Empowering Youth Chisinau Hackathon Vol 4

When 6 - 8 May 2022

Where Mediacor, Chisinau

  • Overview
  • Agenda

  • Let's start this spring with a bang! Garage48 is in Moldova already for the fourth edition of the Empowering Youth Hackathon series and is excited to bring the “screw it let's do it” mindset back. We will be hacking from the
    6th to 8th of May! Although this is a physical event, we will also welcome teams that want to join us online from Moldova and Ukraine🇺🇦

    We all have ideas that pop into our minds and might have the business potential, but at the end of the day do not materialize. The first step is always the hardest and this is why we are here- to push you and guide you towards that first clickable prototype. 

    If you have an idea, that you have kept to yourself only for a while- now it's the time to share it with others!

    Come join us for the Empowering Youth Hackathon in Chisinau!

    A team of experienced mentors will be there to guide you through the process of getting from an idea to a prototype in 48 hours. Tech and design mentors help you to build the minimum viable product and business mentors show you how to validate the idea and sell it.

    🚀 How will it all work?

    1. Think of an idea you would like to tackle and share it with us. Start creating a team around your idea. We will also help you gather people around your idea.

    1. At the beginning of the hackathon we will form teams around the best ideas - please don’t worry if you don’t have an idea, you are more than welcome to participate in the hackathon by joining teams to work together!

    1. During the 48 hours, you will work with your team and with the mentors to build a working prototype by the end of the hackathon and sell it to the jury!

    1. All the finished prototypes will be evaluated and the best teams will get rewarding prizes that will give you the tools to develop their ideas even further!


    1. Deadline to register and submit your idea: 30th of April, 2022

    2. Garage48 Empowering Youth Hackathon:  6th to 8th of May, 2022

      🚀 Where?

       Mediacor, Str. Mateevici, nr. 60

    🧐 For whom?

    We have managed to grow a strong community of developers, designers, entrepreneurs, startuppers and innovators with all of our events and are still growing it!

    For the hackathon, we are welcoming all young people - regardless of age, gender or nationality. If you have the spark inside and passion to make the world better, please join us for the Empowering Youth hackathon!

    Especially welcome are teams that have already worked on their idea and want to take it to the next level!

    👉 SIGN UP NOW: https://garage48.typeform.com/to/XWUG2lOX

    🏆 Prizes

    Best teams will receive access to the pre-acceleration program by Yep! Moldova where you can win monetary grants up to 2000€- by ESTDEV

    Startup Day Online Conference Tickets- by Startup Day

    One lucky team gets to travel to Startup Day- tickets, accommodation and flights covered by the USAID

    Make sure to attend the Facebook event for the latest updates:

    👉 https://fb.me/e/3dh57TdMK

    In case of questions get in touch with us at yepmoldova@gmail.com.  

    Garage48 Empowering Youth Chișinău Hackathon Vol. 4 is organised by Garage48 and YEP! Moldova with the financial support of the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs under the Fund for Development and Humanitarian Aid. 


    16:30 - Check-in, networking, coffee, snacks

    17:30 - Opening remarks

    17:45 - Pitch your idea in 90 seconds

    19:30 - Team formation

    20:00 - Teamwork begins


    09:00 - Coffee & light breakfast. Development continues

    10:00 - Checkpoint #1

    11:00 - Mentors go around

    13:00 - Lunch

    15:00 - Pitch training
    14:30 - Teamwork continuous

    17:00 - Checkpoint #2. Development continues

    19:00 - Dinner


    09:00 - Coffee & light breakfast. Development continues

    10:00 - Checkpoint #3
    11:30 - Pitch drill session #1

    13:00 - Lunch
    13:30 - Pitch drill session #2

    16:30 - Final event & LIVE pitching - 180 seconds

    18:30 - Winners & networking



    The Mentors 

    Mayri Tiido
    Educator and Trainer, Circular Economy Expert
    Gerardo Garcia Diaz
    Product Manager at Comodule, Co-founder of Skyrocket Your Team, Lead Mentor at Garage48
    Sergiu Negara
    Board Member at Makers Moldova, Full Stack Developer
    Dragoș Șargu
    Product Designer at Agile Partners
    Akram Karameh
    General Manager, TEKRAM l Online Safety Expert
    Ion Olari
    Scrum Master at Endava
    Vasile Nastas
    Mobile Department Lead at Titanium Technologies


    Viorica Cerbusca
    Executive Director at Artcor
    Kadri Tiisvelt
    COO│ Project Manager at Garage48

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