Patron of the HACK Startup Village'22

Mariya Gabriel

European Commissioner for or Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth.

HACK Startup Village is patroned by the European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth.

About HACK Startup Village’22

Depopulation, uncompetitive economy, brain drain, lack of infrastructure, low income levels, limited access to services, environmental and social issues are buzzwords often used while describing rural regions. Is this how we are going to see rural regions forever? The Startup Village concept initiated by the European Commission suggests a new, different approach. However, the main question is how rural areas can become a center of attraction for startups?

During this hackathon, you will have to create a vision for selected rural or intermediate region* in your country. How could this area become the best place to live, work, dream and create?

* Areas covered by concepts of rural and intermediate regions from urban-rural typology are described by the European Commission. You can find the full interactive map by clicking this link.

You can also choose one of the challenges of the AgriFood sector, which will be presented by industry companies from all over Europe. Smart solutions to the challenges of the agrifood sector are one of the ways to create a high value-added economy in rural areas. After all, it is the most labor-intensive sector in the regions, which has huge potential for digital and robotics solutions.

Why is it worth to participate?

  • You will have a chance to win a cash prize.
  • You will pitch your ideas to investors, representatives of European and Lithuanian authorities and business leaders across Europe. It is your chance to sell your idea to a business enterprise or government authority.
  • The best performing teams will be invited to pitch their ideas in one of the flagship forums organized by the European Commission - Startup Village Forum.
  • During the mentoring sessions, you will gain valuable experience and learn from professionals.
  • Information about the hackathon will reach at least 1 million people.
  • You will make new connections with other innovators from business, academia, industry and other fields.
  • You will be visible to a wide network of international partners of the European Commission, EIT Food and AgriFood Lithuania DIH across Europe.

Win a cash prize

2 000 €

*The list of speakers, mentors & judges will be announced soon.

Eksperts & mentors

Dr. Ramunė Vanagaitė

Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Agrotechnology at University of Applied Sciences
Expert
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Alina Laukienė

Sales and Marketing Manager at Xplicity
Expert & mentor
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Ieva Budraitė

Deputy Director at Green Policy Institute
Mentor
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Aurelijus Beleckis

CEO at Elinta Robotics
Mentor
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Dr. Rasa Melnikienė

Director at Lithuanian Centre for Social Sciences. Institute of Economics and Rural Development
Mentorė
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Dr. Dalia Karlaitė

Head of Management Department at University of Applied Sciences
Mentor
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Irina Koscelkovskienė

Food Technologies Lecturer at Kaunas College
Mentor
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Dr. Antoni Kozič

Lecturer at Faculty of Informatics and Electronics at University of Applied Sciences
Mentor
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Lukas Špakauskas

Sales and marketing director at Divaks
Mentor
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Andrius Uoka

CEO at Terra Lammato
Mentor
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Mindaugas Kuklierius

CEO at Agrorasa
Mentor
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Robertas Kurkėnas

CEO at Agrorasa
Mentor
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Dr. Karolis Gedvilas

Vice-Dean of Faculty of Natural Sciences at Vytautas Magnus University
Mentor
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Dr. Edita Bagdonaitė

Chief officer of R&D&I Programmes and International Cooperation Department at MITA
Mentor
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Rūta Katkevičienė

Journalist at LRT
Mentor
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Inga Juozapavičiūtė

Director of Entrepreneurship Department at Enterprise Lithuania
Mentor
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Dr. Artūras Jakubavičius

Head of Innovation support services department at Lithuanian Innovation Centre
Mentor
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Dr. Eglė Butkevičienė

Lecturer at the Faculty of Social Sciences at Kaunas Techology University
Mentor
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Virginija Lukšienė

CEO at EkoAgros
Mentor
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Jokūbas Drazdas

CEO at Acrux Cyber Services
Mentor
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Aida Matulevičiūtė-Čepukaitė

Owner at HBH Vilnius, member of the Council of the Association of Lithuanian Restaurant Chefs and Confectioners
Mentor
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Elmantas Pocevičius

CEO at Švenčionių vaistažolės
Mentor
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Aistė Miliūtė-Pranckuvienė

CEO at Birštonas Mineral Water
Expert
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Augustas Alešiūnas

Founder of ART21
Expert & Speaker
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Giedrius Bagušinskas

CEO at the Lithuanian Food Exporters Association (LitMEA)
Expert
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Grigoris Chatzikostas

Vice President of Business Development at FoodScale Hub
Expert
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Dr. Justas Gribovskis

CEO at IT Sistemos
Expert
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Arnas Radzevičius

Head of Agro Precision Technology Division at Agrokoncernas
Expert
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Sigitas Dimaitis

Director of the Chamber of Agriculture
Expert
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Mantė Šidlauskaitė

CEO at Cogastro
Expert
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Tomas Orlickas

Deputy Director at the National Paying Agency
Expert
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Justinas Katkus

Head of Product Design at Factobotics
Expert
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Vaidas Čiučkys

CEO at Benco
Expert
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Aistė Kubiliūtė

Head of the Marine Environmental Assessment Division of the Environmental Protection Agency
Expert
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Kęstutis Šetkus

Director at Lithuanian Hydrometeorogical Office
Expert
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Vision for the Stratup Village

Renata Pečiūnaitienė

Marketing specialist at Timac AGRO LT
Mentor
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Eglė Jurienė

Public Relations Officer at European Parliament
Mentor
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Saulius Arelis

Director at Visoriai Information Technology Park
Mentor
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dr. Irma Šileikienė

Head of Information Systems at University of Applied Sciences
Mentor
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Giedrė Kesiūnaitė

Winner of the EIT FOOD EWA program
Mentor
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dr. Inga Kepalienė

Expert of Nutrition & Ecology
Mentor
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Milita Žygytė

Winner of the HACK Digital Sea'21
Mentor
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Ieva Šūmakarytė

Events and Pre-accelerator Manager at Startup Lithuania
Mentor
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Dr. Nerijus Nika

Head of Fisheries and Aquaculture laboratory of Marine Research Institute at Klaipėda University
Mentor
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Kristina Šermukšnytė-Alešiūnienė

Director at AgriFood Lithuania DIH
Mentor
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Edvinas Navickas

Precision Agriculture Product Manager at Dojus Agro
Mentor
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Kristina Leknickaite-Stepulaitiene

Director at FinAgro
Mentor
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Valdas Dambrava

Communication expert
Mentor
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Giedrius Leskauskas

Head of Communications at AgriFood Lithuania DIH
Mentor
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On the eve of the AgriFood Forum 2021, an international creative workshop will be organized

The AgriFood Forum 2021 will propose a new direction

EIT FOOD Challenge Labs for the AgriFood Sector are Being Organized in Lithuania

AgriFood sector Challenge

*The list of speakers, mentors & judges will be announced soon.

Awards

Two Winners of Challenge of Vision for the Startup Village

From Zero to Hero (Challenge of the AgriFood Sector)

The Most Advanced Solution (Challenge of the AgriFood Sector)

Prizes from Special Partners

Agenda

October 21th (CET)


15:00 Opening of the HACK Startup Village | European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth Mariya Gabriel
17:00 Presentation: “The biggest challenges of the Startup Village”
17:15 Presentation: “Story of success”
17:30 Overview of the challenges
17:45 Check point #1
18:30 End of the official opening day of the HACK Startup Village

October 22th (CET)


09:00 Check point #2
09:30 Mentoring sessions
12:30 Lunch
13:00 Workshop #1
14:00 Mentoring sessions
16:00 Workshop #2
18:00 Check point #2

October 23th (CET)


09:00 Check point #4
10:00 Mentoring sessions
13:00 Workshop #3 (Public speaking)
16:00 Video submission deadline
16:30 Pitch round with recorded videos & live Q&A
18:30 Awards & closing

Register now!

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