A 48-hour innovation challenge

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Sumthin' Cool in a nutshell

Sumthin' Cool is a 48h long online innovation challenge organized to bring impact and create disruption in society. We are taking advantage of this time of uncertainty to encourage innovative thinking and doing.

 

The event is organized by three Finnish startup ecosystem players: BayX, Foodtechies Finland, and Ambitious Africa.

Sumthin' Cool Innovation Challenge is aimed at giving people an opportunity to explore the new world of possibilities: the world of entrepreneurship. 

 

Together we want to ideate and create new innovations that help solve the societal challenges both locally and globally in the world.

Why?

What?

The modern world offers a lot of possibilities, yet some people feel not challenged enough, socially isolated by the global pandemic, and unable to make a contribution to society. Those people who are in need of something more, who are passionate, and who are eager to take risks we invite to explore the world of entrepreneurship: a daunting world which is full of amazing rewards. 

A 48-hour innovation challenge where participants work on ideas to solve modern world problems with the help of mentors and a supporting toolkit that will help you get going.
 

Sumthin' Cool is built around 3 main tracks: Education, FoodTech, and EdTech. The last track will be announced later. 

How?

For who?

Our platform is built to suit everyone, whether you have been to many hackathons or this is your first run hacking and solving problems. The registration deadline and information on how to proceed will be announced later.

Everyone is welcome no matter what experience or background you have. No previous hackathon or coding experience required, just an interest to make an impact. The more diversity we have, the better ideas we will come up with! 

Challenges

Selection of

Our Mentors

Peter
Vesterbacka
FORMER MIGHTY EAGLE AT ROVIO, ANGRY BIRDS, FOUNDER OF FINEST BAY AREA DEVELOPMENT
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I love how people are reacting to the crisis by doing things. For me entrepreneurship has always been about doing, seems like the current crisis is bringing out the entrepreneur in all of us. By doing things together we can solve any problem and I'm very excited to be part of the hackathon!
Marika
Lindström
CIO, PAULIG GROUP
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I am not a teacher, neither do I have medical education. How can I then help our community with my solution driven attitude and experience that I have in digitalization? It did not take me even a second to decide joining the hackathon as a mentor. I rather be active myself then whine in the corner. Let’s work together and hopefully we have some awesome innovations after the hackathon weekend.
Tapio
Peltonen
Entrepreneur, EEX Oy
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Boosting entrepreneurial doers, in all organizations, is the key to innovation, growth and renewal. This is also what we do at EEX every day.  Thus it is only natural to participate in the hackathon. 
 
I am glad to participate myself as a mentor and to invite our EEX Community of our best Entrepreneurial Leaders to join both as mentors and participants. I’m positive this is going to be fun and useful weekend!

Preliminary schedule

Friday

16:00
KICKOFF
Starting words from the Sumthin' Cool organizers 
17:00
Speaker 1
Speech 1
20:00
Sumthin' Cool organizers
Closing remarks the day and approach for tomorrow

Sunday

10:00
Speaker 4
Speech 4
11:00
Speaker 5
Speech 5
12:00
DEADLINE FOR FINAL SUBMISSIONS
16:00 ->
Announcement of Winners

PARTY
Live music

Saturday

10:00
Sumthin' Cool
How to get the most out of mentorship. 1-on-1 mentoring starts.
14:00
Speaker 2
Speech 2
16:00
Speaker 3
Speech 3
18:00
Live music
19:00
Sumthin' Cool organizers
Closing remarks for the day
22:00
First Submission
Submit your first draft in form of a pdf presentation.
22:00
Second Submission
Submit your second draft in form of a pdf presentation.

Main Partners

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