Advancing thriving communities around the world
Hackathons International has arrived in Tennessee and has partnered with Meharry Medical College to run a Hackathon to launch ResilienSeed, a business incubator for the underserved community. The event will be running on the weekend of September 18-19, 2021 in Nashville and concluding on Thursday 23 September at 11am at LaunchTN's inaugural 3686 Festival where the audience will decide on the overall winner!
We are calling all budding entrepreneurs, forward thinking and passionate people to co-create a solution around advancing marginalized communities in Middle Tennessee based on the social determinants framework. Challenge statements will be released one week before the competition and there will be an opportunity for you to form teams at the start of the event. The winning teams will be receiving a prize pool of $1000 USD in cash!!
Ticket price includes
Access to venue and parking
Saturday lunch and dinner, Sunday breakfast and lunch, snacks and drinks
Opportunity to apply for ResilienSeed (grants of up to $10k per team)
Connections into the Tennessee startup ecosystem, including advisors and educational resources
Mentors from organisations including Hackathons International, Meharry Medical College, Gun.io will be there to help guide you throughout the process.
Judges, including representatives from Meharry Medical College will be awarding the winning teams $1000 (teams must decide themselves how they will divide the prize pool).
Saturday 9am-9pm - Keynote opening, getting into teams, Lunch N Learn, mentoring with design thinking experts, dinner and dessert
Sunday 9am-5pm - Pitching workshop, Hacking finishes, networking lunch, open showcase and happy hour
If you need financial help to participate in the program and/or if you have any questions, please contact us email@example.com
We look forward to seeing you there!
What is a Hackathon?
A Hackathons is a short, pressurized competition where a group come together to design, develop, and demonstrate their ideas on center stage! Usually at the start we give you context about a problem/challenge statement, and then it's up to you to come up with creative ideas! We expect your teams to develop a rough Minimum Viable Product so you can pitch your idea and show the judges what you've come up with on the Sunday afternoon. Read more here.
Who can participate in a Hackathon?
Anyone with an open mindset can participate. Because this is a Hackathon focused around entrepreneurship and launching business ideas, we need a mix of business, design, technical, creative and industry experts to form teams.
I am under 21 years. Can I participate?
We are sorry but this event is for individuals who are over 21 years only.
Do I need to form a team before we join the Hackathon?
No, we will be giving you time at the start of the Hackathon to network and meet other people. Teams should be between 3-5 members. We encourage you to bring your friends!