19-20 Nov, GEW2016: #AcornHack2016 - Inspiring The Next Generation of Tech Entrepreneurs

Organized by Teens In AI
ThoughtWorks, London
From Nov 19th 2016
To Nov 20th 2016
See the website


As part of Global Entrepreneurship Week Acorn Aspirations is running a 2-day hackathon/start-up style event where 100 young people aged 12-19 will collaborate with mentors from the TechCity community to develop tech start-ups that solve social problems in their local communities and worldwide.

#AcornHack2016 will unlock young people’s entrepreneurial potential by inspiring them to get creative with coding, programming and digital technology, as well as attend masterclass workshops in digital marketing, branding, APIs, lean UX and Business Model Canvas.

The purpose of this event is to equip young people with the tools that will enable them to become change-makers and entrepreneurs of their own lives.

What is Global Entrepreneurship Week?

Global Entrepreneurship Week is the world’s largest celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth, and expand human welfare.

No hacking experience required, just passion to get up and go for it.

#AcornHack2016 will show you how your favourite mobile apps are built, you will then build your own as part of a team with the help of people who do this everyday.

You will learn how to turn your ideas into a basic working version. Things you'll learn:

How to decide which of your ideas are worth working on

How to decide what features the user needs to get them from A to B

How to sketch your ideas

How to build your idea using rapid prototyping tools

How to pitch your idea

Basic coding skills & UX - HTML, CSS and Android studio


 Day 1:     19 November

9:45am – 10:00am  Registration

10.00am - 10.10am  Welcome and Introduction

10:10am – 11:00am  Ice-breaker and team formation

11:00am – 12:00am  Ideation workshop

12:00am – 12:15pm  Intro to SCRUM

12:15pm – 1:00pm  Lunch

1:00pm – 2:00pm  SPRINT 1

2:00pm - 3:00pm  SPRINT 2

3:00pm - 4:00pm  SPRINT 3

4:00pm - 4:30pm Intro to Coding

4.30pm - 5.00pm Wrap-up

End of Day 1

Day 2:       20 November

09.45am - 10.00am Arrivals & Welcome

10.00am - 11.00am SPRINT 4 

11.00am - 12.00pm SPRINT 5 

12:00am – 1:00pm  Pitch training

1:00pm - 2:00pm  Lunch

2:00pm - 3:00pm SPRINT 6 

3:00pm - 4:00pm PITCH

4:00pm - 4:30pm Judging

4:30pm - 5:00pm  Winners announced & Closing


To learn about the #AcornHack2016, please visit: http://acornhack2016.co.uk/

To learn about Acorn Aspirations, please visit: www.acornaspirations.co.uk

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