#HackTheViolence is our year-long effort to reduce the number of people that die in the United States each year from violent means. We provide a role for all people to play in our innovative process by combining everyday people, from middle school students to senior citizens, with subject-matter experts and highly-skilled professionals in an effort to address this toughest challenge.
The Process is divided into two parts: developing innovators (people) and tech startup social enterprises. Innovator Development focuses on training & supporting current/future entrepreneurs and mentors on tech startup entrepreneurship philosophies and methodologies through design thinking labs, support groups, a college incubator, bootcamps, and hackathons. Participants include middle school students, high school students, college students, teachers, professionals, and entrepreneurs. We develop tech startup social enterprises through our social impact pre-accelerator where the goal is to help launch 15 startups that address some category of violence by January 2018.
We’re looking for people from all backgrounds and skill sets who want to contribute to addressing violence with websites, apps, chatbots/digital assistants, artificial intelligence, virtual/augmented reality, analytics, Big Data, drones, IoT, etc. There’s a role for you. Sign up to contribute today!
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 number of violent deaths in the United States 40% by the year 2020. There are multiple ways to address the challenge, and 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
create the change you seek.
Heroes are those who accept the calling, and make the decision to start a company that solves a problem around violence.
APPLICATIONS OPEN IN JUNE
Allies are designers, developers, marketers, communication specialists and other professionals who participate in the hackathons that turn the Heroes’ ideas into clickable prototypes, logos, marketing plans, working products, etc.
Mentors are experienced entrepreneurs, subject-matter experts, designers, and developers that help the Heroes with ideation and give advice with product direction and marketing both during the program and afterward.
TECH SOCIAL IMPACT STARTUPS LAUNCHED
Hack Day for Youth Underrepresented in STEAM
GOODIE COLLEGE LAB
4-Week Part-Time Social Impact Incubator Open To All College Students
GOODIE ADULT BOOTCAMP
Rapid Problem-Solving Workshop Based on Design Thinking
CHALLENGE DISCOVERY PANELS
Panel Discussion + Networking Event Where Attendees Gain Key Insights into Violence
Small Group Event Series Where Entrepreneurs Vent…Over Drinks
Small Group Event Series Where Teachers Vent…Over Drinks
Rapid Problem-Solving Workshop Based on Design Thinking Where Heroes Identify Specific Problems + Generate Creative Tech Ideas To Solve Them
48 Hour Hackathon Where UI/UX Designers, Web Developers, Marketers, Communication Specialists Turn The Founders’ Ideas Into Prototypes + Create Logos, Landing Pages, Revenue Models, and Growth Marketing Plans
48 Hour Hackathon Where Volunteer Front-End/Back-End Developers and UI/UX Designers Turn The Prototypes Into Minimum Viable Products
Showcase where all teams present their final tech products to a room full of influencers, potential customers, partners, funders, community activities, and family/friends.
June 3rd – 25th: Goodie College Lab
Monday, June 12th: Goodie Innovation Pre-Accelerator Applications Open
Mid-July: Hack Daze: ONE MusicFest Youth Hack Day
August: Challenge Discovery Lab
Friday, August 25th: Applications Close for Goodie Innovation Pre-Accelerator
Mid-September: Goodie Ideation
October: Goodie Marketing + Prototyping Hackathon
November: Goodie Hack
January 2017: Demo Night
+Are all parts of the Hack The Violence program 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 members to be a Metro Atlanta resident.
+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.