Tehnopol Corporate Challenge Hackathon at sTARTUp Day

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We are sorry to announce that the Hackathon has been cancelled. 

If you had bought a ticket, check your email or contact us at info@startupday.ee

sTARTUp Day is joining forces with Tehnopol to create the Corporate Challenge Hackathon on 29–30 January! It’s the place where corporates and let’s-find-a-solution minded people meet to hack their brains and prototype their minds away and enjoy the sTARTUp Day festival for free on January 31. 

There's nothing like the feeling of working on something intensely for a limited time, giving all you have and accomplish incredible things! At the Corporate Challenge Hackathon, you will meet and work together with like-minded people to change the world.

Why you should participate: 

 Ϟ The best team will win 1000€;

 Ϟ Opportunity to pitch on the sTARTUp Day pitching stage;
 Ϟ Network with like-minded participants;

 Ϟ Enjoy the sTARTUp Day festival on Friday! 

Here are the challenges to solve:


Develop an online assessment system for law firms for customer feedback based law firm assessments and rankings.


Build a machine learning model, based on historical sales and Business Register data, to predict potential customer sales propensity for...

Njord Law Firm

Create a tool for managing start-up investment rounds, making sense of cap tables and understanding the impacts of changes to...

Emergency Response Centre

Develop an application that supports operational human resource building, monitoring and managing in crisis and urgencies.


Design a methodology, live online tool and dashboard for generating an innovation index for Estonia.

Attend as a participant if you are:

 Ϟ Passionate about solving some problems;

 Ϟ Ready to put your problem-solving skills to the test;

 Ϟ Yearning to build a real working prototype in only two days;

 Ϟ Willing to win awesome prizes from the companies and pitch on the stage;

 Ϟ Excited to experience the amazing energy during the event;

 Ϟ Waiting to accomplish incredible things within a very limited timeframe.

For the hackathon attendees, we have a special 29€ hackathon ticket that includes access to the hackathon on 29.-30. January and access to sTARTUp Day festival on Friday, 31. January. If you already have a sTARTUp Day ticket, but would like to participate, contact Kätlin via email katlin@tehnopol.ee.

Reasons to register as a company with a challenge:

 Ϟ A fresh pair of eyes (or six!) may help you look at your challenge from a new angle; 
 Ϟ Solving your challenge will be the centre of attention for the whole event;
 Ϟ You’ll have the possibility to find the best employees or partners to join your vision;
 Ϟ By the end of the event, you will have a working prototype of your innovative solution;
 Ϟ Visibility for your company is guaranteed during the sTARTUp Day festival.

For the companies, we charge the participation fee of 1490€ plus VAT.

Here's the agenda of the hackathon:

Wednesday, January 29

Thursday, January 30


Gathering and morning coffee


Gathering and morning coffee


Opening the hackathon


Introduction to the day


Pitching challenges


Teamwork continues


Forming teams


Workshop on MVP and teamwork


Mentor sessions






Teamwork continues


Pitching training (not mandatory)

Teamwork continues


Mentor sessions


Presenting the solutions




Announcing the team who will pitch on the Pitching Stage


Teamwork continues

The hackathon takes place at UT Sports Hall (Ujula 4, Tartu). On January 29, the rooms will be open 24/7 for teams to continue work through the night.

Friday, January 31 is for enjoying the sTARTUp Day festival to the fullest.

▶ If you have any additional questions, feel free to contact Kätlin: katlin@tehnopol.ee

sTARTUp Day is partnering up with Tehnopol – the biggest science park and startup incubator in the Baltics. Tehnopol is the home for tech companies and they have around 300 companies in the active portfolio, ranging from fast-growing startups to tech giants like Microsoft. They have 16 years of experience, organize over 100 events each year, have over 230 startup alumni and have a 6 times higher success rate than average.