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  • Garage48 is bringing virtual & augmented reality to Odessa!

    Garage48 is coming to Odessa, Ukraine for the third time around to bring virtual & augmented reality to Odessa!  The event is organised  in cooperation with Terminal 42 and Estonian Development Cooperation Fund on June 16-18, 2017, at Terminal 42! Prepare yourself for 48 hours full of fun, coding, designing, selling and thinking BIG! If you’re ready to disrupt the outdated technologies and create something crazy and innovative, then this is the event for you!

    This hackathon brings together interdisciplinary minds to explore the application of virtual reality and augmented reality technologies for building new experiences. During the 48 hours  teams consisting of  programmers, designers, VR/AR experts and other cool people will develop creative ideas to working prototypes. The applications and services that will be created should bring a fresh and innovative way of thinking to the sector chosen by you. We will have exciting prizes, international mentors, good food and everything you need to help you give your best during the weekend. This is your time to go big or go home!

    What is Garage48 about? Garage48 is a weekend long intensive development event to work out new web and mobile applications to bring new startups into life. Garage48 event is a mixture of a hackathon and an exercise from a bootstrapper's bible. With origins from Estonia & the Silicon Valley, Garage48 events evolved being the first of its kind events in rapidly developing tech countries: Ukraine, Latvia, Belarus, Ghana, Uganda, Kenya & elsewhere.

    Here we go - registration stars on MONDAY April 17! All  talented  back-end, front-end and mobile developers, field experts, designers, team leaders, visionaries and marketers - grab your seat! The event will take place from the 16th to 18th of June, 2017 in Terminal 42!

    Screw it, let's do it!

    The event is organised by Garage48 in partnership with the financial support of Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs under the Fund for Development and Humanitarian Aid.
    17:30 - Doors open, check-in, networking, coffee, snacks
    18:00 - Opening remarks
    18:15 - Pitching ideas (90 sec per idea)
    20:00 - Refreshment break
    20:15 - Pitching ideas (continues)
    20:45 - Forming teams, everyone will choose their favourite idea
    21:00 - Teamwork begins!

    09:00 - Coffee & light breakfast. Development continues
    10:00 - Checkpoint #1
    11:00 - Mentors go around
    13:00 - Lunch
    13:45 - Product development
    18:00 - Checkpoint #2 & Pitch practice
    19:00 - Dinner
    20:00 - Product development continues

    09:00 - Coffee & light breakfast. 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/snacks
    17:30 - Final event & LIVE stream
    20:00 Jury deciding
    20:30 - Winners & networking

    GET READY for participants

    We'll start on Friday  (June 16)  at 17:30 with opening doors in Terminal 42. Please come on time, as the registration process might take some time. This time before the official opening is a great opportunity for getting to know the crowd and to network. See the agenda for further information.


    Positive attitude, open mind and lots of energy! Everything you need for a rapid product development.

    Please take your:


    3-5m power extension cord (as power might be on distance)

    mobile phone

    all chargers


    photo camera to take and share photos


    sleeping bag and towel (in case you would like to stay overnight on Saturday at Impact Hub)

    credit cards for domain registration

    business cards (if you have any)


    Ideas are presented based on "elevator-pitch" method within 90 seconds. Event host and audience can ask 1 to 3 short questions.

    You can prepare 1 (one) PDF slide to support your pitch. You should send the slide by Friday noon latest (June 16), at the e-mail merilin@garage48.org (Subject: name of your project). Ideas sent to us via email get preference.

    Consider following key points:

    NB! Practice your pitch to your friends or family before you present! 90 seconds goes really fast!


    After pitching is over, we will put all the ideas on the wall. Every participant will choose their favourite idea and this is how teams will be formed. Usually 14 to 20 best ideas will get enough interested people to get the "green light" for the implementation.

    Average team has about 5 to 7 people and the team should be "balanced" - covering all required roles like necessary engineers, designer, a project manager (team lead/visionary) and marketer in order to get the product/service ready in 48 hours! Minimum size for a team is 4 people and max is 8 people.

    If some ideas get too few people or not balanced teams (probably unable to build the service), the idea will be dumped. Those people should choose another idea/team.


    After forming the teams, organizers will give a room/space for every team for the weekend. You should start by dividing roles, setting the product vision, customer journey and start working right away.

    It is very important that you have a project manager (team lead) in the team - one of his tasks is to keep the focus of the team, one eye on the clock and the other on the team progress. 48 hours is really a short time.


    We provide full catering at the venue. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served on Saturday and Sunday. There’s also snacks/drinks/coffee available, so you can fully focus on your work.


    We have arranged great mentors to work with the teams throughout the weekend. Some of them are more technical, some more business savvy. Be open and ask for their advice and contacts. They are there to help you!

    Please wear your name badge during the whole event, this will help to encourage networking. Otherwise be open, get to know new people, share your ideas and give ideas/feedback to other teams.

    MOST IMPORTANT - have fun!



    Take your sleeping bag & mattress and you'll have a possibility to stay overnight in the venue.

    Frequently Asked Questions



    Ragnar Sass

    Co-founder at Garage48, Co-founder @ Pipedrive, Co-founder @ Clanbeat, Founder @ LIFT99


    Rain Rannu

    Managing Partner @ Superangel, Founder @ Fortumo


    Peeter Nieler

    Founder @ Criffin & Co-founder @ Virtual Neuroscience Lab


    Timo Kallaste

    Mobile software engineer (iOS) @ Mobi Lab


    Christer Loob

    CEO & Co-founder at Operose OÜ


    Mariya Yarotskaya

    Design/ UX /Marketing

    Maxim Raytarovskiy

    Augmented Pixels, СТО


    Sergey Petrenko

    Marketing and Business


    Peeter Tamla

    CTO of New Cloud Innovations @Levira Ltd.


    Ihor Kolodyuk

    Director of Technology @Jelastic Inc

    Artem Batogovsky

    CEO and Co-Founder of VRNET.IO

    Viktor Speranskyy

    Technical mentor @ MMOne

    Arslan Gapizov

    Technical mentor @MMOne



    Manager @ LIFT99

    Linkedin Facebook


    Project Manager @ Garage48


    Karina Lapina

    Garage48 VR/AR Odessa 2017 co-organiser @Terminal42

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