Women In Technology  Hackathon 2023


March 10th - 12th, 2023
In person and Online

Jelgavas Street 1, University of Latvia House of Nature
Language: English


This is already the 4th Women in Tech Hackathon organized yearly by Riga TechGirls.

This year's Women in Tech Hackathon is an opportunity to explore the intersection of resources, energy and efficiency. Participants will have the chance to work with experts from different industries to develop innovative solutions to solve today's most pressing challenges in these fields. Teams will be challenged to explore new ideas and create new technologies that can help create a more sustainable future. At the end of the Hackathon, participants will present their ideas to an esteemed panel of judges, who will award the most successful projects with prizes.

The event will take place online and in person at the University of Latvia, House of Science, Riga, Latvia.

Main Opening Ceremony and Closing Ceremony will take place in Magnum Auditorium. Hacking in 319, 334 and more. 



Along with the main theme of the event participants will be invited to build their projects under specific tracks. Each track offers to specialise your project and work on ideas that fit under its description. Each track will also receive its own prize in addition to the main hackathon prizes. 



March 10

17.30  Team Registration and

application deadline

18.00  Hackathon Opening Ceremony

19.00  Hacking Starts

20.00  Checkpoint 1 (required)

22:00 End of Day 1


March 11

10.00 Breakfast

11:00 Checkpoint 2 (required)

13:00 Lunch

11:00-17.00  Mentoring

19.00  Checkpoint 3 (required)

19:30 Dinner

22:00 End of Day 2

March 12

10:00 Breakfast

11.00  Last checkpoint (required)

14.00  Project submission deadline 

17.00  Final demos

18.00  Final jury evaluations

19.00  Closing ceremony & Awards

How does it work?


Let's start at the beginning - registration. If you wish to participate, you should register. Once registered, you will receive an email on how to join the further steps. Team formation and idea development will take place until March 10th 17:30. 



The hacking starts on the evening of March 10th with a short opening ceremony explaining what's to come, introducing the prizes and evaluation criteria. Then you hack - work in teams and develop your ideas into solutions and prototypes. During the three days, there are four checkpoints with team mentors to ensure you are going the right way. It is mandatory for the teams to be at the checkpoints unless your team mentor tells you otherwise. Expert mentors are available for consultations and support. 


On March 12th, it is time for the final submission of your solutions, followed by demos and pitches in front of the jury. The jury chooses the winners, and they are announced right away. After the hackathon, there are no strings attached; you can freely continue the work on your ideas and solutions.  


To ensure great teamwork and results we are inviting experts in the fields of technology and security to join our forces! If you can spare anything from 2 hours on Saturday, March 11th please join our cause and register to be a mentor at the event website.

Register as Mentor



Best teams will receive prizes from our Partners and Riga TechGirls. Along with the main overall best prizes there will be special prizes awarded to the best ideas under each track. 



Each team will be assigned a mentor during the hackathon. The mentor will help you push you idea forward, suggest you further improvements and most importantly will be there to support you whenever you need. 

Santa Zarāne

TechHub Riga

Managing Director

Lauma Sīle


Startup Partnership Manager

Regita Zeiļa

 Sociālās Uzņēmējdarbības Asociācija 

Executive Director

Janis Altgauzens

Program Manager

Innovation Academy

Lote Plezere


Product Manager

Alise Gurenko

Board Member

TechHub Riga



And more...