Garage48 TIP Hackathon

When 18-20 September, 2015

Where Tallinn, Estonia

  • Overview
  • Agenda
  • This September Garage48 in collaboration with US Embassy will organise a first of its kind regional hackathon focused on matching NGOs and government official with Estonian technologists to develop innovative solutions to tackle the challenge of Trafficking in Persons. 
    The problem of trafficking in persons (TIP), the trade or forced movement of humans, most commonly fot the purpose of sexual slavery, forced labor or commercial sexual exploitation, continues to be a vexing problem in Europe. Our concept is to “hack” the challenge of TIP by looking at whether more advanced technological solutions could be brought to bear to advance the fight against TIP. 
    You are welcome if you have world changing idea or you are interested in this topic and want to solve problems with IT applications. 
    Theme: All ideas connected to human trafficking (web and mobile projects).
    Who: IT developers, marketeers, project managers, designers, visionary entrepreneurs, NGOs and government officials. 

    Why to participate? 

    1. Meet new people from other industries, roles and countries; 
    2. Learn more about the topic and contribute to society; 
    3. Less talk, more action and fun 

    Friday, 18 September

    16:00    Registration and networking

    16:45    Introduction and Opening Remarks

    ·             U.S. Ambassador Jeffrey Levine

    ·             Instructions for the weekend

    17:15    Framing the Challenge (TIP Panel):

    ·             U.S. State Department J/TIP Office, Renee Huffman

    ·             Panel Discussion: Estonian NGOs and Regional Participants

    18:15    Coffee break

    18:30    Presentation of Ideas (90 sec)

    20:00    Team Formation

    21:00    Team Work     


    Saturday, 19 September

    09:00   Coffee and light breakfast.  Team work and development continues

    10:00   Checkpoint #1

    11:00   Mentors go around                  

    13:00   Lunch

    13:45   Product development

    16:00   Inspirational Start-Up Story: TIP Hero from Latvia

    19:00   Dinner and networking

    20:00   Checkpoint #2.   Development continues.


    Sunday, 20 September

    09:00   Coffee and light breakfast.  Team work and 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

    17:30   Final Presentations (Live streaming)

    20:00   Announcement of Winners, wrap-up & bye-bye

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



    The Mentors 

    Jaanus Sakkis
    Creative Director and Founder at Feks Design
    Mihkel Ronk
    Designer at SignWise, Co-Author at
    Krists Avots
    Director of Business Development @ Lattelecom
    Jaan Kruusma
    Marketing Consultant at 7Blaze Social
    Rene Rumberg
    Head of Marketing and Communications at Ridango
    Villem Alango
    Senior Expert at E-Governance Academy
    Ranno Päi
    Lecturer of Graphic Design at Estonian Entrepreneurship University of Applied Sciences
    Kaspar Kelder
    Director of Development and Partner Relations at Good Deed Foundation
    Calum Cameron
    CEO of DP Innovation Labs and Edasi Labs
    Martin Verrev
    Creative Engineer at Littlebit and lecturer at TalTech
    Nora Dempsey
    Trafficking in Persons Specialist
    Hendrik Heinsoo
    NodeJS Developer, ‎Senior Software Developer at Signwise


    Triin Liiv
    Social Media Marketing @ Garage48, Marketing Manager @ Lava Media