MANILA, Philippines – Impact Hub, the global network of purpose-driven entrepreneurs , announced today their official attempt to stage the world’s biggest hackathon, Impact Hackathon that will commence at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on October 30 to 31.
Aiming to beat the current Guinness World Records record-holder Hajj Hackathon last year with 2,950 participants, the Impact Hackathon is expecting 10,000 ethical students, professional coders, and startups to put the Philippines on the world stage of progress, inclusivity and innovation.
An estimated number of 3,500 participants will be housed at the Smart Araneta Coliseum and the remaining 6,500 will be stationed across 15 cities nationwide.
“I have always believed that access to opportunity is the key differentiator between those who make it and those who don’t. That’s why bringing in the global network of Impact Hub is so important, in that it’s a platform for Filipino entrepreneurs to aspire for, helping them scale globally,” said Impact Hub Manila Founder and CEO, Ces Rondario
The 24-hour rebirth hackathon will be a code-fest that will revolve around the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, specifically smart cities, education, food and agriculture, healthcare, and climate change. The five categories were chosen according to their relevance.
Apart from this, Impact Hackathon is bringing together the biggest network of brands from the technology, startup, and entrepreneurship sectors in the region 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.
Following a countrywide bootcamp, the Elevate National Startup Roadshow, the Hackathon is the second phase of Impact Hub’s Impact2050 Program. The entire four-phase program–the Elevate National Startup Roadshow, Impact Hackathon, 2050fest, and Incubate 2020–was developed following the natural progression of a successful startup: education, ideation, discovery and networking, and incubation.
To be part of the world’s largest impact event for 2019, register here.