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
JOIN GROWTH ACCELERATOR
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.
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Saturday, 7 May Opening Day
17:00 Registration and welcoming drinks @ Estonian Business School
18:30 Food and beverages, growth planning in teams
20:00 Growth plan pitching (2 minutes per startup)
Software engineer at Concise who's interested in building resilient systems and fostering a culture of learning in teams.
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.
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.
Hacking technology - quickly and wisely
Technical lead at KoFounder with plenty of startup experience. Ready to help you throughout the week!
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 IS CLOSED!
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.
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.
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!