April 24-26


Valmiera, Terbatas street 10




3 professional mentors

About event / Everything you need to know

The Fourth AR/VR Hackathon is live!

It’s an event for specialists from various fields who want to grab a share of the booming augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) market and are ready to execute own ideas or help out other visionaries in realizing theirs! 

During the intense, weekend-long augmented and virtual reality jamming session, professionals with different skill sets, backgrounds, and experiences get together to create disruptive and inspiring products for any sector that can reap the benefits. You can apply on behalf of a team, or you can arrive on your own and let us form your dream team on the first night.

If you are a developer, 3D artist, designer, visionary, engineer, creator, and you feel you’re ready to push forward and develop your ideas or join someone’s team — you have to participate!

The main prize is realizing an awesome idea that can turn into a startup, but there is also a gift for the best project courtesy of Overly – 500€!


There will also be mentors from many different areas of business who are working with augmented and virtual reality daily, including Overly, Accenture, Anatomy Next, Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences, and others. This year we are welcoming back our international mentor, Trond Nilsen, from the AR/VR tech development epicenter in Seattle, USA.  


During the event, you will be able to work with such hardware as Microsoft Hololens, Magic Leap, Oculus Go, Oculus Quest, Oculus Rift S, HTC Vive Pro, Daqri smart glasses and other cool stuff.

Is experience in AR/VR a must-have for participants?

Participants do not have to be experienced in augmented and virtual reality development. During the three days and two nights, you will learn and work on idea execution/problem-solving and can take up different roles within a team. However, you must consider what skill set you can bring to the table, be it basic knowledge in programming, graphic design, 3D modeling, marketing, or other.

Practical information

The event takes place in Valmiera, Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences.

All participants will have an area where to work and a place to lie down if needed. During the event, food and soft drinks will be provided by organizers.

It is advised that you take with you your laptop and stuff you are comfortable doing work on. However, if you cannot take your computer, we will provide you with one — just let us know in advance.

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Schedule / dont forget it

Doors open for participants

Opening presentation

Lightning Rounds

Team formation

Hacking begins!!!

You can stay up whole night!


Mentoring round


Walk around the park



Mentoring round

Hackathon ends

Project evaluation and Expo

Award ceremony

Doors closed

Mentors / meet with professionals

Trond Nilsen

AR/VR Mentor

Arnis Cīrulis

Assoc. Prof. ViA VR/AR Lab

Ainars Klavins

CEO at Overly

Gatis Zvejnieks

CTO at Overly

Organizers / don't forget it


Join us / Register here!

Event FAQS / find your answers

YES! Most importantly, you need to have the courage and will to explore these technologies — we will help you form a team and make your idea reality! We always encourage applicants to thoroughly consider what skill set they can bring to the table, be it an idea for the industry they represent or basic knowledge in programming, graphic design, 3D modeling, marketing, or other.
No, but you will have to practice some public speaking regardless. All participants have to introduce themselves to other attendees publicly. Everyone has to prepare a 30-second long intro. However, what you say depends on what you want to offer. If you have an idea, you can use it the time to pitch it, and then listen out to other intros to see who you'd like on your team. If you are a developer, you can reveal what level you can work at, and if you are a designer, you may tell people about the kind of art you can create.
  • Laptop
  • Power cord
  • Business cards
  • Camera take pictures and video!
  • Optional: A second monitor, keyboard, etc. to set yourself up to be productive!
  • Toiletries
  • Lots of creative energy!
  • Do some research. Market research and background information will give you a better understanding of the problem you are trying to solve.
  • Practice your pitch. You'll have 30 seconds to persuade other attendees to join your team. Make it clear, concise, and convincing!
  • Get some rest.
  • Bring a friend! Events are better with good company.

Event Location

Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences
Terbatas street 10,
Valmiera, LV-4201

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