In this short video, hackathon leader Mike Grandinetti brings the Hack for Humanity social impact hackathon to a close, and each of the 4 non=profit leaders announce the winners of their respective tracks
The Social Impact Hackathon at Hult International Business School was organized and run by Mike Grandinetti, Professor for Marketing & Innovation at Hult. Find out more: www.hack-for-humanity.com
APril 10th @Hult
Hackathons are where powerful epiphanies and breakthroughs inevitably happen, fueled by a mix of (mostly) youthful optimism and generous doses of caffeine, under an intense, high-pressure deadline. They have become a key “tool” to accelerate innovation by startups and global brands alike. I have been an active hackathon leader for many years, and never fail to be impressed at the power of humanity to create, when properly guided and incentivized.
– by Hult Boston MBA 2016 and Reduxio Full-time employee Eyal Worthaler
Many people get the chance to participate in a hackathon, but only a few of these opportunities turn out to have a significant impact on their lives. In my case though, a particular hackathon experience changed the course of my career.
Hackathons are great learning environments for aspiring entrepreneurs, designers, engineers, marketers and corporate change agents – essentially anyone and everyone involved in the creative process of innovating. This post explores how both participants and companies can benefit significantly from a hackathon and explain how you can start organizing hackathons within your company.