Impactathon® @ Soka University

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Build a social enterprise or community project in an interactive social impact hackathon. Virtual. Win cash prizes.

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What: Impactathon® @ Soka hosted by B2B

Who: Individuals at Soka University of America (SUA), alumni, and the general public* who are interested in social impact and entrepreneurship. (see Teams section)

When: (Note: Sessions will be recorded to accomodate time zones)

1/8/21 : Kickoff 8 -11 am PST + Group work + 4-6 pm Workshop/Impact Talks PST

1/9/21 : Live Training Sessions 8-10 am PST + Group work + 4-6 pm Workshop/Impact Talks PST

1/10/21: Practice Pitches 8-10 am PST + Final Pitches 4-6 pm PST

Winners Announced! 7 pm PST

Where to meet:

Main Sessions: Zoom Link (sent upon registration)

Happy Hours & Special Events: Zoom/Discord (discord.com)

Video recording of sessions: YouTube

Description:

Calling all Soka University students, alumni, and community!

Kick off 2021 by creating positive impact on campus, locally, or globally.

No experience necessary. Coaches will lead you through the process.

Impactathon® @Soka will guide you to:

  • Map social problems
  • Brainstorm impact-driven solutions
  • Design project/business plans
  • Pitch to potential investors, advisors, and mentors
  • Get a certificate of completion for resume and LinkedIn
  • Win cash prizes!

Learn About:

  • Social Enterprise: using business models to create social impact
  • United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • Design Thinking
  • Lean Methodology for Startups
  • Hackathons: sprints of groupwork, brainstorming, and innovation around a particular idea, problem, or solution.

Teams:

Teams can range in size from 2 – 5 members. Each team must include at least one SUA student or alumni.

Distributing $2,000 in Cash Prizes:

Social Impact Business Venture Prizes $1,000 | $500 | $250

For social enterprises with top impact & sustainable business models.

Social Impact Project Prize | $250

For projects with top social impact on campus or in a local community.

Join us for pre-event Happy Hours!

Sign up here. Details to be announced to registrants.

B2B Passport

The B2B Passport allows Soka students and alumni access to business skill-building learning destinations such as Impactathon, UCI New Venture Competition, Spring Break Business Bootcamp, and exclusive B2B Zoom Room interviews with entrepreneurs, and business thought-leaders, plus private coaching to help realize personal career goals. To Apply: Download forms here + fill out + send to b2b@soka.edu.

Accommodations

We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. To request an accommodation or for inquiries about accessibility, please contact b2b@soka.edu by January 2, 2021.

Open to All

This event is open to all participants and is not based upon participant race, religion, ethnicity, socio-economic background, sexuality, gender.

Financial Aid

Please email info@innov8social.com or impactathon@innov8social.com in case in need of financial support. Early bird rates are also available until 1/2/2001.

Video and Photography

Please note that by signing up for a ticket, you acknowledge and agree to being photographed and filmed, including screenshots. You can email info@innov8social.com with any questions or concerns.

Prize funds

To receive prizes, all participants must complete IRS forms W-8 or W-9 prior to the pitch event. Prizes will be distributed evenly among team members.

About Soka University Bridges to Business

The Soka University Bridges to Business program is a leadership and skill development program that helps students and alumni connect their Soka Education to meaningful business, entrepreneurship, and value-creation opportunities through multiple campus initiatives. For information or application email mailto:b2b@soka.edu

About Impactathon by Innov8social

Impactathons® are interactive social impact experiences incorporating engaging expert talks, workshop, and hackathon to empower participants to be problem solvers and adopt a social entrepreneurship mindset. They have taken place in partnership with universities, organizations, and foundations in cities including San Francisco, New York City, Aliso Viejo, Palo Alto, Los Angeles, Berkeley Baton Rouge, and virtually.

Impactathon® is a registered trademark of Innov8social.

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