Hackathons originated in the IT sector and refer to events designed to bring teams together for 48 hours of intensive development in competition to solve a specific problem or challenge. Traditionally hackathon events have focused on software and hardware development in the tech sector.

This very effective and intense development method was adapted to address the social and environmental challenges of local communities. The social hackathon method was developed within the framework of the CoSIE project (Co-Creation of Service Innovation in Europe) in Estonia.


The Guideline for Social Hackathon Events has been conducted in cooperation of Tallinn University School of Governance, Law and Society, Võru County Development Agency and NGO Helpific teams.

Cosie guidelines: here


Source: SEIP (Social Entrepreneurship Incubation Program) online incubation program supporting social entrepreneurs, impact oriented innovators and purpose driven businesses with an extended international network of peers, experts and mentors.