hack for peace

21-23 October

The unprovoked russian aggression against the peaceful country of Ukraine shows that today no one should feel safe. That is why, today, businesses are creating and updating their contingency plans, and governments are seeking ways to be well prepared for such threats.

Tech products and innovative solutions can help solve the problems associated with the war.

Hack for Peace is a great chance for those who want to make an impact and contribute to the creation of anti-war tech products

  • We invite developers, startup founders, project managers, designers, investors and mentors to participate in a cross-European hackathon ‘Hack for Peace’. Please be aware of our official terms and conditions.
  • We are looking for tech products and innovative solutions that can help solve the problems associated with the risks of war.

Hackathon Streams

Information security

Info hygiene, media war, cybersecurity.

Mental Health

Self-support, matching with therapists, group therapy.

Kids’ Education

Pre-school and school education.


Humanitarian aid delivery, evacuation of people, hazard of human trafficking.

Join and make an impact!


We invite both tech and non-tech people who are aware of the problems we raise. Programmers and managers, industries experts, content and marketing specialists, designers, business analytics, dreamers and visionaries are welcome.


Participants will gather offline in 5 countries yet they’ll be connected to other venues via teleconferencing.

Hack for Peace will unite different experiences, business cultures, and competencies.

We believe that such joint efforts will bring new great anti-war tech solutions to Europe.


Partners: Sigma Software, The Ministry of Digital Transformation, Ukrainian Startup Fund, Sigma Software Labs, Sigma Software University, SID Venture Partners fund, Embassy of Sweden in Ukraine, Tech Ukraine

Lviv, Sigma Software Office (address will be provided later due to security reasons)

Coordinator: Halyna Arnautova


Partners: Startup Poland, Google for Startups Campus in Warsaw, SpeedUp Group, Invest in Poznan, Embassy of Sweden in Warsaw, Polish-Ukrainian Startup Bridge

Google for Startups Campus in Warsaw, Pl. Konesera 10, 03-736 Warszawa

Coordinator: Maryna Zybina

United Kingdom

Partners: TechNation, BlueLake VC, Techfugees, Insiders Network, Le Wagon

Le Wagon London, Shoreditch Stables, North, 138 Kingsland Rd, London

Coordinator: Alexandra Govorukha


Partners: Founder Institute Nordics, Nutty Ventures AB, Startup Grind Stockholm, Embassy of Ukraine in the Kingdom of Sweden, Impact Hub, Tack Tech Ukraina, Linköping Science Park, Goto 10, Foo Café, Invest Stockholm

Goto 10, Hammarby Kaj 10D, 120 30 Stockholm


Partners: Startup Lisboa, GDI Hub, LACS, Startup Portugal, Embassy of Ukraine in Portugal, Microsoft

GDI Hub, Rua Bento de Jesus Caraça 17, 1495-686, Oeiras

Coordinator: Valentina Rakitina

Partners: Sigma Software, Ukrainian Startup Fund, Sigma Software Labs, The Ministry of Digital Transformation


Government support



Sigma Software Group is a Swedish-Ukrainian IT company. Our clients are world-known companies such as AstraZeneca, Scania, SAS, Fortum, DanAds, Viaplay, and others. We create best-in-class tech solutions and integrate 20+ existing products of our portfolio. We help enterprises to digitize their businesses and support startups in their growth.

Tech Nation is the UK growth platform for tech companies and leaders. Tech Nation fuels the growth of game-changing founders, leaders, and scaling companies so they can positively transform societies and economies.

House of Europe is an EU-funded programme fostering professional and creative exchange between Ukrainians and their colleagues in EU countries and the UK. The programme focuses on culture and creative industries, education, health, social entrepreneurship, media, and youth.


Alexandra Govorukha

Hack for Peace Lead

Kate Stefanovych

Event Architect, Mentors relations

Valeriya Zakharenkova

Partnerships relations

Valentina Rakitina

Portuguese location manager

Svitlana Bovkun

Partnerships relations

Daria Yaniieva

VC engagement

Oksana Nazarkevych

Participants engagement and relations

Daria Doroshenko


Yulia Stoianohlo


Den Smyrnov

Media relations

Halyna Arnautova

PR manager, design coordination

Anastasiya Chetveryk

PR Manager

Solomiia Khavshch


Vera Soldatova

PR in Ukraine

Hanna Khrystianovych

Swedish location manager


Have questions? Ideas? Anything you’d like to share or ask? Please let us know!

For more information, interview, partnership, or media-related requests.

Join and make an impact!