April 26.04.2019


Valmiera, Terbatas street 10


60 Tickets


6 professional mentors

About event / Everything you need to know

AR/VR Hackathon is event for people interested in augmented and virtual reality technology, who wishes to experiment and execute their idea using these technologies. Event goal is to gather people with different background and experiences to work together in teams and create disruptive and inspiring products/solutions.

Participants do not have to be experienced in AR/VR, most importantly is will to learn and work on idea execution/problem solving. We invite to participate developers, 3D artists, designers, visionaries who would be ready to push forward and develop their ideas or to join another team with idea. If you already have a team and idea, you can apply with your own team, but if you do not have a team, we will help you form one.


During event participants will be able to get hands on and work with technology that is not very easily accessible – Magic Leap, Microsoft Hololens, Meta2, Daqri Smart Glasses, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear, Xbox Kinect for Windows and other.


There will be mentors from many different areas of business who are working on augmented reality and virtual reality on day to day basis. Organizations like Overly, Anatomy next and others along with a professor from Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences.

Practical information

AR/VR Hackathon is one weekend long high intensity augmented and virtual reality hackathon, during which it is possible to create new products, services and execute other ideas that can eventually become new startups. Event is going to take 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 event food, soft drinks and a bit of sport activities will be provided by event organizers.  It is advised that you take with you your own computer and stuff you need to work, but if you do not have a computer, we will provide you one – please let as 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


Ainars Klavins

CEO at Overly

Gatis Zvejnieks

CTO at Overly

Arnis Cīrulis

Assoc. Prof. ViA VR/AR Lab

Reinis Znotins


Kaspars Auzarējs-Auzers


Gunita Kulikovska

Founder & CEO Vividly

Jurģis Priedītis

LIAA Valmieras Biznesa inkubatora vadītājs

Organizers / don't forget it

Join us / perfect price for event

Event FAQS / find your answers

YES! Most importantly you need to have the courage and will to work with these technologies - we will helo you form a team and make your idea an reality!
No, but we encourage you to! You can pitch an idea you've been thinking about for years, or something last minute you think of during the event. It's a great experience and invaluable practice for public speaking.
  • Laptop
  • Power cord
  • Business cards
  • Camera – take pictures and video!
  • Optional: A second monitor, keyboard, etc…. 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 probelm your trying to solve.
  • Practice your pitch. You'll have 60 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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Funding is allocated from the ERDF project “Innovation Motivation Programme” (id No.