A 48-hour-hackathon challenge

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What the Quack in a nutshell

What the Quack? is a 48h long online hackathon organized to tackle challenges facing us during the current outbreak. The event is organised by Springboard, 

a Hanken-based company launchpad. 

This is a call to action to each and everyone to participate in the fight against Covid-19 and is inspired by our local Hack The Crisis Finland, and our southern neighbours from Estonia who started the movement with their Hack the Crisis.

Why?

What?

Covid-19 is causing all types of challenges, if and when we work together we can help solve these and make life better during and after this outbreak. 

A 48-hour online hackathon where participants work on ideas to solve problems caused by Covid-19 with the help from mentors and a supporting toolkit that will help you get going.

How?

For who?

Register at the latest 3rd of April at 16:00, more information on how to proceed will be sent to your email. Our platform is built to suit everyone, whether you have been to many hackathons or this is your first run hacking and solving problems.

Everyone is welcome no matter what experience or background you have. No previous hackathon or coding experience required, just an interest to help solve the crisis. The more diversity we have, the better ideas we will come up with! 

Challenges

Save lives
Our healthcare is overloaded and forced to adapt quickly. How can we support our healthcare sector?
“Each patient carries his own doctor inside him.”
 
Norman Cousins
Save businesses
Businesses are struggling, what solutions can we create to help the economy survive?
 
"Opportunities don't happen.
You create them."
Chris Grosser
Save education
Education is forced to move more online, how can we help and support this change?
 
"An investment in knowledge pays
the best interest." 
Benjamin Franklin
Save Communities
What solutions will help us more efficiently to work as community to create value for the whole society?
 
"There is no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about."
 
Margaret J. Wheatley

Selection of

Our Mentors

Peter
Vesterbacka
FORMER MIGHTY EAGLE AT ROVIO, ANGRY BIRDS, FOUNDER OF FINEST BAY AREA DEVELOPMENT
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I love how people are reacting to the crisis by doing things. For me entrepreneurship has always been about doing, seems like the current crisis is bringing out the entrepreneur in all of us. By doing things together we can solve any problem and I'm very excited to be part of the hackathon!
Marika
Lindström
CIO, PAULIG GROUP
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I am not a teacher, neither do I have medical education. How can I then help our community with my solution driven attitude and experience that I have in digitalization? It did not take me even a second to decide joining the hackathon as a mentor. I rather be active myself then whine in the corner. Let’s work together and hopefully we have some awesome innovations after the hackathon weekend.
Tapio
Peltonen
Entrepreneur, EEX Oy
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Boosting entrepreneurial doers, in all organizations, is the key to innovation, growth and renewal. This is also what we do at EEX every day.  Thus it is only natural to participate in the hackathon. 
 
I am glad to participate myself as a mentor and to invite our EEX Community of our best Entrepreneurial Leaders to join both as mentors and participants. I’m positive this is going to be fun and useful weekend!

Schedule

Friday

16:00
KICKOFF
Starting words from the Springboard team
17:00
Tomi Kaukinen
Licence to Fail
20:00
Springboard
Closing remarks the day and approach for tomorrow

Sunday

10:00
Rasmus Klärck
How to make the best sales pitch
11:00
Tomi Kaukinen
The life of an entreprenur
12:00
DEADLINE FOR FINAL SUBMISSIONS
16:00-->
Announcement of Winners

PARTY
Live music

Saturday

10:00
Springboard
How to get the most out of mentorship. 1-on-1 mentoring starts.
14:00
Peter Vesterbacka
Hacking problems globally
16:00
Gyöngyi Kovacs
Covid-19 effects on society
18:00
Live music
19:00
Springboard
Closing remarks for the day
22:00
First Submission
Submit your first draft in form of a pdf presentation.
22:00
Second Submission
Submit your second draft in form of a pdf presentation.

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Below you are able to join our Slack where all the magic happens. We seek to get as many people participating to make our hackers tick from the first moment of the hack. This is the time to make your ideas reality and help!

Join and make a difference!

 

Register individually or with a team and we'll provide you more info on how to proceed

Your help is needed more than ever!
 

Join the forces and help us help the quacker invent new solutions. Your help is super valuable and your knowledge will help many!

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