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Anniversary Hacker Games will bring two international accelerators!
2017
Nov 07

(Justyna Piotrowska, photo by All Is Amazing Team)

This Anniversary Hacker Games for participants has a special surprise – even two international accelerators – 500 Startups and Startup Wise Guys are coming to the event. Justyna Piotrowska, Growth Hacker in Residence and Lead of Series A Program in South East Asia at 500 Startups as well as Lone Jensen, Program MD & Nordics at Startup Wise Guys will share her experience and participate in this hackathon winners competition.

500 Startups is a global venture capital seed fund with a network of startup programs headquartered in Silicon Valley. This accelerator is the #1 most active seed fund in the world.

Justyna Piotrowska has 10 years experience in sales conversion optimisation, email marketing, content marketing and product launch. For 6 years she was one of Mindvalley’s entrepreneurial marketing experts in the area of psychological marketing, responsible for launching 3 successful businesses in less than a year with more than $3M in revenue as well as for business automation. Justyna is certified in landing page optimization, email marketing and in the fundamentals of online testing by Marketing Sherpa, and Jeff Walker Product Launch Formula. Currently she is a Founder and CMO of Rascals Depot – a growth consultancy working with startups.

From Hacker Games Justyna Piotrowska expects to get to know the startup scene in Lithuania and find potential investments as well as share her 10 years of marketing experience with the participants.

Meanwhile Startup Wise Guys is a mentorship-driven accelerator program for early stage B2B startups, providing seed capital (€20K), office space and most importantly – world-class mentors.

Lone Jensen is from Startup Wise Guys, Europe’s leading B2B startup accelerator. She is an experienced startup mentor and jury member. Lone brings international experience from both the startup and the corporate world. She has a strong focus on business and strategy with a background from software, sales, leadership and business development.

“Startup Wise Guys has been investing in more than 80 startups from the CEE region and about half of those from Baltics. Thus we are always looking out very early on for the startups that could join upcoming batches and hope to see a dozen created on the B2B and Fintech space this weekend that can put on our watch list. Furthermore our CEO Cristobal Alonso was one if the initial co-founder of Startup Highway and has himself a personal like to Lithuania where he also lived for 3 years. And last and not least to ensure that we create relationships that are long lasting and not tactical and the immediate needs and we hope to firm up our relationship with startup Lithuania”, says Lone Jensen.

So well performed participants of hackathon has the chance to attract 500 Startups or Startup Wise Guys attention.

This Hacker Games partner is DXC Technology, an international corporation providing end-to-end IT solutions and services globally, who help to bring these accelerators. The participants of the upcoming hackathon will also be able to benefit from global DXC expertise, which is going to be shared by the company’s mentors.

Anniversary Hacker Games will happen on 24-26th of November in University of Applied Social Sciences. The event is free of charge. The participants are invited to compete for great prizes in software, hardware and games tracks.

Registration is open at: www.hackergames.lt.

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The event is organized by Startup Lithuania powered by Enterprise Lithuania.

(Lone Jensen, photo from personal archive)