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 HACK THE VIOLENCE OVERVIEW

#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! 

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 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:

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

GET INVOLVED

create the change you seek.

ACCEPT YOUR INNER HERO

ACCEPT YOUR INNER HERO

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

SERVE AS AN ALLY

SERVE AS AN ALLY

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.

BECOME A MENTOR

BECOME A MENTOR

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.

PROGRAM GOALS

45

FOUNDERS

150

ALLIES

60

MENTORS

15

TECH SOCIAL IMPACT STARTUPS LAUNCHED

THE PROCESS: INNOVATOR DEVELOPMENT

HACK DAZE

HACK DAZE

Hack Day for Youth Underrepresented in STEAM
GOODIE COLLEGE LAB

GOODIE COLLEGE LAB

4-Week Part-Time Social Impact Incubator Open To All College Students
GOODIE ADULT BOOTCAMP

GOODIE ADULT BOOTCAMP

Rapid Problem-Solving Workshop Based on Design Thinking
CHALLENGE DISCOVERY PANELS

CHALLENGE DISCOVERY PANELS

Panel Discussion + Networking Event Where Attendees Gain Key Insights into Violence
FOUNDERS' THERAPY

FOUNDERS' THERAPY

Small Group Event Series Where Entrepreneurs Vent…Over Drinks
TEACHERS' THERAPY

TEACHERS' THERAPY

Small Group Event Series Where Teachers Vent…Over Drinks

THE PROCESS: COMPANY DEVELOPMENT

GOODIE IDEATION

GOODIE IDEATION

Rapid Problem-Solving Workshop Based on Design Thinking Where Heroes Identify Specific Problems + Generate Creative Tech Ideas To Solve Them
GOODIE MARKETING

GOODIE MARKETING

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
GOODIE HACK

GOODIE HACK

48 Hour Hackathon Where Volunteer Front-End/Back-End Developers and UI/UX Designers Turn The Prototypes Into Minimum Viable Products
DEMO DAY

DEMO DAY

Showcase where all teams present their final tech products to a room full of influencers, potential customers, partners, funders, community activities, and family/friends.

PROGRAM SCHEDULE

June 17th – July 9th: Goodie College Lab

Monday, July 10th: 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

FAQS

+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.

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