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  • Join us for a weekend of hacking the telecom industry. Build your idea into a working prototype and get inspired. Winners get to the next phase!

    This year we are looking for teams who can disrupt the world of INTERNET OF THINGS, E-COMMERCE & DIGITALIZATION 

    During the 48 hours teams consisting of programmers, designers, marketers, visionary entrepreneurs, project managers 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 stay home!

    Read more about the VUNK program: http://vunk.eu/accelerator-program-2016

    We are organizing 4 pre-events to inspire you in the mobile field, give you more insights & guidelines about the hackathon and to help you to get prepared:
    * 26th May 18:00 "Kick-off event" @ Garage48 HUB (Rävala pst. 7, Tallinn)
    * 9th June 18:00 "Idea Garage event #1" @ Garage48 HUB (Rävala pst. 7, Tallinn)
    * 24th August 18:00 "Idea Garage event #2" @ Testlio HQ  (Telliskivi 60, Tallinn)
    * 31st August 18:00 "Idea Garage event #3" TARTU @ SPARKDemo (Narva mnt. 3, Tartu)
    * 7th September 18:00 "Pre-Hack event" @ Testlio HQ  (Telliskivi 60, Tallinn)

    VUNK startup labs is an entry-point for innovative B2B and B2C startups in the region seeking to partner with Telia to improve their offering and get access to the market.
    Whether you’re an early-stage startup, an entrepreneur with an idea, or a startup ready to scale-up, join us for the 2016 program!
    VUNK is powered by Telia and is partners with Garage48 and Startup Wise Guys.
    Friday, 9th September
    Saturday, 10th September 
    Sunday, 11th September

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

    We'll start on Friday at 17:30 with opening doors. 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 registered for sleepover at the venue)
    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, at the e-mail info@garage48.org (Subject: name of your project).

    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 favorite idea and this is how teams will be formed. Usually 10 to 14 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.

    Food and drinks. We provide breakfast, lunch and dinner on Saturday and Sunday. So, you could focus on work and building your product.

    Mentors. We have arranged 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.

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

    MOST IMPORTANT - have fun!

    See the final presentations LIVE Stream starting from 11th September 17:30 pm on: https://digitark.ee/



    Ragnar Sass

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


    Calum Cameron

    Startup Developer at Proud Engineers

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    Holger Haljand

    VP International Operations & New Business Areas @Eesti Telekom Ltd

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    Viktoria Ruubel

    Co-Founder & Advisor at VUNK Labs


    Toomas Kärner

    Business Manager at Elion Enterprises Ltd


    Henri-Paul Ariste

    Department Manager at Telia Estonia


    Martin Rand

    EU Commercial Lead at The Climate Corporation


    Ivo Kukavica

    Innovation Catalyst at Telia Company


    Elise Sass

    Advisor at Garage48

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    Tiiv Püvi

    Brand Manager at Telia


    Lauris Muzikan

    Business Innovation Coach @ Telia Company


    Ivo Remmelg

    Telegrupp CEO, Management Board Member @ Estonian Business Angels Network




    Events & Sponsors @ Garage48

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    Co-Founder / Marketing Hacker @ Vunk Labs



    PR & marketing manager @ Music Estonia



    Co-founder & Business Catalyst @ VUNK labs