next week-end in Tartu. Garage48 Hardware & Arts is hopefully the pilot for great hardware events here in Estonia in the near future," said Maarika Susi (Garage48 event organizer). 

Garage48 planned roadmap for 2014 

(additional destinations and dates coming soon):

  • 30/Jan - 1/Feb Garage48 Ramallah, West Bank
  • 3/Feb - 9/Feb Student Startup Camp, Tartu (Estonia) - one-week startup bootcamp for students
  • 7/Feb - 9/Feb Garage48 Hardware & Arts, Tartu (Estonia)
  • 20/Feb Pre-Garage48 event, Kohtla-Järve (Estonia) - pre-garage48 event to prepare industry problems for the hackathon
  • March Garage48 Minsk 2014 #1 (Belarus)
  • 25/Apr - 27/Apr Garage48 Tallinn 2014 (Estonia)
  • 10/Oct - 12/Oct Garage48 Pärnu 2014 (Estonia) - Bringing women to Garage48
  • October Garage48 Riga 2014 (Latvia)
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