Impact Hub Manila launches Impact Hackathon 2020

Impact Hackathon is back this 2020! 

 

Social impact incubation network Impact Hub Manila (IHM) once again opens the platform for new impact-driven entrepreneurs and changemakers to craft new solutions to current social challenges, especially those brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

 

Impact Hackathon 2020 will start in July and will be closely followed by another hackathon in November. 

 

Due to the pandemic, this year’s hackathons will be conducted online. For at least 24 hours up to a period of one week, participating teams will engage in a programming marathon to prototype viable and sustainable innovations addressing problem statements posted at the beginning of the hackathon. 

 

Winners will receive seed grants and support from Impact Hackathon partners, along with Impact Hub Manila’s incubation programs, as well as access to IHM’s global network of impact-driven entrepreneurs and world class mentors.

Last year’s Impact Hackathon gathered over 80 partners, and 300 mentors and jurors for the 1,700 participants which yielded 186 completed projects. Today, the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted an urgent and dire need for innovation and digitalization in the country. Now more than ever, long-term and sustainable solutions are needed to build a resilient nation.

 

Impact Hackathon is part of Impact 2050, a multi-year program designed to equip, enable, and empower innovative individuals who want to affect change through technology, and catalyze home grown impact-driven start ups by 2050. 

 

Join the transition team for a ‘better normal!’ IHM is now looking for partners, mentors, and participants for Impact Hackathon 2020.

 

Impact Hub Manila

 

Impact Hub Manila is a social impact incubator and a network of impact-driven entrepreneurs and changemakers. Five years since it opened its doors in the Philippines, IHM has directly supported over 500 entrepreneurs, reached over 20,000 individuals through its events, training, incubation programs, and funneled over 1 million USD – worth of grants and entrepreneurial support. The Impact Hub network is present in 100 cities and 56 countries worldwide. The United Nations in Geneva recognizes IHM as a key driver for the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

 

For inquiries, e-mail manila@impacthub.net

www.impacthub.ph

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