Odessa Innovation Week: In Odessa, create an E-government and make cities “smarter”!

    From July 21 to July 27, Odessa will host the Odessa Innovation Week . We invite you to participate in events: WebCamp2014 , GeeksLab Hackathon and Odessa StartUp Day , as well as visit a number of useful workshops / master classes and after parties.

    GeeksLab Hackathon 1.0: E-Government / CityProjects

    GeeksLab Hackathon1.0: E-Government / CityProjects , a two-day thematic hackathon that will allow participants to realize their ideas, will be held July 25-27, as part of Odessa Innovation Week .

    The main directions of the hackathon:
    • E-Government - these are projects designed to help improve the efficiency of the state and transparent communication of citizens and the state through the development of e-Gov civil services.
    • City Projects - IT projects that will help improve the urban environment or a specific aspect of it. Main topics: the development of civil society, urban activism, urbanism, housing and communal services, assistance to socially disadvantaged categories of citizens, the environment, public transport, the use of new media, journalism, attraction of cities to the tourist brand, and more.

    The event was supported by such companies as Yandex Ukraine, Growth UP, World Economic Forum / Global Shapers, DataArt, Impact Hub international network, Social Boost and more.

    The judges and mentors of the hackathon will be well-known figures from Ukraine and Estonia, specialists in urban studies, as well as professionals from IT, legal, social, state spheres. Their participation was confirmed by: Roman Khmil (СOO, Ciklum, adviser to the Brain Basket Foundation for IT education), Danil Molchanov (deputy director of the KP “Regional Information and Analytical Center”), Denis Gursky (consultant in the development of social IT projects and media in IT , trainer, head of the SocialBoost hackathon contest), Valery Yavtushenko(coordinator of the Maidan-Hackathon community, coordinator of the IT-tent, IT-ideologist. Hackathon initiator "Instrument for Suspension Interaction").

    Survey for participants and gathering teams: bit.ly/1mvfxnw .
    Program and registration: geekslab.co/events/geekslab-hackathon .

    Odessa StartUp Day

    On July 27, Odessa StartUp Day will end the week of innovative technologies , which will be devoted to new IT projects and their development opportunities in Ukraine.

    After summing up the results of GeeksLab Hackathon: E-government / CityProjects, you will have the opportunity to participate in round tables and panel discussions on topics relevant to the field of IT entrepreneurship, listen to reports on the Business stream, and also test various hardware devices in the entertainment zone and on Startup Alleys.

    At StartUp Alley , technological and hardware startups and hackers of Ukraine will be presented. Today, this direction is developing quite rapidly. One of the goals is to build a community and mentoring assistance to each other.

    Stream “Business”will consist of a series of reports from successful IT entrepreneurs, investors, crowdfunding platforms, representatives of foundations, business incubators and accelerators: proper pitching, how to find an investor, how to put sales processes in startups, success stories, opportunities and market trends. At the end of the day, a StartUp Crash Test will be held where 3 of the most interesting projects from StartUp Alley will be tested for strength.

    Sponsors: DataArt , Na-Starte , WannaBiz .

    All details and registration on the event website at: geekslab.co/events/odessa-startupday .

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