Hyper Island x Impact Hub – Social Good Hackathon 2020

This is not another Hackathon but a Hyper Island Hackathon. Two days in London February 15th & 16th, 2020

This is an opportunity for the Hyper Island community and for all of you who has an interested in social good to have a fantastic excuse to come together and solve wicked social problems that have an impact in the world.

We will use our Hyper Island superpowers to create amazing solutions around a series of purposeful briefs.

There are only 70 spaces available so act fast as this is a brilliant opportunity not only to connect with the Hyper Island network, this is a chance to embrace all of our values to seize your potential as lifelong learners, where Team Is Everything – creating ideas that not only change the world but are real-world ready.

Theme – Social Good
Is there anything better than solving wicked problems for social good? Not for us, we love massive challenges, the bigger the better. The Hackathon will be run in collaboration with Impact Hub King’s Cross, which is part of the world’s largest network, with more than 100 Impact Hubs in 55 different countries and 17,000 members, focused on building entrepreneurial communities for social impact at scale. They will be providing an array of briefs from their community of social enterprises and innovators.

Briefs
The briefs for the Hackathon will be selected at a later date from the pool of social enterprises that together form the Impact Hub King’s Cross community of more than 400 members and programme participants. Their ecosystem comprises a diverse group of like-minded individuals and organisations that work side by side to bring about positive social and environmental change

Some of their members tackle educational challenges, such as Revolution Hive, a social enterprise that equips young people for life beyond the classroom and Equal Education, a specialist tutoring service for looked after children. Other members provide sustainable solutions for a more environmentally friendly world, such as On5 Group, a leader in digital carbon savings programmes and PUR Projet who empower local communities, while helping companies strengthen their supply chains through agroforestry, land restoration and sustainable agricultural practices. And some of the members tackle inequalities and poverty, such as Say it Loud Club a community support group for LGBTQA+ refugees and asylum seekers in the UK and Balloon Ventures, a unique social enterprise that helps high potential small businesses in Kenya and Uganda to grow.

Why should you join?
Connect with likeminded people, meet other creatives and social good promoters like you, apply the Hyper Island tools and learn new ones, have fun and contribute to make the world a better place. This is the chance for you to enjoy a two-day adventure, applying all the Hyper Island methodology in a fun and committed environment.

Who can join?
Anyone who feels can bring creativity, innovation and energy to the table!

Any questions?
Please don’t hesitate to email Clara Aparisi.