Empowering Youth Hackathon Volume 5

When 14-16 October 2022

  • Overview
  • Agenda
  • The Empowering Youth hackathon is back for the fifth time in Moldova on 14-16 October! We invite all young people regardless of age, gender, or experience to join us. Although this is a physical event, we will also welcome teams that want to join us online from Ukraine! 🇲🇩🇺🇦

    Success stories aren’t born overnight. It all starts with an idea that founders developed, tested, and developed further. If you have an idea you want to turn into reality, we welcome you to the Empowering Youth Hackathon. You’ll have 48 hours to turn your idea into a prototype with the help of great mentors from 5 countries: Moldova, Ukraine, Estonia, Spain and Lebanon.

    🚀 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.

    2. 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!

    3. 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!

    4. 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!

    🧐 For whom?

    If you have the spark inside and passion to make the world better, please join us for the Empowering Youth hackathon. All experience and backgrounds are welcome. Especially await 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/empoweringyouth

    👉 Attend the Facebook event for updates: https://fb.me/e/2xewEpCyy

    👉 Questions? Email us at yepmoldova@gmail.com

    Empowering Youth Hackathon Volume 5 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

    14:00 - Pitch training
    14:30 - Teamwork continues

    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

    15:00 - 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
    Jaanus Sakkis
    Creative Director and Founder at Feks Design
    Martin Verrev
    Creative Engineer at Littlebit and lecturer at TalTech
    Akram Karameh
    General Manager, TEKRAM l Online Safety Expert
    Dorin Puscasu
    Chief Technology Officer at Veezify
    Cristian Cosneanu
    Founder at Another IT Company
    Radion Cicic
    Creative Director at i-do-design.com
    Maria Romanova
    CEO of Radar Tech
    Serhii Karlash
    Business Analyst at EPAM and CTO at YEP
    Dragoș Șargu
    Product Designer at Agile Partners


    Viorica Cerbusca
    Executive Director at Artcor
    Maria Miron
    Project Manager at Yep!Moldova
    Jana Saastamoinen
    Project Manager at Garage48
    Noora Ustav
    Project Manager at Garage48

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