Why TravelHack Hackathon?
In this time of uncertainty, we face disruption to the Tourism and Creative industry, but there is also an opportunity. During TravelHack, participants can share ideas, collaborate, and create solutions that will change how Travel and Creative products and services will look in the future.

We encourage you to create digital, tech and design solutions for the Travel and Creative industry to provide innovative, safe and sustainable experiences for everyone.

Within 48 hours, TravelHack participants will have a chance to form interdisciplinary teams to generate new, innovative ideas, build a prototype and evaluate the business potential of the solution.
At this hackathon together will work ...
Challenges of the TravelHack
Creative experiences
Culture, Art and Entertainment allow you to discover the hidden richness of a country. Do you have a great idea on how to provide innovative and unique travel experiences? Join TravelHack!
Safety and Health
Post-pandemic perception impacts how we travel. Do you have an idea how to lower safety and health risks when we travel? Join TravelHack!
Mobility and Sustainability
Do you have in mind responsible, socially impactful products and services that drive exceptional traveller experiences and economic growth? Join TravelHack!
What You can do at this hackathon?
Meet new people, learn and share your knowledge. Create your dream team or join one!
Brainstorm, create, test! You will have two days and two nights to work on your idea and present it to jury.
Think outside the box, think in the box or invent new one! We believe you have brilliant ideas how to change this world!
Besides new friends and positive emotions, every team will have a chance to win fantastic prizes.
The project is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) project no. Nr. «University of Latvia innovation grants for students».
Prize Pool
2000 EUR
the cash prize fund, to develop your idea further and change the world!
TravelHack 2022 žūrija
Indra Trofimoviča
Innovation Centre Of The University Of Latvia
Antra Priede
Art Academy of Latvia
Anda Asare
Kristiāna Kārkliņa
Riga Technical University
Kristīne Freiberga
Latvian Academy of Culture
TravelHack 2022 Online Hackathon
Time zone: EEST (UTC+03:00)
30/03 | Online 18:00
30/03 | Online 18:00
Workshop - How to prepare for a hackathon?!
18:00 Practical info for Participants
18:30 Matchmaking and team formation
19:00 Q&A
01/04 | Online 18:00 - 23:59
01/04 | Online 18:00 - 23:59
Friday - Define challenge and set goals
14:00 Team registration deadline
18:00 Hackathon official opening event
18:30 Last-minute matchmaking and team formation
21:00 1st check-point
02/04 | Online 00:00 - 23:59
02/04 | Online 00:00 - 23:59
Saturday - Validate idea and build a prototype
9:00 2nd check-point
10:00 - 12:00 1:1 Mentoring sessions
17:00 Masterclass - How to prepare a great hackathon pitch?!
18:00 - 20:00 1:1 Mentoring sessions
21:00 3rd check-point
03/04 | Online 00:00 - 19:00
03/04 | Online 00:00 - 19:00
Sunday - Tell your story to the world
9:00 4th check-point
10:00 - 12:00 1:1 Mentoring sessions
16:00 Final pitch submission
17:00 Final pitches and award ceremony
You will get support and advice from business, tech, and creative experts to deliver better results!
Līna Marta Sarma
Riga Tech Girls
Skills: Creative, Business
Marta Rautenschild
Startup consultant
Skills: Business
Ieva Zemīte
Associate Professor at the Latvian Academy of Culture
Skills: Creative, Business
Artis Cicens
Service design. Business development & innovation programs
Skills: Business
Kārlis Skuja
Skills: Business, Tech
André Nitzschmann
K-i-E DecisionMaking & TimeBox make my Agile Transformation
Skills: Business
Elīna Miķelsone
Idea and Innovation Institute (NGO), RTU, BA School of Business and Finance, RISEBA, BVK
Skills: Business; Design
Jānis Bukovskis
E-Commerce and UX/UI Expert
Skills: Creative
Shivam Sahil
Software Engineer at Optum, Inc.
Skills: Tech, Creative
Ahmad Farhad Sarwary
Social Entrepreneur | Business Mentor | Impact Maker | Global Volunteer | Author
Skills: Business, Creative, Expert
Annesha Kar Gupta
Advocate (England & Wales and India); International Political Member/Influencer; UN Ambassador and UOL Alumni Ambassador.
Skills: Business, Tech, Creative, Expert
Igors Uhaņs
Co-Founder & CEO at BASAFUL
Skills: Business, Creative,
Frank Petry
Member of the Advisory Board at Blue Lake VC & Accelerator
Skills: Business
Barbara Ābele
Latvian Academy of Arts, Riga / MA Program in Functional Design / Professor
Skills: Design/Creative
Leonarda Ķestere
Latvian Academy of Culture
Skills: Design/Creative
Kristīne Tarvida
Managing Director at LatBAN I Business Development Manager I Communication Manager
Skills: Business; Design
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a hackathon?
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.
What is an online/virtual hackathon?
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.
Who can participate?
We welcome people of all job descriptions, whether you're a designer, developer, marketer, entrepreneur or project manager. Diverse groups often work incredibly well together to produce the best results.
Do I need to be able to code?
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.
During this hackathon can I work only on new ideas or on an existing product or solution?
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. This hackathon is not intended to promote commercially available products.
How big should be the team?
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.
What if I sign-up alone or don't have a team?
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.
In what language will the event take place?
Please note that the main communication during the hackathon will be in Latvian. With the organisers, it is possible to communicate in Latvian and English. Final presentations should be prepared in Latvian or English.
Is participation free of charge?
Yes participation is free of charge.
What are the conditions for a team to qualify for a cash prize?
To be eligible for the cash prize, the team must have at least one student from Latvia.
The best team making it all happen
This hackathon is organised by WindHackers. We work hard to provide the best hackathon experience.
Kārlis Skuja
Vision and Energy, WindHackers
Artis Cicens
Content and Partners, WindHackers
Olga Averčenko
Communication and Design, WindHackers
Didzis Andersons
IT Technologies, WindHackers
Anastasija Tkačenko
Clients, WindHackers
Our contacts
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