Digital Nation Hackathon

When 13-15 September 2019

Where Vormsi

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  • APPLICATION PROCESS HAS BEEN CLOSED!

    Are you ready to think and act big? Do you want to innovate the lives of people all over the world? Garage48, e-Residency and Age Creative proudly present: Digital Nation Hackathon: Vormsi 2.0.


    It’s no secret that our e-governance and digital transformation know-how is unique and as a country we would like to share it with the rest of the world - the e-Residency program is probably one of the most innovative and groundbreaking ideas that a country has implemented in the last decades. Being an e-Resident can literally change someone’s life because it empowers you with the tools to manage your business completely online as a foreigner. Sounds amazing, right? But even great things need to evolve and become better.

    That’s why, as part of the e-Residency 2.0 initiative, we are looking to find new and innovative ways to improve the program and add new tools and services to the repertoire of our e-Residents.

    WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
    In a nutshell: solutions and services that can really change the world of e-Residency as a program and life of e-Residents! The future is already here, but it needs to become excellent. This means, at the end of the event, we do not want to see any slides or PowerPoint presentations. We want real prototypes! 

    These are the problems and challenges that e-Residents and e-Residency as a program are facing today:

    • Finding business banking services and payment solutions can be difficult for e-Residents.
    • E-Residency is useful for starting a company, but what other services can Estonia offer to e-Residents? Is it e-commerce solutions, insurance, healthcare packages?
    • How can e-Residents grow their companies in Estonia and find new clients?
    • How can e-Residents find each other, be more visible, network and find new opportunities within the e-Residents community?
    • How can e-Residents connect more with Estonia and develop a relationship beyond businesses?

    We really want you to think outside the borders and come up with ideas that are useful and can be adopted for the community.

    WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
    People with crazy enough ideas to come and spend a weekend in one of the most magical islands of Estonia in order to create working prototypes in an unforgiving 48-hour time frame.

    We invite current and future e-Residents, digital nomads, stakeholders from the public and private sector and other participants with different skill-sets: UX and UI designers, front and back end developers, lawyers or people with legal background, entrepreneurs and visionaries to come together for a weekend of hacking for the future of our digital nation.

    PRIZES
    Solutions that can really help to make the e-Residency program better and take it to the next level will be awarded with monetary prizes: 3000€ for the Winners, 1000€ for the 1st and 2nd Runner Ups! The e-Residency team is also offering some support for the winning teams to turn their ideas and prototypes into something real and life changing by helping to incorporate it directly into the core e-Residency product.

    But remember, as we always say in Garage48: everyone who survives a weekend of hacking is already a winner.

    VENUE, FOOD, ACCOMMODATION
    Let’s do things differently! If you’re crazy enough to get lost in the beautiful nature for a weekend and come up with life changing solutions, then join us on the 13th - 15h of September on Vormsi island.

    Trip to Vormsi from and back to Tallinn, food and refreshments throughout the weekend, awesome mentors and lots of inspiration provided for free!

    AGENDA
    For the main agenda of the event, please check the AGENDA tab. NB! Schedule is tentative, changes are possible to happen.
    MAIN AGENDA
    NB! Schedule is tentative, changes are possible to happen.

    Friday, 13th of September
    7:45 Bus leaves Tallinn (Telliskivi 60a)
    10:15 Ferry from Rohuküla
    11:00 Ferry in Sviby, Vormsi
    11.30 Arriving in Hullo village, Vormsi. Registration
    12.00 Lunch
    13.00 Opening remarks
    13.30 Presentation of the ideas and challenges
    16:00 Team formation
    17.00 Team work begins: write down your action plan.
    19.00 Dinner
    21.00 Team work continues, mentors go around.

    Saturday, 14th of September
    09:00 Breakfast
    10.00 Checkpoint #1
    11:00 Development continues, mentors go around.
    13:00 Lunch
    14:00 Pitch training
    17:00 Checkpoint #2
    18:00 Development continues, mentors go around.
    19:00 Dinner
    20.00 Pitch drill #1

    Sunday, 15th of September
    09:00 Coffee & breakfast. Work continues
    10:00 Checkpoint #3
    11:30 Pitch drill #2 with demos
    13:00 Lunch
    14:30 Final event & LIVE stream
    17:00 Jury decides, light snacks and coffee
    17:30 Winners!
    18:00 Wrap-up and bye-bye
    18:30 Bus leaves from Hullo village, Vormsi
    19:05 Ferry from Sviby
    19:50 Ferry in Rohuküla
    22:00 Arriving in Tallinn (Telliskivi 60a)

    • Finding business banking services and payment solutions can be difficult for e-Residents.
    • E-Residency is useful for starting a company, but what other services can Estonia offer to e-Residents? Is it e-commerce solutions, insurance, healthcare packages?
    • How can e-Residents grow their companies in Estonia and find new clients?
    • How can e-Residents find each other, be more visible, network and find new opportunities within the e-Residents community?
    • How can e-Residents connect more with Estonia and develop a relationship beyond businesses?

    THE SUPERSTARS
    The Mentors

    Joao Rei
    Garage48 host, business and marketing mentor
    Jaanus Sakkis
    Creative Director & Founder at Feks Design
    Kai Isand
    Pitch Coach and Host at Garage48; Startup-investor relations at Latitude59
    Martin Verrev
    Creative Engineer at Littlebit and lecturer at TalTech
    Ott Vatter
    Managing Director at e-Residency
    Liina Kadari
    Head of Business Development at e-Residency
    Anna-Liisa Reinson
    Head Of Customer Experience at e-Residency
    Silver Siniavski
    Head of Product Team at e-Residency
    Mariann Kirsipuu
    Head of Legal, Risk and Compliance at e-Residency
    Joel Burke
    Entrepreneur at Charity Entrepreneurship
    Sten Tikerpe
    Legal Advisor on ICT Affairs at Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications for Estonia
    Andreas Roosson
    Graphic Designer at Hmmm Creative Studio
    Reet Prii
    Software Developer at IT and Development Centre at the Estonian Ministry of the Interior (SMIT)
    Mark Erlich
    eID Advisor at Estonian Information System Authority

    Organizers

    Merit Vislapu
    Project Manager @Garage48

     

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