Goodie Nation | Goodie College Innovation Lab: Hack The Violence
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 GOODIE COLLEGE INNOVATION LAB OVERVIEW

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Goodie College Innovation Lab #HackTheViolence is a 4-week tech social entrepreneurship incubator for teams of college students designed to help them create technology solutions that address some part of violence. By providing a safe place to learn and implement techniques used by some of the top innovators and changemakers in the world, students will get a taste of startup life in this fast-paced program where they’ll walk away with mentors and a prototype they can use to get funding.

Eligible students include those who have recently graduated from high school, currently enrolled, or recent graduates of colleges & universities (Associates Degrees through – PhD) to want to come up with ideas for websites, apps, chatbots/digital assistants, artificial intelligence, virtual/augmented reality, analytics, Big Data, drones, IoT, etc. solutions. Don’t worry, we’ll bring in mentors and professionals to help you. 

Additional Reasons Why College Students Should Participate:

+Be an active change maker in solving violence
+Get accelerated entry into the Atlanta tech and social impact communities
+Matched with technical, career, and subject-matter mentors
+Experience what it’s like to be a startup entrepreneur
+Preferred acceptance into our Social Impact Pre-Accelerator this Fall

BE A FORCE FOR GOOD

THE CHALLENGE: #HACKTHEVIOLENCE

We run toward tough problems at Goodie Nation, and this program is no different. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to reduce the amount of violence in the United States 40% by the year 2020. There are multiple ways your team can address the challenge. Here are just some of the categories to focus on for tech solutions:

General
+Conflict Resolution
+Youth Violence
+Gang Violence
+Weapon Availability via Black Market
+Sexual Violence
+Hate Crimes

Community
+Families (Offenders, Those At Risk, etc.)
+Activists
+Faith Organizations/Leaders
+Domestic Situations
+Home Invasions

Education
+Mentorship

Law Enforcement
+First Responders
+Investigators
+Smart Policing
+Data Analytics

Criminal Justice
+Court System
+Legal Representatives
+Prisons
+Ex-Offenders/Returning Citizens (From Jail & Prison)

Medical Systems
+First Responders
+Hospital Programs
+Emergency Services
+Long-Term Care
+Mental Health
+Suicide

Entertainment
+Media & Messaging
+Music
+Video Games
+Social Media (i.e. Twitter, Instagram, SnapChat)
+Websites (ex. World Star Hip Hop)
+Film & TV
+Athletes & Celebrities

32000

American Lives Lost By Gun Each Year

117000

People Shot Each Year in US

20000

Suicides By Gun Each Year In US

98

Seconds For The Next American To Be Sexually Assaulted

20

Percent Of All Women Will Be Raped At Some Point In Their Life

1700

Youth Visit The Emergency Room Each Day From Physical Assault

MEET THE STUDENT HEROES

they answered the call

student_alissa

Alissa Kusher

Georgia Tech (Home Invasions)
student_amirah

Amirah Husbands

Spelman (Home Invasions)
student_annmarie

Annmarie Stockinger

Georgia State (Campus Safety)
student_avanti

Avanti Joshi

Georgia Tech (Sexual Violence)
student_dianejames

Diane James

Interdenominational Theological Center (Media)
student_donovanbutler

Donovan Butler

Morehouse (Police Brutality)
student_francisrozier

Francis Rozier

Morehouse (Mentoring)
student_ingrid

Ingrid Krampe

Georgia Film Academy (Rural Youth)
student_jalen

Jalen Gildersleeve

Georgia Tech (Emotional Violence)
student_journey

Journey Habtemariam

Oglethorpe (Sexual Violence)
student_julian

Julian James-Burke

Morehouse (Media)
student_mikewilliams

Mike Williams

University of Georgia (Hate Crimes)
student_parmiss

Parmiss Khosravi

Georgia Tech (Sexual Violence)
student_ryderdeaton

Ryder Deaton

Kennesaw State (Youth Mental Health)
student_sakshie

Sakshie Rao

Georgia Tech (Sexual Violence)
student_shriya

Shriya Gotety

Kennesaw State (Workplace Violence)
student_tayo

Tayo Akigbogun

Morehouse (Social Media)
student_thienvo

Thien Vo

Georgia State (Social Media)
student_tinalu

Tina Lu

Georgia Tech (Home Invasions)
student_tonysun

Tony Sun

Georgia Tech (Campus Safety)
student_hero2

Lisna Vargheese

Georgia Tech (Workplace Violence)
student_hero2

Nasir Muhammad

Atlanta Technical College (Hate Crimes)
student_hero2

Kayla Stone

Oglethorpe (Youth Mental Health)
student_hero2

Jessica Solomon

Georgia Tech (Sexual Violence)
student_hero2

Marcus Jones

Clark Atlanta (Social Media)
student_hero2

Emma Doksansky

Georgia Tech (Emotional Violence)
student_hero2

Sebrina Lee

Georgia Film Academy (Hate Crimes)
student_hero2

Jeremy Kearse

Morehouse (Police Brutality)
student_hero2

Shante Braxton

Atlanta Metropolitan State College (Mental Health)
student_hero2

Nina Vo

Georgia State (Social Media)

SERVE AS THEIR ALLY

get involved.

Allies are UI/UX designers, digital marketers, graphic designers, those good with revenue models, web designers, and donors that contribute resources to these student heroes by either participating in the hackathon and helping turn their ideas into clickable prototypes, logos, marketing plans, revenue plans OR making a donation.

Gold Donor (Sponsoring A School)
Jason Crain (Morehouse)

Silver Donor
Angela King

Bronze Donors
Tiffany Williams
Allison Miller

MENTORS

mentor_vince

Vince Baskerville

UX Instructor at Pivotal Labs
mentor_lillie

Lillie Madali

Senior Business Systems Analyst at City of Atlanta
mentor_darion

Darion Hall

Software Engineer at The Home Depot
mentor_antoniojones

Antonio Jones

Litigation Specialist at Turner Broadcasting
mentor_jessicalopez

Jessica Lopez

Art Director & UX Designer
mentor_allisonmiller

Allison Miller

Program Manager at Spark Corps
mentor_willmadison

Will Madison

Senior Software Engineer at Pivotal Labs
mentor_chrismartin

Christopher Martin

CX Research Analyst
mentor_enrique

Enrique Morgan

UI Designer at Saince
mentor_stevenfrady

Steven Frady

Developer @ If/Then
mentor_samelia

Samelia Brooks

Founder at Unsilenced Atl
mentor_johnford

John Ford

Senior Software Engineer at VoApps, Inc.
mentor_amina

Amina Yamusah

Founder & CEO of BLOC
mentor_jonas

Jonas Fleur-Aime

Developer, Serial Entrepreneur, & Investor
mentor_ray

Ray Abram

Project Manager Scrum Master at PGi
mentor_katrina

Katrina Lenzly

Designer @ ICON
hackmob_roberthatcher

Robert Hatcher

Founder @ SoundCollide
mentor_mikecarter

Michael Carter

COO @ SoundCollide

PROGRAM GOALS

15

COLLEGE STUDENT FOUNDERS

50

ALLIES

15

MENTORS

5

TECH SOCIAL IMPACT STARTUPS LAUNCHED

OUR PROCESS

Goodie College Innovation Lab has four (4) main components:

GOODIE IDEATION

Prepare for getting your tech-enabled idea built in this design thinking influenced rapid problem-solving lab. Students will learn our innovative process for being a breakthrough social impact thinker and leader by identifying personas for target users/customers, their problem, why the problem exists, value propositions, moonshot ideas, and storyboards.

CUSTOMER DISCOVERY

After Goodie Ideation, student teams have two (2) weeks to interview 50 potential users and customers to make sure they identified the correct problem and root cause.

OFFICE HOURS: PITCH PRACTICE

Passionate and clear storytelling is critical to recruiting talent to teams. Before the hackathon, student teams practice their pitches in front of the Goodie Nation and some of the area’s top innovators. Students will receive constructive feedback on pitch deck creation, content ideas, and stage presence among other things.

GOODIE MARKETING HACKATHON

In this 36 hour hackathon, volunteer UI/UX designers, product managers, marketing and communication specialists, web developers, entrepreneurs, and graphic designers join the student teams to turn their ideas into prototypes, logos, landing pages as well as help them create revenue models and a plan to attract their first 100 users and/or customers.

PROGRAM SCHEDULE

Monday, April 3rd: Applications Open

Friday, June 9th: Applications Close

Saturday, June 17: Goodie Ideation Rapid Problem-Solving Lab @ Atlanta Tech Village

Sunday, June 18th: Customer Discovery & Validation Begins (Independent Work)

Tuesday, June 27th: Customer Discovery Check-In (Conference Call)

Thursday, July 6th: Pitch Practice Office Hours @ Flatiron City (Evening)

Saturday July 8th – Sunday, July 9th: Goodie Marketing + Prototyping Hackathon @ Pivotal Labs (Ponce City Market)

FAQS

+Is Goodie College Lab free? Yep. completely.
+How is this possible? Because our amazing sponsors love you.
+Do I need to know how to code or design? Nope.
+Who owns the intellectual property of the ideas? You do
+Does Goodie Nation provide funding as part of the program? Nope, but we do provide a ton of complimentary resources. It’s about $10,000 worth of value per team.
+I’m not in Atlanta. Can I start a team? We require at least one of the founding team student members to be enrolled in/recently graduated from a Metro Atlanta college/university.
+I can’t make it to the events on those dates. Can I still start a team? Unfortunately, no. Attendance is required for those who will start a team.
+Does the idea have to be a tech-based solution? Yes, either software or tech-enabled. The idea we help you generate will require some level of technology.
+Is this a full-time program? Nope. We’ve designed it so you have time for a job, class, etc. However, there will be a lot of work to do!
+Will this program help us gain 501(c)3 status? Unfortunately, this is not part of our offering.

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