“Impact Hackathon” is looking at breaking the current Guinness World Record in terms of the number of participants. To be held on Oct. 30-31 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, the hackathon aims to attract 10,000 participants. The current record holder Hajj Hackathon, a coding event in Saudi Arabia, boasts 2,950 participants.
The Impact Hackathon teams will create technology-based solutions anchored to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals targeting global issues in Climate Change, Education, Agriculture, Smart Cities, and Health. These themes are specifically highlighted because of their global relevance and the ability of the hackathon participants from this part of the world to offer their own insight to efficiently address these issues.
Aside from the more than 10,000 hackathon participants, Impact Hackathon brings together the biggest network of personalities representing brands from the technology, startup, and entrepreneurship sectors in the region. Impact Hub Manila is in cooperation and partnership with the following representatives of the government, private, start-up, and corporate sectors, namely: the Asian Development Bank, Dentsu Aegis Network, KMC, GIZ, SparkUP Business World, Forest Foundation, WWF, KumuMedia Technologies, Smart, PLDT, the Department of Science and Technology, the Department of Information and Communications Technology, the Department of Trade and Industry, the League of Cities of the Philippines, Microsoft, Team Bam Aquino, UnionBank, and Gawad Kalinga.
“There are so many problems in the Philippines and in the region and where there are problems, there’s an opportunity for entrepreneurship to rise. It opens the door for people to think, do, and be better,” said Ces Rondario, founder and CEO of Impact Hub. “This is a time for better thinking and solutions-finding, and the region and the Philippines can lead in this. This is our chance to define our future and the world in 2050. This is our time.”
Impact Hub maintains a network of impact entrepreneurs with more than 17,000 members from more than 100 hubs located in more than 50 countries around the world. Impact Hub’s Global Community headquarters is in Vienna, Austria.
To be part of the world’s largest impact event for 2019, register at http://www.impact2050.com/tickets.