On Friday, 9 September, the SpaceX event center in Ülemiste City welcomed
110 enterprising people who chose a team and an idea to work on over the
While Friday night was spent pitching ideas, the next 48 hours would see the best of them being turned into functioning prototypes. When the finale began on Sunday night, everyone could witness the prototypes that the teams were able to build and hear about the aspirations they set for themselves.
The VUNK Hackathon engaged 18 teams with approx. 110 people from Friday to Sunday. After adding the organisers, mentors (from Estonia, Denmark, Sweden and Lithuania), partners, and volunteers, the total head count reached approx. 180.
The Hackathon was the starting point for VUNK’s main program. We selected nine teams who will continue through the team validation phase to revise the teams’ strengths and commercial ambitions.
All this means that we can expect to see approx. 40 people at the VUNK Hub every Tuesday!
Finding and buying a decent used car is currently a slow and complicated process but skynda.me will solve this problem.
ATM (decided not to participate in the next phase)
A location-based app for events taking place real-time.
An online service that will make selecting a name for your product, service or startup easy and reliable. It is designed to give companies expanding to foreign markets confidence that their name is linguistically and culturally appropriate.
An augmented reality solution for online stores. This solution takes objects on sale online and allows you to view them their actual after-purchase environment.
Why should start-ups from all over Europe apply to VUNK Autumn Programme in Estonia?
This spring a Portuguese start-up Helppier applied to VUNK collaboration programme. In short Helppier is a walkthrough service to create interactive tutorials and tooltips in seconds. Here is their Customer Happiness Manager's Ricardo Pereira's take on co-operation with VUNK & Telia.
Being a Telia Estonia startup lab, Vunk has helped companies partner with Telia to improve their offering and get access to the market. Vunk ran an accelerator for 2 years and pivoted to Collaboration framework this Spring.
e-Commerce to us is also anything
and everything transactional and dynamic – it is about enabling our customers
to complete purchases, subscriptions, manage their services and get help to
their questions in our digital channels just as they do in our stores – 24
hours a day, 365 days a year. Read more »
Tackling SmartCities and Digitalization
IoT for Telia has become the cornerstone for innovation. It is now time transform it into a more concrete framework, where there are more opportunities for partnerships. At VUNK, we look for companies offering state-of-the-art IoT services, are intelligently tackling SmartCity problems and offering value to their SME and B2B clients. Read more »