Impact Hackathon Online 2020 aims to create sustainable digital solutions through a 5-day virtual hackathon. The event focuses on helping the country reboot its economy given the ongoing health crisis – COVID 19 through digitization.

Hacking House Rules

  •  The Impact Hackathon is open to all coders and non-coders alike.
  •  All participants must complete the registration process on the impact2050 website.
  •  Participants must form groups with a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 5 members.
  • Participants below 18 years old must submit a signed Parental Consent Form and submit them to this email: admin@impact2050.com.
  •  After registering, participants must join the “Impact Hackathon Online 2021” Facebook group.
  • On the first day of the event (July 15), the Hackathon Platform will be launched and all participants are required to register on it.
  • The Impact Hackathon Online 2021 is an on-the-spot coding marathon. This means it requires fresh codes. The event permits designs beforehand such as digital mockups, open source frameworks and anything else available to everyone, as long as the designs are kept within those limits.
  •  Participants with projects and codes used in previous hackathons will be disqualified.
  •  Make sure to read through our Code of Conduct. Those who violate the rules will be disqualified.
  •  For more information, please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions.

Judging Criteria

  • Social Impact (30%)Did the team solve a particular problem? Did they articulate the solution to the Jury Board?
  • Relevance to Challenge Statement (20%) – Does the solution directly answer to the problem statement?
  • Business Viability (20%) – Insightful valuation. Is this prototype or MVP (Minimum Viable Product) viable for local business and scaling?
  • Technical Validations, Difficulty and UX (20%)Technically impressive. Did the technology involve Al, Big Data, Interface, etc.?
  • Program Requirements and Presentation (10%)Are the program requirements met? Are they properly presented? 

ABOUT THE ORGANIZER

We are one of the world’s largest networks focused on building entrepreneurial communities for impact at scale — home to the innovators, the dreamers and the entrepreneurs who are creating tangible solutions to the world’s most pressing issues.

The United Nations Office in Geneva acknowledges Impact Hub as a driver of community engagement, helping not only to foster but also to extend the efforts directed to tackle the SDGs via entrepreneurial and innovative solutions.

ABOUT IMPACT HACKATHON ONLINE 2021

A multi-year program designed to equip, enable, and empower innovative digital solutions. Believing that a connected society is crucial in today’s dynamic business landscape, Impact Hub Manila is hoping to collaborate with like-minded stakeholders in the joint interest of growing the startup community in the Philippines.

Impact Hackathon is the banner event of the Impact 2050 program launched last 2019 with the goal to create sustainable digital solutions through a 3-day virtual code-fest where problem statements from respectable partners are hacked by innovators across the Philippines.

REGISTRATION & APPLICATION

None! Joining the Impact Hackathon is free of charge!

The Impact Hackathon is open to all those interested in making an impact using technology and innovation, both coders and non-coders alike. Participants below 18 years old must submit a signed Parental Consent Form. Submit all forms to admin@impact2050.com

You can still join, we will include you in the platform all registrants are present. You can look for a team there.

Yes, and we will assist you in doing that.

Your startup can join as a team, but you need to be submitting new and fresh ideas, rather something that isn’t already out in the market. The point of the hackathon is to catalyze innovation!  We will be checking if your submission is an already existing startup.

Minimum of 3, Maximum of 5.

The program is welcome to all individuals, coders and non-coders. But, inside your team, there should be at least one who can code.We recommend that a team be made up of people with different skills (programming, marketing, business development)

December 9, 2021, 11:59PM, GMT +8

A total of $100,000 USD worth of support (financial and/or technical) and incubation.

PRE-HACKATHON

That’s normal. You might get inspired by our different learning sessions leading up to the Hackathon, or in talking to other participants involved.

Learning Sessions will be posted on our YouTube Channel after, so that participants can refer back to them.

HACKATHON PROPER

We will use the Slack workspace for faster communication, and to connect our participants to mentors. All announcements, reminders, and requests for/questions to mentors will be posted here.

The Hackathon  Platform is where all participating teams will be submitting their projects. Judging and deliberation will be done through here and only projects submitted through this platform will be considered. Submissions through Slack, email, or any other means will not be accepted.

You’re welcome to make your own channel on our slack for your team to communicate, but you’re also free to communicate through your own channels,

No. Given that it’s an online hackathon, your project will be considered as long as you submit on the platform on or before the deadline. However, you are encouraged to attend our learning sessions, and can reach out to our mentors

Stable Internet Connection, Laptop, Cell Phone or Camera (to record your product demo), Tools you’ll need to complete your MVP.

We will release all the specific problem statements in each vertical on December 9, 2021!

As teams, you will select a problem statement that you prefer to focus on and create a solution out of. 

Yes, we have a competitive pool of mentors.

  • Social Impact (30%)Did the team solve a particular problem? Did they articulate the solution to the Jury Board?
  • Relevance to Challenge Statement (20%) – Does the solution directly answer to the problem statement?
  • Business Viability (20%) – Insightful valuation. Is this prototype or MVP (Minimum Viable Product) viable for local business and scaling?
  • Technical Validations, Difficulty and UX (20%)Technically impressive. Did the technology involve Al, Big Data, Interface, etc.?
  • Program Requirements and Presentation (10%)Are the program requirements met? Are they properly presented? 

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With the vision of providing a platform that will allow innovation to solve social challenges, Impact Hub Manila launched an annual code fest called Impact Hackathon in October 2019.

In the past 2 years, it has brought a combined number of 2,300 participants from all over thee Philippines and attracted over 350 mentors and experts to the event.

The Impact hackathon remains to be the largest hackathon in the Philippines.

Get In Touch

For more information about the IMPACT2050 Program and the Impact Hackathon feel free to drop us a line!