THE EVENT IS SOLD OUT!
Are you ready to be part of one of the most unique hackathons in the world!?
Garage48, Beetroot Academy, Yep! and N-iX in partnership with Estonian Development Cooperation invite you to hop on board on your wildest ride ever- a Hack-A-Train en-route from Mariupol to Lviv to turn world-shaking ideas into functioning prototypes over 48 crazy hours of hacking!
Like the name suggests, it ain’t your typical hackathon. Nor is it for the faint of heart. Say ‘Hello’ to travelling through Ukraine oldschool- on train- together with nearly 100 fellow-madminds - all sharing the same goal: to validate their ideas and turn the best ones into a fully functioning prototypes!
HOW DOES IT ALL WORK?
Hack-A-Train boards from Mariupol exactly on the 19th of April at 12:50PM, so please make sure you are not late or else the train will board without you and you can only weep on the railings as the train slowly disappears on the horizon.
EVERYONE will get a chance to present their idea in a 90 second pitch. Teams are formed on the spot around the best ideas. Do not worry if you don’t have an idea at all, you are more than welcome to hop on board of the Hack-A-Train and join an idea you relate with the best.
In the FIRST STAGE of the hackathon, we’ll focus solely on validating and finding possible solutions to your business idea. Through well-structured brainstorming sessions, with the help of skilled design, business, marketing and tech mentors, these ideas will be turned into paper-prototypes over the course of a 28-hour long train ride. This is the time to take your work to a next level and turn your initial ideas into well functioning business concepts.
In the SECOND STAGE, after the train has boarded in Lviv, our long term partner N-iX is welcoming all the weary travellers to their beautiful office and cozy event space. Most importantly, the venue has an excellent WIFI connection, warm meals and refreshing drinks- everything to help to turn your already validated idea into a prototype. All the teams will get a chance to present their prototypes on the stage at our Sunday night finale and best teams will receive amazing prizes that will enable them to develop their ideas even further.
WHO’S INVITED TO JOIN?
Everyone is welcomed - designers, front-end and back-end developers, marketeers, business minds, visionaries and project managers. Register now and get ready for the train ride that will boost your professional life into new heights!
Just to be clear, this hackathon is meant for everyone— we do not discriminate by age, gender nor ideas, as long as they all carry that spark of hope for a better tomorrow.
Synergy and diversity are vital for INNOVATION and GROWTH!
PLEASE REGISTER EARLY and FAST. There are only 52 tickets in total to this crazy event!
Join the event on FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/events/1243386769145100/
Friday, 19th of April
11:30 Registration starts in the Mariupol railway station (Address: Donetsk region, Mariupol, Pavlova Mitchma pl., 10)
12:50 Hack-A-Train boards
13:00 Light snacks and coffee
13:15 Opening remarks by Garage48 and partners
13:45 Presentation of ideas
15:30 Team formation
16:00 Canva workshop - setting the goals for the next 24 hours
16:30 Teamwork starts
18:00 Design workshop
19:45 Teamwork continues
21:00 Mentors go around
Saturday, 20th of April
11:00 Checkpoint #1- teams show their finalised business canvas
12:00 Pitch training
15:00 Mentors go around
17:30 Hack-A-Train arrives to Lviv
18:00 Arriving to N-iX venue (Address: Storozhenko, 32, Lviv, Lviv region, Ukraine, 79000)
19:00 Welcome to N-ix / Full on prototyping begins
20.00 Pitch drill #1
Sunday, 21st of April
10:00 Checkpoint #2
11:00 Developing the prototype continues
13:00 Time to grab lunch and continue prototyping
15:30 Pitch drill session #2 with demo
17:45 Coffee break with light snacks
18:00 Final event and LIVE stream
20:00 Announcing the winners, celebrations, networking