Impact Hackathon 2020 Registration Now Open

Social impact incubator and global changemakers network Impact Hub Manila (IHM) opens the registration for this year’s Impact Hackathon.

Innovators, and aspiring change makers and entrepreneurs from all over the country can now sign up to participate in the week-long event that aims to solve some of the current challenges in the Philippines. Impact
Hackathon will run online from August 17 to 21, 2020.

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted an urgent need for innovation and digitalization in the country. Now that the Philippine economy is in the brink of a recession, this year’s Impact Hackathon is geared towards rebooting the economy through inclusive digital innovations.

What to expect in the week-long hackathon

Participants get to choose their area of focus among 5 verticals: Climate Change, Education, Food and Agriculture, Health and Wellness, and Smart Cities. Partners for each vertical will pose problem statements for the participants to hack, through viable tech solutions.

 

The goal of each participating team in the hackathon is to create minimum viable products (MVPs) by the end of the hackathon week. Winning ideas will be incubated by IHM and its partners who will also support the scaling of the projects to ensure impact and sustainability.

 

Winners will take home over 100,000 USD worth of prizes, including access to IHM’s incubation program and global network of experts and entrepreneurs.

 

Capitalizing on Impact Hub’s global network of mentors, industry leaders, impact-driven entrepreneurs, and changemakers, IHM will conduct a series of Learning Sessions throughout July. These sessions will equip participants with relevant information for the innovations they will come up with during the hackathon. These will also serve as a platform for rich discussions and network-building among participants, mentors, and partners.

 

Impact Hackathon will culminate in a festival titled, “2050 Fest” where experts, industry leaders, and collaborators will come together for panel discussions and the announcement of winners.

Timeline

July 1: Opening of Registration Portal 

August 17: Opening Program 

August 18-21: Hackathon proper and Learning Sessions 

August 22-23: Jury Deliberation 

August 24: “2050 Fest” Culmination Program 

August 25: Announcement of National Winners

Catalyzing digital transformation and social innovation

 

Impact Hackathon is part of Impact 2050, a multi-year program designed by IHM to create large-scale economic impact through cultivating the Philippine’s startup and innovation ecosystem. 

 

Long-term sustainable solutions to build a resilient nation are much needed in these times. Through digital solutions and impact-driven entrepreneurship, the program also aims to contribute to the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that ensures no person and no community are left behind in pursuit of sustainable development. 

 

Partners from Impact Hackathon 2019 will be back to support this year’s hackathon along with new collaborators such as iProcure, the Office of Senator Francis Pangilinan, and the Department of Agriculture among others.

 

Register for Impact Hackathon and learn more about the program through www.impact2050.com (link). 

 

About 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).

 

Visit http://www.impact2050.com/hackathon for more information.

 

For inquiries and partnership, e-mail manila@impacthub.net. 

Website: www.impacthub.ph

Social impact incubator and global changemakers network Impact Hub Manila (IHM) opens the registration for this year’s Impact Hackathon. 

 

Innovators, and aspiring change makers and entrepreneurs from all over the country can now sign up to participate in the week-long event that aims to solve some of the current challenges in the Philippines. Impact Hackathon will run online from August 17 to 21, 2020. 

 

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted an urgent need for innovation and digitalization in the country. Now that the Philippine economy is in the brink of a recession, this year’s Impact Hackathon is geared towards rebooting the economy through inclusive digital innovations.

 

What to expect in the week-long hackathon

 

Participants get to choose their area of focus among 5 verticals: Climate Change, Education, Food and Agriculture, Health and Wellness, and Smart Cities. Partners for each vertical will pose problem statements for the participants to hack, through viable tech solutions. 

 

The goal of each participating team in the hackathon is to create minimum viable products (MVPs) by the end of the hackathon week. Winning ideas will be incubated by IHM and its partners who will also support the scaling of the projects to ensure impact and sustainability. 

 

Winners will take home over 100,000 USD worth of prizes, including access to IHM’s incubation program and global network of experts and entrepreneurs. 

 

Capitalizing on Impact Hub’s global network of mentors, industry leaders, impact-driven entrepreneurs, and changemakers, IHM will conduct a series of Learning Sessions throughout July. These sessions will equip participants with relevant information for the innovations they will come up with during the hackathon. These will also serve as a platform for rich discussions and network-building among participants, mentors, and partners. 

 

Impact Hackathon will culminate in a festival titled, “2050 Fest” where experts, industry leaders, and collaborators will come together for panel discussions and the announcement of winners. 

 

Timeline

July 1: Opening of Registration Portal 

August 17: Opening Program 

August 18-21: Hackathon proper and Learning Sessions 

August 22-23: Jury Deliberation 

August 24: “2050 Fest” Culmination Program 

August 25: Announcement of National Winners

 

Catalyzing digital transformation and social innovation

 

Impact Hackathon is part of Impact 2050, a multi-year program designed by IHM to create large-scale economic impact through cultivating the Philippine’s startup and innovation ecosystem. 

 

Long-term sustainable solutions to build a resilient nation are much needed in these times. Through digital solutions and impact-driven entrepreneurship, the program also aims to contribute to the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that ensures no person and no community are left behind in pursuit of sustainable development. 

 

Partners from Impact Hackathon 2019 will be back to support this year’s hackathon along with new collaborators such as iProcure, the Office of Senator Francis Pangilinan, and the Department of Agriculture among others.

 

Register for Impact Hackathon and learn more about the program through www.impact2050.com

 

About 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).

 

Visit http://www.impact2050.com/hackathon for more information.

 

For inquiries and partnership, e-mail manila@impacthub.net. 

Website: www.impacthub.ph

Join us as Impact Hub Manila celebrates its 5th Anniversary the entire month of June. Tune in for more events, programs, and engagements. 

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