Get ready to show-off your innovations! One weekend will be fully booked for making your innovative ideas a reality. Take your team or come individually to find like-minded peers and participate at Kaunas Startups Hackathon in September 13-15.

Regardless of your specialty and hobbies, either you are an engineer, business developer or  you are mostly interested in arts and fashion, your genius idea can become a game changing real life solution for millions of people. Kaunas Startups Hackathon participants are welcome to apply IT, AI and other innovative technology solutions to any industry, and compete for a prize fund of more than 10000 EUR.



Kaunas Startups Hackathon is open for everyone to participate, so if you have a problem-solving idea, fill in the registration sheet and take your place in hacking the idea.

Although the Hackathon is open for any idea, there are few suggestions:

  • Artificial intelligence | Apply AI solutions to the public sector, business processes or any other field where the technology can make our daily lives easier. You will receive professional mentorship by experts who will help you on commercialising the idea and building the business model.
  • Smart-city solutions | If you have an idea for a better experience for city life, e.g. transportation, sustainable energy, technological advancement of services, etc. you are more than welcome to take your seat in Kaunas Startups Hackathon and try commercialising it.


What to expect?

  • Register | Registration window is open until the 10th of September. Hackathon will take place in Kaunas on September 13th-15th. You can register either as a team or as an individual.
  • Pitch the idea and gather the team | September 13th, or the first day of the Hackathon, is the time to find the team members. All those who will register individually, will have the opportunity to find like-minded team mates. After matching every team should have a business developer, a programmer and a marketing or design specialist. 
  • Innovate with mentors | A team of highly experienced mentors will consult teams, help to put structure to the work and create a good pitch.
  • Present the solution and win valuable prizes | The developed prototype should be presented on the last day of hackathon where the most innovative ideas will be awarded special prizes.




Place: DesignFriends, K. Baršausko g. 59, Kaunas

The winners will be awarded with prizes worth more than 10 000 EUR and an invitation to participate in Kaunas Startups Pre-Accelerator’s Bootcamp. During the pre-accelerator teams will compete for a chance to pitch their ideas to potential investors! 

The prize fund consists of (regularly updated):

  • Invitation to Kaunas Startups Pre-Accelerator’s Bootcamp.
  • Three invitations, 3500 EUR worth each, for 1-6 months international exchange programme to visit a volunteer businessman – mentor in any of the European Union countries.



Aivaras Rastenis. Associate at 70Ventures

Antanas Baksys. CEO & co-founder at SearchNode

Arturas Slajus. Co-founder & developer at Project Zero Deaths

Gediminas Ratkevicius. CEO & co-founder at iDenfy

Gytenis Galkis. Partner at 70Ventures

Ieva Markuceviciute. Project manager and smart-city expert at CIVITTA

Indre Kulikauskaite. Project manager at Startup Division

Justas Sidlauskas. CEO & Founder at Dear Deer

Mantas Lukosevicius. Machine Learning Consultant at NextQuestion

Petras Janulevičius. Academy Coordinator at NFQ accelerator

Sigita Vaiciute. Expert at ChangeMakers'ON, co-founder at LLC media solutions

Simona Simulyte. ChangeMakers'ON founder

Ugnius Ramanauskas. Project manager and innovations expert at CIVITTA

Ugnius Savickas. Expert at ChangeMakers'ON

Vilius Tamosiunas. Head of machine learning at Velocity

Professional team behind the scenes


We want to thank to all the companies and organisations helping us to organise Kaunas Sturtups 2019 Hackathon:

The Hackathon is part of the Kaunas Startups series of events, initiated by Kaunas city municipality program Initiatives for Kaunas. The programme is implemented by government agency “Kaunas In” together with management consulting company CIVITTA and innovations supporting organisation Startup Division.