Major League Hacking 2017 Hackathon Season
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Hack For Good

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Your chance to shape the future in 24hrs!

Join us for a weekend of learning, good food and the opportunity to come up with an innovative tech & business solution to one of the major societal and climate change issues facing the world. Meet and collaborate with new people over two days to prove your idea to our panel of judges and win big prizes.

We are super excited to be partnering with Enactus once again this year, a global non-profit that are co-hosting the event to bring their huge knowledge of creating social change through entrepreneurialism to this event.

We are very proud to receive the support of the UN for the event, where they will be running an exclusive presentation you won’t want to miss.

The application process is open now and is first come, first served, so don’t miss out.

Oh, and did we mention that we'll cover all your hunger needs for the weekend as well?

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We're looking for early stage ideas with high potential to scale. We want to help great ideas turn into social enterprises, so if your company is already established, then you'd probably need to look elsewhere.

Problem - 20% - do you understand issue & your segment?
Solution - 20% - feasibility & product
Potential Impact - 20% - estimations & market share
Prototype & Branding (design & reflection in target market) & prototype - 20%
Progress & Estimations - 20%

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Let's Do This

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We have partnered with GitHub to provide every attendee a free student developer pack.

There's no substitute for hands-on experience, but for most students, real world tools can be cost prohibitive. That's why GitHub created the GitHub Student Developer Pack with some of their partners and friends: to give students free access to the best developer tools in one place so they can learn by doing.

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We are super excited to be partnering with Enactus, a global non-profit that are co-hosting the event to bring their huge knowledge of creating social change through entrepreneurialism to this brand new event.

The top teams will also have a chance for their idea to be launched as an official Enactus Exeter project, propelling it from a hackathon idea to a solution that can genuinely make a difference for years to come.

Enactus provides a platform for teams of outstanding university students to create sustainable solutions to society's biggest challenges. Their work transforms both the lives of the people they serve, and in turn, the lives of their students as they develop into more effective, value-driven leaders.

Check out Enactus Exeter

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We are very proud to welcome the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to the event, where they will be running an exclusive presentation you won’t want to miss.

UNHCR is the biggest agency worldwide protecting refugees, forcibly displaced communities and stateless people, and assisting in their voluntary repatriation, local integration or resettlement to a third country. As a programme of the United Nations, they helped over 50 million refugees since their creation, in 1950.

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Exeter Entrepreneurs is very proud to announce that we have teamed up with Major League Hacking: the official student hackathon league. With their support, we are taking EXIMPACT to the next level with bigger prizes, incredible student support and some dope tech to help your idea become a reality.

Each year, MLH powers over 200 weekend-long invention competitions that inspire innovation, cultivate communities and teach computer science skills to more than 65,000 students around the world. MLH is an engaged and passionate maker community, consisting of the next generation of technology leaders and entrepreneurs.

See MLH's Code Of Conduct

A Truly International Affair

For the first time ever we are so excited to be welcoming hackers from all over the world.

Are you travelling to EXIMPACT? Whether it be from Manchester or Massachusetts, we have partnered with Exeter University to ensure everyone can stay over night (it is super comfy, but feel free to bring a sleeping bag).

Need support? Have questions? Get in touch with us now.

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How does it work?

EXIMPACT is a three day event of learning, free pizza and launching an idea. On Friday, everyone meets in the evening for people with ideas but no team to pitch them and find likeminded people to make their idea a reality. Day 2 is a jam-packed day of hacking, mentoring and workshops by some of the brightest sparks in industry. Finally on Day 3, teams pitch their idea to a panel of esteemed judges with top prizes on offer.

Which ideas are accepted?

The theme for EXIMPACT is creating a startup to tackle climate change issues, although we will accept ideas in other areas of social enterprise. We strongly recommend you to think of ideas that are feasible and that a prototype can be build during the event.

What skills do I need?

We are looking for hackers with three key skills: Tech, Business and Design & Branding. You don't need to be a wiz-kid, but some experience in one of these sectors will take you far.

Who can apply?

If you're over 18 and a student you're set. For the first year ever, we are welcoming students the world over. So get applying!

Is it free?

100%! Thanks to our incredible group of dedicated sponsors, everything at EXIMPACT is free.

Is it an overnight thing?

We have partnered with Exeter University to ensure everyone can stay over night if you wish. This is not essential though and many hackers choose not too due to the length of the event. For hackers from outside of Exeter, we are excited to provide a small amount of free accommodation - contact us for more info.

Do I need to bring food?

Nope! We have a range of fresh, tasty local food and will try to accommodate dietary requirements where possible.

Where is it?

We are based in Devonshire House (the area around Italiano Pizza), in Exeter University's Forum (Stocker Rd, Exeter EX4 4PZ).

What should I bring?

We recommend a laptop, otherwise we've got you covered :)

How are the teams made up?

You are welcome to build your own team as you see fit, but we recommend a 5 person team with 2 tech specialists, 2 business specialists and 1 branding specialist.

Are You Ready?

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