About this Event
Sigma Software Group together with Tech Nation UK, and other partners will host a Cross-European hackathon ‘Hack for Peace’. The event will unite developers, entrepreneurs, mentors, and investors from the UK, Sweden, Portugal, Poland, and Ukraine to build innovative products, to build tech solutions to solve war issues, and power peace across the continent.
The winners will also have the opportunity to implement their ideas and build products with guidelines from investors and mentors.Register here to apply as a participant/team.Register here to apply as a mentor.
? Why participate
The unprovoked russian aggression against the peaceful country of Ukraine shows that today no one should feel safe. That is why, today, businesses are creating and updating their contingency plans, and governments are seeking ways to be well prepared for such threats. Tech products and innovative solutions can help solve the problems associated with the war. Hack for Peace is a great chance for those who want to make an impact and contribute to the creation of anti-war tech products. The participants will get mentorship support, experts advisory and investors guidelines to finance and launch their products.
? Format and details
The event will be held during 3 days, on October 21-23 in five countries — Ukraine, the UK, Sweden, Poland, and Portugal. Participants will gather offline in different locations yet they’ll be connected to other venues via teleconferencing. Thus they will be able to exchange ideas in person and across different countries as well.
✅ The hackathon includes 4 tracks:
- Cybersecurity, Information Hygiene, and Media Wars
- Mental Health
- Kids Education
- Logistics in Terms of War
Participants can look forward to an exciting weekend filled with learning, fun, and a healthy dose of competition — fueled by powerful mentorship support.
? Admission is free. Anyone can apply as an individuum or as a team. Organizers will give preference to participants with existing ideas. The deadline for registration as a participant or as a mentor is September 30th.
- Register here to apply as a participant/team.
- Register here to apply as a mentor.
The organizers are Sigma Software Group and Tech Nation.
Partners are Founder Institute Nordics, Nutty Ventures AB, Startup Grind Stockholm, Startup Poland, SID Venture Partners, LACS, Blue Lake, Sigma Software University, and Sigma Software Labs.
Government support is provided by: the Ukrainian Startup Fund, Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine, Embassy of Sweden in Ukraine, Ukrainian Embassy in Portugal, Embassy of Sweden in Poland, Embassy of Ukraine in the UK, and Embassy of Ukraine in Sweden.
? About the organizers:
Sigma Software Group is a Swedish-Ukrainian IT company offering 100+ remote job opportunities around the globe! Our clients are world-known companies such as AstraZeneca, Scania, SAS, Fortum, DanAds, Viaplay, and others. We create best-in-class tech solutions and integrate 20+ existing products of our portfolio. We help enterprises to digitize their businesses and support startups in their growth.
Tech Nation is the UK growth platform for tech companies and leaders. Tech Nation fuels the growth of game-changing founders, leaders, and scaling companies so they can positively transform societies and economies.
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