Frequent Questions and Answers
ABOUT THE ORGANIZER
What is Impact Hub?
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 2020
What is Slack for?
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.
What is the Hackathon Platform For?
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.
How can I communicate with my teammates during the Hackathon?
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,
Do I have to be online for the whole duration of the Hackathon
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
What do I need during the Impact Hackathon Proper?
>> Stable Internet Connection, Laptop, Cell Phone or Camera (to record your product demo), Tools you’ll need to complete your MVP.
When do we see the problem statements?
We will release all the specific problem statements in each vertical on August 17, 2020!
What do we do with the problem statements?
As teams, you will select a problem statement that you prefer to focus on and create a solution out of.
Will we have mentors?
Yes, we will provide you mentors.
What criteria will be used for judging?
- Technical Viability/Difficulty (30%) – Technically impressive. Did the technology involve AI, Big Data, Interface, etc.
- Business Viability (30%) – Insightful valuation that this prototype or MVP (Minimum Viable Product) is viable for local business and scaling.
- Social Index (20%) – Did the team solve a particular problem? Did they articulate the solution to the Jury Board?
- Relevance (20%) – Does the solution solve the problem statement?
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