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
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:
+Weapon Availability via Black Market
+Families (Offenders, Those At Risk, etc.)
+Ex-Offenders/Returning Citizens (From Jail & Prison)
+Media & Messaging
+Social Media (i.e. Twitter, Instagram, SnapChat)
+Websites (ex. World Star Hip Hop)
+Film & TV
+Athletes & Celebrities
American Lives Lost By Gun Each Year
People Shot Each Year in US
Suicides By Gun Each Year In US
Seconds For The Next American To Be Sexually Assaulted
Percent Of All Women Will Be Raped At Some Point In Their Life
Youth Visit The Emergency Room Each Day From Physical Assault
they answered the call
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)
COLLEGE STUDENT FOUNDERS
TECH SOCIAL IMPACT STARTUPS LAUNCHED
Goodie College Innovation Lab has four (4) main components:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
+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.