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FUTURE OF WORK

The lack of qualified professionals, especially in Europe, has been identified as a significant factor limiting the growth of major companies. 

 

We are looking for solutions tackling the innovation challenge in attracting talent, recruitment, retraining, management, and building a thriving internal culture.

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DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

Digital Transformation is an inevitable process for our companies to compete globally and find new export opportunities.

We are looking for innovative technology solutions to improve company production, service provision, and management processes.

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BUSINESS OPTIMISATION

The efficient use of resources determines companies' global competitiveness, directly related to optimising internal processes.
 

We are looking for solutions redefining the way work is performed to deliver higher-quality results.

Documentation tool

CHALLENGE BY CANELLE

 Challenge:   as a bakery that both receives food products and produces them, we struggle to streamline the administration of finished product documentation, starting with the inventory specification of incoming raw materials to end-product labeling.


 Solution:  a tool that helps streamline food product documentation.

Manage personnel resources

CHALLENGE BY CANELLE

 Challenge:  for a bakery, we also aim to match the capacity of production equipment with the resources of its personnel. It's essential to maximize productivity on expensive production equipment.


 Solution:  a tool that helps match and manage personnel resources with equipment capacity.

Hardware solution

CHALLENGE BY FERMENTFUL

 Challenge:  in order to make it easier to receive products and customers do not have to coordinate the time of picking them up, an autonomous solution is needed that ensures storage of products under certain temperature conditions and individual access to the order.


 Solution:  a cabinet that allows you to place a customer's order in a specific compartment and ensures its storage under certain temperature conditions. When the customer arrives after his order, they have the opportunity to scan their order ID code to open the section of their order and pick it up.

TIMELINE

Is your team already working on a solution that suits either one of the thematic verticals? A perfect match - join the hackathon to receive advice from some of the top experts in business solutions! Have a fresh idea or simply high motivation to hack? Also great - find your team and see how much you can achieve in just 3 days!  

SEP 8
Open Discussion

The discussion aims to identify the main challenges currently facing entrepreneurs and discuss the support needed to promote the growth of the international competitiveness of Latvian exporters.

SEP 17
Host workshops

Latvian exporters participate in the working groups to define their company challenges within the themes of the hackathon. Defined challenges will be used during the hackathon and addressed through collaboration with start-up teams.

SEP 23
Applications close

The organisers gather the participants' applications and match the startups with the company challenges.

SEP 27–OCT 1
Born Global Innovation hackathon

The hackathon takes place from September 27 to October 1. Startup teams meet with companies throughout the week to tailor their solutions to exporters' needs.

MENTORS

MAR 29
Registration starts
MAR 29 – MAY 3
Host workshops
MAY 6
Final idea submission
MAY 6–8
Hacking
MAY 8
Final Pitches & 
Winners announced
SEPTEMBER 27
10.00

Hackathon Opening

10.30

Expert talk: Corporate-Startup Collaboration by Henrike Neulen, Senior Program Manager Startup Acceleration at UnternehmerTUM

12.00

Host company challenge presentations

15.00

Co-creating workshops for startups by Viesturs Sosars, Board member at TechHub Riga

16.00

Co-creation workshops for host companies by Viesturs Sosars, Board member at TechHub Riga

 

20.00

Team Check-out with mentors mentors

SEPTEMBER 28
09.00

Team Check-in​

11.00

Expert Talk: Corporate & Startup collaboration

12.00

Calls with host companies

17.00

Workshop: Product Validation with Krists Avots, Vice President of Salto Network for Product Development

 

20.00

Team Check-out with team mentors

SEPTEMBER 29
09.00

Team Check-in​

12.00

Workshop: Innovation basics & culture for host companies by Viesturs Sosars, Board member at TechHub Riga

14.00

Team check-in with host companies

20.00

Team Check-out with team mentors

SEPTEMBER 30
09.00

Team Check-in​

11.00

Expert Talk: Storytelling and Pitching with Wallace Green, Startup Coach and Investor

13.00

Workshop: Pitch drill with Wallace Green and Viesturs Sosars

16.00

Team pitch to Host companies

20.00

Team Check-out with team mentors

OCTOBER 1
10.00

Demo Day

 

12.00

Jury Evaluation

14.00

Info event: Opportunities for startups

15.00

Expert Talk: Coorporate Innovation  by Jeremy Kagan, Professor, Columbia, Cornell, NYU, Strategy Consultant, Author

16.00

Awards Ceremony

INFORMATIVE PARTNER

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