Next Gen Creators is hosting ReInvent Hacks, a virtual hackathon. This year, in response to the global pandemic, we are dubbing this event as, "Corona Hacks" to bring together some of the world’s most talented problem solvers focusing on creating innovative solutions to help reduce the impact of COVID-19. Over the period of 4 weeks software developers/engineers/designers and youth involved in the industries listed below from the Caribbean, Pacific, Africa, and the Commonwealth, will create solutions based on one of six themes.
- Business and Commerce
- Governance and Rule of Law
- Food and Water Security
- The Creative Industry
Reinvent Hacks will be hosting a series of webinars, keynote talks, and think tank sessions to drive solutions and conversations on this issue as well as create solutions to problems that may arise in these areas.
This initiative plays a key role in the ongoing campaign for Digital Literacy for underrepresented youth worldwide and aims to highlight the digital divide between developed and developing areas. For more information, you can visit:
- All individuals must be between ages 15-30.
- Participants must come from one of the following countries in the Caribbean, Africa, Pacific, or the Commonwealth.
- Teams must include at least 1 software developer and at least 1 industry expert.
- Teams must have 2-4 individuals in total.
- Teams must include at least 1 female participant.
$17,000 in prizes
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
Alina M Karimamusama
Serial Creative Entrepreneur
Commonwealth Youth Council
minoHealth AI Labs, Runmila AI Institute
Feasibility of the Project
Is the solution doable and realistic to the context being presented?
Innovativeness of the Project
How original is the idea? Does the solution show resourcefulness and creativity in the use of technology?
Overall Impact of the Project
How many people does the solution have the potential to change their lives?
Presentation of the Pitch
How clear and enthusiastic was the presentation? Did the finalists stay within the time frame? Were you able to understand the true value of the solution by watching its Live demo?