GrowUp Hackathon

For startups (no matter the size)
For individuals to join the startup team for a week (or forever after)
For investors to spot startups, who Grow Up!

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED!

May 7 - May 14, 2022
Tallinn, Estonia

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JOIN GROWTH ACCELERATOR

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Join if you have built your first MVP or already have a mature product and wish to put yourself through a challenging week of growth.

  • 10+ expert mentors available for you

  • additional technical and/or marketing team members for a week (or longer)

  • a week full of new knowledge shared by practical presentations and hands-on workshops

  • glamorous kick-off and final on-site networking events held on the 7th and 14th of May

  • outstanding judges evaluate your weekly growth results and even more amazing prizes

This event combines development with marketing and sales. Figure out your way - grow your North Star KPI remarkably in one week and commit to GrowUp to show the world your potential! You will leave the event with:

  • growth of your most important business metric,
  • a more precise product strategy, 
  • valuable contacts, and
  • a stronger team.

Check the agenda for more information and registration for requirements.

 

We only accept 15 startups to achieve maximum impact. Registration is followed by a 20-minute validation call. You can join alone or with a team of up to five people. The participation fee is 96 euros per team which is 100% donated to support Ukrainian war refugees in Estonia. 

 

If you are an individual who wishes to volunteer to join the practical works of one startup from the 7th to the 14th of May for new experiences, sign up as a team member.

If you travel from outside of Estonia we will help you to cover your transportation expense up to 80 EUR for two (7th and 14th of May) round-trips (maximum 40 EUR per round-trip). Also, we will offer you a bargain deal with our partner accommodation.

More info growup@kofounder.ee

 

AGENDA

Saturday, 7 May Opening Day

17:00 Registration and welcoming drinks @ Estonian Business School

17:30 Keynote 

18:30 Food and beverages, growth planning in teams

20:00 Growth plan pitching (2 minutes per startup)

Networking

 

PEOPLE  INVOLVED

Aive Uus

Aive Uus   

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Main organizer and mentor  

CEO @KoFounder. Growth enthusiast (personal - teamwork - business). 20 years in software development.

Helen Kokk

Helen Kokk

Lecturer and mentor

Award-winning product designer with 20 years of experience in the UI/UX Industry & Service Design | Currently Digital Product Design Lead

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Anti Orgla

Anti Orgla

Technical mentor  

CTO @ KoFounder. Technology hacker and a fan of rapid development. Empowered by learning. 

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Loore Aaslav-Kaasik

Loore Aaslav-Kaasik

Lecturer and well-being advocate

CCO @ Concise. Stress can creep in to pave way for burnout. Backed by current PhD studies on health behavior and well-being, Loore will open up her journey through theatre directing to IT, from burnout to mindfulness. 

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Mihkel Rembel

Mihkel Rembel

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Business development and sales mentor  

From doing door-to-door sales to exits. 11 years of all types of sales and business development Mihkel has a couple of learnings to share. Starting with the words he lives by: Sell Yourself First.

Indrek Ots

Indrek Ots

Lecturer

Software engineer at Concise who's interested in building resilient systems and fostering a culture of learning in teams.

Katrin Vilimaa-Otsing

Katrin Vilimaa-Otsing

 Lecturer

Digital marketing expert helping entrepreneurs achieve their business goals and get more done with less time by implementing automation and measurement tools to do better marketing decisions.

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Peeter Kompus

Peeter Kompus

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Mentor and investor

Peeter is part of Trind's investment team covering mainly Nothern- and Central European markets. He is passionate about topics related to consumer, community and platform solutions along with KPI-s driving product-led growth for those solutions.

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Zivile Einikyte

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Key-note speaker and mentor

Zivile is a communication superhero and advocates an impactful and growth-driven startup environment. Currently, she is focused on growing Uizard as their ecosystem manager for Education.

Kaur Tiitus

Kaur Tiitus

BI and Data mentor

Business Intelligence consultant at Wizon. Kaur believes that data should be organized to put effort into management decisions. If you rely on the facts, things are simple. Over 20 years of experience.

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Astrid Maldre

Astrid Maldre

Business mentor

Working at Glia as Manager of Business Development. Glia is Reinventing Customer Service for the Digital Word. She has an MBA and extensive experience in the Telecom sector bringing new products and services to market by Open Innovation.

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Ivar Siimar

Ivar Siimar

Judge and investor

Ivar is a founding partner of Trind VC and a long-time active member in business angel communities across Europe. Previously Ivar co-founded and served as a President of the Estonian Business Angels Network(EstBAN).

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Melissa Sepp

Melissa Sepp

Marketing mentor

Marketing strategist and practitioner with 8+ years of experience in bringing growth to startups specialized in tech, e-mobility, and eCommerce. Melissa knows how to gain traction at different stages of a startup life cycle – be it by setting up a successful product launch, building large-scale paid and content marketing functions, developing a viral referral program, or optimizing your messaging.

Mart Maasik

Mart Maasik

Mentor

Business development and innovation leadership. As CEO of UniTartu Ventures, he builds a platform for research-based entrepreneurship and early-stage investors to meet. He has been a corporate leader and entrepreneur, acts as an angel investor, and supports the rollout of Jõhvi School of Technology, kood/Jõhvi.

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Margus Sellin

Margus Sellin

Hacking technology - quickly and wisely

Technical lead at KoFounder with plenty of startup experience. Ready to help you throughout the week!

Tomi Kaukinen

Tomi Kaukinen

Mentor

Entrepreneur, Burnout survivor, and CMO at Cuckoo

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Sandra Golbreich

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Mentor

Sandra is a CEO and co-founder of Baltic Sandbox – a startup accelerator and community, based in Vilnius, Lithuania. Additionally, Sandra runs “Business Angel School” – educational programs for the EU business angels. Sandra helps close the gap by running the annual “Women in Tech” acceleration and “Women investing in Tech” educational programs.

 

REGISTRATION

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED!

For Startups

Apply for an event with your Startup

We are selecting the 20 very eager Startups who at least have a working MVP! Applying does not guarantee a ticket to the hackathon. You are required to pass the validation phase before the event. Once your startup is selected you need to pay a registration fee of 96 EUR that will be donated to our friends fighting in Ukraine.

For individuals

I volunteer to be a member of a Startup

Individuals participating solo has an opportunity join a Startup team according to the demand. Individuals and Startups will be merged on the very first day. There is registration fee of 0 EUR but you need to be ready that there is a slight chance of leaving without a team.

ABOUT US

The GrowUp hackathon is organized by the cooperation of the Estonian Business School and KoFounder.

 

Having been active in the market for many years, we have noticed that several companies face challenges with planning and acquiring real growth. With the GrowUp hackathon, we will gather mentors, investors, and startups that are conquering the world, creating a valuable supporting and networking hub.

 

We believe in a “getting things done” attitude that we have promised to follow ourselves in our ventures. During this week-long event, every participant will actually get growth done, meaning that startups will learn from the industry’s best and initiate the changes with personal mentors.

 

Let’s GrowUp together!

 
 
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ORGANIZED BY

SPONSORED BY

CONTRIBUTED 5000€+

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EBS New PhD program – connecting science and business

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SUPPORTED BY

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SPECIAL THANKS TO

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Email: growup@kofounder.ee
 

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