We’ve been working with some amazing founders in our pre-accelerator on powerful ideas that address domestic abuse, human trafficking, youth violence, court systems, sexual assault, and more. Now, the time for launching sustainable products begins with this two-part hackathon series.
Hackathon #1 involves marketing and prototyping while Hackthon #2 builds off the work in the first part to make the products actually work. Register for the appropriate hackathon below based on your skillset, and let’s start hacking violence!
Here are the teams you can join:
Disrupting The School-To-Prison Pipeline
+Beyond The Classroom: B2B tool that allows after-school programs focused on 3rd-4th graders to connect with professionals to assist students with project-based learning and personal development.
+Village: kid-friendly iPad chatbot that helps elementary school-aged boys identify and reflect on their emotions.
+TeachX: Like a Task Rabbit or Handy app for teachers and school administrators. Helps them book professionals to talk to students with discipline violations as well as help teachers with instructional and administrative tasks.
+Tribe Talk: UX-friendly way to match mentors with at-risk youth ages 16-24.
+Fly Life: preventing teenage girls from self-harm with an app
+Amiglo: chatbot to help undergraduate international college students cope with depression.
+MindHak: chatbot therapist to help inmates and those in halfway houses with emotional intelligence.
+QuickExpunge: shortens the time to get records expunged, thus lessening the likelihood that a person will commit future crimes.
Abuse & Assault
+Defense On Go: helps women avoid dating domestic abusers
+Intercept: web-based communications platform that will tie together groups working in the anti-human trafficking community. Think LinkedIn for anti-human trafficking.