Hacking Generational Wealth

What is Hacking Generation Wealth?

Hacking Generation Wealth is a virtual event that unfolds over two days. The event will be held February 26-28, 2021. Multi-disciplinary teams formed during the event will collaborate to learn, research and then address effects of generational wealth through a pitch competition for solutions they developed. Our goal is to connect teams to tools, resources and supporters that will foster motivated partnerships to bring solutions to life through open innovation after the event.

Where is the challenge taking place?

This is a virtual event. Teams will work together throughout the two-day event using tools such as Slack, Zoom and Google Drive.

When will the challenge take place?

The virtual event will take place from 7pm EST Friday, February 26th through 6pm EST Sunday, February 28th.

How much time do I need to commit?

The event is a 48-hour sprint beginning on Friday evening and ending on Sunday evening. Since the goal is to rapidly bring meaningful solutions to life, participants should expect to commit Friday evening, most of Saturday, and Sunday morning/early afternoon to the Challenge. Participants do not need to be available 24/7 for the duration of the event but should communicate their availability to team members. Clearly, the more time invested, the better the outcome.

What happens after the weekend?

After the weekend, the best ideas and teams will have the opportunity to co-develop and implement their solution with the help of our event supporters.

What do winning teams get?

Winning teams may receive small monetary prizes, computing resources, organizational support and direct access to key partners to further develop, validate and implement solutions developed.

Who owns the product/solutions teams create?

Participants own their IP!

Who is eligible to participate?

We are seeking a diverse group of participants. Participants must be legal residents of the U.S.A or Canada and over the age of 14.

Do I have to have a technical or clinical background to participate?

No! Participants of all academic and professional backgrounds are welcome! We will make sure to represent a diverse mix of skills represented in each track. Based on the problem your team chooses to tackle during the event, finding other team members within your track with appropriate backgrounds would facilitate rapid progress.

How are teams formed?

We will not assign participants to a team. Participants will work together in teams of 3-6 members. You can form your own team or join the team formation party 1 hour before the official kick-off.

What tools/ Resources will be provided?

Teams will be connected with technical resources, developer platforms and experienced mentors throughout the weekend to help them create, iterate, build, and develop solutions as quickly as possible.

How does my organization/ Company become a partner?

Thank you for your interest! Please email hackinggenerationalwealth@hackworks.com. A member of the organizing team will contact you to determine how your organization’s expertise, resources, and reach can be most effectively utilized as part of this effort.

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