With the help of some amazing partners, Goodie Nation is producing the Spring 2018 version of Goodie Impact Pre-Accelerator, a three-month program designed to help passionate leaders launch early-stage tech startups, open source projects, or digital marketing campaigns that save the world. This cohort’s theme is Hack Cancer + STDs, and the objective is for each team to come up with a tech product or tech-enabled solution that helps to address cancer or sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). In this fast-paced, part-time program, founders will walk away with a working product, landing page, logo, revenue model, and marketing plan to begin making an impact as well as begin raising funding. Goodie Nation provides the workshops as well as volunteer developers, designers, marketers, and mentors to develop into thriving, sustainable ventures that create measurable impact.
Percent higher AFRICAN-AMERICAN DEATH RATE FOR ALL CANCERS COMBINED
TIMES MORE LIKELY THAT HISPANIC WOMEN WILL BE DIAGNOSED W/CERVICAL CANCER
U.S. WOMEN BECOME INFERTILE EACH YEAR DUE TO UNTREATED STDS
NEW CASES OF SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES OCCUR EACH YEAR
+Tech Startup: A scalable for-profit company poised to launch nationally (or globally) over the next 3 years. Will likely require raising investment capital after the pre-accelerator is complete.
+Open Source Software: A project whose source code is made available for use or modification as users or other developers see fit. Open source software is usually developed as a public collaboration and made freely available.
Check out examples on GitHub here.
+Digital Marketing Campaign: online marketing effort using a combination of a website, social media, email, etc. to create awareness around a specific cancer or STD problem or for existing solutions.
Individuals with ideas about addressing a subcategory of cancer or STDs (for-profits), innovative non-profits, and early-stage mission-driven companies (for-profits) who want to use websites, apps, chatbots/digital assistants, artificial intelligence, virtual/augmented reality, analytics, big data, or awareness campaigns, etc. Don’t worry, we’ll bring in mentors and professionals to help you.
Monday, March 5th: Applications Open
Friday, April 20th: Applications Close
Friday, April 27th: Pre-Accelerator Opening Mixer (Founders + Mentors) | Expectation: Know Your Industry & Category
Saturday, April 28th: Goodie Ideation Lab Part 1
Saturday, May 5th: Goodie Ideation Lab Part 2 | Expectation: Have Interviewed 10-15 Potential Users/Customers
May – June: Founder Education Series
Wednesday, May 30th: Pre-Hackathon Pitch Practice | Expectation: Have Interviewed 40 Potential Users + Setup Server
Friday, June 1st – Sunday, June 3rd: Goodie Marketing + Prototyping Hackathon
Friday June 22nd – Sunday, June 24th: Goodie Hack[athon] For Developers | Expectation: Have Formed Legal Company
December 2018: Demo Night
TECH-BASED CANCER + STDS FIGHTING INITIATIVES LAUNCHED
Though we prefer startups to come from the program, you can also launch open source projects and digital marketing campaigns.
Zero. It’s completely free.
Because our amazing sponsors, partners, and volunteers want to help save the world.
If you’re looking to launch a tech startup or open source project, then one person on your team must be a developer. If your outcome is a digital marketing campaign, then you don’t need to know how to code.
Yes, for those looking to launch startups or digital marketing campaigns.
We prefer teams of 2-3 people as it increases the likelihood of success. It takes a lot to be successful, and it is extremely difficult for one person to do everything by him or her self.
Yes. We’ll help you generate an innovative idea. We look for people with a track record of getting things done.
Even better. Our process will help get it out of your head, and refine it.
Yes. Early-stage companies or new divisions of older companies without a working product qualify. However, the expectation is that your idea be scalable to multiple cities.
Your company does.
No. You own it 100%. However, we are open to taking equity or participating in revenue-share agreements in exchange for additional services
Nope, but we do provide a ton of free resources. It’s about $30,000 worth of value per team.
We require at least one of the founding team members to live in the Metro Atlanta area. There are some critical things that have to be done in person – especially during the week.
Unfortunately, no. Attendance is required for those who will start a team.
Yes, either software or tech-enabled like a website. The idea we help you generate will require some level of technology.
Nope. We’ve designed it so you have time for a job, class, etc. However, there will be a lot of work to do! Expect to put in 10-15 hours a week.