The world’s biggest hackathon, “Impact Hackathon”, is set to take place at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City, Philippines, along with more hackathon coding-teams from over 15 nationwide locations simultaneously participating in this 24-hour on-the-spot coding marathon. Impact Hackathon is set to be part of the Guinness World Records, a defining moment for the Philippine Technology sector.
The current Guinness World Records (GWR) record-holder is the Hajj Hackathon, a coding event in Saudi Arabia with 2,950 participants. Impact Hackathon is an official attempt by Impact Hub Manila and its partners to break the said record by official GWR standards by activating more than 10,000 participants with more than 3,500 of them coding from a single venue in Quezon City – at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Future-proofing today, envisioning 2050
The Impact Hackathon teams will create technology-based solutions anchored to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals targeting global issues in Climate Change, Education, Agriculture, Smart Cities, and Health. These themes are specifically highlighted because of their global relevance and the ability of the hackathon participants from this part of the world to offer their own insight to efficiently address these issues.
A STRONG TEAM — Impact Hub Manila with some of its partners for Impact Hackathon at the presser last October 8, 2019 at the Araneta Center (LEFT to RIGHT) — Wolfgang Heinze (Country Director of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation), Leandro Santos (Vice President of PLDT Enterprise), Chris Morris (Head of Asian Development Bank’s NGO and Civil Society Sector), Secretary Ramon Lopez (The Department of Trade and Industry), Irene Jose (Senior Vice President and Chief Operations Owner of Uniprom Inc.), Ces Rondario (Founder and CEO of Impact Hub Manila), Mayor Joy Belmonte (Quezon City Government), Diego Jose Ramos (Project Head of the Impact 2050 Programme), Justin Lim (Business Development Manager – ISV at Microsoft), Marc Lepage (Technology Innovations Specialist at Asian Development Bank).
10,000+ Participants, 2,000 teams, and 800 mentors – Everyone’s going to be there!
Besides more than 10,000 hackathon participants, Impact Hackathon brings together the biggest network of personalities representing brands from the technology, startup, and entrepreneurship sectors in the region. Impact Hub Manila is in cooperation and partnership with the following representatives of the government, private, start-up, and corporate sectors, namely: the Asian Development Bank, Dentsu Aegis Network, KMC, GIZ, SparkUP Business World, Forest Foundation, WWF, KumuMedia Technologies, Smart, PLDT, the Department of Science and Technology, the Department of Information and Communications Technology, the Department of Trade and Industry, the League of Cities of the Philippines, Microsoft, Team Bam Aquino, UnionBank, and Gawad Kalinga.
The Philippines as a mega solutions-incubator for the world
“There are so many problems in the Philippines and in the region and where there are problems, there’s opportunity for entrepreneurship to rise. It opens the door for people to think, do, and be better,” says Impact Hub Manila Founder and CEO Ces Rondario. She adds that “this is a time for better thinking and solutions-finding, and the region and the Philippines can lead in this. This is our chance to define our future and the world in 2050. This is our time.”
Impact Hub (Global Community – www.impacthub.net) is the world’s largest network of impact entrepreneurs with more than 17,000 members from more than 100 hubs located in more than 50 countries around the world. Impact Hub’s Global Community headquarters is in Vienna, Austria. Impact Hub Manila CEO and Founder, Ces Rondario is also the lead of Impact Hub Asia, with hubs in Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Japan, New Zealand, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, and Taiwan.
Registration and more information – To be part of the world’s largest impact event for 2019, register at www.impact2050.com/tickets.