Online Pre-accelerator
April 13 – May 17

What is it?

Hack the Crisis online pre-accelerator is an impact driven program by Europe’s most experienced B2B accelerator and aimed at teams coming out of #HacktheCrisis hackathons all over Europe and beyond to ensure the continuity and maximum impact.

Program is equity free, no strings attached, and based on the philosophy of collaboration and developing awesome startup ecosystems and initiatives to help tackle the after-virus World. Pre-accelerator is run entirely online with video content, live webinars and 1-on-1 mentoring calls.

With the help of our supporters most relevant solutions will be eligible for cash prizes. First program has already kicked off, but you can apply for the waiting list, as more is coming your way.


What to Expect

Throughout the program, you will have:

Pre-recorded online workshop

and other recommended materials for your team to revise 

Open and scheduled Q&A sessions

with the coaches on particular subject

Mentoring sessions during the program

with mentors one-on-one

Discipline & weekly deliverables

to make sure you accelerate

Peer to Peer sessions

with participants for knowledge sharing
Already in ordinary circumstances, life after hackathons for the teams is challenging and often they fail to continue. But at times like these, when startups are developing solutions to save lives and ensure economic activity during the pandemic, having a next stepping stone is even more crucial for them. That’s why we are launching a dedicated Online Pre-accelerator to ensure the continuity and maximum impact after #HackTheCrisis hackathons.
Besides driving our bullet-proof Online Pre-acceleration program of 6 weeks, divided in 2-3 week cycles full of workshops, webinars, and mentoring calls, covering the topics from the technical MVP to product-market fit, from sales to fundraising, we will make sure to involve people from NGO sector, state officials, specific mentors, and investors from hackathons and beyond to make this into a program that will lead the teams to tangible results.
This program is a continuation to the #HackTheCrisis movement that started on March 13, 2020 when Garage48 together with Accelerate Estonia launched the first Hack the Crisis Online Hackathon to tackle the Coronavirus pandemic crisis. It created a snowball effect when Latvians took the torch and created a second hackathon #HackForce, and now startup communities around the globe are doing the same.


Calum Cameron

Value proposition, business model, positioning

Ginny Radmall

Pitch coach, Senior Coach at Amplify

Marko Russiver

Designer, startup founder, co-founder of Guaana

Gleb Maltsev

Pitch coach, Co-founder at Fundwise

Uldis Žeidurs

Tech, Product development & Team management

Egita Polanska

Business Basics & Pitching

Zane Bojare

Marketing & Communications

Karina Lapina

Pitching & Product development

Supported by

Boris Zeleny

EFSE Entrepreneurship Academy


Inspired by

Impact and Hack the Crisis startups to watch

By Zane BojāreOn April 24, 2020

We have fully kicked off our brand new Impact aka Hack the Crisis online pre-accelerator with 28 teams working on various solutions to tackle immediate and longterm Corona crisis...

Open call for Hack the Crisis Online Pre-accelerator mentors

By Zane BojāreOn April 8, 2020

Hack the Crisis has sparked mentoring enthusiasm in hundreds if not thousands of people. It was magical to see people from private and public sectors, as well as doctors, social...

Hack the Crisis Online Pre-accelerator attracts 17K eur prize package

By Zane BojāreOn April 7, 2020

More than 53 online Hack the Crisis hackathons have taken place around the World since the first one in Estonia on March 13-15. Inspired by the global #hackthecrisis movement, we...

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Apply for next program

Applications for the first Hack the Crisis Online pre-accelerator have closed, but seeing the activity, we for sure will launch at least one more Crisis and Impact focused program soon. If you want to be on our waiting list and enroll in the Application process – click the button and we will be in touch!

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