The Garage48 Mobile Lviv 2017 WINNER is the travel buddy everyone needs!

The third Garage48 hackathon in Lviv was absolutely record breaking! We gathered at the N-iX office in Lviv on Friday, March 3 and brought together 119 participants. This is the biggest crowd we have ever seen in Ukraine, and we are happy to see such a huge interest in our activities in the beautiful Lviv and all over Ukraine. 
We welcomed guests from Canada, Finland, USA, Belarus and of course Estonia. On Friday 24 ideas were pitched and out of these teams 18 teams were submitted for development. On the evening of March 5, the 18 teams were ready with their prototypes and excited to pitch them to our jury!

The jury consisted of 8 people: Ragnar Sass (Garage48), Andrew Pavliv (N-iX), Niko Porkka (Midealab), Henry Nilert (Midealab), Erik Simons (Angel Investor), Diana Polivko (Startup Depot), Chris Raastad (Transferwise), Andres Susi (Tech entrepreneur). After 18 amazing pitches they had a tough choice to make. Here’s how they decided:

Prize: 20 000 USD Seed investment


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Nazar Soroka (UI/UX Designer), Igor Rokytzkyy (Back-End), Yevhenii Vasiuk (Back-End), Viktor Rudyk (Mobile), Tatyana Litvinenko (Back-End), Emilia Oksanen (Marketing), Juho Oranen (Marketing), Oleh Stasula (Visionary)

Runner Up
Prize: 3 tickets to Latitude59

Spontaneous social video app

Chris Moore (Team Lead), Nyyssönen (Marketing), Pavlo Yonak (iOS), Eugene Gulyi (Backend), Oleh Kozachyk (Design), Sergio Dudar (Design), Anfisa Bogomolova (UX/Marketing), Vitalii Serbyn (Android)

II Runner Up
Prize: Participation in the Startup Depot Product School and 1 month free coworking space
Hunt Them Chatbot

Hunt Them is a chatbot, which is helping recruiters organize their work with potential candidates by taking away routine activities like answering FAQs, sending descriptions of vacancies, asking additional info from candidates, writing follow-ups, setting interview times and eventually connecting with real recruiter.

Mykola Kavf (BackEnd Developer), Mykola Komarnytskyy (BackEnd Developer), Volodymyr Vynnytskyi (BackEnd Developer), Tarmo Annus (BackEnd Developer), Inna Titorenko (Marketing/Sales/Visionary)

Favourite of the Audience

A video app that let you act in movie scenes in your own way

Michael (Team Lead/ IOS Developer), Yana (Designer), Leonid (Project Manager), Slavik (Marketer), Galina (Designer), Sergei (Front-end Developer), Dasha (Marketer)

Lviv Business School special prize
Prize: Participation in the pre-development program
Ultra Remote Control

This app adds possibility to control a TV, lamp, projector, fan and any other stuff you want to have controllable. The app connects to the local Raspberry server trough WI-FI making secure local network. The app reacts and changes its UI when a phone is pointed to the device, for example on using it with simple lamp it would only have On\Off switch.

Bohdan Ptyts (Designer\Engineer), Andrii Tindyk (Mobile developer), Roman Rodomanskyi (Mobile developer), Mykola Samila (Mobile developer), Ostap Rodomanskyi (Sales manager)

Levira special prize
Prize: Levira goodie bag and 6 months free use of the Levira PaaS platform

KAPU is a mobile engagement channel for cities and citizens. The users can start discussions, take initiatives and generate traction for bringing real change to their communities.
Erno Launo (Team Lead), Markus Kuisma (Marketing), Rostislav Roznoshchick (Business), Eugene (Designer), Elena Pianykh (Mobile developer), Andrii Verbovetskyi (Mobile developer), Vasyl Khmil (Mobile developer)

Transferwise special prize
Prize: 10 000 UAH worth of gift cards for Comfy and 20 hours of Transferwise Startup Surgery consulting

Graime – the first guide to street concerts and festivals for beginning musicians, popular singers and anyone who loves live music.

We believe that the street musicians make your heart beat faster and create unique atmosphere of live sound in your city. This is a real music - face to face, heart to heart, without too much tinsel. These are emotions that can not be faked.

Yuliya Lakatkova (Team leader, marketer), Siarhei Alsheuski (Designer), Evgenii Kopach (CTO, back-end), Stas Parechyn (iOS), Searhei Mickevich (Android), Yuliay Tsydik (QA), Svetlana Kopach (PR)

Garage48 Special prize for the most special pitch

We connect passionate chefs to people nearby. Our vision is to help everyone eat what they want, whenever they like, wherever they are in the world.
Daniel (Project manager), Anastasia (Graphics/UI), Svetlana (Graphics/UI), Sergey (Backend developer), Ivan (Mobile Developer), Konstantin (Mobile Developer)

Here’s also a shoutout to other teams that showed great results on the Sunday’s finale: Always Be Clozing, Aqure, Chame, Fabricator MyNecto, Fit Dreams, Heutagogy, iSeeDish, POSTY, qlozt, W ride, you are all winners without a doubt!

We want to thank our world-class mentors for helping the teams get to best results during this weekend! Thank you Ragnar Sass( Garage48, Pipedrive, Clanbeat, Lift99), Niko Porkka (Midealab), Andres Pavliv (N-iX), Maarika Truu (Garage48, Clanbeat), Sven Kirsimäe (Pipedrive), Cesar Zeppini (Pocopay), Andres Susi (Tech entrepreneur), Chris Raastad (Transferwise), Samuli Cantell (Adventure Club), Peeter Tamla (Levira), Henry Nilert (Midealab).

Thank you to our main sponsor and partners from Estonian Development Cooperation, N-iX and Midealab and everyone who made the event in Lviv possible!

*The event was organized by Garage48 with the financial support of Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs under the Fund for Development and Humanitarian Aid.

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