Hack-a-SaaS hackathon

12-14th of October 2018, Vilnius Tech Park

Mailerlite Hackathon

Information

MailerLite Hack-a-Saas is a 48-hour event where the best developers, designers, project managers and entrepreneurs meet to build new, amazing SaaS products.

If you’ve been dreaming about your online business, here’s a perfect opportunity to get mentorship, consultation and to develop a working prototype during the weekend.

The scope of this hackathon is B2B SaaS products. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Customer support
  • Live chat
  • Chat bots
  • Surveys
  • Web CMS
  • Email marketing
  • Affiliate marketing
  • Advertising
  • Human resources
  • Accounting
  • SaaS integrations
  • and more…
Expectations

What to expect at the Hackathon

On Friday evening, everyone presents their ideas and forms teams. On Saturday, the teams will continue working on their prototypes, meet with mentors and start training for their pitches.

On Sunday evening, the final event will take place where the most remarkable teams and participants will be rewarded.

We will provide you with three warm meals per day, healthy snacks, coffee and energy drinks so you can focus on your work.

Attendees

Who is this event for?

Designers

Developers

Project Managers

Entrepreneurs

Teams

How the teams will be formed

On Friday evening, everyone will present their idea at the pitch session. Ideas will be presented based using the "elevator-pitch" method within 60 seconds.

Every participant will choose their favorite idea. This is how the teams will be formed. The team will consist of 3-5 people and should be "balanced" (developer, designer, and/or marketing). If you already have a team, please mention that in the registration form.

It is very important that you have a project manager (team lead) on your team. One of his tasks is to maintain the focus of the team - one eye on the clock and the other on the team progress. 48 hours is really a short time.

What to bring with you

Laptop, chargers, an open mind and lots of energy!

Rules

  • Teams have to build apps from scratch.
  • You can use open source libraries and frameworks.
  • It can be a Web App or Mobile App. Tech stack is not limited.
  • Final pitches on Sunday will be limited to 3 min + 3 min for questions.
  • Only working prototypes will be eligible for the prizes.
MailerLite

Prizes

1st place

3000 EUR

2nd place

2000 EUR

3rd place

1000 EUR

Bonus: Potential investment or partnership opportunities.

Vilnius Tech Park

Prizes

For the winning team
3 months unlimited free membership at co-working space at Vilnius Tech Park
For all teams
Annual virtual Vilnius Tech Park membership
For the 3 best teams
Meetings with Vilnius Tech Park investors

Jury

We have compiled a group of experienced tech entrepreneurs and experts to select the best ideas and prototypes. The Jury is committed to choosing the best work in a fair and collaborative process.

Aidas Dailidė
Aidas Dailidė

Co-founder at Pixelmator

Darius Matuliauskas
Darius Matuliauskas

B2B Product Owner at Treatwell

Regimantas Buožius
Regimantas Buožius

Chairman Of The Board at ACC Distribution

Darius Žakaitis
Darius Žakaitis

Partner at Contrarian Ventures

Ilma Nausedaitė
Ilma Nausedaitė

CMO at MailerLite

Mentors

Mentors will be available throughout the weekend to offer advice, give their expert opinions and help you work through challenges. Some of them are more technical, and others more business savvy. Be open and ask for their advice and contacts.

Ignas Rubežius
Ignas Rubežius

CEO at MailerLite

Gediminas Andrijaitis
Gediminas Andrijaitis

Product Manager at MailerLite

Edmundas Balčikonis
Edmundas Balčikonis

Co-founder and CEO at Eddy Travels

Zbignev Gecis
Zbignev Gecis

Design Team Lead at Harbortouch

Erikas Viršilas
Erikas Viršilas

Founder at Proto Industrija

Jonas Fischer
Jonas Fischer

Copywriter at MailerLite

Arūnas Smaliukas
Arūnas Smaliukas

Developer at MailerLite

Justinas Pošiūnas
Justinas Pošiūnas

Developer at Mailerlite

Indre Sizovaitė
Indre Sizovaitė

SEO & Content Marketing at MailerLite

Tadas Paplauskas
Tadas Paplauskas

Developer at MailerLite

Karina Norkaitienė
Karina Norkaitienė

Customer Support Manager at MailerLite

Šarūnas Ročevas
Šarūnas Ročevas

Designer at MailerLite

Agenda

Friday

12/10/2018

18:00
Registration
18:30
Welcome & Opening
18:45
Pitches start
19:30
Snacks&team formation
20:30
Start coding

Saturday

13/10/2018

9:00
Breakfast
10:00 - 13:00
Mentorship session
14:00
Lunch
15:00
Continue coding
16:00
Status check
17:00
Pitch training session
18:00
Continue coding
19:00
Dinner
20:00
Continue coding

Sunday

14/10/2018

9:00
Breakfast
10:00
Continue coding
11:00 - 12:30
Pitch Drills
14:00
Lunch
15:00
Status check
16:00
Submit your code
17:00
Final pitch session
18:30
Award ceremony
19:00
Afterparty & networking

Register

The event is free, but you have to register before the 5th of October.

A week before the event, we will send you an email with all the necessary information about the hackathon.

Organizer

Mailerlite

Main Partner

Vilnius Tech Park

Contact us

If you have any questions contact hackathon@mailerlite.com