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Hacking Homelessness Winners!

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The Hack

Developers, designers, marketers, engineers, idea generators, product managers, and professionals are invited to team up and harness technology to hack homelessness!

Theme

We want to see how you can harness advanced technologies to change the way we approach homelessness at an organisational level. How can digital tools improve the effectiveness and efficiency of our work in such a way that we’ll be able to generate a bigger impact, both now and in the future?

Do you often spend your days wondering how technology can play a pivotal role in solving the issue of homelessness?

Depaul supports some of the most disadvantaged and isolated people in the UK, working with them to provide the stability and support needed to help them avoid or escape homelessness.


Its services help people at every stage in their journey from early intervention in schools and colleges and immediate emergency accommodation to longer-term supported housing and through pathways to training and employment.


Every year Depaul provide support to more than 3,700 people. The reality is that demand for their services continues to grow every year.

Depaul UK is a national homelessness charity, which for the past 30 years has been working predominantly with 16-to 25-year-olds experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness. Young people aged 16 to 25 make up around 50 percent of those experiencing homelessness.

Why join?

Compete for a big cash prize;

Network with BCG DV mentors about potential business opportunities!

Hack for a greater good;

Work in the brand new—and super cool—maker space at BCG Digital Ventures;

The Challenge

We want to see how you can harness technology to bolster effectiveness at an organisational level, and have a significant impact on the homelessness sector in the long term. No pressure, right? Oh, and did we mention you will have only 48 hours to do this?

Your challenge is to produce a digital solution that will aid the work of Depaul UK and help its staff change the lives of people affected by homelessness.

We are looking for practical solutions which will target the root causes of homelessness. Your submission could support people in Depaul services with their budgeting or housing needs, or ensure that Depaul staff have the tools they need to maximise their impact with the client group they work. Don’t expect that your product will solve the ‘homelessness crisis’, but you can hope that what you produce will have a lasting impact on the homelessness sector which aims to tackle the root causes of homelessness.

Your project should address one of these challenges:

Life Projects

Support & Help

Streamlining Coaching

Housing Support

Feedback Collection

Who can join?

Idea Generators

Marketers

Developers

Designers

Engineers

Product Managers

BCG DV

BCG Digital Ventures is a corporate investment and incubation firm. We invent, build and invest in startups with the world’s most influential companies. We share risk and invest alongside our corporate and startup partners via a range of collaborative options.

See our current roles here:

https://careers.bcgdv.com/

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Prize pool

More prizes to be announced!

2nd place prize

£2.5k

1st place prize

£10k

Agenda

Friday

Registration


Official Launch


DePaul Introduction


Idea Pitches


Team Formation / Dinner


Coding Begins


Close

18:00


19:00


19:30


20:00


20:30


21:00


02:00

Saturday

Doors Open


Breakfast


Venture Showcase: MachineMax


BCG Platinion Introduction


Coding Continues


Deadline Project Page


Lunch & Venture Showcase: WonderBill


Coding


'How to give a kick ass demo'


Venture Showcase: AtFarm


Code, code, code...


Dinner


Code, code, code...


Close

07:00


08:30


09:00



09:30


10:00


12:00


13:00



14:00


13:00



16:00


16:30


19:00


20:00


01:00

Sunday

Doors Open


Breakfast


Coding Continues


Technical Tests


Lunch


End of Coding / Project Submissions


Final Demos


Jury Deliberations


Winners Announced

Closing Drinks

07:00


08:30


09:30


11:00


13:00


15:00



15:30


17:30


18:00

18:30

Registration process

Register for DV Imagines: Hack Homelessness

Register for DV Imagines: Hack Homelessness

Attend the 2.5-day hackathon in Soho, Central London

Attend the 2.5-day hackathon in Soho, Central London

Demo your final project

Win!  

Location

We are excited to have you onboard!

The hackathon will take place in the BCG DV London HQ, located in Soho at: 30 Broadwick St, Soho, London W1F 8JB 

If you have any questions about the event, please email Charlie at:

charlie@bemyapp.com

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