I’m very proud to be prominently featured in this new issue of Hult’s global student magazine, the Hultian. There are two stories in this issue where I am featured. The first, beginning on page 10, describes the #HackForHumanity social impact hackathon that I organized with the support of some amazing Hult students, and led. The second article is a Faculty Spotlight article that highlights my unique approach to challenging and inspiring students both inside, and outside the classroom. My philosophy, “Teaching is Lighting a Fire, not Filling a Bucket.” It is a blessing to have the opportunity to inspire the next generation to achieve great things. They are definitely up for the task.
How to Run A Hackathon to Boost Innovation Within Your Company
Mike Grandinetti has attended quite a few hackathons and contrary to popular belief, they don’t all need to be focused on coding. Instead, hackathons can be just as powerful for marketing, sales, and operations teams.
For the second year in a row, under Professor Mike Grandinetti’s leadership, a Hackathon was also organized as part of the Day of Disruption. This year, it was a Hack for Humanity, and over 100 students, 30 mentors, and four non-profit partners participated.
Saturday 12th of May 6:05 pm – 6:20 pm The Technical University of Berlin (TUB)
Closing Keynote Speaker: Vested Summit
Conscious Technology Hackathon, Technology, and Startup Conference
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.