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Champion Changemakers Hackathon

The RDI Hub has joined forces with the Community Enterprise Association of Ireland (CEAI) to develop a nationwide hackathon event, Champion Changemakers, which will take place on September 24th and 25th.

The hackathon will bring local communities together to solve real-world, everyday societal or economic challenges in ways that will positively impact our ever-changing world. Individuals, community organisations, networks or special interest groups are all encouraged to take part.

The weekends will take a ‘Dragons Den’ type approach to community-driven social innovation solutions building – solving community challenges by engaging community groups to create solutions with the support and guidance of mentors and facilitators over that weekend.

Winning teams will be selected under three different categories

  1. Economic Inequality
  2. Environment and Climate Action
  3. Human Wellbeing

Ideas will be shortlisted to participate in a national Pitch Fest in October at Innovate Communities Social Innovation Hub, Dublin 11. The outright winner will benefit from a prize bursary of supports with an estimated value of €10,000 to set them on their founder journey towards the establishment of a sustainable, successful and impact-driven social enterprise.

You don’t need an idea to come along, just the passion to make a change and we will help you do the rest. The event will be a Hybrid Event with some people based in the RDI Hub in Killorglin and others dialling in via Zoom remotely. The weekend will be a great opportunity to get focused time on your idea, get expert advice from mentors and peers, and attend workshops on Design Thinking 101 – Prototyping and Pitching.

If interested in attending virtually via Zoom or in person please register here.

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