Base Camp Spring 2019

When 1-3 March, 2019

Where Tallinn, Estonia

  • Overview
  • Agenda
  • Garage48 proudly presents: Base Camp Hackathon Vol.2, coming up in March 1st, 2019.


    Base Camp is an exclusive hackathon format, designed for young startups that already have a working prototype and who would like to join the 12-month high altitude training. In other words, this hackathon offers an all-inclusive golden package that is needed at the very early stage of a startup lifecycle. By participating, you will be taking your first steps in the Superangel Alpine House journey.


    Base Camp concept is created as a result of the need in the market, where many successful startups kept failing due to the lack of extra boost that is needed to turn an initial business idea into a potential multimillion-euro company.


    Ever since it was founded, Garage48 has been helping to create teams, develop ideas and turn them into prototypes in mere 48 hours. Some of the startups born from our hackathons became a huge success and raised several rounds of venture capital, some were acquired by major companies and many are successfully still operating today. MSQRD, Vitalfields, and Timbeter are just a few of these names. But we are aware that with some more boost, we could see more unicorns rising. That is why Garage48 and Superangel have joined forces once again to give an exclusive nudge to young startups. 

    The first Base Camp Hackathon took place in September 2018 in Estonia and Garage48 sent its very first Base Camp winners to Superangel Alpine House Programme. Now it is time to enable and empower new unicorns.


    Superangel Alpine House is a 12-month “high altitude training” program for early stage startups that takes them to the next level. It comes with 50k-100k investment, 5-week intensive customer development session in Silicon Valley and 1-year coaching from a Superangel partner or a top startup founder to make sure you raise the next round or reach the next major milestone.

    We are inviting up to 10 teams to Base Camp- a 3-day hackathon that will take place from 1st to 3rd of March 2019 in Tallinn, Estonia to develop your prototypes or products even further.

    We are also inviting talented individuals - developers, data scientists, designers, bright business minds who will be able to join if the selected teams lack some brain-power. Just for the weekend, or who knows - for the rest of your life.



    1. To participate as an INDIVIDUAL, you need to fill in an application form - just like with any other Garage48 events.
    Apply as an individual participant here:


    Base Camp is ideal if you have already participated in several Garage48 hackathons as a designer, developer or business wizard, have a drive to make things happen and are looking for new experiences and challenges.


    Deadline for individual applications is 18th of February.

    2. To participate as a TEAM, you need to apply for Superangel Alpine House and if selected, you are automatically invited to take part in Base Camp. To put the cherry on top - you don't need to be based in Estonia to participate in the hackathon. We may fly you over to Estonia.

    Deadline for team applications is 31st of January. 

    Apply here:

    Event will take place at Palo Alto Club. As usual, we provide you with fast wi-fi, warm meals, snacks, coffee and drinks to keep you going - everything you need to focus on taking your product to the next level.

    Check out the video from past Base Camp.

    Join the event in Facebook.
    17:15 - Doors open, check-in, networking, coffee, snacks
    18:00 - Opening remarks
    18:30 - Pitching goals for the hackathon
    19:30 - Refreshment break
    19:45 - Mentors go around teams
    20:45 - Work begins!

    09:00 - Breakfast
    10:00 - Checkpoint #1-  whole team please show up
    12:00 - Lunch
    13:00 - 13:30 Customer Validation Workshop

    13:00 - (a) Product development continues
             (b) Office hours with Superangel Experts in Residence

    16:00 - Checkpoint #2
    18:00 - Pitch training
    19:00 - Dinner
    19:45 - Product development continues

    09:00 - Breakfast
    10:00 - Checkpoint #3
    12:00 - Lunch
    13:00 - Pitch drill with product demonstration
    14:30 - Finalise preparing your product demo / presentation
    17:00 - Coffee break with light snacks
    17:30 - Final event: presentation of finished products/services to jury and audience & LIVE stream
    19:00 - Personal jury feedback for each team
    19:30 - Networking and celebration


    The Mentors 

    Rain Rannu
    Managing Partner at Superangel, Founder of Fortumo
    Marek Kiisa
    Managing Partner at Superangel
    Veljo Otsason
    Managing Partner at Superangel
    Kalev Kaarna
    Venture Development Manager at Superangel
    Marko Oolo
    Investment Manager at Superangel
    Joao Rei
    Garage48 host, business and marketing mentor
    Vattan PS
    Growth at Founderly
    Jordan Valdma
    Co-founder at Producement
    Maido Parv
    Senior Product Designer at Wise
    Jaanus Sakkis
    Creative Director and Founder at Feks Design


    Merit Vislapu
    Project Manager at Garage48
    Marko Oolo
    Investment Manager at Superangel
    Helena Eglit
    Volunteer at Garage48

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