Hack The Violence: Prototyping + Marketing Hackathon Powered By Pivotal Labs & Microsoft

Organized by Goodie Nation
Pivotal Labs, Atlanta
From Jul 8th 2017
To Jul 9th 2017
See the website


Hack The Violence: The Prototyping + Marketing Hackathon Powered By Pivotal Labs & Microsoft 

Saturday, July 8th - Sunday, July 9th, 2017 | Pivotal Labs (Ponce City Market)

Here’s the deal. Way too many people in the United States are affected by violence each year. But Goodie College Lab: Hack The Violence is meant to change that. It is a 4-week social impact tech incubator where college students get a taste of the startup life, and see their ideas about ways to combat violence get turned into reality.

This Prototype + Marketing Hackathon, Phase II in the program, is a 2-day experience where UI/UX designers, digital marketers, entrepreneurs, web designers, branding/communication specialists, business analysts, and graphic designers donate their talent, and join the teams of these college founders in an effort to turn their ideas to combat violence into clickable prototypes, landing pages, logos, revenue models, and plans to get to their first 100 users/customers.

This is your chance to help those impacted by violence, and possibly win $1,000. It’s a mashup of social good, tech, entrepreneurship and highly-skilled people, and, quite possibly, the coolest community service project you’ll ever experience. Register and join our community of changemakers today!

:: Join The Teams of These College Students ::

+Blue Buddi: an app that uses address sexual assault with pre-set check-ins and real-time safety statistics

+GoSafely: award-winning hardware/software solution by a GSU student to improve campus safety

+Feelings: a chatbot to help male elementary school students with mental health

+SiMi: app that combines AI + predictive analytics to reduce hate crimes against the LGBTQ community.

+Affective Emergence: helps ex-offenders and those prone to violence improve emotional intelligence via chatbot.

+Roverlent: app that allows victims of police brutality to electronically file police reports instead of going to the precinct where they may be intimidated.

+Company404: website that improves the emotional wellness of corporate employees in an effort to reduce instances of workplace violence.

+StepNSpot: web-based, mobile-friendly neighborhood watch program that combines crime reporting and fitness.

+Shero: like a Khan Academy for the proper treatment of women while in relationships. Aimed at middle school students.



Community Partners: HackGT, Georgia State, Sandbox ATL, Morehouse College, Spelman College, Clayton State University, and many more.

Teams To Join: Announced After the College Founders complete their ideation lab on June 17th

Prizes: $1,000 for the Winning Team and a Crazyflie 2.0 Drones for the two (2) MVPs

Judges: Lara Wagner (Hands on Atlanta), Xango Eyree (Microsoft), David Veksler (Foundation for Economic Education), Dentira Gobler (City of Atlanta), Kornelius Bankston (Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce), Jarrett Coger (Switchyards Downtown Club)

Questions: Please email info@goodienation.org

:: Key Details & Expections ::

At Goodie Nation, we specialize in going from “conversation to solution” in a short of time. And more importantly, our sense of urgency comes from the fact that people are suffering until the problems are solved. Under-served communities across the country need you to come up with awesome minimum viable products. To that end, please keep the following in mind:

+Your team's objective is to deliver a clickable prototype, logo, landing page, revenue model, and user acquisition strategy for these college founders who have accepted the calling to be a hero

+Dress Code = Our focus is impact…not impress people. Dress comfortably.

+Check-In: It is UBER important that you check-in on time

+Admission is complimentary.

+Complimentary food and drinks are provided

+Bring your own laptops, phone chargers, tablets, etc.

+Share with your network, and encourage them to attend. Have a voice in the solutions for your community



:: Agenda - Saturday, July 8th ::

9am: Check-in / Breakfast / Networking

9:30am: Opening Remarks + Pitches from College Students

10:15am: Team Selections

10:30am: Hacking Begins

12pm: Working Lunch (Provided)

6pm: Working Dinner (Provided)

9pm: Day 1 Ends

:: Agenda - Sunday, July 9th ::

9am: Teams Arrive + Continue Hacking (Breakfast Provided)

12pm: Working Lunch (Provided)

4pm: Competition Begins

6pm: Day 2 Ends


:: FAQ's ::

 +Do I need to be an expert to participate on a team? Nope. Our hackathons are for all skill levels. In fact, hackathons are a great way to practice. We’re all one big family working together to solve problems.

+Who owns the intellectual property of the ideas? The teams formed at Goodie Ideation (and turned into legal entities) own the intellectual property

+Can I pitch my own idea to be branded/prototype at Goodie Marketing? As part of The Process, all those who pitch ideas are required to attend our design thinking workshop, Goodie Ideation.

+Does Goodie Nation provide funding as part of the program? Nope, but we do provide a ton of complimentary resources. It’s about $10,000 worth of value per team.

+Does Goodie Nation take equity in the for-profits that come out of the program? Nope.

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