Let's create new ideas for the sports industry!

Let's create new ideas for the sports industry!

What's the goal of this hackathon?
Goal of this hackathon is to generate innovative ideas for the sports industry within 48 hours, evaluate the potential of the ideas, and build interdisciplinary teams capable of bringing them to life.
The coronavirus pandemic is continuing to disrupt major sporting events across the Globe. Every aspect of sport has been affected, from athletes themselves to media coverage. Sports events and activities have been suspended or limited to slow down the spread of the virus - there is silence on sports fields and tracks.

It's time to transform and innovate our sports experience in every possible way! We invited participants from all over the world to participate in the sports innovation hackathon SportHack 2020 Latvia, to help athletes, coaches, and sports fans overcome these challenging times. The right time to make a difference and improve everyone's sports experience is now!
Sports innovation hackathon SportHack 2020 Latvia 21/05 - 23/05
300+
Participants
35
Teams
66
Mentors
20
Partner's challenges
Winners
Overall SportHack 2020 Latvia Winner -
Riga Kayaking

SportHack 2020 Latvia winners in "New idea" and "Work in progress project" categories
1st place work-in-progress project - FitShark
1st place new idea project: - Vindere
2nd place work-in-progress project and overall hackathon winner - Riga Kayaking
2nd place new idea project - Olimps - Winder
3rd place work-in-progress project: - Nable Solutions
3rd place new idea project - JoinMe
Challenges of the Hackathon
Let's overcome the crisis together!
Exceptional circumstances call for emergency solutions. The sports sector is suffering most directly from the effects of the crisis. There is silence on the sports fields and tracks. Solutions are needed to help sport transform and adapt to new conditions. Do you have any ideas? Let's overcome the crisis together!
Sports innovation
Do you have an idea how to improve sport experience for individuals, teams, organizers or spectators? Join this hackathon, build your dream team and test your idea. Push your limits and be ready for a 48 hours challenge.
Sports infrastructure and equipment
There are a lot of sports equipment and infrastructure around us. We believe you have a new and fresh view how to use it more efficiency! If you have in mind something absolutely new and innovative, this hackathon is a great place to test your next BIG thing.
Sports data
If you can't measure It, you can't improve It. Data is important part of sport. Have an idea how to track, collect and analyse data? Transform sports data in value for everyone and build a business around it!
Partner's challenges
During the hackathon, teams can solve the challenges set by the partners, as well work on own new or work in progress ideas. If possible, we suggest the teams to find ways to adapt their solutions to the challenges set by the partners, as they are looking for teams to work together and start pilot projects after hackathon.
Project is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) project no. 1.1.1.3/18/A/001 «RTU innovation grants for students» and no. 1.1.1.3/18/A/004 «Kurzeme Innovation Grants for Students».
PRIZE POOL
7000 EUR
worth of prizes, to develop your idea further and change the world!
Meet our Jury Members!
Tālis Juhna
Riga Technical University
Dace Gulbe
Latvian Olympic Committee
Kristaps Zaļkalns
Latvian Sports Federations Council
Vitālijs Petkevičs
Ventspils University of Applied Sciences
Vīgants Radziņš
Latvijas Mobilais Telefons SIA
Jānis Jakaitis
Rimi Baltic Group
Jānis Altgauzens
Buildit Accelerator
Mentors
Gunita Kuļikovska
Vividly
Skills: Business
André Nitzschmann
K-i-E DecisionMaking & TimeBox make my Agile Transformation
Skills: Business
Marta Matisone
Startup consultant
Skills: Business
Artis Cicens
Service design. Business development & innovation programs
Skills: Business
Edgars Pukinsks
Latvijas Futbola federācija
Skills: Field expert
Ričards Fomrats
Business builder & Growth leader from scratch to exit...
Skills: Business; Tech; Design; Field expert
Elīna Lidere
5G Innovation Lead at Latvijas Mobilais Telefons SIA
Skills: Business; Design
Jēkabs Dambergs
Innovation and tech enthusiast
Skills: Business; Field expert
Edgars Koroņevskis
Digital product design and marketing
Skills: Business; Design
Vitālijs Petkevičs
Ventspils Augstskola
Skills: Business
Kārlis Skuja
WindHackers, SportHack 2020 Latvija organizators
Skills: Business
Vladislavs Jašniks
Hokeja klubs "Dinamo Rīga"
Skills: Business; Design
Reinis Ošenieks
Sports journalist, LTV instagram, twitter - rainocean
Skills: Business
Aigars Nords
CEO, Nords Event Communications
Skills: Business
Martins Rubenis
Improving experiences Through Cultivation of Mind and Body
Skills: Tech; Creative; Field expert
Solvita Pleinica
Ventspils Sporta skola "Spars"
Skills: Field expert
Anrijs Brencāns
fanapps.io Dibinātājs
Skills: Field expert
Jānis Beinerts
Industrial Designer
Skills: Design
Aigars Strauss
Latvijas Triatlona federācija
Skills: Field expert
Viktorija Bergmane
BTA Insurance Company SE
Skills: Business; Design
Nauris Metnieks
BK Marupe
Skills: Business; Design; Field expert
Salvis Roga
Kurzemes Biznesa inkubators
Skills: Business
Roberts Gaižutis
Ventspils Augsto tehnoloģiju parks
Skills: Business
Dmitrijs Orlovs
Latvijas Mobilais Telefons SIA
Skills: Business; Tech
Kristīne Tarvida
PR & Digital marketing communication
Skills: Business; Design
Kalvis Kovaļevs
Latvijas Basketbola savienība
Skills: Business; Design; Field expert
Andis Blinds
Owner of BLINDSAVE
Skills: Business
Elīna Miķelsone
Idea and Innovation Institute (NGO), RTU, BA School of Business and Finance, RISEBA, BVK
Skills: Business; Design
Jānis Leitāns
Sport Revolution
Skills: Business; Tech; Design; Field expert
Andris Akmentiņš
Digital Project Manager at Latvijas Mobilais Telefons SIA
Skills: Business; Design; Field expert
Jānis Jakaitis
IT online solutions manager
Skills: Tech
Simon Bremer
Digital Evangelist, Mentor, Public speaker and Digital Transformation Strategist/Climate
Skills: Business
Jānis Bukovskis
E-Commerce UX Expert at Rimi Baltic Group
Skills: Creative
Artūrs Bernovskis
Founder of Efectio.com
Skills: Business
Olga Ļubina
Certified Nutritionist at Children's Clinical University Hospital
Skills: Field expert
Kristaps Zaļkalns
Latvian Sports Federations CouncilSkills: Field expert
Kārlis Karolis
Innovation Manager
Skills: Business
Leo Selavo
Professor at University of Latvia
Skills: Tech
Aldis Greitāns
Assistant Professor at Riga Business School
Skills: Business
Anastasija Zencika
Head of Marketing ECOMMPAY / Core organiser of ECOMMTALKS / Founder of EN.LIGHTNING
Skills: Business; Design
Mārtiņš Sūna
Artificial Intelligence Business Developer at Tilde ~
Skills: Business; Field expert
Normunds Barinovs
Board Member at SURF and SUP EVENTS
Skills: Field expert
Mārtiņš Kirma
Digital Marketing Specialist / Lead Project Manager
Skills: Business; Tech; Field expert
Dace Gulbe
Marketing Director at Latvian Olympic Committee
Skills: Business; Field expert
Iveta Bojāre
Integrated Communication Strategies, Sports Marketing, Brand activation, PR
Skills: Business; Creative; Field expert
Justine K.
Project managers - Product Designer - Technology Business Advisor
Skills: Business; Creative
Jophin Joy
Design Thinker | User Experience Designer | Blogger | Youtuber
Skills: Creative
Rahul Vignesh Sekar
Innovation | Leadership | Product Management
Skills: Creative
Athanasios Dimou
M.Sc. Geoinformatics and Surveying Engineer
Skills: Tech; Creative
Jesús Gironés
Automation Architect | Data Storyteller | Laravel Expert
Skills: Tech
Annesha Kar Gupta
Advocate and legal researcher, Campaign Volunteer at NHS, Conservative
Skills: Business; Creative; Field expert
Joao Nascimento
Founder at ProjectOpenAir
Skills: Business; Creative
Natalia Deligiorgi
Certified Performance & Development Coach
Skills: Business
Derren de Jong
Founder of zero to one | VVD & JOVD
Skills: Business; Field expert
Youness O.
Business Development Manager at CANAAN RESEARCH AND INVESTMENT
Skills: Business; Tech; Creative
Roberto Russo
Financial Advisor Specialist at Poste Italiane S.p.a. | Startupper
Skills: Business
Aakash Baranwal
Innovation and Tech Enthusiast | Leader | Web Developer
Skills: Tech; Creative
Ber Fuentes
Marketing Director at GMC360 Global Peace Chain Ambassador Leader GirlUP Onu
Skills: Business; Field expert
Andi Belegu
Lawyer and Economist
Skills: Business; Field expert
Liga Efeja Libiete
Facilitator | Coach | System Change | Climate Action | Process Design | Lifelong Learning
Skills: Business; Creative
Julius Norkunas
CEO at Mobility Innovation Center
Skills: Business; Field expert
Faton Nuha
Head Of Information Technology at Shimrud | Innovation | Product Management | eLearning Consultant
Skills: Business; Tech
Hajnalka Bessenyei
Co-Founder and Co-CEO at Bridge4Innovation
Skills: Business
Aleksas Drozdovskis
Strategy & Innovation Leadership | ex @Wargaming @Omnicom | THNK Alumnus
Skills: Business; Creative
Andris Epners
Massage Therapy; Health&Fitness Trainer
Skills: Business; Field expert
Cinda Ewton
Owner at Croker Oars West
Skills: Business; Field expert
Frequently Asked Questions
Robert
What is a hackathon?
Support:
A sprint-like event where participants team up and create solutions to real-life challenges in an intense period of time. Using creativity, technology and mentoring, the weekend results in prototypes, fresh new concepts and innovative usages of tech.
Pēteris
What is an online/virtual hackathon?
Support
In an online or virtual hackathon, all participants are remotely connected. Irrespective of their location, hackathon enthusiasts can participate and demonstrate their skills on an online hackathon platform using various tools.
Anna
Who can participate?
Support
We welcome people of all job descriptions, whether you're a designer, developer, marketer, entrepreneur, project manager or from a sport field. Diverse groups often work incredibly well together to produce the best results.
Miko:
Do I need to be able to code?
Support:
You can participate with any level of IT skills, even if you haven't written a single line of code. Understanding the basics of IT is a plus.
Heiki:
During this hackathon can I work only on new ideas or on an existing product or solution?
Support:
It will be allowed to develop both new ideas and improve existing products and solutions. In the case of existing solutions, especially will be evaluated the work done during the hackathon.
Liene:
How big should be the team?
Support
We find that a team of three to five works best. It's large enough to have diverse skills, yet small enough to get to know your team members well in a short space of time.
John
What if I sign-up alone or don't have a team?
Support
Don't worry if you don't know anyone attending. Teams will be formed before hackathon and during hackathon. There will be enough time to mingle and get to know other attendees and ideas.
Olga:
In what language will the event take place?
Support:
Main communication during hackathon will be in English. In direct communication with the organisers it is possible to communicate in Latvian and English. The final presentations you will be able to prepare in English or Latvian.
Zanda
Is participation free of charge?
Support
Yes participation is free of charge.
The best team making it all happen
The smartest people work hard to provide the best hackathon experience and make You happy!
Kārlis Skuja
Vision and Energy, WindHackers
Kristīne Tarvida
PR & Social Media Marketing, WindHackers
Artis Cicens
Content and Partners, WindHackers
Olga Averčenko
Communication and Design, WindHackers
Didzis Andersons
IT Technologies, WindHackers
Loreta Petrovica
Content and Support, WindHackers
Anastasija Tkačenko
Clients, WindHackers
Our contacts
Feel free to send us a message. We really love to communicate! :)
info@windhackers.com
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