At #1Society we’re doing things a bit differently, because, let’s face it these times are different. As Einstein said, ‘doing the same thing over again and expecting a different result is madness”.
#1 Society – our virtual Hackathon event is organised at an international level and is now open to everyone from anywhere around the world. Whether you are a coder, designer, or just have great ideas to share, your skills and your contributions are needed!
You will be able to work with multi-disciplinary teams from all around the world, meet new people, and get prizes for finding amazing solutions to some of the world’s most pressing current challenges.
If your ideas have potential as a venture, you will also get all the support you need to take them forward and turn them to actual startups following the event. This will include introductions to investors and coaching and mentoring you to help you develop a perfect pitch and present your idea in a way that has good chances of securing support.
We’ve teamed up with a number of partners to make sure we’re able to take the most impactful ideas and solutions forward into the real world. In addition we are adding interesting prizes and further benefits for participants on a daily basis. Total value is exceeding $100,000.00 USD as of right now and growing daily!
This stream will work on solutions and perspectives for a broader view of life on Earth that includes mental & physical health, ethics, mindfulness, biotech, agritech, human trafficking and domestic violence and medtech, circular and local economies, food, water, sustainability, and global migration.
Cities are the pulsating centres of global life in the 21st century. This stream looks at everything to do with urban development, mobility, the impact of the economic crisis on cities, sustainable living, renewable energies, and Smart Cities.
Unemployment has increased to historical levels overnight, while how we connect, communicate, and govern our societies is changing. This stream will look at Work 4.0, collaboration, decentralised standards, as well as governance, regulation, UBI, RegTech, LegalTech.
The education sector is going through massive and unprecedented disruptions. Triggered by the crisis and our shift to virtual models of instruction, a marked acceleration of digital transformation is now notable in the entire sector. Topics such as AI-assisted learning, blockchain for credentialing, Smart Campus, virtual learning environments, VR/AR in education, and the future of the university system will be explored.
1Society offers you a once in a lifetime opportunity to engage with world renowned international speakers and allows intimate interactions across a global network, enabling you to make new connections from all walks of life, and help shape the future. After the online event, 1Society has organised this Hackathon to empower you to tackle the challenges based on the outcomes of the conference.
Our Hackathon aims at collectively developing ground-breaking ideas across a number of fields. There are five streams that are the targets for those ideas: 1LIFE, 1CITY, 1ECONOMY, 1EDUCATION, 1CULTURE.
If you don’t have a team already, don’t worry. Once you join Slack you will be able to meet like minded people with complementary skills to build/join teams based on the challenge you wish to hack.
Even better, your support will start before the hackathon even starts. We have allocated mentors for each stream who will provide mentorship and help through any difficulties you may face. With experts and mentors coming from different knowledge backgrounds, you will receive valuable tips and feedback. More information about the organisational structure will be provided as the event approaches.
The winning ideas will each receive a prize to help them take their idea to the next step, including coaching and mentoring. As the ideas mature we will provide access to investors, foundations and other funding opportunities. It will also be a starting point of a much longer collaboration between the teams and Syndikat Earth, the organisers of #1Society.
A timeline with further instructions and information will be published closer to the event date. Please ensure that you are following all the updates on Slack Channel.
To be able to participate throughout the hackathon weekend, to conduct yourself in a manner that is consistent with our values. That is to be kind, considerate, leave any ego at the door. Problem solving focused. We can be tough on problems, while being kind with people.
We do not tolerate bullying, sexism, racism, homophobia, or other hate-based chat, spam, or advertising or self-promotion.