The Hub Culture Hack brings together developers and innovators over a weekend to work on new technologies to support the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Partners include venue host Rise, Forbes, ClimateWeekNYC, MIT Connection Science, Ven, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the American Carbon Registry. Participants will work across goal sets focused on climate, digital identity and financial inclusion, in the context of applicable, real-world solutions to support the SDGs.
All participants should join the Developers Hub for access to pre-event resources, information and tools.
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10,000 Ven ($1,000) for best technology, reviewed by a Hub Culture 5 person judging panel.
$1,000 by the American Carbon Registry for best application related to their agriculture data task.
Criteria: Using APIs available from MIT Connection Science, Hub Culture, Ven, the blockchain ecosystem and the open internet to tackle tasks and ideas in three areas: climate, identity and financial inclusion.
Saturday: 9.00 am Panel review of the Global Goals, available APIs and hackathon goals
Review of prize tasks on climate, identity and financial inclusion
9:00am Doors Open for Networking and Meet Greet
9.30am Review of the Sustainable Development Goals and Available Technologies
10.00 am Brainstorm session and Team Formations
11.00 am Project teams commence
Sunday: 8.00 am Teams Convene
5.00 pm Team Presentations to Judges
6.30 pm Winner announcements and Celebration Brewskis
Further prizes and partnerships to be announced.
Hub Culture is proud to work with Rise New York on this event. Rise New York is part of a global community of the world’s brightest thinkers and doers, from startups to industry leaders, working together to create the future of financial services. We listen, nurture and oxygenate through our international network of Rise spaces, and connect, co-create, and scale innovation, in partnership with Barclays. Rise New York also houses a beautiful co-working space in the heart of Manhattan, a world-class events Theatre, and is home to the U.S. cohort of the Barclays Accelerator, powered by Techstars.