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Women In Tech Hackathon 2024

Data. health. intelligence.

March 8th – 10th, 2024 In person and Online

University of Latvia House of Nature,
Jelgavas Street 1

Language: English

This is already the 5th Women in Tech Hackathon organized yearly by Riga TechGirls.

This year’s Women in Tech Hackathon is an opportunity to explore the intersection of data, health and intelligence. 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 human centered 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.


March 5

Workshop 1

Ideation & Prototyping

March 7

Workshop 2



March 8

17.30  Team Registration and

application deadline

18.00  Hackathon Opening Ceremony

19.10  Hacking Starts

20.00  Checkpoint 1 (required)

21:00 Evening Snacks

21:45 End of Day 1

March 9

10.00 Breakfast

11:00 Checkpoint 2 (required)

13:00 Lunch

11:00-17.00  Mentoring

19.00  Checkpoint 3 (required)

19:30 Dinner

21:45 End of Day 2

March 10

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, on the HackTribe platform you can post your idea and look for teammates or join a team that is lacking teammates. Team formation and idea development will take place until March 8th 17:30. 


The hacking starts on the evening of March 8th 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 will be available for consultations and support on March 9. 


On March 10th, 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 9, please join our cause and register to be a mentor at the event website.


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. 

1st place winner




2nd Place Winner




3rd Place Winner





Our hackathon invites participants to tackle critical issues with a broad spectrum of themes, we aim to spark innovation and create solutions that address real-world challenges. From enhancing healthcare services with AI and data analytics to improving financial literacy and planning, our challenges are designed to inspire impactful change.

#1 No specific challenge

Your personal idea not connected to any of the challenges of the hackathon but within the confines of the main hackathon theme of data, health and intelligence.

PRIZE: Apart from competing for the main prize poll, the best solution for the Riga TechGirls challenge will receive a prize of 100 EUR.

#2 Use of data and AI in healthcare

Help us and the industry find the best way for how AI or data can be used in order to make the healthcare industry evolve and provide even better services to those in need!

PRIZE: Apart from competing for the main prize poll, the best solution between all Novartis challenges will receive a prize of 200 EUR.

#3 Promoting Cholesterol Screening

A solution that would promote cholesterol screening to patients, allow the doctors and the patient to effectively monitor the cholesterol level, track their treatment targets and progress, and increase adherence to prescribed medication.

#4 Psychological support for patients with multiple sclerosis

A solution that could provide psychological support for patients with multiple sclerosis.

#5 Organization and planning of screening visits

A solution that could assist in the organization and planning of screening visits for targeted societal groups, including females aged 50-74 for breast cancer, individuals aged 50-74 for colon cancer, and men aged 45 and older for prostate cancer.

#6 Sharing of experiences and mentoring between universities and regional hospitals

A solution as a plug-in/add-on to an already existing digital health system to enhance the sharing of experiences and mentoring between universities and regional hospitals. This could include analysing diverse patient cases, sharing opinions, exchanging best practices and offering advice or sharing new knowledge.

#7 Identifying oncology patients at higher risk

A solution that could assist general practitioners (GPs) in identifying oncology patients at higher risk and providing timely reminders for necessary checkups for patients within these risk groups.

PRIZE: Apart from competing for the main prize poll, the best solution for the Latvijas Banka challenge will have the opportunity to receive further funding of 2000 EUR* from Latvijas Banka to continue the development of their idea.
*Latvijas Banka has the final say whether the team will receive the prize based on their assessment of the idea.

#8 Financial literacy and budget planning

Challenge A:  Budget Planning, Saving Habits and Achieving financial goals.

The common level of financial literacy: both knowledge and handling of money and the attitude towards it are not such as to ensure the well-being of the population in the short and long term. A society with a high level of financial literacy has taken care of its finances today and in the future, monitors its financial flow and has implemented financially smart habits in its everyday life. It helps to be more resilient in various crisis situations and live in prosperity.

Challenge B: Fraud Detection. The ability to avoid and recognize different fraud cases.

There are many types of fraud: romantic scammers, investment frauds, fake invoice fraud, vishing (phone calls), smishing (sms), phishing (data), loan fraud, illegal money transfers (money mules). Fraudsters are trying to reach large audiences. For the majority, these announcements or calls are recognizable as fraudulent and seem silly, but the fraudsters try to catch those persons to whom this announcement resonates and then rational thinking shuts down.

PRIZE: Apart from competing for the main prize poll, the best solution for the Rimi challenge will receive a surprise gift from Rimi.

#9 Knowledgeable and more healthy consumption

Develop a concept for a user-friendly interface for nutrition labels on the e-store platform. Implement educational features to help users understand nutritional information better. Explore ways to personalize nutrition recommendations based on user preferences and dietary restrictions. Develop a user-friendly tracker to monitor and encourage fruit and vegetable consumption. Integrate characters, challenges, and rewards related to making nutritious food choices.

PRIZE: Apart from competing for the main prize poll, the best solution for the airBaltic challenge will receive return flight tickets for each team member to a destination of their choice.

#10 Optimizing work schedules

Task: Create an app or tool using any technologies you want to optimize the work schedule for set of call center agents. The goal of such a tool could be to:

1. Achieve a selection with the highest possible answered call rate (reduce the number of lost calls per month);
2. Develop the optimal working schedule for each individual agent to increase employee satisfaction;
3. Any optimization schedule in terms of reducing headcount or reducing/increasing working hours for specific incoming call lines.

PRIZE: Apart from competing for the main prize poll, the best solution for the Printify challenge will receive a surprise gift from Printify.

#11 Empowering Female Health Through Personalized Nutrition

Develop a customizable platform that leverages print-on-demand technology to tailor food supplements and nutritional guides, specifically addressing women’s health needs. This solution should simplify the personalization of nutrition based on individual health goals, lifestyle, and medical requirements.


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. 

Lota Plezere

Product manager at GoCardless

Karina Lapina

Sustainability lead at Startup Wise Guys

Arta Beitāne

Senior Associate & Accelerator Program Manager at Hardware Accelerator “Buildit Latvia”

Madara Ermansone-Bočoka

Creative Team Product Owner at Magebit

Āris Brencis

Head of Startup Programs at Helve

Zane Grēta Grants

Communications Lead at Pauls Stradins Clinical University Hospital

Alina Jarmolica

UX/UI Designer


Elvīra Zaltāne

Co-founder @ and Co-Creator @ Riga TechGirls

Jānis Zaltāns

banqup country lead


Dāvis Bočoks

COO at Intellify





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