Digital Business Hackathon

The XAMK Digital Business Hackathon was an accessible, online 48-hour sprint for everyone interested in innovation and helping boost local Kymenlaakso businesses.

The hacking started on Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 5 pm and ended on Saturday, October 17 at 5 pm.

We strongly support local business and the aim of the hackathon was to help innovate and plan digital solutions for local companies. The solution could be:

  • the creation of entirely new online services
  • planning a system for online event organization
  • designing virtual sales stands
  • entirely rethinking online sales channels and a web-store
  • or whatever fantastic solution your hackathon team creates!

Entrepreneurs and students

We were looking for both local entrepreneurs (student entrepreneur teams welcome!) to provide challenges for the hackathon and enthusiastic hackathon participants.

Student participants received 2 study credits for participation, and all hackathon participants who were in a pitching team will receive a 50 euro restaurant voucher for food.

During the event we provided mentoring and other help for idea-creation and successful team work in a virtual team.

From participants we expected an open mind and a willingness to work with people you have possibly not met before.


15.10.2020 THURSDAY
17:00 Start of the event, getting into groups & intro to challenges
19:00 Teaming up & Co-working
16.10.2020 FRIDAY
9:00 Team meeting & Co-working
12:00 Lunch Break
13:00 Inspirational speech
14:00 Mentoring sessions
19:00 Pitching workshop
17.10.2020 SATURDAY
9:00 Coworking & Mentoring sessions
12:00 Lunch Break
13:00 Working on the presentations
15:00 Pitching Showdown
17:00 Closing of the Event


The XAMK Digital Business Hackathon is brought to you by RISICO, an innovation and business development project funded by the European Regional Development fund via the Regional Council of Kymenlaakso.