We are bringing together developers, engineers, UI/UX designers, project managers, marketers, entrepreneurs, musicians, artists, inspiring minds and hackathon enthusiasts with experienced Mentors from the largest tech companies to turn big ideas into a working product in Creative Industries.

VentureBattle Hackathon is a 48 hours long marathon during which participants work on transforming an idea into a working prototype. It starts on Friday evening when all participants gather together, get to know the process, Mentors and pitch their ideas on stage to get their idea to be selected as one of the 10 ideas!

If you already have a team and an idea, you should apply right now; if you do not have a team, we will help you to form one.

Ready for the battle?

What we are looking for?

Have you ever thought about how you could transform creative industries? Your product idea must fall in one of the five themes given below in creative industries:

- Music industry
- Photography and videography
- Fashion industry
- Software, Computer Games & Electronic
- Creative Advertising


Join VentureBattle Hackathon: Creative Industries on 12th April, evening at 7pm and it will continue through the weekend on 13th & 14th April at Sil. - 28 May, Khatai ave 16, Khatai Plaza, 3rd floor.


How to apply?

Please fill in the application form (link below) before the 8th April, 2019 18:00 (Baku time). Only limited amount of participants will be accepted to the hackathon, so be sure to bring out your best qualities when filling application form!

If you already have a team and an idea, you should apply right now; if you do not have a team, we will help you to form one.

Apply now to attend in the hackathon and we’ll be in touch to let you know by 10th April, 2019.

📅 Application deadline: 8th April, 2019 18:00 (Baku time)!

Why to apply?

Grab the opportunity to experience what it’s really like to build an idea into a working product in a challenging yet fun environment within the limited time period. You’ll have the chance to expand your network and learn from the Mentors as well as from your peers.

There will be prizes for the two winners. Total cash prize of 2000AZN will be divided between the first and second prize winners of the hackathon:

- First Prize Winner: 1000AZN
- Second Prize Winner: 1000AZN

Our team will also be keeping eyes open for the most talented participants for the chance to join our team.

📅 Application deadline: 8th April, 2019 18:00 (Baku time)!


How it works?

After the pitching session, everyone can choose their favorite idea and join the team. All the work is monitored by our top-notch Mentors from all relevant fields you might need a little push on - IT, design, marketing, business strategies etc.

At the end of 48 hours, all teams will present their outcome on the stage and the TWO WINNERS are selected by the Jury!


What to expect?

- This hackathon is mostly an experience of building a new (working) project in 48 hours!
- Meet and work with new interesting people whom you probably would not meet otherwise.
- Get support by experienced top-notch mentors & hard-working teammates.
- Get a chance to win amazing prizes and get noticed!

Who knows, maybe, you're going to be the next unicorn co-founder?


What do we offer?

Ticket includes everything: participation, food and drinks, access to the venue 24 hours/day, help from experienced mentors and the organizing team, also some cool branded SWAG!
- We provide the coolest space with an inspiring atmosphere;
- Drinks and food for you to only focus on building the prototype;
- Some extra branded goodies from our lovely sponsors;
- Opportunity to change the world as we see it!

Check the event homepage for more information on the mentors, venue and how to prepare for the hackathon!


What to bring?

It is very important that you take with you your own laptop and stuff you need to work!

If you already have a team and an idea, you should apply right now; if you do not have a team, we will help you to form one.

📅 Application deadline: 8th April, 2019 18:00 (Baku time)!



VentureBattle Hackathon: Creative Industries is brought to you by Sil.​ in partnership with Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Azerbaijan to boost number of innovative solutions in creative industries in Azerbaijan!

Social Innovation Lab (Sil. LLC) is a leading entrepreneurship center in Baku, Azerbaijan founded with ambition to build first unicorn startup born out of Azerbaijan through lifting 50 tech startups annually by 2025.

Our mission is to educate aspiring entrepreneurs and give them access to global opportunities to enable them build globally impactful solutions.

In the core of programs designed by Sil. is approaches like Lean Startup and Design Thinking which have been widely used by industry giants like Microsoft, Apple, IBM to better understand the actual need or problem of consumers, beneficiaries or the end users to build the most relevant and optimal solution.

Sil.'s programs include international programs like ClimateLaunchpad, Creative Business Cup and the country's largest startup accelerator NewSpace Business Accelerator.

Sil.'s alumni have been featured on international media occasions like Forbes under 30 list and about 20 startups of Sil. have appeared in international innovation programs in countries like UK, Singapore, United States and more.

For more info visit now.

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Ready for the Battle?

Grab the opportunity and grow your disruptive product idea into a product!