Impact Hackathon

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Impact Hackathon

Transform your social entrepreneurship idea into reality 🚀

Do you have an idea for a social enterprise that you’ve been itching to turn into reality?

Are you based in Estonia, Latvia, or Lithuania and looking for an opportunity to take your business idea to the next level?

If so, then Impact Hackathon is the place to transform your idea into reality.

Impact Hackathon is a two-week virtual event that brings together aspiring social entrepreneurs from across the Baltic states to develop early-stage business ideas with a social impact. The hackathon takes place from May 12th to May 26th 2023. The hackathon is completely virtual and will take place online via Zoom.

During the two-week hackathon, each team will have their own mentor who will help with anything that you need during the 2 weeks. Participants will also have the opportunity to participate in different workshops to get a good start for their enterprise. In the first week, there will be workshops on business plan, market research, and prototyping, while the second week will focus on marketing, sales, and pitching.

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What value can you gain?

Process of the hackathon

Applying: To apply, simply contact the email listed about the teams by 10.05 below. If you see a fit with the idea and person/people needed for the team, then introduce yourself and why you want to join the team within the email. The team will then decide themselves if they accept you.

Hackathon: The Impact Hackathon will take place online via Zoom from 12.05-26.05.

Once the hackathon begins, you’ll be placed in a team with other participants and assigned a mentor to guide you through the process. You’ll have the opportunity to participate in workshops covering business plan development, market research, prototyping, marketing, sales, and pitching. You’ll also have regular check-ins with your mentor to help you refine your idea and make progress on your goals.

Winner:  At the end of the hackathon, the best three teams will be selected based on the strength of their idea and the progress they’ve made over the two-week period. The winning team can be fast-tracked into the accelerator program, which will help them take the next steps to launch their social enterprise.

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Frequently Asked Questions

This hackathon is organized by the Integrated Baltic Ecosystem for Social Innovation (IBESI) project, in collaboration with Social Enteprise Estonia, Baltic Innovation Agency, Katalista Ventures, and Reach for Change.

The project is funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are, however, those of the authors only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency (EISMEA). Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.