Our mentors are here to guide you and help you and your team in case of problems.
Piret Hirv, MA is currently working as a health technology division manager at the Science Park Tehnopol. Tehnopol is partner with various international health technology networks, which allows companies to find a suitable development partners and customers, also developing healthcare services through the implementation of connected health solutions. Until February 2018 Piret has worked as an advisor for E-services and Innovation at the Ministry of Social Affairs in Estonia supporting the digital transformation and innovation of social security area in Estonia, including health, labor and social matters. Ms. Hirv was also developing and implementing successful Estonian EU Presidency eHealth policy program and was acting as a liaison officer for international organizations and networks coordinating cross-border healthcare-service activities. In 2017 she graduated from Tallinn University of Technology specializing on healthcare technology. Ms. Hirv has earlier background in medicine as a nurse, also degree in business management, communications and public relations. Piret has experience in implementation of digital solutions in the health and care sector and developing a business model for health tech initiatives.
Astrid Maldre is working at Elisa as a Start-up Team Lead. She has an MBA from TalTech and extensive experience in retail. Her goal is to offer products and services that clients will need tomorrow, not yesterday. Her areas of expertise include idea validation, launching and marketing.
Merli and her team are working on bringing new services for business customers to the market. Over the past 8 years Merli has been involved in all stages of a service life cycle – starting from idea generation to service shutdown. She has led bigger and smaller IT and telecommunications project. Her skillset includes a variety of proven methods, from vision design, strategy formation and client needs mapping to business plan organization and successful service launch to market, all in a business-customer oriented setting. Merli is also a mentor in Ajujaht and Startup Wise Guys.
On daily basis I work at Elisa as a lead software developer. I have 7 years of software development history and have participated in several hackatons as a mentor. I can help with backend and frontend software development problems and IT infrastructure.
I am the lead web developer and the platform architect in Ultrahack. I have been working with Amazon Web Services for the last 2 years and as a Full Stack Web developer for the past 5 years, 3 of which in London for multiple clients. In free time I volunteer and help out other people which I have been doing since the age of 7 as a volunteer firefighter in my small village in Croatia.
Anneli has an education and extensive working experience in logistics and supply chain management. She also holds a degree in mechanical engineering with a focus on 3D printing of metals - this area of research has many applications in the medical industry. For the last 3 years, she has been active in the field of information technology, working with the award-winning Swedish medtech company Brighter (Red Dot Award 2018 Winner, Serendipity Challenge 2018 finalist, Swecare Rising Star Award nominee, Swedish Design Awards 2018 nominee etc), among others. Anneli currently works at the product and software development agency Concise on projects related to data analytics and machine learning. Anneli has attended many hackathons, both as a participant and an organizer. As a mentor, she can help with defining the focus and the scope of the project, teamwork, pitching, data analytics. Also, she is happy to share the experience gained from working in health-related projects.
I have studied health promotion and public health. I am working in Tallinn Health Care College as a lecturer and as the head of health promotion curriculum, also I am a board member in Health Promotion Union of Estonia. As a health promotion practitioner I am a planner, coordinator, designer and implementer of evidence-based interventions etc, someone who supports development and empowerment of communities and advocates for health. I am particularly interested in health topics like health policy, epidemiology and health promotion planning oriented on behaviour change. Healthy choices should be the easiest!
8 years of fast-paced, ever-changing and highly competitive telco sector hustler experience, topped off with lean&mean innovation management. Kertu leads the new services department and idea validation processes at Elisa and advises startups in Ajujaht, Startup Day, Startup Week, you-name-it-startup-thing.
I work as a Mechatronics Expert in Energex Energy Experts. In addition I teach robotics and develop two startups: Aude Opus and Unsinkable Robotics. Both startups are hardware based and they have led me to tens of startup pitching competitions. At this hackaton I can help with hardware and pitching related questions.
Laura is an Experience Designer & Developer in the product design and development agency Mobi Lab. This means she is a designer and front-end developer for digital products. At LAPhack she can advise you on how to make the most of the limited time you have - how to successfully define business problems, focus your work and market the product. She can also give advice on design, information architecture, testing and teamwork.
Best described as a wolf with many talents. I have worked as a programmer, software analyst, dev-ops nerd and lastly as a product engineer. You can ask me anything about software: debugging, deployment, front-end, back-end, you name it. When you see me, ask me how to validate your idea with fewer lines of code and less time.