When 8-10 July, 2016

Where Chișinău, Moldova

  • Overview
  • Agenda
  • Garage48 has joined forces with CIVITTA Estonia to organize the first anti-corruption hackathon in Chisinau, Moldova!

    Get ready to have 48 hours full of fun, coding, building, designing and thinking BIG to bring valuable impact for the society you live in! If you’re ready to HACK.COR.RUP.TION and bring in technology to build something crazy and innovative to support the society you live in, this event is for you! We expect 50+ people to work on crazy ideas with a target to have fun while doing it. NGOs, start-ups, software developers, and other participants interested in making an impact in society will form teams on spot or in apply with a team in advance. Teams aim to realize ideas about IT apps or platforms that address corruption and engage the public in preventing or reporting corruption, as well as raise awareness on the need to prevent corruption. The opportunities are endless – we’re looking forward to get to know YOUR idea! Teams will work for 48 hours and deliver a beta-prototype by Sunday. The vibrant community energy, top-notch mentors and “no powerpoint” rule enables each team to reach its aim. We invite you to take advantage of this unique opportunity to shape a corruption-free society, and be a part of the disruption that will play an essential role in the digital landscape of Moldova!

    The 3 best solutions will be awarded $10,000 to continue the development of the idea into a full working IT tool! Moreover, winners will be coached during 6 months by a team of local and international mentors to ensure support in timely and productive development of the solutions.

    What is Garage48 about? Garage48 is a weekend long intensive development event to work out physical gadgets, new web and mobile applications to bring new startups into life. Are you an engineer, marketer, designer or a passionate visionary? If yes, join the ultimate hackathon in Chisinau! Garage48 event is a mixture of a hackathon and an exercise from a bootstrapper’s bible. With origins from Estonia & the Silicon Valley, Garage48 events evolved being the first of its kind events in rapidly developing tech countries: Ukraine, Latvia, Belarus, Ghana, Uganda, Kenya & elsewhere.

    So here we go – registration is open! All the talented front-end, back-end, mobile developers, social activists, engineers, designers, team leaders, investigation journalists, visionaries and marketers grab your seat!

    The event will take place on 8-10th of July, 2016, in Chisinau.


    Friday, 8th July

     17:30 - Check-in, networking, coffee, snacks
    18:15 - Opening remarks by organizers (Garage48, Civitta, NAC project)
     18:45 - Presentation of ideas
    19:45 -  Coffee Break
    20:00 - Presentation of ideas continues
    21:00 - Team formation
    22:00 - Team work begins!

    Saturday, 9th July

    09:00 - Coffee & light breakfast. Development continues
    10:00 - Checkpoint #1
    11:00 - Mentors go around
    13:00 - Lunch
    13:45 - Product development
    19:00 - Dinner
    19:45 - Product development
    20:00 - Checkpoint #2. Development continues

    Sunday, 10th July 

    09:00 - Coffee & light breakfast. Development continues
    10:00 - Checkpoint #3
    11:00 - Pitch drill session #1
    13:00 - Lunch
     14:00 - Pitch drill session #2
    17:00 - Coffee break with light meal/snacks
    17:30 - Final event & LIVE stream.
    20:00 - Winners & networking

    NB! The schedule is tentative, changes are possible and likely to happen.


    The Mentors 

    Anca Albu
    Social Innovation Architect
    Sergiu Matei
    Entrepreneur in Residence
    Jaanus Sakkis
    Creative Director and Founder at Feks Design
    Martin Verrev
    Creative Engineer at Littlebit and lecturer at TalTech
    Krists Avots
    Director of Business Development @ Lattelecom


    Kai Isand
    Host, mentor and pitch coach at Garage48 
    Country Manager @ CIVITTA

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