Let’s innovate with companies in the digital transformation of business in the Kymenlaakso region - Students and entrepreneurs, join now!

Let’s innovate with companies in the digital transformation of business in the Kymenlaakso region – Students and entrepreneurs, join now!

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

The hacking starts on Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 5 pm and ends on Saturday, October 17 at 5 pm.

We strongly support local business and the aim of this hackathon is 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 need you! 

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

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

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

From participants we expect an open mind and a willingness to work with people you have possibly not met before. Register before 13.10 11pm.


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.

More information

Teijo Javanainen
044 702 8518

Erna Gronow
Project Manager
040 688 6919

Join us on the XAMK Digital Business Hackathon journey, sign up now: 


Do you want to join the hackathon to innovate and boost local business? We need participants with a broad range of skills and backgrounds.

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For Business

Do you have a business idea or are you a business owner?
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Risico Digital Business Hackathon

15 October 2020 – 17 October 2020

Project partners

Lead partner: Kaakkois-Suomen ammattikorkeakoulu, Xamk

Focus areas: Digital economy