Re:source Hackathon

Build tools to help refugees thrive in the United States

 9am-9pm, September 30th, 2017

 Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley

While all eyes are on the international refugee crisis and the US “travel ban” battle, the reality is that there are hundreds of thousands of refugees who are already here in our communities and need support. These newcomers face structural barriers that make it difficult for them to succeed. They struggle to get living wage jobs, adequate housing, healthcare and education.

We believe technology can make a huge difference in helping newcomers that are already in the United States.

Join us in leading the effort to overcome barriers and support the integration of refugees in our communities at our Re:source Hackathon.

 First Place Prize:

Over lunch at Cafe Chez Panisse,  the entire winning team will get a chance to ask questions and get advice from Ed Colligan, who helped establish the next generation of personal computing – the handheld computer. As the CEO of Palm, Ed spearheaded the transformation that created the highly acclaimed WebOS platform and Palm Pre line of smartphones. Ed now spends his time investing in and mentoring entrepreneurs with the goal of helping to establish the next generation of breakthrough products and brands.  Ed is a board member of Numenta, POPS Worldwide, and Inboard Actions Sports, and is on the board of advisors for a number of other start-up companies. This prize offers a unique opportunity to ask questions and get advice from a product and marketing innovator, including questions like how to pitch a company to get venture funding. All while dining at one of the best restaurants in the country. Donated by Ed Colligan.

 Runner-up Prize:

Members of second place team will each receive a Kendama, a Japanese toy that is perfect for hours of keeping yourself entertained. Donated by Deal With It.

 Individual Prize:

One lucky winner will receive a free class (or can choose a series of classes) from General Assembly’s Portfolio. Donated by General Assembly.

 All-participant Prize:

All participants will receive some fun swag from General Assembly as well as a discount code for General Assembly’s classes.

To register as an individual or as a company, please complete the following form:

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Interested in sponsoring the Re:source Hackathon? Learn more about Sponsorship Opportunities here.