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Sustainability in Business
May 6 – 8, 2022

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9,000 EUR
TOTAL
PRIZE FUND
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ABOUT THE HACKATHON

The hackathon's goal is to find innovative solutions under the topic of Sustainability in Business. Join us and hack sustainability by creating innovative tech solutions that can make a difference today!

Sustainability hackathon Born Global aims to build bridges between exporting companies and the innovation ecosystem by creating a collaborative and purpose-driven environment. Born Global aims to help participants with new or already existing ideas to further develop their solutions by providing extensive local and international mentor support and advice. 

Hack Sustainability – join Born Global hackathon!

Is your team already working on a solution under the topic of Sustainability in Business? A perfect match - join the hackathon to receive advice from some of the top experts in business development! 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! We are looking for inspiring and innovative ideas and solutions under the topic of Sustainability in Business. 

Throughout the hackathon weekend, teams will have a chance to build exciting new solutions from ground up, or continue to develop their exciting solutions to the current corporate challenges under the topic of Sustainability. Challenge yourself to see how much you can achieve in just 3 days! 

To ensure successful co-creation throughout the explore-build-test-refine pathway, the hackathon teams will undergo 1-on-1 mentoring with knowledgeable business mentors and industry experts.

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BUILDING BRIDGES IN INNOVATION

For Companies

Born Global fosters growth by enabling open innovation concept for Latvian exporters. We are looking for current Latvian exporters' challenges and essential obstacles identified under the topic of Sustainability in Business.


The guided hackathon process and working with startups will unlock new industry-specific technologies, trends, and commercial opportunities and increase their market-speed. Experienced corporate innovation mentors will guide the hackathon process to ensure more effective collaboration. 


As a result, enterprises can more effectively implement innovative solutions, experience the agility of startup work and gather insights of market-relevant technologies.

For Mentors

We are looking for ambitious experts and mentors from various fields to join in, give advice to teams, help with connections, and guide them in the right direction. If you are open to being a part of the Born Global hackathon, we would love to have you on board as a mentor! 


What would becoming a mentor mean? As a mentor, you should be ready to dedicate around 2 - 3h throughout the weekend for 1:1 mentoring calls with teams to help to respond to their problems. Calls will be arranged through Calendly but if you are willing to get involved on a deeper level, you are welcome to join our Slack to be able to help teams on the go.

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TIMELINE

MAR 29
Registration starts
MAR 29 – MAY 6
Ideation & Team Formation
MAY 6
Final idea submission
MAY 6–8
Hacking
MAY 8
Final Pitches & 
Winners announced

PRIZE FUND

3,000 EUR
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3 BEST TEAM SOLUTIONS 

Evaluation criteria: 

1. Originality of the new product, process, or service 

  • Uniqueness and features of product/process/service

  • The degree to which the product/process/service is disruptive

2. Progress

  • Has the team put in extra effort and challenged themselves during the hackathon

  • How far have the team progressed with the project during the hackathon

3. Potential impact of the outcome

  • Is there a problem being solved by the solution

  • is the idea viable outside of the hackathon

4. Presentation

  • How good is the demo (how hard has the team worked)

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MENTORS

JURY

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LINDA VÕERAS

Early Stage Deep Tech Investor at Karma Ventures

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ŅIKITA KAZAKEVIČS

Director of Innovation and Technology Department at LIAA

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WALLACE GREEN

Startup Coach, Investing in Sustainability, Accelerating Impact

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EGILS GRASMANIS

Board Member of SAF Tehnika

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JĀNIS BERGS

Board Member of SAF Tehnika

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ZANE GRĒTA GRANTS

Innovation Project Manager at Helve

CHALLENGES

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Sustainable packaging for bath bombs - each bath bomb is packed in a plastic film to protect the product from physical damages and external environmental impact. But in the shelf, the target is to put product without the packaging to make it more attractive and feel the aroma. The challenge is to find more sustainable packaging for the bath bombs for the  transportation purposes and as well as to have a beautiful product presentation in the stores.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

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As todays big issues are supply chains from one side problems to get raw materials by trucks to Baltics as of Russia cut off it would be a need for big volume products to be shipped to Baltics via sea freight: like steel, textile, construction materials, chemicals etc. BUT the need of one company is so miniscule to fill up the ships we need to get the needed volumes from all Baltics + Finland in a common purchase option to be able to both get and ship products from other continents in sustainable way. Challenge is to set up common purchase app for raw materials + with commitment confirmation and responsibility system in it's backend built in to insure the execution.