Same event. Another competition.

As the VUNK Garage48 Hackathon was a Eesti Telekom project adding value to telekom sector it was hard to compete with teams using SIM cards or payment solutions provided by telekom itself. I didn´t mention in my previous posts that the 7 finalists competed during their stay in Startup Wise Guys pre-accelerator to get the next paid month in the same accelerator with mentoring from telekom people. Yes, we were not choosen amongst those two.

But as in every year Ajujaht, an Enterprice Estonia project promoting enterpreneurship, chooses someone from Garage48 events directly to Ajujaht TOP30, they didn´t this year . At least they didn´t do it at the end of the hackathon. The teams where strong and we where all been given the chance to improve ourselves further.

So we got the third prize, or the first when we mean that we where the first Ajujaht TOP30 team this year. Another program, another sprint.


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VUNK Garage48 Hackathon ended nicely. From 24 ideas pitched 12 found their teams and Marina Ahoy was one out of Seven finalists who got an extra month full of coaching from the Startup Wise Guys Accelerator. So Garage48 was the beginning and now it started. Pitch trainings, courses and weekly tasks to accomplish took us deeper into Marina Ahoy.

Sami and Rasmus didn´t join the ride and wished us well after the hackathon ended. Thanks guys!

I remember the remarks from other teams about our team size from the beginning. This time all the teams where big. But in our case, we had sailors or just guys who liked the subject a lot. So growing the team was never a problem :) . During the weeks in Startup Wise Guys program Ragne joined the team and Raivo did. Gleb stayed away. Sergei and Stanislav joined the team. There was allways some transformations and searching for the right balance.


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Friends liked the idea. Sure. But after positive feedback from a local marina operator we knew we have to get further soon.

On 28 of August the VUNK Garage48 Hackathon was held organized by Eesti Telekom and Startup Wise Guys accelerator. A good place to validate the idea in a higher level, get likeminded teammates and give the idea a name.

Relika pitched. Yes she stumbled but her sailor themed drass saved us I suppose. We got an awsome team. First came Sami, then Taavi, Rasmus, Gleb, Meelis and thanks to Meelis came Simmo. It was one of the biggest teams in this event.

During the first night Marina Ahoy was born. And in less than 48 hours we had the service platform prototype for presenting, a decent service model and a team to make it happen.


Taavi is missing

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