Base Camp Autumn 2019

When 27-29 September, 2019

Where Tallinn, Estonia

  • Overview
  • Agenda

    Garage48 and Superangel proudly present: Base Camp Hackathon vol 3, coming up in September 27th, 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.


    Superangel Alpine House is a 12-month acceleration program for early stage startups to take them to the next level. During the year Superangel builds a tailored growth program around your team including in depth marketing and sales coaches, personal HR specialist to help with hiring and onboarding and a Superangel partner or a top startup founder to make sure you raise the next round or reach the next major milestone. It comes with 50k-150k investment depending on stage and growth trajectory and takes you for a 4-week intensive customer development session in Silicon Valley. Everything you need to build a global successful startup.

    We are inviting up to 10 teams to Base Camp- a 3-day hackathon that will take place from 27th to 29th of September 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 15th of September.

    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.

    Apply here:

    Deadline for team applications is 31th of August.

    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.
    17:00 - Doors open, check-in, networking, coffee, snacks
    17:30 - Opening remarks
    18:00 - Pitching goals for the hackathon
    19:45 - Mentors go around teams
    20:45 - Work begins
    21:30 - Pizza and snacks

    09:00 - Breakfast
    10:00 - Checkpoint #1
    12:00 - Lunch
    12:20 - Office hours sessions start
    13:00 - Customer Development Workshop
    13:00 - Work continues for development team
    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
    19:00 - Personal jury feedback for each team
    19:30 - Networking and celebration

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    The Mentors 

    Rain Rannu
    Managing Partner at Superangel, Founder of Fortumo
    Marek Kiisa
    Managing Partner at Superangel
    Veljo Otsason
    Managing Partner at Superangel
    Marko Oolo
    Investment Manager at Superangel
    Kalev Kaarna
    Venture Development Manager at Superangel
    Joao Rei
    Garage48 host, business and marketing mentor
    Jordan Valdma
    Co-founder at Producement
    Jaanus Jagomägi
    UI / UX Designer at Vaim
    Gholamreza (Shahab) Anbarjafari
    Head of Intelligent Computer Vision research lab at University of Tartu
    Joonatan Samuel
    Machine Learning Lead at Veriff
    Sander Gansen
    Managing Partner at Springrise
    Federico Pistono
    Entrepreneur, Angel Investor, Author


    Merit Vislapu
    Project Manager at Garage48

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