Hack for Big Choices + New York +SocialGood

Hack for Big Choices

Friday, May 29, 2015 at 6:00 PM - Sunday, May 31, 2015 at 7:00 PM (EDT)

New York, NY

Hack for Big Choices + New York +SocialGood

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UPDATE (14 July 2014): Say happy birthday to Malala Yousafzai everyone!

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue to hammer out the logistics. Due to extenuating circumstances beyond our control, the hackathon will not be occuring before fourth quarter this year. However, all ticket orders remain valid and you will continue receiving updates from us as long as you retain your order. E-mail yangbodu@hackforbigchoices.com in case you have any enquiries.

We are now officially part of Hack for Big Choices, a global series of hackathons and talks to empower people worldwide to take action and use their talents to make “big choices” that impact their communities and change the world. Stay tuned for updates via e-mail and Twitter.

What do you get when you mash technology entrepreneurship focused on rapid scalability together with social entrepreneurship focused on long-term positive societal impact?

Transformational entrepreneurship, building scalable businesses with moral ethos.

With mobile devices enabling the majority of the human population to access the Internet, the barriers to transformational entrepreneurship continue to decline. What is impeding such potential is not a dearth of ideas or resources, but a dearth of execution. Over a single weekend, you have the opportunity to build and launch a transformational startup, one with a strong business case and strong potential to transform for the better. The New York innovation community will provide you the tools you will need; you only need supply the ambition to do well and do good.

We are seeking sponsors (for APIs, food, and prizes), presenters (for opening and closing remarks), and judges (business, technology, and policy), so if you are interested or know someone who is, please e-mail Yangbo Du at yangbodu@alum.mit.edu.

To get up to speed if needed, here is a helpful chart with a link to background reading.

*Of course, not every major global challenge has or even needs economic justification, so if you set out to build and launch a transformational non-profit, you are just as welcome to do so.

Schedule (subject to change)

Friday

1700-1800 - Registration and opening reception
1800-2000 - Sponsor presentations
2000-2200 - Dinner and film screening: Extreme by Design
2200-overnight - Pitches for ideas, start hacking

Saturday

0730-1200 - Breakfast, pitches, and hacking
Lunch served at 1200
1200-overnight - Continue hacking
Dinner served at 1900

Sunday

Midnight-1200 - Continue hacking
Breakfast served at 0730
Lunch served at 1200
1200-1400 - Submit ventures for judging
1500-1700 - 2-min pitches with 1-min Q&A
1700-1800 - Networking reception while judges deliberate
1800-1900 - Awards and closing remarks
1900-midnight - Afterparty

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New York, NY 10013

Friday, May 29, 2015 at 6:00 PM - Sunday, May 31, 2015 at 7:00 PM (EDT)


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Hack for Big Choices

Hack for Big Choices is a non profit organization designed to ignite the desire to change the world empowering people through a series of talks and multidisciplinary #hackathons in every continent.

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